A Summer Intensive for Theatre Lovers Ages 10-17

Returning to PPAC this summer
July 18-22, 2022


Next Stop BROADWAY® transports participants to the “Golden Age of Broadway,” to join the ensemble of a classic musical. A five-day, rigorous immersion into the theatre, the cast will learn the music and choreography of iconic chorus numbers, this year from the catalogue of George & Ira Gershwin. The week culminates in experiencing the thrill of Opening Night held on Friday from 4-6 PM for families and friends.


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!


Next Stop BROADWAY® is designed for the success of cast members with or without prior musical theater experience. No auditions are required. To respond to this casting call, registrants must be aged 10-17 on Monday, July 18, 2022. The program runs July 18-July 22, 2022. Cast members must arrive between 8:30 and 8:50 AM and the program concludes at 5 PM (7 PM on Friday) daily. Cast members may purchase our meal plan or bring their own lunch. Participation in Next Stop BROADWAY also includes a cast member reunion at a show during PPAC’s upcoming 2022-23 Broadway season.


100 students join the cast annually. Registration is first-come, first-served and may be secured by a registration fee of $565 or by submitting a need-based scholarship application. We offer a reduced registration fee of $525 for families registering more than one student; email nsb@ppacri.org for family discount payment instructions. As of June 6, 2022, registration becomes non-refundable. Prior to registering, please take a moment to review our COVID-related protocols. Thank you.


We are grateful for the generous support of The Robert F. Stoico / FIRST FED Charitable Foundation and PPAC’s Annual Fund Donors.

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



Where YOU create magic on stage!

Check out the closing number from
the 2019 Next Stop Broadway "Opening Night" performance!

Next Stop Broadway 2021 from Cody Peixoto Productions on Vimeo.


The talented cast of
Next Stop BROADWAY® 2021

Next Stop Broadway - 2019