NYC Auditions for Camp Broadway Held on Aug. 6

Auditions for Camp Broadway will be held at Theatreworks/Chelsea Studios (151 W. 26th St., between 6th and 7th Ave.) on August 6th at 10 AM, as well as in a number of other US cities. The award-winning theater arts education company is seeking 400 young performers, ages 9-13, to take part in a one-week program in New York City and to perform live in the 79th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Camp Broadway has been selected to perform the parade's opening number, "We Give Thanks Today," written by Broadway composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), which "celebrates kids across America waking up on Thanksgiving morning to the fantasy world of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade." 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 the kids for the nationally televised performance.

The Camp Broadway We Give Thanks Today program will includes rehearsals and run-throughs, a Broadway dance workshop, a Herald Square camera blocking rehearsal, a costume fitting and make-up tips, a cast pizza party, a costume parade, a professionally-choreographed musical routine, a nationally-televised parade performance, a commemorative CD recording of the original Lippa song, a commemorative T-shirt and Macy's Parade pin, and snacks and drinks.

Camp Broadway auditions will also be held in Providence, RI (August 13); Dallas, TX (August 20); Saint Louis, MO (August 28); and Boston, MA (September 10).

Those auditioning should bring a completed application, wear dance shoes and comfortable clothes and be ready to dance. The children will learn a combination by a Broadway choreographer.

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 audition applications, program fees and additional audition cities and dates. For those unable to attend an audition, video tape submissions will also be accepted for consideration. For more information, email or call 212-575-2929.

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