Camp Broadway's five-city national summer tour takes place Aug. 7-11 at New York City's TheatreWorks U.S.A. The New York City segment of the camp will host 80 kids from 22 states and two Canadian provinces.
As reported earlier, the New York City segment of Camp Broadway, like five-day programs booked in each of five different cities, is aimed at introducing young people to Broadway, both on stage and behind the scenes.
Camp Broadway offers kids from each of five different cities the chance to study a specific musical for a period of five days. The schedule this summer already featured a camp segment at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA, June 19-23 where Lea Thompson and members of the Cabaret tour cast conducted a master classes. Thompson has since assumed the role of Sally Bowles on Broadway in the Roundabout revival of Cabaret at Studio 54. Also completed is the Arizona State University segment in , Tempe, AZ., which took place June 26-30. There, cast members from the tour company of Titanic conducted master classes. And the Detroit segment, at Music Hall Center, Detroit, MI, which started July 31, will wrap up on Aug. 4.
As reported earlier, next up in the summer line up are:
TheatreWorks/USA, New York City, Aug. 7 - 11
Show: Kiss Me, Kate Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence, RI, Aug. 14 -18
Show: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Additional Camp Broadway activities include day trips to Broadway under the Broadway Breaks Away program, s student discount program called The Front Row and Camp Kenmont/Kenwood, a four week program in Kent., Conn.
Described as the premiere performing arts program for children ages 10 7, Camp Broadway offers classes that are taught by Collaborative Arts Project staffers, a group comprising professionals in "musical theatre, acting, scene study, improvisation, music theory, solo and ensemble singing, movement and dance."
Like the rest of the curriculum, the master classes at Camp Broadway are also designed to "provide each child an opportunity to expand his or her unique creative talents, build self esteem and encourage collaboration." Taught by professionals, the master classes cover a variety of skills, including tap, stage design, theatrical make up and creative writing.
Other Camp Broadway programs include interactive Broadway pre-theatre workshops, discounted theatre tickets and educational seminars with the Front Row series, the "Dialogue with Educators" newsletter and the "Stage Notes" study guides.
For more information on Camp Broadway call (212) 575-2929 or visit www.campbroadway.com.
-- By Murdoch McBride