BAM offers an array of educational theater programs all year round. Our offerings range from captivating full-scale productions to enriching classes and personalized private lessons, ensuring there's something for everyone to enjoy. Learn more about BAM's programming below, and click on the images to find out how you can get involved!
BAM produces full scale musical theatre productions throughout the entire year! Broadway Kids is designed for Grades K - 8, and offers full-scale musical productions in the Fall, Spring, & Summer. The Summer Season also offers the BAM Summer Mainstage production, an audition based musical production that is open to high school, college, and, on occasion, adults in the community! BAM's Crew Club works alongside all of our production programs to offer training behind the scenes in stage crew, costuming, lighting, sound, and more.
Read more about each program below!
BROADWAY KIDS & MINIS - A vibrant musical theatre program specially designed for kids in Grades K - 8 who have a passion for the spotlight! This program produces full-scale musicals in the Fall, Spring, and Summer! During the school year, this program primarily meets on Saturday afternoons. During the summer, we meet weekday afternoons! All sessions are divided by age.
SUMMER MAINSTAGE - BAM's Summer Mainstage is an audition based musical production that is offered in the summer season, open to students in middle & high school, college, and, on occasion, adult members of the community.
CREW CLUB - Ever wanted to know what happens behind-the-scenes? BAM's Crew Club works alongside BAM's productions, and provides hands on experience to students looking to expand their backstage theater experience.Led by industry professionals, participants gain hands-on training in set construction, lighting design, sound engineering, prop management, and stage management.
BAM provides a diverse range of classes throughout the academic year, each rooted in one of the three fundamental principles of musical theater: Acting, Singing, and Dance. Classes are offered in 8-week terms, with each class meeting once a week. Age requirements may differ for each class. We encourage students looking for classes in the summer season to check out BAM's Summer Camps!
BCE is an award-winning and nationally recognized program devoted to providing the highest level of musical theatre training to students wishing to deepen their performance practice. Approximately 30 students are accepted into each level of this competitive program every year. Students take part in exclusive classes, workshops, productions, and have the opportunity to travel and participate in the internationally acclaimed Junior Theater Festival!
BAM's beloved Summer Camps are the perfect summer activity for any kid with a theatrical flair! BAM offers varied summer camp styles, perfect to delight every kind of performer! All camps will culminate with either a production or showcase revue. Ages vary per camp session.
BAM offers private lessons in voice, acting, beginning piano, and beginning guitar. Private lessons are invaluable for developing performers as they provide personalized guidance and feedback tailored to each individual's unique vocal abilities and challenges.
BAM is proud to partner with over 20 schools in the Chicagoland area to bring performing arts right to their own buildings! We believe that the arts play a pivotal role in a child's social and emotional development. Our programs are designed to cultivate confidence and offer a secure and nurturing environment where children can freely express themselves.