BroadwayWorld Exclusive: Camp Broadway's 'We Give Thanks Today'

On Sunday afternoon, BroadwayWorld caught up with participants in this year's opening number of the 79th Annual Macy*s Thankgiving Day Parade"® while they were rehearsing "We Give Thanks Today" - a brand new song penned by Broadway composer, Andrew Lippa and Bill Schermerhorn, Creative Director for Macy*s. This exclusive sneak peek features interviews with Susan Lee, Founder of Camp Broadway, Artistic Director Tony Parise and participants in the program.

Camp Broadway will be represented by 480 kids (ages 9-13) from New York to as far as Australia on Thanksgiving Day morning during the parade which will be televised live on NBC this November 2005.

The new song celebrates kids across America waking up on Thanksgiving morning to the fantasy world of the Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade®. Choreographed by Artistic Director, Tony Parise, Camp Broadway created a special one-week program leading up to the parade performance, including a series of Broadway workshops, classes and rehearsals to prepare the kids for the nationally televised performance.

For the past decade, CAMP BROADWAY has offered theater-loving kids across America the opportunity to participate in exciting, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities in live theater. Working collaboratively with Broadway's most distinguished performers, writers and designers, Camp Broadway has hosted more than 65,000 students at pre-theater workshops and special events. The company has provided tens of thousands of children the opportunity to work side-by-side with Broadway professionals at year-round performing arts programs. Camp Broadway's participation in the Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade® is the highlight of a busy year.

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CAMP BROADWAY®, recipient of the 2002 Standing Ovation Award from the Educational Theatre Association, is a theater arts education and audience development company dedicated to helping educators, students and families to experience theater in creative and meaningful ways. Programs are designed to serve the unique needs of both the education and theater industry by connecting professional artists with young audiences, ages 6-17, throughout the year.

Visit for applications, program fees and additional information.

For more information, email or call 212-575-2929.

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