Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth will return next week for the fifth annual Broadway Bootcamp at the Broken Arrow PAC on June 9-15. IAN MAULE/Tulsa World file

The fifth annual Kristin Chenoweth Broadway Bootcamp returns to the Broken Arrow PAC from Sunday-Saturday, June 9-15, providing high school students from across the state the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the country’s top theatrical talents.

In addition, this year’s bootcamp will offer several public events for those somewhat beyond high school age that will deal with arts education and advocacy.

All events take place at the Broken Arrow PAC, 701 S. Main St., and are free to the public, although seating is limited and must be reserved. For more information on how to reserve seats for these events, go to facebook.com/KChenowethBBC.

• Chenoweth’s parents, Jerry and Junie Chenoweth, will conduct a “Parent Talk Back” for parents of theater-minded students at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9.

• Matt Berman, Chenoweth’s longtime production manager and lighting/sound designer, will conduct a workshop in theatrical technical design for students and adults at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 10.

• Area arts educators can take part in an Arts Education Professional Development session at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12.

• Chenoweth, who in April was awarded the Philanthropist Award from the Grammy Awards in recognition of her work through the Kristin Chenoweth Arts & Education Fund, will be one of the speakers at “Arts Advocacy in Your City,” a presentation with Tulsa PAC Director Mark Frie on ways to advocate for the arts throughout Oklahoma at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 14.

The bootcamp will conclude with the traditional “Kristi Awards,” show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, which will feature bootcamp participants and faculty in a special performance.

This performance will be the culmination of an immersive week of training in acting, dance, staging, marketing and other aspects of a career in the performing arts for the 54 students at this year’s Broadway Bootcamp.

In addition to Chenoweth, the faculty for this year includes Tony Award winner Faith Prince; Grammy and Emmy Award winner John McDaniel, who will serve as camp director; Michael Orland, associate musical director for 16 seasons of “American Idol”; Joseph Church, Matt Berman, Tyler Hanes, Kevin Chamberlin, Celeste Simone, Kyle Garvin and famed red carpet photographer Bruce Glikas.


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