Broadway Bound Concert

**Auditions are now complete for our Easter 2020 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 concert in April 2019, and our popular Beyond Broadway Experience summer musical theatre shows, the team at BBE have decided to create another musical theatre and dance extravaganza during the Easter break in 2020!

BROADWAY BOUND is a musical theatre concert inspired by Broadway and the Big Apple, featuring songs from Beyond Broadway Experience productions – THE WIZARD OF OZ, BRING IT ON, FAME and LEGALLY BLONDE – along with popular musical classics and some hot new Broadway smash hits! It will take place at George Watson’s College in central Edinburgh.

This year’s concert will be on Friday 17th, 7.30pm, and Saturday 18th April, 2.30pm and 7.30pm, with rehearsals beginning from 4th April.

What does BBE involve?

Firstly, you need to be available to rehearse in Edinburgh during your Easter holidays from Saturday 4th April to Saturday 18th April 2020.

Secondly, you need to apply for the appropriate age group.

  • To be in our SENIOR CAST you need to be between the ages of 13 and 25 on the 4th April 2020.
  • To be in our JUNIOR CAST you need to between 8 and 12 on the 4th April 2020.

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

  • Our SENIOR CAST rehearse for a full two-week rehearsal period from Saturday 4th April 2020 to 18th Saturday April 2020 and the participation cost is £275*
  • Our JUNIOR CAST rehearse for one week from Monday 13th April 2020 to 18th Saturday April 2020 and the participation cost is £200*

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

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 or call 0330 024 2941.

George Watson’s Theatre

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 £275 in 2020*
plus non-refundable administration fee of £10 per audition**

* Due by Monday 30th September 2019 (Broadway Bound concert) or Monday 2nd December 2019 (High School Musical) 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.