A Summer Intensive for Theatre Lovers
Ages 10-17


Summer 2024 dates to be announced in December. Please email nsb@ppacri.org to be added to our notification list. Thank you!


Next Stop BROADWAY® transports participants to the “Golden Age of Broadway” for a rigorous, five-day immersion into musical theatre. The cast learns the music and choreography of iconic chorus numbers from the catalogue of a selected composer each year. The week culminates in experiencing the thrill of an Opening Night performance held on Friday from 5-7 PM for families and friends. Note that the 2023 finale performances are available for viewing at the end of this page.
Through workshops, classes, and rehearsals, the cast will tap their creativity, build their skills, and cultivate their passion all in the context of collaborating and fostering friendships with their fellow cast members -- right here on the stage of PPAC, one of the nation’s foremost and storied independent theaters! All participants are part of the ensemble: there are no lead roles. Cast members work in four age-based groups and the final performance includes numbers involving individual groups, pairs of groups, and the whole cast.

Next Stop is a full-day program. Cast members arrive by 8:45 AM, and the program ends at 5 PM daily (7 PM on Friday). As an intensive, cast members are engaged in learning and rehearsing material for 90% or more of the program. All needed supplies and materials are provided, as well as lunch and snacks. There is a Zoom orientation for parents and guardians a week or two before the program.

Next Stop BROADWAY® is designed for the success of cast members with or without prior musical theater experience. No auditions are required. Given the intensive nature of the program, sincere interest in singing, acting, dancing, and/or performing is strongly recommended.




Registration opens on or about February 1 annually. For new cast members, the registration fee is $565 for one child or $525 each if registering more than one child. Returning cast registration is $525. Families also have the option of applying for Financial Aid or securing a spot with a $100 deposit with the balance due June 1.


We are grateful for the generous support of The Robert F. Stoico / FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation, Jill and Larry Goldstein, and PPAC’s Annual Fund Donors and for the commitment of PPAC’s Board of Directors and its Community Outreach Committee to this and other outreach and engagement initiatives.


For more information about Next Stop BROADWAY, please contact Ricky Gresh at nsb@ppacri.org or 401-574-3105.



Where YOU create magic on stage!

Check out the 2023 Next Stop Broadway performances!

Week 1

Week 2


The magical cast and staff of
Next Stop BROADWAY® 2023