Inside Broadway to Host SUMMER STOCK JR. Camp this Month
This month the Great White Way's leading arts-education organization Inside Broadway and the largest local union of professional musicians in the world, Local 802 AFM, will offer a special "Summer Stock Jr." Camp from August 11-15 for NYC public school students grades 3-12. During the program, the students will be working with Inside Broadway teaching artists and members of Local 802 on putting together an original musical as well as taking exciting backstage field trips around Broadway; this is the sixth year of the program and the fourth year Inside Broadway has partnered with Local 802 AFM.
The scheduled field trips are to the Lincoln Center Library (August 12), attending a performance of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief at the Lucille Lortel (August 11), a private backstage tour of the Imperial Theater (August 12) and a workshop with Denise Grillo, the Property Manager for MOTOWN the Musical.
Hosted at Local 802 AFM Headquarters at 322 West 48th Street in Manhattan, this year the theme for the program is "Fractured Fairytales" and during the week the students will be working on a special final performance which will take place on Friday, August 15 at 2pm.
"We're thrilled to continue to offer such an exciting program and to be partnering with such a fantastic organization such as Local 802 AFM" says Michael Presser, Inside Broadway's Executive Director, "And through this special summer program, Inside Broadway wishes to foster a nurturing environment for students so that they have a better understanding of the creative process of musical theater and themselves."
Inside Broadway was established in 1982 by Michael Presser at the invitation of The Shubert Organization. Today, Inside Broadway reaches over 30,000 New York City students each year and develops and produces touring equity musical productions as well as a wide range of educational programs that allow participants to interact with professionals in the field and experience theatre hands-on in the classroom. Programs of Inside Broadway are funded by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Council, New York City Department of Education, New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, and numerous foundations and individuals. For more on Inside Broadway, please visit www.InsideBroadway.org.