Next Step, Broadway

Next Step, Broadway

Master Class with Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth

Friends University welcomes Tony and Emmy award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth!

The Broadway legend will be conducting a master class with current Friends students Friday, October 7th from 4–6 p.m.

A limited number of seats will be available to attend at no charge. These are only available to current high school juniors and seniors who are involved in music theatre, in addition to any student currently enrolled in a two-year college music or theatre program. 

One lucky attendee will win TWO TICKETS SIGNED BY KRISTIN CHENOWETH to the Kristin Chenoweth: For the Girls concert courtesy of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra.

Next Step, Broadway! 

Attending students will also participate in the Next Step, Broadway! auditions, hosted the same day by Friends University. At this event, students sing a musical theatre selection and learn a group dance sequence, receiving feedback from an expert panel of music theatre professionals. Additional highlights will include a professional headshot, t-shirt and non-binding scholarship offer to attend Friends University. Two sections of mock auditions are offered on either side of the master class: 1:30–3:30 p.m. (before) and 6:30–8:30 p.m. (immediately following the master class).

Vocal Auditions

Students are asked to prepare a 1-minute selection of a song preferably from a musical. A piano accompanist will be provided.

Dance Audition

Students are encouraged to bring appropriate dance attire or loose-fitting clothes. Jazz shoes, socks and bare feet are accepted (no street shoes). A recording of the dance sequence will be sent in advance for students to practice but a refresher lesson will be taught day of.

Registration – CLOSED

Friends University is happy to offer both the Chenoweth Master Class and the Next Step, Broadway! auditions free of charge. Students who plan to attend will need to complete advance registration. Directors of music theatre programs at the high school and college level may also attend with up to 10 students.

Sign up now! Registration is open until capacity is reached, or by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5th.


All events will take place in the Riney Fine Arts Center on the Friends University Campus at 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, Kan.

Please email questions to or call 316-295-5537.