‘BROADWAY INSIDE AND OUT’ OFFERS FALL WORKSHOPS TO HONE MUSICAL THEATRE SKILLS

Lights on Broadway

Want to see your name in lights on Broadway? Broadway Inside and Out, presented by Broadway Classroom, offers the opportunity to study with current Broadway performers, learn music and choreography and see a Broadway show. © 2010 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

For young people who grew up watching “High School Musical,” and have graduated to “Glee,” and dream of a musical theatre career – or those who just want to have fun learning a song and dance routine – performing on Broadway is one step closer to reality.  Broadway Inside and Out, presented by Broadway Classroom, is an innovative program that allows promising young artists at every skill level an opportunity to study with current Broadway performers, learn music and choreography and see a Broadway show.

Broadway Inside and Out’s fall workshop and theatre schedule begins on Saturday, September 25, 2010, featuring the Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot; followed by the Broadway classic, West Side Story, on Saturday, October 9, and the Tony Award-winning In the Heights on Saturday, November 13.  (December workshop to be announced shortly.)

Each Broadway Inside and Out theatre workshop is priced at $165 per person and begins with the three-hour workshop with a Broadway professional at 9 a.m., followed by lunch at Planet Hollywood and a ticket to see the featured musical.  Students, ideal for ages 10 and up, will learn music and choreography from the show, talk one-on-one with Broadway professionals about careers in theatre and have an opportunity for photos and autographs.

Over the course of the three-hour workshop, participants will be challenged by working theatre professionals to surpass the level at which they are currently performing by developing skills to learn music and choreography not just quickly, but simultaneously.  Team work, listening skills, self-expression, self-esteem and confidence are just some of what students will learn in this high-energy, nurturing and rewarding experience.

“The new Broadway Inside and Out program directly addresses the explosion of interest in musical theatre among young people,” said Carl Prince, executive vice president of Broadway.com/Groups.   “As a result, we’re seeing highly interested ‘students’ at every talent level who love the opportunity to learn and be challenged by a real Broadway insider and, most importantly, to have fun while they’re doing it.”

The deadline for applications for the September 25 Billy Elliot workshop is August 15; for the October 9 West Side Story workshop, applications are due September 1; and October 6 for the November 13 In The Heights workshop.   Schedules, information and applications are available at www.broadwayclassroom.com.  Workshops are held at Pearl Studios, 500 Eighth Avenue, 12th Floor, New York City.

About Broadway Classroom – Since 1998, more than 300,000 students and adults have experienced Broadway Classroom, a series of private workshops for both individuals and groups designed to enhance the Broadway experience.  As the leader in educational Broadway workshops, Broadway Classroom’s goal is to inspire students to bring the performing arts to life not only during the workshop, but also in their daily lives.  Broadway Classroom is a division of Broadway.com/Groups.  For more information visit www.broadwayclassroom.com.

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