Camp Broadway to Perform at Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Broadway News   Camp Broadway to Perform at Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Broadway’s “original” summer camp will honor military families with its performance.
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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Joseph Marzullo/WENN

November 23 marks the 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and Camp Broadway will make its tenth appearance as part of the festivities.

Camp Broadway, the “original” Broadway summer camp, will perform Irving Berlin’s “This Is a Great Country” in honor of U.S. military families. Directed by Brad Bradley (Annie Get Your Gun, Spamalot, Billy Elliott The Musical), the routine will feature 128 students from across the country. From 104 cities across the nation, these kids—ranging from ages nine to 16—represent immediate family of active duty military personnel, veterans, reservists, wounded warriors, and fallen heroes.

“Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the perfect place and time to celebrate the important role that military families play in supporting our nations’ troops,” says Susan E. Lee, spokesperson for Camp Broadway. “On this national day of gratitude, Camp Broadway hopes that Macy’s 3.5 million spectators and 50 million viewers will join us in cheering for these talented young heroes who are called upon to make many personal sacrifices so that their parents, siblings, or other family members can serve and protect America.”

Camp Broadway was first established in 1995 as a way to make theatre accessible to youth and build self-esteem, presentation skills, and more. Held in New York with partner theatres in Atlanta, Buffalo, Greenville, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Miami, Pittsburgh, San Antonio, Temple, and Washington Beach, Camp Broadway hosts educational workshops and arts programming year-round.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be broadcast on NBC November 23. Check your local listings.

