Broadway Kids in the County is a new theatre company that works primarily with children ages 18 and under, but we also offer the occasional musical that also features adults.
The musicals that we produce highlight children of all ages and the young at heart, and we will work hard to find each child's strength!
Theatre is something that not all County kids have access to on a regular basis, and we work hard to fill that gap. When learning a musical, our actors will learn how to read music, dance steps, acting, theatre terms, and also learn important life skills that will also carry over to their school work, such as: improving their memorization skills, their ability to focus on something other then an electronic device for a few hours at a time, they will also gain self confidence that will stay with them throughout their life.
Not to mention the memories and friendships they will make with children from other towns and different ages than them that will last a lifetime!
If your child just doesn't fit in doing sports, maybe this is where they will feel at home and will finally be able to blossom into the wonderful little people they are destined to be!
WHAT WE OFFER
We strive to offer a wide range of theatre events. We feel it is important for our actors to experience and be exposed to different types of shows and not always just do the same thing over and over.
Currently we offer three series of events:
Mainstage Musicals - These are our BIG musicals, we aim to produce two to three in a season right now and would love to offer more per season as we grow as a company. These musicals can also be opened for high schoolers and adults too! These sessions are typically 8 to 10 week sessions. So far we have produced: Giants in the Sky, Kooky Christmas, Shrek the Musical and Elf Junior. are $100 per session. There are sibling / family discounts available, as well as a payment plan that works best for you.
A Little Taste of Broadway Revue - These are smaller shows that are designed to help our actors get more comfortable on the stage. These shows typically play to smaller audiences, sot there’s little stage freight. Each Revue has a theme and songs from different Broadway musicals that fit the theme will be chosen for each actor. We rehearse twice a week for the full month, which only gives us six two hour rehearsals so it’s a speedy process, which is great for making the actors pick new songs up fast. We do about four of these in a year. The past themes we’ve done are: Overused Musical Theatre Songs, Songs to Inspire, Showstoppers! and Tony Winning Musicals. These are $15 per session.
After School Theatre Program - These are 6 to 8 week programs for school aged actors. These run twice a week that end in a public showcase that are open to the public. We offer a variety of programs for the kids to enjoy. In the past we offered a Comedy Writing class and a Carol Burnett Show where the kids watched a variety of sketches and picked which ones they wanted to perform! These are $30 per session.
In the future, we are always looking for more ways to expand and to offer more of a variety to our actors. We would love to offer improvisation for actors of all ages, which can not only help them on stage, but offstage too. We would also love to produce straight plays (no singing or dancing) for the actors in the community who want to focus more on their acting and may not be a strong singer. We are also hoping to down the road offer a Masterclass series where we will bring professionals from New York City to teach an hour long intensive, or an all day class on their craft. The more we grow, the more series and events we will be able to offer in a season!