Applications now accepted for CTI 14 week program.

There aren’t many training programs for commercial theater producers.  And only one is affiliated with The Broadway League.

If you don’t know about CTI, you should check it out.  Under the leadership of Jed Bernstein, who used to run the aforementioned League, CTI has expanded its educational offerings to a trunk load of seminars and classes . . . all over the country.

One of the most intensive programs is coming up in January, and since so many of you are the “intensive” type, I wanted to make sure you knew all about it.

It’s the 31st (!) edition of the Fourteen Week Program, which is now the Sixteen Week Program.  It’s quite a commitment, but then again, so is producing a Broadway or Off Broadway show.  The program is limited to a very exclusive 25 participants .  . . and I’m hoping a few of those folks are Producer’s Perspective readers.

You can learn more about the program here.  Applications are due by November 28th.

And while you’re checking it out, make sure you cruise around the CTI site for some of their other opps.

Or at least get their book.


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  • Thank you for writing about CTI. The Fourteen week program gave me what I needed to know (including the wonderful people I needed to know) to produce the musical I loved. The knowledge I got also helped me launch projects other than theatrical projects and it continues to do so.

  • Clair Sedore says:

    At 73, I hate to think where the theatre will be in 20 years. I feel most fortunate having seen most of the greats from the Lunts, to Katharine Dunham, Angela Lansbury, Mary Martin, etc., etc., in lavish full orchestra shows, and now if we are lucky we get two people and a piano, if unlucky we get a one person monologue without accompanyment. When I look at the large casts from musicals of the 1930s, perhaps I should have been born a few years earlier.
    I guess we can look forward to more Disney musicals, and rock musicals, and a frenzied series of revivals of things which made money in the past.
    I do wish looking forward was more like looking backward.
    Clair Sedore,

  • Bryan David says:

    Dear Mr. Davenport, et al:
    I hope that in 20 yrs. Broadway will return to being, well Broadway. Call me old fashioned (Bryan, you’re old fashion; thank you Groucho!) But I’d like to see Actors that act; and Singers who can sing. Oh, and yes, Dancers who can dance.
    Don’t get me wrong. I love a good chandelier that can fly and Superheroes who try to fly but sometimes crash & burn. (No I don’t mean I like to see them get hurt, but musical’s should be a little less like the Indie, 500!) I believe that; ‘Less is more.”
    Spectacles are fun to watch but when I want to see spectacles, I go see The Rolling Stones or Pink Floyd. Arena rock is all about spectacle. After all there is, “A place for everything and everything in its place.” But $300 a ticket to watch a set that spins and Actors who fly?
    Now back to the topic at hand; Broadway. I can’t be the only one who wants to see & hear a good story. To her a song that moves me. An Actor who is so good; that I believe that they are that character, that is worth a Tony nod & may even a win. I want Broadway to be what it was, is and can be again. Plot, acting, singing, and may some Choreography?
    If I am alone, then maybe I might never get produced in my life time. But, I do NOT believe I am. I know too many Actors, Singers and Dancers that say they are waiting for the return of a GOOD Broadway show that isn’t about the MIT technology, flash; and sets that work harder and sweat less then any Dancer/Actor like Ms. Ann Reinking or Ms. Chita Rivera.
    Maybe I can help (with a Producer with vision) to bring about Broadway’s come back, no RETURN. Return to what is was, can, and will be again. Actors, Singers and yes, Dancers. So if you know any Producers who agree with me and can/will produce what they believe in and are not afraid of the dark then PLEASE ask them to click on the link below, and listen to what may well be the future RETURN of Broadway.
    Mr. Producer if you please…
    “Whitechapel” ©
    The Life & Times
    ‘Jack The Ripper’
    A Musical Love Story! ™
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    Bryan David/Brandon Kress
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