BYPC Performing Companies for Pre-Professionals
These performing companies in Bedford, NH are intended for the experienced performer seeking the challenge of perfecting their art through intensive training and numerous performance opportunities. Throughout the year, our company members perform in musical productions, cabaret performances, musical revues, community performances, and recording sessions. Community service, mentoring, and outreach is also encouraged for all company members. This pre-professional program prepares members for a career in the performing arts.
Intermediate Musical Theatre
Intermediate and Advanced Musical Theatre offer a path for our Pre Professional students looking to sharpen their skills in Music Dance and Theatre over four sessions (Acting, Singing/Acting, Triple Threat where choreography is introduces, and finally Character Development) during the school year. Students who are interestd in these classes should contact BYPC for more information and to request an audition.
Advanced Musical Theatre
Tuesdays, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
This class is designed for the experienced performer seeking the challenge of perfecting their art through intensive training and numerous performance opportunities. Throughout the year, our company members may perform in musical productions, cabaret performances, musical revues, community performances, and recording sessions. Community service, mentoring, and outreach is also encouraged for all company members. This pre-professional program prepares members for a career in the performing arts.
To learn more about auditioning for the BYPC's Pre Professional Musical Theatre Program, please call (604) 472-3894 or start by filling out an audition request on the registration page.
Intermediate and Advanced Musical Theatre Requirements
All BYPC Company and Travel Company members are required to attend the class and rehearsal times as designated on the class schedule. In addition to the relevant company class, company members are required to enroll in the following classes, lessons, and workshops at Bedford Youth Performing Company.
- Ballet Class
- Jazz Class
- Private Voice Lesson
- Music Theory Coaching Workshop Series, see details below
- Tap Class, strongly recommended
- Dance Technique Class
- Group or Private Voice Lesson or Performance Class
More than just an Act
Community service, mentoring, and outreach is at the heart of our performing art companies. The mission of BYPC focuses on growing gifts through the arts, and our company members take it a step further by sharing their gifts with others in a truly meaningful way.
Learning & Performing Opportunities Galore
One of the greatest parts of joining a BYPC Company is all of the privilege that comes with it. Not only are members responsible for being a positive role model in our nonprofit organization and involving themselves in the local community, but they are also privy to attending exclusive learning opportunities, participating in networking events, and performing in incredible productions.
Master Classes & Workshops at BYPC
Master classes and workshops are offered throughout the year at Bedford Youth Performing Company. Company members are invited to attend the classes and workshops as well as to be a part of small group discussions with the guest artists.
The following topics will be covered this year through our series of master teacher classes and workshops:
- Kinesthetics, Kinestheology, and Dance
- Meisner Acting Method
- Stanislavsky Acting Method
- The Use of Meditation
- Script Analysis
- Professional and College Audition Techniques
- Master Dance Teachers
- Make-Up and Hair
- And more to come...
Meet A-List Casts
Opportunities to attend professional musical theatre productions and to meet members of the casts will also be offered (tickets will be available at an additional fee). Past BYPC Company members have met the casts of Broadway's A Chorus Line, Broadway's Drowsy Chaperone, Boston Touring Company's Wicked, North Shore Music Theatre's Contact, Walt Disney World's Finding Nemo – The Musical, and Walt Disney World's Beauty and The Beast.
BYPC Company members will be provided the opportunity to perform in all of BYPC's musical productions. Our Mardi Gras, Gala, and one musical theatre production are required. Additional performing opportunities may become available, and you can learn more about our theatre productions here.
BYPC Company members may be invited to perform on-location for various prestigious events, and BYPC's Travel Performance Company specifically prepares for on-location performing opportunities. Past members have performed at Walt Disney World, Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Day Parade, cruise ships, and music festivals, as well as in local community performances around the greater Manchester, NH area.