Strouse To Teach at Camp Broadway On 8/08

On Thursday August 10th Camp Broadway, Broadway's Original Summer Camp, hosts legendary composer Charles Strouse for a Masterclass on Annie and Bye, Bye Birdie. Kids ages 6 - 10 are able to participate for Annie and kids ages 10 - 16 for Bye Bye Birdie. The class will take place at Chelsea Studios (151 W 26th Street).

CAMP BROADWAY provides life-long learning through theatre-related special events, youth activities, educational programming, professional development and corporate training, as well as its published study guide series, StageNotes®. The company serves as a vital link between Broadway's many theatrical productions, estates and libraries to families, schools and social organizations. Now in its 13th year, CAMP BROADWAY has enabled over 200,000 school children to attend a Broadway show through its educational programs and has hosted over 6,000 theatre-loving kids from every state and over 40 countries at its annual national summer camp programs.  CAMP BROADWAY has been featured on the Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade® telecast since 1993.

Charles Strouse  is a three-time Tony Award-winning American composer and lyricist. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Strouse studied under David Diamond, Aaron Copland and Nadia Boulanger. Strouse's first Broadway musical was the 1960 hit Bye Bye Birdie, with lyrics by Lee Adams, who would become his long time collaborator. Strouse won his first Tony Award for best score for this musical, which is considered the precursor of the rock musical. In 1977, Mr. Strouse adapted a comic strip for the stage, creating the hit Annie, which garnered him his third Tony Award and two Grammy Awards. Strouse has won Emmy Awards for music in television adaptions of Bye Bye Birdie and Annie. He is also the recipient of the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein Awards. He is also a member of the Theater Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Photo Credit Peter James Zielinski



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