November 19th is StudentsLive Day at Sweet Charity - Bringing Over 1,000 Girl Scouts to the Show
StudentsLive, an organization that creates award-winning Broadway education programs, in conjunction with Sweet Charity and Girl Scouts of the USA, is proud to announce a special matinee performance of Sweet Charity performed exclusively for over 1,000 Girl Scouts. Along with the show, audiences of all ages may also participate in a National Standards approved interactive workshop, featuring special guest speakers CBS2 Reporter Marcia Kramer and NBC4 Reporter Monica Morales, and Broadway teaching artists, where they can learn songs and dances from the show, perform original material written on the themes and issues in Sweet Charity, ask questions of the Sweet Charity cast, and win a private visit backstage.
WORKSHOP: Saturday, Nov 19, 9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.
PERFORMANCE: Saturday, Nov 19, 2:00 p.m. *Both show and workshop occur at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, (302 W 45th St, NYC)
StudentsLive's ongoing commitment is to create highly effective and inclusive national standards-based education programs for Broadway shows, in partnership with educators nationwide. Their mission is to supplement a failing arts education curriculum and to inspire young people to experience and discover the importance of the creative collaborative process that is the very foundation of success in every area of life. In the past five years, their curriculum-based programs have attracted more than 100,000 students from the widest range of cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, from as far away as Guam, the UK, and Italy. With the support of Project Arts, Boces, PTAs, private and public sponsorships and corporate and foundation donations, they are also able to serve schools and students whose economic circumstances would otherwise prohibit them from participating in our programs and attending a Broadway show. The League of American Theaters and Producers and Theatre Development Fund has awarded StudentsLive grants two years in a row for Outstanding Education Programs on Broadway. StudentsLive was selected by Lincoln Center Theatre to present their programs to their New York City Partnership Schools. Guest Speakers and supporters at their high profile Exclusive Student Matinees and Workshops on Broadway have included Geraldine Ferraro, Criminal Defense Attorneys Mickey Sherman and Johnnie Cochran, Tommy Hilfiger, Reba McEntire, Bernadette Peters, Rikki Klieman of Court TV, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, WNBA star Tameka Dixon, Sheriff Michael Hennessey in San Francisco and more. Broadway and Film Actors who have participated in their workshops have included George Hamilton, Chazz Palminteri, Jasmine Guy, Charlotte D'Amboise, Joey Fatone, Scary Spice, Brenda Braxton, Michael McElroy and more. They have been recognized as vital to New York City's Arts and Education Initiatives nationally by Mayor Bloomberg and Mayor Giuliani and have received letters of support and praise from Former President Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Clinton respectively. Their programs have been covered and written about in national and local print and electronic media by the Jane Pauley Show, The New York Times, Court TV, Variety, The Daily News, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, UPN, and Playbill Online to name a few.
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