StudentsLive Concludes Summer Season with Broadway Worldwide Brazil, 7/22
StudentsLive- The Premiere Broadway Education Company offers international and domestic students of all ages the opportunity to experience, first hand, the best live, Broadway interactive theater education programs, taught by the best, highly trained Broadway specialists, our country has to offer. It allows these young students to experience the intensive training of a professional, successful and highly disciplined Broadway Artist and the myriad skills required in collaboration, interrelation, communication and human exploration. The goals are to expand and deepen students understanding and familiarity with Broadway. Through challenging music, dance, acting and "behind the scenes" studies physically, verbally and intuitively, we prepare them to be highly competitive in whatever career they choose to pursue.
The Final Performance features twenty 17 to 30 year old Brazilian performers 4ACT Performing Arts School in Sao Paulo, Brazil performing a Musical that includes a Medley of 30 Classic and Contemporary Broadway Show Numbers with an Original Book entitled: "Avenia Vieria Souto Meets Broadway".
Broadway WorldWide Program Creative Team:
Amy Weinstein- Director/President of StudentsLive, Michael Sansonia- Musical Director, &
Angel May Reed- Choreographer.
Broadway Guest Artists Include:
Selloane Nkhela- Disney's The Lion King, Erica Mansfield- How To Succeed In Buisness Without Really Trying, Stephanie Klemons- In The Heights, Bernard Dotson- CHICAGO, Rachelle Rak- Catch Me If You Can, Douglas Lyons- The Book of Mormon, Robin DeJesus- In The Heights/ Las Cage Aux Folles, Christopher Jackson- In The Heights, & Benton Whitley- Casting Director- Duncan Stewart & Co.
WHEN: FRIDAY JULY 22, 2011 5:30-6:30PM (Suggested Arrival Time: 5:00PM)
SHOW: Approximately One-Half Hour - Talk Backs: Begin at 6:00pm
WHERE: PEARL STUDIOS (519 EIGHTH AVENUE Between 35th & 36th Streets- 12th Floor)
StudentsLive's mission is to create highly effective, interactive and innovative workshops and new audience development programs in partnership with the best theater our country has to offer: Broadway. We enrich audiences' access to and understanding of live theatre; creating and inspiring newer, better and wider audiences and artists alike; connecting and providing deeply engaging, experiential visits to Broadway shows by offering the highest quality education programming and services.
We began partnering with producers to develop future audiences of critical thinkers who would return time and again to seek out quality theatre, and instill appreciation and love for the arts at an early age. Since 2000, StudentsLive's curriculum-based programs have attracted over 100,000 new audiences from the widest range of cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
StudentsLive supports alternative learning, cross cultural and interdisciplinary opportunities for a wide range of new audiences and creating, developing, managing and implementing interactive Broadway Educational Workshops and Materials for support in classrooms worldwide. StudentsLive trains, hires, and organizes teams of Broadway artists and professionals to serve each audience's needs, and our programs enable a new generation of audiences to make the arts a permanent part of their lives in ways in which they can deeply explore its value, not just fill up a seat.
Since 2000, StudentsLive's Award-Winning live interactive education programming have attracted over 100,000 participants from as far away as Guam, The UK, Italy, and from all across the United States. The League of American Theatres and Producers and Theatre Development Fund have awarded StudentsLive grants six years in a row for Outstanding Education Programs on Broadway. StudentsLive's programs are now attracting adult groups and tour internationally in collaboration with presenters all across the world.
Guest Speakers and workshop participants at our high profile Exclusive Student Matinees and Workshops on Broadway have included:
Judge Judy Geraldine Ferraro Johnnie Cochran Tommy Hilfiger
Kathy Lee Gifford Susan Lucci George Hamilton Reba McEntire
Chazz Palminteri Bernadette Peters Joey Fatone Scary Spice
StudentsLive's programs have been recognized as vital to New York City's arts and education initiatives by Mayors Michael Bloomberg and Rudolph Giuliani, and have received letters of support and praise from Former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.
Our programs have also been covered and written about in national and local print and electronic media by The New York Times, The Jane Pauley Show, Court TV, Variety, The Daily News, The New York Post, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, UPN, and NY1.
Past/current shows and select Broadway partnerships have included a wide range of National Actors Theatre Productions including The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui starring Al Pacino and Judgment at Nuremberg starring Maximillian Schell, Broadway Productions of A Class Act, Annie Get Your Gun, The Civil War, Def Poetry Jam, The Exonerated, Metamorphoses, Flower Drum Song, Baz Lurhman's La Boheme, I Am My Own Wife, Movin' Out, Peter Pan (National Tour with Cathy Rigby), Wonderful Town, Seussical, Little Women: The Musical, Cookin', Sweet Charity, Avenue Q, The Phantom of the Opera, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (National Tour, Broadway League Grant 2006), Rent, Grease, and Spring Awakening (Broadway League Grant 2007), Chicago and In the Heights.
Current and continuing partnership shows include Wicked and the 2011 World Premiere of Cirque Du Soleil's Zarkana at Radio City Music Hall. StudentsLive supports alternative learning and cross cultural and interdisciplinary opportunities for all ages, and provides educators, schools and organizations with expert consultation, staff support and informational materials and resources.