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BWW Teacher's Perspective: Drama MamaBWW Teacher's Perspective: Drama Mama
by Cristina Pla-Guzman - July 19, 2018

'Mom, can you help me?' This is a question I hear regularly. Moms are always our go- to, problem solvers but I am not her mom. I am her teacher, her Theatre teacher to be exact. (more...)
Lethabo Mofomme Named Rising Star WinnerLethabo Mofomme Named Rising Star Winner
by BWW News Desk - July 5, 2018

The Rising Star Competition, created by leaders of the legendary Rehearsal Club for their 105th Anniversary Celebration, was held at The Players on June 22, 2018. Lethabo Mofomme, a 2018 graduate of the NY Film Academy's Musical Theatre Conservatory received the exclusive 'RC Key,' designed to open the door of opportunity, and a cash prize. (more...)
Chicago College Break Thru Program Awards Over $500,000 to Performing Arts StudentsChicago College Break Thru Program Awards Over $500,000 to Performing Arts Students
by BWW News Desk - July 5, 2018

The College Break Thru program completed its inaugural year on Friday, June 29th when it awarded over $500,000 in scholarships to students. (more...)
Center Stage Theatre Brings Broadway to Shelton StudentsCenter Stage Theatre Brings Broadway to Shelton Students
by BWW News Desk - June 29, 2018

Shelton's Center Stage Theatre has been rapidly expanding their Education program for students in Pre-K through high school. Earlier this month, they unveiled renovated and dedicated classroom space along with over 30 acting, singing, dance, and technical theater classes beginning this fall. Now, they've announced plans for a new performance series, called Broadway at Center Stage, bringing New York's biggest and brightest stars to Shelton. (more...)
The Broadway League Announces The 2018 League Educator Apple Award RecipientsThe Broadway League Announces The 2018 League Educator Apple Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - June 28, 2018

The Broadway League, the national trade organization for the commercial theatre industry, announces the 2018 League Educator Apple Award recipients. Now in its sixteenth year, the awards acknowledge the efforts of local teachers and advocates who support programs relating to Broadway or Touring Broadway shows, promoting further development of theatre education. (more...)
THE PROM Creates First-of-Its-Kind Partnership to Donate to Schools in NeedTHE PROM Creates First-of-Its-Kind Partnership to Donate to Schools in Need
by Julie Musbach - June 29, 2018

In an unprecedented partnership, Broadway's new musical comedy THE PROM will donate a percentage of ticket sales to the Educational Theatre Foundation (ETF) which provides financial support for theatre programs to schools in need. (more...)
Paper Mill Fills Roster for Summer Musical Theatre ConservatoryPaper Mill Fills Roster for Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory
by BWW News Desk - June 27, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse has selected students to be a part of the theater's prestigious Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory for 2018. (more...)
Education Round Up: Los Angeles Theatres Unite an Expansive Community Through Youth ProgramsEducation Round Up: Los Angeles Theatres Unite an Expansive Community Through Youth Programs
by Julie Musbach - June 28, 2018

Los Angeles is one of the most widespread metropolitan hubs, but that doesn't stop the theatre community from joining together to bring arts to the city's youth. (more...)
Oklahoma City Students Travel To New York City To Film Choreography DVDsOklahoma City Students Travel To New York City To Film Choreography DVDs
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2018

Last February over 1,500 people traveled to Sacramento, CA for the Junior Theatre Festival West. During the Festival hundreds auditioned for a role in the 2018 iTheatrics Choreography DVDs and three Oklahoma City musical theater students were selected. The students are all members of the KidsAlive! children's theatre company. (more...)
Theatre Educators To Attend National Theatre & Education Conference In Minneapolis This AugustTheatre Educators To Attend National Theatre & Education Conference In Minneapolis This August
by BWW News Desk - June 11, 2018

The American Alliance for Theatre & Education's 31st annual National Conference: Rise Up! will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 1-5, 2018, exploring what it means to use art and activism to make positive change in our communities. (more...)
Alliance Theatre Enters National Partnership to Bring Theatre to Atlanta Middle SchoolsAlliance Theatre Enters National Partnership to Bring Theatre to Atlanta Middle Schools
by BWW News Desk - June 5, 2018

The JumpStart Theatre program, developed by the Educational Theatre Association, will be implemented in Atlanta beginning with the 2019-20 school year through a partnership with the Alliance Theatre. (more...)
College Break Thru Accepts Stoneman Douglas Student To Elite Program For High School Performing ArtistsCollege Break Thru Accepts Stoneman Douglas Student To Elite Program For High School Performing Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Broadway Break Thru (BBT) today announces that Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student and survivor, Sawyer Garrity, will be a participant attending the first ever 'College Break Thru' in Chicago. Scheduled to take place Monday, June 25th thru Friday, June 29th at the University Center Chicago (525 S State Street), the summer symposium gives performing arts students the opportunity to receive the tools needed to excel in their auditions and performances while also providing more than $250,000 in college scholarships. (more...)
Hennepin Theatre Trust Announces Its 2017-2018 Spotlight Education Jimmy Award And Triple Threat Award FinalistsHennepin Theatre Trust Announces Its 2017-2018 Spotlight Education Jimmy Award And Triple Threat Award Finalists
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced its 2017-2018 finalists for the Jimmy Awards and Triple Threat Awards. Twenty-six high school musical theatre students have been recognized for their accomplishments and community leadership while participating in the Trust's Spotlight Education program. (more...)
Chris Sarandon, Joanna Gleason, and More to Appear at Inaugural Sondheim AwardsChris Sarandon, Joanna Gleason, and More to Appear at Inaugural Sondheim Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

