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CAMP BROADWAY®!

sponsored in part by The Robert F. Stoico / FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation

Camp Broadway® is a week-long day camp for theatre-loving kids ages 10-17. Activities take place Monday-Friday  from 9:00a to 5:00p, and include five days of singing, dancing, acting, master classes, a “Salute to Singin’ and Dancin’ Kids” luncheon, and a backstage tour of the theatre. The week will culminate with a Campers’ performance on stage for family and friends on Friday afternoon.

Paid registrations are limited to 90 children ages 10-17 by August 1, 2015, and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ten full scholarships for the week will be awarded in late spring to children on a non-competitive basis.

Registration and scholarship applications for next summer’s Camp Broadway program will be available online in January 2015.  For further information, please contact Cynthia Goldsmith at 401-574-3105 or cgoldsmith@ppacri.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing a performing arts program for your child is a very important decision and involves the collaboration of parent and child together. The following information is provided to help you better understand our programs and decide if this CAMP BROADWAY® Program is right for your child.

What is the camp schedule and where is it located?

Camp Broadway is a week-long day camp held annually in August. Campers meet daily at 8:45 a.m. in the outer lobby of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), 220 Weybosset Street, Providence. Groups of campers and their adult teachers or staff members then proceed to morning classes in assigned studio spaces. Lunch is provided mid-day, every day by PPAC. Afternoon classes resume in other studio spaces and conclude each day at 5:00 p.m. Parents can drop off their children any time after 8:30 a.m. and pick them up by 5:15 p.m.

How many campers will be accepted?

A total of 100 campers attend Camp Broadway. The first 90 applications received with specified deposit are accepted; 10 children are selected to attend on a scholarship through a non-competitive process.

What types of performing arts classes are offered at Camp Broadway?

The program includes instruction in voice, dance, solo and ensemble singing while learning and rehearsing dialogue, musical numbers, and dance routines for a featured musical of the week. Campers also participate in the Gypsy Showcase and work together to create an original two-minute musical number that highlights both their inventiveness and individual talents. The week culminates in a performance for family and friends on the PPAC stage Friday afternoon.

Does my child need previous experience?

There are no prerequisites to attend, but we do require sincere motivation and yearning to experience working and training as a Broadway professional. The stars of Camp Broadway can best be described as young people who have a love of the performing arts, a willingness to learn, and a desire to have a great time.

Will my child be "discovered" at Camp Broadway?

Camp Broadway does not focus on launching careers. We are dedicated to providing an environment where kids can learn the skills and commitment necessary for participating in the performing arts, but more importantly, to excel in all areas of their lives. Many of our campers do go on to work in the professional theatre, but Camp Broadway teaches young artists how to make their dream a reality, whatever that may be.

What is the tuition for Camp Broadway and what does it include?

The tuition for the week is $650. Camp Broadway offers 40 fun-filled hours of singing, dancing, master classes, and special guests. We provide lunch, juice, and healthy snacks throughout the day. Your child also receives two Camp Broadway T-shirts for class and a tour of the Providence Performing Arts Center.

What is the experience of the teaching staff?

The Camp Broadway teaching staff is a wonderful group of theatre professionals from the Broadway community. Their credits include roles in A Chorus Line; Annie Get Your Gun; Cabaret; A Christmas Carol; City of Angels; Crazy for You; 42nd Street; Kiss of The Spider Woman; The Producers; Me and My Girl; Miss Saigon; My Fair Lady; Parade; Seussical, The Musical; Tony & Tina’s Wedding; Urban Cowboy; Sunset Boulevard and many more. They have also have years of experience directing, choreographing, and teaching students at various schools, colleges, and universities across the country. Many of our staff have been with us for years and return each season to share their experience, knowledge, and love of the theatre. During lunch each day, your child will have the opportunity to talk with visiting musical theater professionals from Rhode Island and New York in the casual, relaxed atmosphere of the Stage Door Canteen at PPAC.

What should my child wear each day or bring to camp?

All campers must wear comfortable, non-restricting clothing and soft-soled shoes at all times. Dance shoes are not required, but preferred if your child already owns a pair. Please, no hard-soled shoes, jewelry or jeans. Each camper receives official Camp Broadway T-shirts to be worn in class.

What happens to my child if I can't pick him/her up by 5:15 p.m.?

Your child will never be without supervision by a member of the Camp Broadway staff. We will be happy to work with you to arrange a drop-off or pick-up schedule that accommodates your schedule. Please make sure to discuss your needs with Cynthia Goldsmith at PPAC prior to the start of camp so we can plan accordingly.

How do I register my child for Camp Broadway?

Registration applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Scholarship applications are submitted to the Camp Broadway Scholarship Selection Committee for consideration in late spring. Registration and scholarship applications will be available at PPAC’s website, www.ppacri.org in January.

How will I know if my child's application is accepted?

All applications are acknowledged within one week of receipt. If accepted, your payment will be processed at the time of acknowledgment. If not accepted, your payment will not be processed. Un-cashed checks will be returned; credit card numbers will not be processed.

What is the age range of the campers?

The campers range in age from 10 to 17 years old.

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