With five-day programs booked in each of five different cities, Camp Broadway has announced its summer 2000 schedule of programs, which are 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 will be as follows.
The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA, June 19-23
Show: Cabaret, featuring master classes with Lea Thompson and the cast.
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ., June 26-30
Show: Titanic, featuring master classes with the cast.
Music Hall Center, Detroit, MI, July 31-Aug. 4
Show: TBA 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 Described as the premier 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