Take it From The Top Creative Kids

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Acting, Broadway, Dance, Music, Musical Theater, Theater, Voice, Songwriting

“I started this program because I wanted to give back and respond to arts programs being cut in schools. When I was a kid, I never met anyone who did what I wanted to do. Bringing professional performers face-to-face with aspiring young artist never fails to inspire me”

–Paul Canaan


Broadway vet Paul Canaan (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde) offers invaluable guidance and lessons in this thrilling and exciting camp that will culminate in a performance on Paramount Theatre’s stage!


Take it From the Top is a specially-designed musical theater workshop that brings professional Broadway veterans to students who want to hone in on their singing, acting and dancing skills and acquire the tools to achieve their Broadway dreams. Get the inside scoop on what it takes to make it to Broadway with information Canaan himself wishes he had known when starting out. Accomplish what you never thought possible, dream the impossible dream and dare to do what you’ve never done before with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.


About Paul Canaan: Broadway: Kinky Boots (dance captain/original Angel), Miss Saigon, Thoroughly Modern Millie, La Cage Aux Folles, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Legally Blonde.

He recently partnered with director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell to launch The Original Production Inc., a dance licensing company that offers high schools and theaters the opportunity to learn and perform original Broadway choreography. He founded the arts organization Take It From The Top, which provides professional mentoring to aspiring young artists. Canaan served as artistic director of The Broadway Dreams Foundation and also serves as a judge for The National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The JIMMY AWARDS).