CALLING ALL RISING STARS
                    Calling All Rising Stars
               Alternate: Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance


If you know a budding Bernadette Peters or Nathan Lane, there’s a 
summer program that may be right up their tin pan alley. Camp 
Broadway®, a program created in 1995 for children ages 6-17 is 
designed to teach kids who love to perform the art of putting on 
a Broadway musical. 

Imagine a place where young performers can learn the tricks of the 
trade, show off all they’ve learned to their friends and families, 
meet Broadway stars, see how a Broadway show really operates, and 
then attend a professional performance– that’s what Camp Broadway® 
is all about. 

The program is broken into three separate sections. Rising Stars™, 
Camp Broadway®, and the Master Class Career Discovery Program.™

Rising Stars™ focuses on the littlest thespians and will take place 
on July 12th through the16th 2004. Geared for children between the 
ages of six and nine, the sessions last for half a day and include fun 
activities in singing and dancing as well as lessons from theater 
professionals on mask making, storytelling, make-up and rhythm. It 
also includes a special lunch with Broadway guests and a musical 
presentation for friends and family. The cost for the entire program 
is $675 per child.

Camp Broadway®, for children age ten through seventeen, will have two 
separate sessions in New York City this summer: July 12th – 16th and 
August 2nd – 6th. Each five, all day session includes classes in voice,
dance, movement and ensemble singing, in addition to rehearsing the 
dialogue, musical numbers and dance routines that will be performed 
during the grand Family Finale at the end of the week. And, if that is 
not enough, the kids are treated to celebrity lunch guests, an inside 
look at a Broadway theater, a “Salute to Singin’ and Dancin’ Kids 
Luncheon” with Broadway stars young and old, and tickets to a matinee 
performance with a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of a real 
Broadway show. 

If you can’t make it to New York City, have no fear. Camp Broadway® 
the National Tour offers a similar program in Atlanta Georgia, Tempe 
Arizona, Providence Rhode Island, Detroit Michigan, Jacksonville 
Florida and Buffalo New York as well. The cost of the program is $950. 

Last but not least, there is the Master Class Career Discovery Program™. 
Designed for children between the ages of thirteen and seventeen who 
are seriously considering a career in the performing arts, this 
intense, five day program starts on August 2nd and ends on the 6th. 
Unlike the other sections, there are requirements to enter the Master 
Class – you have to be a Camp Broadway® alumni or submit a résumé and 
a letter of recommendation. During the program, aspiring performers 
attend workshops in acting/monologue work, scene study, vocal 
technique, song interpretation and lessons in a variety of dance 
styles such as: tap, jazz and musical theater. Then they will use 
what they’ve learned in a performance showcase. They are also treated 
to seminars given by theater professionals on topics ranging from 
creating a perfect headshot and future training options to the 
realities of working in the business. The cost for the program is 
$1,050.

Interested in seeing what the hoopla is all about? The New York City 
groups all meet at Theaterworks in Chelsea and the final performances 
are presented in the theater at the Fashion Institute of Technology. 

For applications, scholarship information or other questions, check 
out the Camp Broadway® website at www.campbroadway.com or you can call:
212-575-2929.

                           - Pat Warren -

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