Looking for something exceptional to do with your school breaks? Want to experience what it feels like to be a professional musical theatre actor, singer, dancer or performer?

Following the huge success of BRING IT ON in 2016, FAME – THE MUSICAL and THE WIZARD OF OZ, our current project for 2018, the team at The Beyond Broadway Experience will be back for TWO fantastic projects in 2019!

Easter 2019: BBE In Concert at the Usher Hall

A musical theatre concert inspired by Broadway and the Big Apple, featuring songs from The Beyond Broadway Experience shows – The Wizard of Oz, Bring it On, Fame and Legally Blonde – and current Broadway smash hits including Dear Evan Hansen, Come from Away, Something Rotten, Waitress, Kinky Boots, Matilda and Aladdin.

Following the great success of our summer productions, the Beyond Broadway Experience team have decided to offer even more opportunity to young people interested in the performing arts – this time we are heading to the fabulous 2,500-seater Usher Hall in Edinburgh with a spectacular concert performance!

BBE2019 In Concert runs from 8th April to 18th April 2019, with performance at the Usher Hall on Friday 19th April

Audition day: Sunday 30th September 2018 at Dancebase, Edinburgh’s Grassmarket

And for Summer 2019: Legally Blonde at the King’s Theatre

“Oh my God you guys” this summer BBE is back at the King’s Theatre for another amazing production: LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL. We are thrilled to have Nikki Snelson from the Original Broadway cast helping our resident creative team produce something extraordinary for cast and audiences alike!

BBE2019 summer show LEGALLY BLONDE runs from 6th July to 17th July 2019, with five performances at the King’s Theatre on 18th, 19th and 20th July

Audition day: Sunday 18th November 2018 at Dancebase, Edinburgh’s Grassmarket

Introducing the Beyond Broadway Experience…

The Beyond Broadway Experience gives you the unique opportunity to work with the team at Beyond Broadway Productions and professional directors, choreographers, musical directors, theatre designers and performers to put on a huge show in the beautiful King’s Theatre, Edinburgh. Working intensively in rehearsals for the two weeks running up to opening night, cast are put through their paces by our professional creative and production teams. You get to work with some of the best in the industry – and have a lot of fun along the way!

The Beyond Broadway Experience two-week rehearsal period is so much more than simply putting on a show or going to a summer club. Alongside an intensive rehearsal schedule, there are social activities organised by fabulous chaperones for the evenings and weekends, question-and-answer sessions with international performers, a photoshoot by a professional photographer to get that perfect shot for the programme, meetings with costume, hair and makeup designers, not to mention press interviews and promotional events…If you want to know what it feels like to be in a pro show, you really can’t afford to miss this opportunity.

**Applications for participation in Beyond Broadway’s 2019 Easter and Summer Experiences are NOW OPEN!**

Participation costs and how to apply

All our cast members are selected during a fun and friendly audition process. Applications to audition for both Easter and Summer Experiences are made by completing a simple online form.

  • There is a £10 audition fee** to pay for everyone (per Experience) on application which covers administration costs of the audition process. This fee is non-refundable, under any circumstances, and is in addition to the participation fee.
  • Participation fee* for The Beyond Broadway Experience in 2019 is £275 (per Experience). This fee is non-refundable, under any circumstances.

A discount of 25% is available to siblings.

During the BBE fortnight participants meet visiting professionals, do photoshoots and press events, and gain expert tuition from world-class tutors. As a special souvenir, you’ll also get a FREE CAST T-SHIRT to wear during rehearsals and take home after the show.

Two full, fun weeks of inspiration and hard work during the school holidays – and then, to top it all off, you’ll get to perform a spectacular show in one of Scotland’s most beautiful professional venues.

The initial £10 registration fee is paid at the end of the online application process so have a credit or debit card to hand to complete the online transaction.

If you have problems completing the application or any questions, contact us at experience@beyond-broadway.com or call 0330 024 2941.


Friday 19th April 2019
Usher Hall, Edinburgh

18th-20th July 2019
The King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin

Book by Heather Hach

Based on the novel by Amanda Brown
and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe www.mtishows.co.uk

Applicants for BBE2019 Legally Blonde should be:

  • aged between 13 and 25 on 1st July 2019
  • available in Edinburgh on the audition date on Sunday 18th November 2018
  • available on the recall date in February 2019 (to be announced) if wanting to be considered for a leading role
  • available in Edinburgh for the duration of the rehearsals (seven days each week between the hours of 9am and 10pm, 6th July to 17th July) and available for all performances period (18th to 20th July inclusive).

If you have any questions, contact us at experience@beyond-broadway.com

How do the fees work and where does the money go?

We don’t want this project to be only for the fortunate few youngsters who have a financial advantage and so have kept the cost to an absolute minimum. Looking at other projects that are on offer during the summer holidays we have managed to keep the price for two full weeks of rehearsals and three showcase performances at the King’s Theatre to the very minimum. Having the use of the beautiful King’s Theatre is expensive and we also need to cover the rights to the shows we produce. We must then employ a professional creative team including directors, choreographers, musical directors, musicians, lighting and sound designers, set builders and artists, costume coordinators and graphic designers. We also have professional vocal coaches, accent tutors and acting teachers on hand to help our cast be the best that they can possibly be. And not forgetting pastoral care for our young cast, through dedicated chaperones and supervisors. We also have to hire rehearsal rooms… the list goes on and on! To ensure that those taking part in our project have an experience unlike anything else on offer we also fly in fabulous guests to support us! In 2016, 2017 and 2018 we’ve had West End and Broadway stars working with the cast, London Casting Agents help at auditions and TV personalities pop in to support us.

The cost for one full two-week programme is £275 in 2019*
plus non-refundable audition fee of £10 per two-week programme**

* Due by 2nd December 2018 (after offer to participate). This is non-refundable under any circumstances and payment accepts your place in the cast of the show. Initial offers to take part in the project will be sent after the first round auditions at which point you need to confirm your participation. We will then invite selected people from those who have confirmed their participation to audition for specific roles if we think they are suitable. As this project is about teamwork and the ensemble nature of musical theatre, we are not interested in working with young people who only want to participate if they are cast as principal roles. The value of participation does not lie in what role you take within the process. We do not therefore invite applicants to recall auditions until they have committed to the project.

**Due on application. Why are we charging an audition fee? The administration and staffing costs of our auditions are large and are dependent on how many people we think are turning up to the audition. If we don’t have everyone show up who said they would then we have lots of extra staff and studios not being used throughout the day, which wastes money we could have allocated to more fun things like costumes, props and set. The audition fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.