On June 4, students and educators from across Connecticut and Rhode Island will gather at the Shubert Theatre of New Haven for the first annual Stephen Sondheim Awards, which will be hosted by Hamilton's Solea Pfeiffer and Ryan Vasquez. The Sondheim Awards are presented by Broadway Method Academy (BMA), in association with the Shubert Theatre and Westport Country Playhouse. (more...)
Deadline Approaches for Arizona Theatre Company's Summer on Stage, Summer Backstage ProgramsDeadline Approaches for Arizona Theatre Company's Summer on Stage, Summer Backstage Programs
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

The June 17 deadline is fast approaching to register for Arizona Theatre Company's Summer on Stage and Summer Backstage Programs for high school students to get first-hand advanced experience with theatre professionals in voice, movement, acting, classical styles, dance. Summer on Stage runs from June 25 to July 29. (more...)
Education Round Up: Washington, DC Theatre Companies Bring Life to the PastEducation Round Up: Washington, DC Theatre Companies Bring Life to the Past
by Julie Musbach - June 8, 2018

Washington, DC is hardly the country's most bustling metropolitan hub, but for a small district carved into the Virginia/Maryland border, the region boasts one of the liveliest and engaging arts scenes. (more...)
Orpheum Announces Recipients Of 2018 High School Musical Theatre AwardsOrpheum Announces Recipients Of 2018 High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

On Thursday, May 24, 2018, the Orpheum Theatre Group announced the recipients of the 2018 High School Musical Theatre Awards. (more...)
Education Round Up: Chicago's Eclectic Theatre Companies Unite in Training Young ArtistsEducation Round Up: Chicago's Eclectic Theatre Companies Unite in Training Young Artists
by Julie Musbach - May 26, 2018

There's more theatre than New York and there's certainly more to theatre than just talent. Chicago has one of the most vibrant and lively theatre scenes in the country, and their companies are dedicated to promoting education and arts exposure for young people. (more...)
The Best Of Michigan's High School Theatre Students Come Together This Sunday At The Sutton Foster Ovation AwardsThe Best Of Michigan's High School Theatre Students Come Together This Sunday At The Sutton Foster Ovation Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

The best of Michigan's high school theatre students are coming together Sunday, May 20, at Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall for the 7th Annual Sutton Foster Ovation Awards. The award is a celebration of outstanding achievement and recognizes individual artistry in vocal, dance and acting performances for both a male and female lead in a high school musical theatre production. It also honors the commitment of Michigan teachers and schools to excellence in performing arts education. (more...)
Signature Theatre To Offer Free Student Matinee ProgramSignature Theatre To Offer Free Student Matinee Program
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

The Free Student Matinee Program of Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder), sponsored byDelta Air Lines, will offer free performances of Dominique Morisseau's Paradise Blue, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and Stephen Adly Guirgis' Our Lady of 121st Street, directed by Phylicia Rashad, the company announced today. The student matinee performance of Paradise Blue will take place on Wednesday, May 16 at 1pm and the student matinee performances of Our Lady of 121st Street will take place on Wednesday, May 23 at 1pm and Wednesday, May 30 at 1pm. Performances will take place at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)
New York Thespians Kicks Off 10th Anniversary With An All Ages Prom FundraiserNew York Thespians Kicks Off 10th Anniversary With An All Ages Prom Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

New York Thespians presents THESPROM! A retro, drama-friendly, high-school-prom-themed, kick-ass, 70's-80's-90's, musical theatre, dance party! (more...)
Three Thespian Troupes Earn National Outstanding Impact Award For Theatre In Our Schools MonthThree Thespian Troupes Earn National Outstanding Impact Award For Theatre In Our Schools Month
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Theatre in Our Schools (TIOS) Month is a campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of theatre education and draw attention to the need for more access to quality programs for all students. While activities may take place any time, March is designated the official month for TIOS. (more...)
Celebrity Attractions And Tulsa Performing Arts Center Announce Inaugural Season Of The Eastern Oklahoma High School Musical Theatre AwardsCelebrity Attractions And Tulsa Performing Arts Center Announce Inaugural Season Of The Eastern Oklahoma High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

Celebrity Attractions in partnership with the Tulsa Performing Arts Center are excited to announce the inaugural season of the Eastern Oklahoma High School Musical Theatre Awards. Highlighting and awarding excellence in Musical Theatre, the program will launch with the new school year in August 2018. Eastern Oklahoma high schools are invited to participate by completing registration available online at CelebrityAttractions.com. (more...)
Education Round Up: New York City Theatre Companies with an Eye on Arts EducationEducation Round Up: New York City Theatre Companies with an Eye on Arts Education
by Julie Musbach - May 18, 2018

Theatre is a universally enjoyable experience, but there are always ways to enhance the impact. Theatre is entertainment, and yet it can do so much more. As the young audiences for productions grow, local companies respond with carefully curated outreach programs that give students of all ages the chance to engage in the theatre community and learn from everything it has to offer. (more...)
Monica Coronado of Carver High School Awarded Best in Show Honor for 20th Annual Wells Fargo Student Art ContestMonica Coronado of Carver High School Awarded Best in Show Honor for 20th Annual Wells Fargo Student Art Contest
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

Monica Coronado, a senior at Aldine ISD's Carver High School, was awarded "Best in Show" for her piece titled "Goddess" in the 20th Annual Wells Fargo Student Art Contest presented by Society for the Performing Arts (SPA). Coronado's award-winning piece was one of 718 entries from more than 100 schools. (more...)

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