By Angie Roberts Harris
I well remember our first trip to Manhattan, New York about five years ago. My family stayed on Times Square and we had a fantastic time seeing the sights during a walking tour of the surrounding area. Nearing the Broadway theatre district, I found myself thinking about incredible entertainers like Angela Lansbury, Judy Garland, and Carol Burnett who had all performed in the iconic theatres and been honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards.
These amazing performers spent countless hours in music, voice, and theatre lessons and many credit their mentors for their successful careers and awards. Today, your budding entertainer can also be exposed to fabulous mentors and creative instruction without having to relocate to ‘The City That Never Sleeps’!
“There’s No Business Like Show Business”
Broadway Workshop has been offered since 2007 to young people ages 9-18. Directed by Marc Tumminelli, director of Broadway Workshop New York, these five-day musical theatre camps are led by professional Broadway stars, casting directors, and agents. Theatre-loving kids at all skill levels are welcome to attend!
“With A Little Bit Of Luck”
The next Broadway Workshop Signature Camp will be held at the Calvin Gilmore Theater in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 2017. This 2200-seat, luxurious theater is complete with state of the art lighting, sound, and special effects. The theater is also home to ‘The Carolina Opry’, which boasts over 8,000 performances and has run longer than any show in Broadway history.
“Anything you can do, I can do better!”
If your kids delight in entertaining you with ‘live’ shows in your living room or sing as they go through the store, they will be interested in this once in a lifetime opportunity! Professional workshops include acting, scene work, improvisation, stage combat, choreography, Broadway dance & movement, vocal technique, television & film, and more!
“I feel pretty, oh so pretty”
Broadway professionals and local artists invest thirty hours of training, rehearsal, and team coaching time with your children. Students learn what it takes to be an entertainer and how to work as a troupe in a supportive, positive, and creative environment. The camp is a fabulous way to build self-confidence!
“Getting to Know You”
This amazing summer camp provides the opportunity to be mentored by working artists with a career in the theatre district of Broadway. These mentors understand and love the entertainment business and willingly share their talents, expertise, and experience. The students spend hours learning and rehearsing together while forging lifetime friendships.
The culmination and highlight of the week is the moment when students take center stage in a show stopper performance on the final night of camp. The memories will last a lifetime along with an increase in entertainment knowledge, self-confidence, and industry friends plus a t-shirt to prove it!
“Strike Up the Band”
Call your friends, band members, or dance team and attend as a group or sneak away on your own. Attendance is limited to sixty students so register in a quick 8 count! You never know, perhaps one day YOU will be on a walking tour of Broadway and see your child’s name appear on the marquee. Break a leg, Broadway kid!
Registration for the Broadway Workshop Signature Camp at the Calvin Gilmore Theater in Myrtle Beach begins November 1st, 2016! Log on to Group Travel Odyssey or call 888-440-5245.
Photo credit: Monica Simoes
“I thought it all was a flash in the pan. It wasn’t until Broadway came along that I felt I had really made it.” Julie Andrews