See Tomorrow's Stars Today at "Broadway Junior" Extravaganza | Playbill

News See Tomorrow's Stars Today at "Broadway Junior" Extravaganza Hundreds of public school performers from across the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan are scheduled to take part in "Broadway Junior," a concert of classic show tunes from great musicals, hosted by Mary Page Nance of Broadway's Finding Neverland, June 2 at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.

Hosted by The Shubert Foundation and Music Theatre International arts education, the 10th anniversary concert will take place at 10:30 AM at 2900 Campus Road in Brooklyn. MTI's "Broadway Junior" collection consists of shortened and simplified versions of classic musicals suitable for performance at grade schools and middle schools.

The Shubert/MTI Broadway Junior Program is a groundbreaking musical theatre mentorship program that builds self-sustaining theatre programs in public schools that have limited arts programming. The program is sponsored by The Shubert Foundation, Music Theatre International (MTI) and the New York City Department of Education.

This 2015 Broadway Junior 10th Anniversary Celebration will present performances from middle school groups participating in the first year of the program:

Once on This Island Jr -- In Tech Academy MS/HS 368
Annie Jr -- PS/IS 30 Mary White Ovington
Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr -- Mott Hall IV
Annie Jr -- New Design Middle School
Once on This Island Jr -- PS/IS 119 The Glendale
Annie Jr -- Seth Low I.S. 96
Guys and Dolls Jr -- Hunter's Point Community Middle School
Guys and Dolls Jr -- Shell Bank Intermediate School 14
Once on This Island Jr -- Middle School for Marketing and Legal Studies
Fame Jr -- Pablo Casals MS 181
Once on This Island Jr -- PS 5 Port Morris School
Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr -- Corona Arts & Sciences Academy
Annie Jr -- Angelo Patri School
Fame Jr -- Academy of Medical Technology

In attendance at the Broadway Junior event will be prominent NYC arts educators, and leading members of New York’s professional theater community. “The arts teaches students the importance of revising, editing, rehearsing and joy in the pursuit of mastery,” said School’s Chancellor Carmen Fariña – "a lesson critical in the classroom and beyond. Expanding access to theater, and more generally arts education, helps inspire students, builds confidence and deepens their critical thinking skills. By taking advantage of the City’s rich cultural resources, and partnering with great organizations like the Shubert Foundation, we will be able to continue to offer teachers hands on training and arts experiences and give our students access to a world class arts education.”

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