The Academy “Bridge To Broadway” program directly connects aspiring actors of all ages to Broadway Experts and Industry Professionals, giving our participants professional training and life changing experiences.



WHAT TO EXPECT: For the first hour and a half, John will be providing incredible feedback for 10 students’ 32 bar audition cuts. The last half hour will be a Q&A session where John will be sharing trade secrets from his years of being in the business! *Parents are welcome to join us for the Q & A session*

FOR: All ages & levels
WHEN: January 11 from 10 am – 12 pm
COST: $65

ABOUT JOHN HEMPHILL: John is currently in the First National Tour of Dear Evan Hansen playing the role of Larry Murphy. John starred as not one but two Dads in the Broadway production of Mamma Mia! and was in the original Broadway company of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock. John also starred in the Broadway National Tour of Mamma Mia! and the First National Tour of The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time. John’s film work includes Paramount Picture’s “Zodiac” directed by the Academy Award nominated David Fincher. On Television John has had Guest Starring roles on ABC’s “Castle” and USA’s “Monk” and recurring roles on NBC’s “Las Vegas” and ABC’s “Commander In Chief”.  Other TV appearances include NBC’s “The Black List”, USA’s “Mr. Robot”, HBO’s “Big Love”, “House of Cards”, and the HBO mini series “Show Me A Hero” directed by Academy Award winner Paul Haggis.

SDMT STUDIOS |  4650 Mercury St, San Diego CA 92111



Join SDMT’s Catch Me If You Can director, NOELLE MARION, and choreographer, JILL GORRIE, to learn choreography in the style of the show!  Get direct feedback on your dancing, as well as invaluable one-on-one coaching & feedback on your audition song! This Intensive is an excellent opportunity to work with the SDMT team in preparation for SDMT’s auditions for Catch Me If You Can on January 4th, 5th and 6th!

Whether you’re preparing for the upcoming audition or just looking to expand your skills and get professional feedback, this Intensive will be an extraordinary experience to be trained by some of the best in the business!

Participants are encouraged to attend the whole workshop but it is not mandatory.

FOR: Adults & Pre-Professional Teens (suggested ages: 16+)

WHEN: January 2nd | 5pm – 8pm

COST: $120 Per Participant

*Space is Limited. Sign up Today!

SDMT STUDIOS 4650 Mercury St, San Diego CA 92111


Ever wonder how Broadway performers and working professionals achieved all their success, or what advice they would give to young aspiring performers?

So do our Academy Kids!

Check out our special video segments where kids & teens from SDMT Academy have the rare, exclusive opportunity to sit down one on one with some of the best in the biz and ask them the hard pressing questions they’re wanting to know!

You’ll be delighted to see what they come up with and surprised to hear the industry professionals answers!

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“Thank you so much for everything. The one-on-one attention that they received on character/emotion in their songs was very beneficial. Such a great experience!!”
– Debbie (Mom of Sam & Chris) 

“What a refreshing, welcome educational opportunity for all young performers to receive professional mentorship  and training in their desired field! SDMT has already led the field in setting an example of giving back to the community and reminding all that there is a greater stage than just the ones they are performing on.  They now continue to lead the field by creating new avenues for young performers to receive experienced leadership.”
– Jennifer Zelles (Parent of student)

“What an awesome experience for these young performers. A few of my students attended, and they had nothing but positive things to say about all aspects of this program. Well done, SDMT!”
– Chrissy Burns (Theatre professional)

“Sienna really enjoyed the Audition Technique class; I can see such growth in her. Thank you for all you guys have poured into her! We will for sure be back!”
– Amy (Mom of Sienna) 

“It was an amazing experience for our daughter. She can’t wait to attend next year’s camp! Thank you so much!”
– Meredith D’Anchise Kolod (Parent of student)

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