Camp Broadway Announces Macy's Parade Performers!

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Following 5 weeks of national auditions, CAMP BROADWAY®, the award-winning theater arts education company has announced its cast of 132 theatre-loving kids, ages 12-16, to perform in the 85th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®. The talented performers will appear on the ZhuZhu Pets®Zhu-niversefloat and perform an original song on the national broadcast of the parade on Thanksgiving morning, November 24.

Underthe direction of CAMP BROADWAY's Artistic Director Tony Parise (Broadway credits include Me and My Girl and 42nd Street), the cast has been selected from a nation-wide pool of over 1,000 auditionees to perform original number There's No Place Like HereTM, a song featured in 3D animated direct to DVD movie "Quest for ZhuTM." "Camp Broadway seems to be drawing more and more talented kids," said Parise, who is now in his 15th year with CAMP BROADWAY. "The auditions this year were a pleasure because of that, but made it much more difficult to pick only 132 performers."

CAMP BROADWAY has created a special one-week program leading up to the parade performance, including a series of Broadway workshops, classes and rehearsals to prepare participants for the nationally televised performance. Continues Parise, "this program is the ‘real deal.' We will be preparing for a nationally televised event, so there will be much expected of the cast."
Please find the entire cast list, along with each member's hometown, listed below.

Taryn Agonis, 12, Fairfield CT
Cali Albanese, 16, Wilton CT
Kennedy Aldrich12, Ormond Beach FL
Danielle Allen, 15, Riverhead NY
Megan Arnold, 12, Jacksonville FL
Herschel Ashworth, 12, DavenportFL
Sonya Balsara, 15, El Cerrito CA
Bryce Bayer, 12, Carondelet IL
Lindsey Been, 13, St. Louis MO
Meaghan Beese, 16, Carlstadt NJ
Martha Bennett, 12, Belle Harbor NY
Cristina Bleacher, 13, Atlanta GA
Tristan Blick, 12, Paradise Valley AZ
Ashlyn Bolton, 14, Brooksville FL
Ashley Boone, 13, Allendale SC
Karley Bourke, 14, Southhampton NY
Brianna Bova, 14, Staten Island NY
Maggie Brannon, 13, East Aurora NY
Madeline Burns, 13, Buffalo NY
Toryn Cairo, 15, Shoieham NY
Laila Campbell, 14, Atlanta GA
Jonah Carlson, 13, Mesa AZ
Nikki Castagne, 13, Old Bridge NJ
Casandra Chesneau, 15, Beford GA
Alexandra Chicco, 12, Lake Worth FL
Ryan Claffery, 12, New York NY
HannaH Clark, 14, Stockbridge GA
Kourtney Clements13,E. Greenwich RI
Liana Costable, 16, White Plains NY
Lauren Costello, NA, NA
Jaclyn Counter, 16, Milford NY
Brendan Cram, 15, Southington CT
Kirby Crosbie, 12, Lexington KY
Lily Cummings, 13, Central SC
Rose Davis, 15, Westhampton NY
Nia Deliso, 16, Middletown NJ
Max Derderian, 12, Cranston RI
Macy DiCioccio, 14, Buffalo NY
Allyson Duarte, 16, Westport MA
Alley Ellis, 13, Edgartown MA
Keelin Evans, 12, Moscow PA
Jade Faber, 12, Ormond Beach FL
Kaitlyn Feely, 13, Hillsbero MO
Zoe Feinstein, 13, Paradise Valley AZ
Madelene Fialla, 15, New York City NY
Jenna Filippelli, 12, Warwick RI
Alysa Finnegan,13, Port Monmouth NJ
Sofie Flores, 12, Salina KS
Michael Francis, 12, Mesa AZ
Laken Giles, 13, Ormond Beach FL
Hannah Gilmore, 14, Chesterfield MO
Holly Gilmore, 12, Chesterfield MO
Brook Goodman, 12, Memphis TN
Lydia Grabski, 15, Burke VA
Courtney Graham, 12, Dade City FL
Kristen Gregory, 15, Stony Brook NY
Lily Guthrie, 12, Atlanta GA
Megan Haase, 15, Bridgewater CT
Hays Hankinson, 15, Thomasville GA
Sophie Hearn, 14, Gwynedd Valley PA
Tyler Hill, 13, Suffolk County NY
Kami Hinds, 14, Visalia CA
Natalie Hunter, 16, Kings Park NY
Audrey Inmon, 13, Collierville TN
Kelly Jasiura, 15, Orchard Park NY
Hallie Javetz, 16, Winterville GA
Joshua Johnson, 12, Jacksonville FL
Meghan Johnson, 14, Metuchen NJ
Caroline Joyce, 15, Selkark MA
Mary Elizabeth King, 13, Belden MS
Sabrina Kull, 14, Hampton Bays NY
Kristina Lachaga, 16, Ringoes NJ
Brighton Landroche, 14, Warwick RI
Amber Lawrence, 13, St. Peters MO
Allison Lewis, 13, O'Fallon MO
Jade Long, 13, Marietta GA
Brock Looser, 12, Houston TX
Christian Louca, 12, Dobbs Ferry NY
Anna Manoogian, 15, St Louis MO
Natalie Manoogian, 11, St Louis MO
Savanah Rose Manos, 13, Canton GA
Samantha Martone, 15, Lincoln RI
Carmine Mastrokostas, 11Freehold NJ
Paige Matzerath, 15, Hazlet NJ
Megan McCarley, 16, Kirkwood MO
Tia McDonald, 14, Jamaica NY
Abby Metz, 13, St. Louis MO
Ruby Meza, 16, Phoenix AZ
Christiana Moyle,14, Westhampton NY
Sarah Napier, 12, Atlanta GA
Andrej Nawoj, 13, Clinton NY
Destinee Nolan, 11, Yuma AZ
Natalie Nuckolls, 16, Alpharetta GA
Riley O'Hara, 12, Jacksonville FL
Connor Olney, 13, Clifton Park NY
Alyssa Overmann, 13, Columbia IL
Halley Pace, 14, Wellsville NY
Cara Palombo, 12, St. Louis MO
Sabrina Parsons, 15, Phoenix AZ
Ashley Pavlige, 13, St. Louis MO
Asiyah Rasheed, 12, Jacksonville FL
Troy Elan Richardson, 14, Duluth GA
Kyra Rieker, 15, Lewiston NY
KarLee Roberts, 12, North Arlington NJ
Megan Rodriguez, 13, Houston TX
Elias Sabbagh, 12, Scottsdale AZ
Hannah Sands, 13, Hamburg NY
Carly Savoy, 15, Atlanta GA
Anna Sera, 12, Scottsdale AZ
Jordan Siemens, 13, Wildwood MO
Hannah Sierpina, 13, Scottsdale AZ
Ansley Speares, 15, Mansfield TX
Caitlin Stebelman, 13, St. Louis MO
Max Stein, 13, Scottsdale AZ
Sari Stein, 15, Scottsdale AZ
Erin Stewart, 12, Las Vegas NV
Gabrielle Straight, 12, Waterford NY
Cara Szeles, 13, New Hartford NY
Anna Tantillo, 15, Elma NY
Natasha Tavares, 13, Forest Hills NY
Elana Tiberi, 15, Old Bridge NJ
Alex Trumble, 15, Phoenix AZ
London Wagnor, 13, East Point GA
Nicholas Wainwright, 15, Brick NJ
Kristen Welsh, 14, Milltown NJ
Abigail White, 12, Yuma AZ
Taylor Wilhelm, 12, St. Louis MO
Gabrielle Williamson, 15, Hazlet NJ
Mara Wilson, 15, Ashland MA
Elyse Wolford, 16, Acworth GA
Allison Ming Yeh, 15, Hastings FL

