Camp Broadway is a 2016 Special Drama Desk Award-winning company for “introducing young people to the magic of theater and for playing a crucial role in creating tomorrow’s audiences for over 20 years.” Founded in 1995 and recognized as one of Broadway’s original summer camps, Camp Broadway’s mission is to make theatre arts an accessible and relevant vehicle for creative children to build confidence, hone presentation skills, and discover their unique talents at every stage of their lives. The company is now a leader in audience engagement and a trusted source for year-round youth enrichment programs, experiential events and educational workshops that have set the gold standard for professional, authorized musical theater and drama content for use in amateur arts programming.
Camp Broadway currently features three signature programs.
Shining Stars (ages 7-9) is a 5-day camp that promotes confidence and collaboration skills in young children while a team of trained theatre professionals lead classes in singing, movement, storytelling and scenic/costume design. The Shining Stars ensemble culminates the week with the Family Finale Showcase, their musical presentation of songs and scenes from a featured musical show. Shining Stars starts budding performers on a lifelong path of arts appreciation through creative group play in a fun and supportive environment.
Mainstage (ages 10-17) is a 5-day camp that emphasizes the importance of the ensemble— that talented group of triple-threat performers who are the backbone of every Broadway musical. Taught by accomplished Broadway professionals with expertise in staging, choreography and music direction, campers are split into small groups (by age) and led through a rigorous rehearsal process to master songs and scenes from a beloved Broadway show they will present at the Family Finale Showcase performed on a New York stage.
Camp Broadway Ensemble (ages 12-17) provides young artists the opportunity to appear in a professionally produced musical theatre performance—often on one of the world’s most iconic stages such as Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, and Madison Square Garden. Once cast, all Camp Broadway Ensemble members participate in an event-focused rehearsal led by a Broadway team that culminates in the public performance. To appear with The Camp Broadway Ensemble, a child must attend all rehearsals—there are no exceptions.