Bravo Performing Arts 2018


*Date Change:

March 5, 6 & 8, 2018

BRAVO is thrilled to announce the Bravo Performing Arts Academy summer auditions and summer SHOWS!

The Bravo Performing Arts Academy is honored to be invited to pilot two productions in collaboration with Disney Theatrical Group and Music Theatre International!

Disney’s FROZEN JR (A 60-minute musical adapted & developed exclusively for middle-school students!) and Disney’s FREAKY FRIDAY JR!

All students who want to attend Bravo Summer (either JBA or BA) must sign up to audition March 5, 6 & 8 (click link above). Auditions are for camp enrollment.


Click Here for Information on How to Audition & Stage Crew! 

BRAVO Academy Dates (BA) – Two Sessions:

– 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th Graders

June 6 – July 7 (Performances July 5-7)

June 11 – July 14 (Performances July 12-14)


BPAA is an intense musical theater experience designed to hone the vocal, acting, and dance skills of students who have the desire, discipline and passion for musical theater. Full book musicals are taught and performed in only 20 days! BPAA is open to students in 4-9 grades.

For Bravo Academy (BA) ONLY:

Through the casting process we will determine which session students will be assigned to (June 6-July 7 or June 11-July 14) Please let us know at the time of auditions if you have a conflict with either of the session dates.

We cannot guarantee accommodations after casting.

Casting will be announced the week of April 2.


Junior Bravo Academy (JBA):

– 4th, 5th & 6th Graders

June 4 – June 29 (Performances June 28 & 29)

BRAVO Presents Jungle Books, KIDS!

JBA is designed for students that may be new to the stage and have the desire to learn more about musical theater. Offers intimate training for students who don’t have as much experience or knowledge in music, dance and acting. Junior shows are taught and performed in only 15 days! JBA is open to students 4-7 grades.

After only a few weeks of intensive afternoon rehearsals, we will present up to four spectacular, professional-quality musicals featuring dozens of memorable songs, originally directed scenes, stunning makeup, impressive choreography, dazzling costumes and amazing sets.

Bravo Performing Arts Academies are separate programs from the BRAVO! program held at Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School during the school year.


Click Here for Information on our Encore Program for 9th-12th graders


A Typical Day at Bravo Academy

JBA: 9am-12pm – Rehearsals
12pm-12:25pm – Lunch
12:25pm-3:30pm – Classes
BPAA: 9am-12pm – Classes
Class Options for BPAA: Dance, Acting, Props & Costumes, Scenic Design, Stagecraft, Improvisation, Film, Voice, Theatrical Makeup
12pm-12:25pm – Lunch
12:25pm-3:30pm – Rehearsals


Tuition Information

BPAA Tuition: $800.00 (5 weeks)
JBA Tuition: $700.00 (4 weeks)
Scholarship Opportunities – coming soon!
Ninth Graders – Join us after OPRF morning classes! Eligible only to previous students of the Bravo Summer Program.
Half Day Tuition: $500.00
All classes taught by Chicago’s finest, Award-Winning Bravo Instructors!