Young Theatre Fans Learn from Seasoned Stars at Camp Broadway, 8/4-8
All the way from the "Great White Way", the talented theater professionals of Camp Broadway are making their way to the Alamo City. Las Casas Foundation, known for its dedication to supporting the performing arts through education, is once again setting the stage for young aspiring performers and helping them pursue their dreams by bringing Camp Broadway, a summer camp for aspiring artists and theater fans to San Antonio, August 4-8.
The management team, creative staff and training faculty are experienced, knowledgeable professionals who have worked in all aspects of the legitimate theater-on-stage, backstage and in producing or production offices. By utilizing the expertise and experience of genuine Broadway artists, this innovative summer camp allows campers a behind the scenes experience as to what it's like to be on the stages in New York City.
From the directors to the administrative staff, this star-studded staff has earned their stripes:
Director Holly Raye is an accomplished dancer, having appeared in a number Broadway shows, live industrial shows and national commercials. She has also had the honor of being a celebrity dance coach and has written a short play.
Company Manager Greg Kata has completed a long run in Mamma Mia! and has a long list of regional theatrical, film and television credits. He also worked extensively as a director and choreographer and is co-owner and founder of two educational theater companies in Las Vegas.
Choreographer Carol Schuberg has performed in several Broadway shows, taught at universities across the county and has choreographed numerous shows.
Choreographer Sue Delano is an accomplished choreographer and has danced on Broadway and across the country and in Europe in national tours.
Music Director Robert Hirschhorn is a conductor and keyboard player that has performed in numerous Broadway shows and national tours.
Music Director Steve Purdy has extensively taught and coached both famed actors and university students; has been a pianist and conductor for Broadway, national tours, international tours and regional shows; and is now the author of an upcoming book.
Featured player Philip Drennen has numerous national tour, international tour and regional theatre credits. He is also an active singer, composer and vocal arranger.
Featured Player Joseph Marshall has several regional theatre credits and has worked as a dance teacher, choreographer and audition coach.
Featured Player Louisa Lemos is a trained ballerina, director and choreographer with several credits in Las Vegas. Currently she works as a Pilates and Dance and Musical Theatre instructor.
Featured Player Joël René has numerous regional theatrical credits, has taught at several dance and theatre institutions and tours with an opera group called the Soprano Sisters.
Camp Broadway Details
Young performers of all skill levels are invited to join in on the fun as no prior experience is necessary. Campers will attend classesMonday, August 4 through Friday, August 8, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day. The cost of the camp is $600 and Las Casas Foundation is offering need-based scholarships. Overnight accommodations are not included in the registration price. The Sheraton Gunter is offering a package for those families with Camp Broadway attendees. Guests may book online through www.sheratongunter.com using the code "camp". Rooms are subject to availability. Registration deadline is July 15. For more information, visit www.campbroadway.com.
For more information about Camp Broadway in San Antonio or Las Casas Foundation, visit www.lascasasfoundation.org, or follow Las Casas on Facebook at LasCasasFoundation or on Twitter, @LasCasasFDN.