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Broadway at Baker

The Most Exciting Week of Your Summer

Join talented high school students from around the Kansas City area 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 Kansas City.

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.

Who

Broadway at Baker is open to students 13 to 18 years old. Each camp is limited to 55 students.

What

Children of Eden | July 5-12

The Pajama Game | July 19-26 

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Where

Baker University is located in Baldwin City, Kan., 40 miles southwest of Kansas City and 50 miles southeast of Topeka. 

Staff

Cary Danielson Pandzik | DirectorCary

Ms. Pandzik has served as executive director for Music Theatre Kansas City since she founded the organization, then known as Music Theatre for Young People, in Wichita in 1984. In 1992, she started the Kansas City branch of MTYP and relocated there in 1993. She is a graduate of Kansas University with a degree in Music Education. Ms. Pandzik has directed over 100 musicals and has trained hundreds of young people in the field of musical theatre. She is also the founder of 7 days of Broadway at Bethel College and Broadway at Baker at Baker University and was a founding faculty member of Bishop Seabury Academy in Lawrence, Kan., where she was head of the Fine Arts Department.

Ms. Pandzik resides in Shawnee, Kan., with her husband, Michael. She has two children, Eric and Julie; both are alums of the MTYP program in Wichita and Kansas City.

Julie Danielson | Music DirectorJulieDanielson

Julie Danielson serves as the artistic director and resident music director for Music Theatre Kansas City and Broadway at Baker. She has her own private vocal coaching studio and works as a professional musician in both Kansas City and New York. She was the Broadway music assistant for Bring It On and played for Spring Awakening, Legally Blonde and Smash. She worked for Telsey+Co Casting in New York (casting shows like Rent, Wicked, Annie and Kinky Boots) and also coaches for the Broadway Artists Alliance. She has served as music director for over 50 shows and has played for over 100. 

Rebecca Schnackenberg | Music DirectorRebecca

A 2000 graduate of Shawnee Mission West High School, Rebecca attended the University of Arkansas on a full academic and music scholarship. Rebecca was accepted into the opera company under the notable direction of Sarah Caldwell and Christopher Lacy, where she performed such featured roles as Monica in The Medium. She also served as the student director for the University of Arkansas Children's Choir for two years. She earned high praise for her work with the group, traveling and conducting for them at the state and national level. Rebecca graduated Suma Cum Laude with degrees in both music education and vocal performance in 2004 and was also awarded the Richard Brothers Schola Cantorum Founders Award. In 2009, she earned a Master of Arts in Education degree from Baker University.

Today, Rebecca has been developing her career in the academic world as a general music teacher and choral director in the Shawnee Mission School District. In addition to her successful classroom music and choral program, Rebecca has recently assisted with MTKC productions and reviews in a variety of capacities including co-vocal director, solo coach, pit orchestra member and cast member and serving as an alumni board member. Rebecca has also worked as a vocal teacher for cast members of the Kansas City Symphony's "Magic of Christmas"  and credits MTKC for helping her to develop her musical theater coaching and teaching skills!

Andrea Skowronek | Choreographer Andrea

Andrea Skowronek received her B.F.A. in Dance from Stephens College, in Columbia, Mo. A native of Seattle, Wash., she received her early dance training from the Cornish Institute. Andrea performed in Paris, France, with Free Dance Song (Katherine Dunham technique) under the direction of Christine de Rougemont. She apprenticed with the Susan Warden Dancers in Kansas City, Kan.. and has danced with City in Motion Dance Theater, in Kansas City, Mo., since it was founded in 1985. Andrea became an artistic co-director of City in Motion in 1995 and has since choreographed over 20 new works for the company.

Andrea has been an artist-in-residence at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., and serves as a part-time faculty member at K-State in the Department of Theatre and Dance. She has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance and St. Mary College in Leavenworth, Kan. Andrea serves on the faculty of the City in Motion School of Dance and St. Teresa's Academy in Kansas City, Mo. She was a master teacher at the Dance and the Child International Gathering at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, in 2011. Andrea also serves as the Director of the City in Motion Children's Dance Theater and produces choreography each summer for Musical Theater Kansas City.

Tom Heiman | Technical DirectorHeiman Tom

Tom Heiman,  associate chair of the Department of Music and Theatre, has served as the designer and technical director for Baker University for the past 10 years. He holds an MFA in Scenography and Technical Theatre from Florida State University. He has been awarded six Kennedy Center /American College Theatre Festival Commendation for Excellence in lighting, scenic design, directing, or technical achievement. Among his more than 300 projects, is design work for Starlight Theatre in Rockford, Ill., West Virginia Public Theatre, and the Springer Opera House in Columbus, Ga. At the Springer he designed the original production of The Little Baby Snooglefleiger based on the book by President Jimmy Carter. He was brought onto the project by the stage manager of the show, his wife, Patti, who is the better half of the theatre program at Baker.

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Online registration opens May 30, 2015


Cost

Tuition is $550 with a deposit of $150 required to hold your place. The fee includes:

  • Meals
  • Lodging in the New Living Center residence hall
  • Instruction fees
  • Performance materials
  • Four complimentary tickets to the final Sunday-afternoon performance

The tuition balance is due on or before camp registration. A discount of $90 is available for senior campers attending both camps.

A limited number of scholarships are available. Contact Cary Danielson Pandzik for more information.

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.

Deadlines

Please register by May 30, 2015. Deposits are refundable through June 1.

Register Online

You may also pdfprint a registration form and mail it to the address below. 

  • $150 deposit, which will be credited toward tuition. Make checks payable to Broadway at Baker.
  • Photo copy of the student's insurance card.

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

ADA Statement

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.