You will thrive at Baker through a wide range of productions from Shakespeare to children’s shows, learning from faculty with professional experience.
By your graduation, you will have the opportunity to design, manage and direct productions.
Complementing classwork and theatre productions, internships are vital and can help you choose a career.
Our students prepare for careers including theatre education, creative dramatics, children’s theatre and experimental and alternative theatre forms.
Broadway at Baker
The Most Exciting Week of Your Summer
Join talented high school students from around Kansas City for seven days of hard work, fun and excitement as you help bring a Broadway musical to the Baker University stage. Broadway at Baker is a partnership between the University and Music Theatre for Young People.
Intense Instruction in All Aspects of Musical Theatre Production
Each day brings hours of top-quality training in vocal music, dance and drama by Baker University faculty members, musical theatre veterans, and director Cary Danielson-Pandzik. The talented group will share its expertise as you create a first-class production. You will work with some of the most talented young people in the area and form lasting friendships.
Broadway at Baker is open to students 13 to 18 years old. Each camp is limited to 55 students.
July 7-14 | My Favorite Year
With a tuneful Broadway score by the Tony-winning team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and a snappy book by Joseph Dougherty, My Favorite Year is a classic musical comedy with a heart of gold.
It's 1954, and Benjy Stone, freshman writer on TV's King Kaiser Comedy Cavalcade, is assigned the daunting task of baby-sitting veteran Hollywood swashbuckler Alan Swann while he's doing a live guest appearance on the show. The effort to keep the reckless Swann out of the papers during the rehearsal week nearly drives Benjy to the brink. But when he's given an unexpected glimpse into Swann's broken heart, Benjy begins to discover a thing or two about life and love. In addition to Benjy Stone and Alan Swann, the show is filled with juicy roles for comic actors, from the overbearing Belle Carroca, (played in both the original film and in the Lincoln Center production by Lainie Kazan) to the acerbic comedy writer Alice Miller, the role which garnered Andrea Martin a Tony Award.
July 21-28 | Once on this Island
Once on this Island is a contemporary, Caribbean-flavored musical by the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty based upon the book My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy.
Once on this Island is the highly original and theatrical adaptation of the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid. In almost nonstop song and dance, the show tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.
Baker University is located in Baldwin City, Kan., 40 miles southwest of Kansas City and 50 miles southeast of Topeka.
Tuition is $550 with a deposit of $150 required to hold your place. The fee includes:
The tuition balance is due on or before camp registration. A discount of $90 is available for senior campers attending both camps.
A separate key/room/meal-card/script deposit check of $50 is required at check-in. The deposit must be paid by check and will be refunded at camp checkout, unless the key or meal card is lost, room damage has occurred, or the script is not returned. Late returns of keys or scripts will not be accepted.
Please register by June 1, 2013. Deposits are refundable through June 15.
You may also print a registration form and mail it to the address below.
Please submit deposit and copy of insurance card to:Baker University Music Department
Attn: Broadway at Baker
PO Box 65
Baldwin City, KS 66006-0065
Baker University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To provide accessible programming and housing to participants with disabilities, those who require accommodations should call 785.594.8478. Provide full name and the nature of the accommodations needed.