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Over 100 Broadway Kids to Light Up Symphony Space in ALMOST THERE, 5/4

Thommie Retter, (Billy Elliot) and Retter Entertainment provide unique opportunities for aspiring young performers through This Way To Broadway, a series of workshops culminating in showcase opportunities, including singing, acting, and dancing. The coming event, Almost There, will take place at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space located at 2537 Broadway.

The show will bring together performers with a wealth of Broadway experience, and many others who aspire to reach the same heights.

With help from director Thommie Retter, writer and director Anthony Giunta (Contest The Movie, Skin In The Game), Joseph Joubert (Motown), musical director Rick Hip-Flores, L.A.-based music producer Brandon Jarrett and Broadway veteran vocal coaches Amelia DeMayo, Joe Baker and Amy Hanratty, fun and excitement will be had on and off the stage!

Featured performers include: Michael Nigro from NBC's The Sound of Music Live and Payton Ackerman from Lifetime's Dance Moms will host This Way To Broadway May 4th at Symphony Space. With performances by, Alex Dreier (Finding Neverland), Oscar Williams (Fun Home), Ashley Brooke Eisdorfer (Dr, Zhivago), Noah Baird (Matilda) Sam Faulkner (Billy Elliot), Brionna Trilling (Billy Elliot), Thommie Retter (Billy Elliot), Mallory Hytes Hagan (Miss America 2013) and Brandon Jarrett (Moho Productions). Additional performances by Broadway Youth Ensemble, Best Day Ever, Kids Of The Arts and Moba Dance Academy.

Other notable performers include: Marissa Anselmo, Samantha Bacarella, Jessica Bacarella, Jaylen Barron, Danielle Becht, Nicholas Beiser,Rachael Berger, Swayam Bhatia, Dylan Boyd, Julian Brescia, Michael Brescia, Caitlin Chan, Alivia Clark, Jack Cormier, Sabrina Csatay, Victoria Csatay, Sophia Dean, Isabella DeGregorio, Adam Dorfman, Gabriella Espaillat, Mason Fleisher, Savanna Fleisher, Evie Gardner, Lena Garofalo, Eva Giacalone, Giana Giacalone, Emerson Glick, Mya Gomez, Ruby Griffin, Cassidy Halloran, Angelina Huang, Andrew Huang, Josiah Jacoby, Leah Jacoby, Meghan Jenkins, Skyla Jones, Maya Karp, Katherine LaFountain, Zoe Latanision, Nellie Licul, Ashley Lanzoni, Haley Lanzoni, Gabrielle Laroche, Darielle Loprete, Bianca Sophia Legeza-Navarez, Julia Lipsztein, Kaitlyn Liu, Mia LoPiano, Gabrielle Mackay, Vita Malave, Michaela McManus, Emily McManus, Rachel McVey, Isabella Moitoso, Melody Munitz, Brian Nigro, Madeleine Pace, Gabrielle Pegg, Alexandra Pennington, Brooke Phillips, Bella Retter, Liza Retter, Brianna Santo, Mary Scott, Kyllei Shelton, Theodora Silverman, Nico Seidita, James Si, Julia Si, Kayla Slater, Maya Slaughter, Cassidy Stanely, Audrey Sussmann, Sabrina Tartakoff, Gabrielle Tavdy, Matthew Taylor, Alexis Torres, Brionna Trilling, Camille Torres, Ally Tufano, Gabby Tufano, Sena Ucaroglu, Gabriella Varela, Giana Verdone, Raquel Wallace, Ava Lyn Wease, Charlotte Wesson, Oscar Williams, Aidan Winn, Julia Wozniak and Eowyn Young.

The concert will take place on May 4, 5:00pm. Tickets are $30, $40 or $50. Call (212) 864-5400 or visit for tickets and more information. Or go to

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