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We’ve Opened Places For Just Ten More Apprentices! Apply Today!

In light of the overwhelming success of the 2014 campaign, BTP is opening places for just 10 more apprentices. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to join the premier theatre training institute in the country! Applicants must apply by Sunday, April 27. You will be notified about acceptance within two days after receipt of […]

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Applications Will Be Accepted until April 11, 2014!

Due to an overwhelming flood of auditions, we are happy to announce that the last day for notification of acceptance has been pushed back to April 14, 2014. The Project is always looking for the best of the best, so if you haven’t yet sent in your audition packet, you still have time to do […]

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Acclaimed Entertainment Legend Ben Vereen Returns To BTP!

Actor. Entertainer. Master Teacher. Few entertainers today are as accomplished or versatile as Ben Vereen. His legendary performances transcend time and have been woven into the fabric of this country’s artistic legacy. His first love and passion is and always will be the stage. We are pleased to announce that Ben Vereen will be returning […]

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Jamal Sims Joins Project As A Guest Artist!

BTP is proud to announce that prolific choreographer and director Jamal Sims will be joining The Project as a Guest Artist for the 2014 Summer Institute. Jamal is one of the most sought after choreographer/directors in the industry today, most recently having worked on Step Up 4, Footloose, Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson: The Immortal […]

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American Idol Finalist Todrick Hall Joins The Project!

The Project is excited to announce that Todrick Hall will be participating in the 2014 Summer Institute as a Guest Artist. Todrick comes to BTP fresh off an amazing year that included choreographing for Beyonce and being named one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 Entertainment Entrepreneurs in America. To learn more about Todrick’s impressive […]

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Stop The Presses!

(I’ve always wanted to say that!) BTP 2014 has kicked off it’s shoes and is ready to perform. The new website is accessible and will have new things added to it every day. We have made the decision to keep the Project at a highly competitive level of approximately 75 students, thus a spot in […]

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Ivan Cano named Co-Program Director for 2014!

A UMKC MFA Stage Management graduate, Ivan has been a Production Assistant at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, The Unicorn Theatre, The Coterie; Assistant Stage Managed at Kentucky Opera; Stage Managed at Gala Hispanic Theatre in Washington D.C. as well for Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL. He returns for his sixth summer with the project. […]

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Mandy Gonzalez joins the Project!

Broadway star Mandy Gonzalez (In The Heights, Wicked) comes to BTP this summer teaching jointly in our Acting and Voice Departments. She recently appeared solo at New York’s acclaimed cabaret room 54 Below to which Broadway.com raved “…one of the best 54 Below shows we’ve seen yet.” For more on Mandy, click here

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Austin Pendleton returns to BTP this summer!

Longtime and cherished member of the BTP family, award-winning actor & director Austin Pendleton will be returning to the Project this summer. He is currently directing a new play in New York called Gidion’s Knot by acclaimed playwright Johnna Adams, and then is part of the cast in another new play, Straight White Men, by […]

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Herman Payne joins the Project for 2014!

BTP legend Herman Payne returns for his 12th year at BTP – and his second in the role of Associate Artistic Director. He is currently working with new recording artist Ashley Allen as well as singer-songwriter Ari Gold and multi-talented performer KFIR, and will also serve as Resident Judge for the 2014 Midwest Starz Dance […]

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