Broadway Bound 2021 – The BBEXP in Concert!

Looking for something exceptional to do with your Easter break? Want to experience what it feels like to be in a professional musical theatre show working with professional choreographers, directors and musical directors?

Following the huge success of the first Broadway Bound ‘Socially Distant’ VIRTUAL concert in April 2020, and lasts year’s Usher Hall extravaganza, the team at BBE have decided to create another musical theatre and dance production during the Easter break in 2021, returning to our original home – the Usher Hall!

BROADWAY BOUND is a musical theatre concert inspired by Broadway and the Big Apple, featuring songs from Beyond Broadway Experience productions – HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, LEGALLY BLONDE, THE WIZARD OF OZ, BRING IT ON and FAME. Not to mention popular musical classics and some hot new Broadway smash hits!

This year’s concert will be on Saturday 17th April 2021, 7.30pm, with rehearsals beginning from 3rd April.

What does BBE involve?

Firstly, you need to be available to rehearse in Edinburgh during your Easter holidays. The Senior Cast will rehearse from Saturday 3rd April to Saturday 17th April 2021 and the Junior Cast will rehearse from Monday 12th April 2021.

Secondly, you need to register for an audition for the appropriate age group.

  • To be in our SENIOR CAST you need to be between the ages of 13 and 25 by April 3rd 2021.
  • To be in our JUNIOR CAST you need to be between the ages of 8 and 12 by April 3rd 2021.

Thirdly, you will need to complete the application process, including paying a £10 audition administration fee*, and – if you accept an offer to participate – you then need to pay your participation fee.**

  • Our SENIOR CAST rehearse for a full two-week rehearsal period from Saturday 3rd April 2021 to Saturday 17th April 2021 and the participation cost is £275**
  • Our JUNIOR CAST rehearse for one week from Monday 12th April 2021 to Saturday 17th April 2021 and the participation cost is £200**

Audition and participation fees are non-refundable, under any circumstances.
A discount of 25% on participation fees is available to siblings.

Apply for an audition now!

  • Step 1 – complete the online application form
  • Step 2 – pay your audition administration fee of £10* as directed afterwards

If you want to join us on stage then simply apply online and a member of our team will be in touch. There will be several audition dates to pick from starting in the autumn so register now and we will be in touch to make sure you get a slot to attend one at your convenience, and to explain everything you need to do to get ready!

There is a £10 audition administration fee* payable on application to confirm your spot at the audition which covers administration costs of the audition process. This fee is non-refundable, under any circumstances, and is in addition to the participation fee.

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.

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BBE concert 21

Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Saturday 17th April 2021

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

We don’t want this project to be accessible only by 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 school holidays we have managed to keep the price for two full weeks of rehearsals and performances to the very minimum. Having the use of beautiful professional venues 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 previous years 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 £295 in 2021*
plus non-refundable administration fee of £10 per audition.** Audition and participation fees are non-refundable, under any circumstances.

* Due by Friday 25th September 2020 (Broadway Bound concert) or Friday 3nd December 2020 (Camp Rock / Zanna, Don’t) 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. Please also note that following on from the 2020 crisis, we reserve the right adapt our rehearsal process and performance medium to conform to any future government restrictions without obligation to offer any refunds whatsoever of fees paid.

** Due on application. Why are we charging an audition administration 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.