Founded in 1995, CAMP BROADWAY® is Broadway's Original Summer Program for theatre-loving kids. Proclaimed "The Camp of Dreams" by Live Magazine, Camp Broadway has hosted nearly 20,000 children at its annual summer programs in New York City, as well as cities such as Atlanta, Buffalo, Jacksonville, Providence and Tempe. Camp Broadway has been featured on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® telecast; performed with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall; and appeared in Broadway on Broadway®. Camp Broadway has worked with dozens of Broadway productions, estates and authors to develop interactive workshops that have enabled over 350,000 children to attend Broadway shows. Since 2000, Camp Broadway LLC has published StageNotes®: A Field Guide for Teachers, a National Core Standards of Education compliant study guide series that features approved curriculum for dozens of Broadway shows. In 2002, Camp Broadway received the Educational Theatre Association's Standing Ovation Award for Leadership in Education. Camp Broadway has created and managed a wide variety of education-based programs including: The Pride Rock Project for Disney Theatrical Productions, Stages for Learning for Dodger Theatrical Productions, On With the Show for Bravo Television Network, Adventure Ocean for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Accentuate The Positive for The Johnny Mercer Foundation, The Getting To Know... series for The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, Future Stages for Fidelity Investments and No Snap Judgments for The Addams Family.

With more than 50 million viewers across the country and more than 3.5 million spectators that line up along the streets of New York City each year, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a national icon that has grown into a world-famous holiday event. For more than 80 years, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has marked the official start of the holiday season. Growing in size and scale, the parade proudly marches down a more than 2-mile route in New York City with more than 8,000 participants in tow, including Macy's employees, their families, celebrities, athletes, clowns and dance groups spreading holiday cheer. The parade also features America's best marching bands, fabulous floats and Macy's signature giant helium character balloons. For more information on the Macy's parade please visit www.macys.com/parade or call the parade hotline at (212) 494-4495 .

 



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