- From Montreal-based Apartment 11 Productions, new series follows
ordinary Canadians as they work to find their inner Broadway star -
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TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2011 /CNW/ - Bravo! announced today that it has
ordered the new 13-episode, one-hour, original documentary series BROADWAY BOOTCAMP from Montreal-based and Gemini Award-winning Apartment 11 Productions.
The fresh, new energetic series follows eighteen average Canadians as
they experience a musical "bootcamp" with the goal of performing a
Broadway musical in front of a live audience after only eight weeks of
training. The project is developed for television by Alberta Nokes (THE
NAKED ARCHAEOLOGIST), Carol Hay (COLD SQUAD, POWER PLAY), and acclaimed director, dancer and
performance coach Sarina Condello (POP STARS, THE BAREFOOT DANCER, BIG
VOICE), who also stars.
"BROADWAY BOOTCAMP celebrates the performer in all of us," said Corrie Coe, Senior
Vice-President, Independent Productions, Bell Media. "Ebullient and
up-lifting, this series is not about competition, but about coming
together through the power of song and dance. We hope it will be a
great companion piece to CTV's upcoming mid-season series SMASH."
BROADWAY BOOTCAMP follows director Sarina Condello as she takes eighteen Canadians with
no theatrical experience beyond their comfort zone. Sarina gets them to
do things they never thought were possible, such as dance, sing, and
act. In just eight weeks, working around everyone's real-life careers
and schedules, Sarina's "Broadway bootcamp" must transform these
amateurs into polished entertainers who can perform a Broadway musical
in front of a live audience.
None of the participants will be professional performers, but rather
anyone with the ambition to try, regardless of their skills. Broadway
wannabes from all walks of life - doctors, bakers, bicycle couriers and
financial analysts - will perform together and bring out their inner
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