For more information about Camp Broadway visit For a list of supporters visit

See below for a list of children who will perform as part of the Camp Broadway ensemble:
Rosa Acevedo, 13, San Antonio, TX
Renee Acevedo, 11, San Antonio, TX
Alexis Anand, 13, Naples, FL
Sydney Anthony, 10, Universal City, TX
Gabrielle Arroyo, 13, Port Jefferson Station, NY
Alana Bassett, 14, Laguna Beach, CA
Mariah Bentler, 12, Roaring Brook Township, PA
Carrie Berk, 14, New York, NY
Jake Berman, 12, Bronxville, NY
Emma Bolton, 12, Brooksville, FL
Lily Brannon, 10, East Aurora, NY
Kara Brantley, 11, Las Vegas, NV
Lily Buchanan, 11, Allendale, NJ
Campbell Burt, 10, Raeford, NC
Jamie Butikofer, 15, JBSA Lackland, TX
Sophie Carson, 14, Auburn, ME
Ellen Cassidy, 12, Brewster, NY
Roderick Cassidy, 11, Brewster, NY
Anna Cheek, 13, Kosciusko, MS
Jai Colley, 10, Las Vegas, NV
Addison Cook, 12, Fort Hood, TX
Riley Cook, 15, Fort Hood, TX
Isabella Cooper, 11, King of Prussia, PA
Danika Cox, 11, Durango, CO
Peyton Crow, 11, Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA
Chloe Crowell, 11, Fair Haven, NJ
Glory Curda, 15, Burbank, CA
Saylor Curda, 13, Burbank, CA
Sonel Cutler, 14, Falls Church, VA
Talia Cutler, 12, Falls Church, VA
Erica Daley, 15, Saint Simons Island, GA
Maya Delgado, 11, Dallas, TX
Amelie Dietrich, 13, Wickliffe, OH
Grace Dietz, 11, Harahan, LA
Samantha DiGiorgio, 12, Rockville, MD
Tia DiMicelli, 14, Hampstead, NH
Marcus Dowd, 15, Stafford, VA
Katie Doyle, 13, Bear, DE
Claire Duffy, 11, Dumfries, VA
Holden Dunlap, 14, Abbeville, AL
Charlese Ethier, 14, Uxbridge, MA
Charlie Faler, 11, Evans, GA
Liam Fitch, 10, Scituate, MA
Madison Fox, 14, Las Vegas, NV
Sade Frame, 13, Oceanside, CA
Andrew France, 13, South Riding, VA
Griffin Frye, 12, Logan, WV
Alyssa Gilmore, 16, Amissville, VA
Hannah Glenn, 11, Germantown, TN
Carl (Ben) Greene, 12, San Antonio, TX
Tyler Greene, 10, San Antonio, TX
Reed Grubbs, 14, Ponte Vedra, FL
Claire Hannasch, 10, Bothell, WA
Mae Harrington, 16, North Dartmouth, MA
Olivia Hellman, 15, San Francisco, CA
Isabella Hickey, 11, Peachtree City, GA
Hailey Hightower, 14, Midlothian, VA
Shaelly Holcomb, 11, Boerne, TX
Carissa Hollenga, 13, Closter, NJ
Jili-Anna Holliday, 11, Blythewood, SC
Brynn Howard, 10, Fair Haven, NJ
Mary Humphrey, 15, McMinnville, TN
Jayla Ingle, 11, Hampton, VA
Kai Jenkins, 9, Sault Sainte Marie, MI
Karina Johnson, 16, Hawthorne, CA
Clayton Jones, 14, Wake Village, TX
Adyson Jones, 9, Wake Village, TX
Krista Kady, 10, Miller Place, NY
Alyssa Kiffer, 11, Woodbridge, VA
Graelen Killian, 12, San Antonio, TX
Alexa Kim, 16, Glen Head, NY
Mary-Camila Klotz, 13, Fairhope, AL
Amelia Kluckhohn, 9, San Antonio,
Justine Koester, 14, Universal City, TX
Jaya Kosaraju, 12, San Antonio, TX
Claire Kuntze, 13, New Fairfield, CT
Jacqueline Lamothe, 16, Lilburn, GA
Elise Levantovich, 10, Wethersfield, CT
Sydney Lilley, 13, Augusta, KY
Kiana Lujan, 14, Syracuse, NY
Camille Lujan, 11, Syracuse, NY
Abigail G. MacLean, 9, Chestnut Hill, MA
Leah Manzie, 10, Dumfries, VA
Molly Martin, 14, Las Vegas, NV
Emma Mathes, 15, Las Vegas, NV
Nathen McLaurin, 12, Anaheim, CA
Mia Mesnick, 11, Westbrookville, NY
Cecilia Mims, 9, Waldorf, MD
Hannah Moorhead, 16, Kirkwood, MO
Kaitlyn Morris, 16, Orchard Park, NY
Casey Nadzam, 14, Hamden, CT
Lily Nevers, 11, Springboro, OH
AnnaSophia Nicely, 12, Washington, DC
Caroline Oktavec, 11, Tully, NY
Skyler Ostendorf, 11, Lacey, WA
Lucas Packard, 10, Hickory, NC
Helen Payton, 11, Hinton, WV
Tori Penman, 12, Gilbert, AZ
Alyssa Perry, 12, Marietta, GA
Kassarah Pollert, 11, Maple Valley, WA
Reagan Quale, 13, JBMDL, NJ
Taylor Repollet, 12, Somerset, NJ
Jack Richman, 14, Rockville centre, NY
Isabella Rogers, 11, Fayetteville, NC
Lauren Rotante, 14, Manassas, VA
Sydney Ruiz Luttrell, 12, Gilbert, AZ
Kaitlyn Sainato, 15, Point Pleasant, NJ
Kayla Sandusky, 10, Camden, NC
Olivia Scafidi, 16, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Pearl Sciolino-Coffey, 11, Grand Island, NY
Serraphine Shaw, 11, Pittsburgh, PA
Victoria Slemmer, 15, Melbourne, FL
Juliette St. George, 14, North Haven, CT
Maggie Stephens, 15, Utica, NY
Bella Stephens, 14, Utica, NY
Morgan Stewart, 14, Las Vegas, NV
Paris Stupar, 10, Clarksville, TN
Joiebelle Tiani, 11, Callahan, FL
Sarah Touris, 14, Hamburg, NY
Lena Towne, 12, Suwanee, GA
Maggie Wakefield, 13, Anniston, AL
Chloe Wenzel, 14, Norfolk, VA
Eva Whited, 12, Pocono Lake, PA
Khloe Wiegers, 12, Winnebago, IL
Ariana Wingfield, 15, Detroit, MI
Maya Wong, 14, Las Vegas, NV
Daniel Wright, 11, Richmond, TX
Brayden Zhang, 10, Las Vegas, NV


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