A Summer Intensive for Theatre Lovers
Ages 10-17


Returning to PPAC this summer
July 15-19 & July 22-26, 2024


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 final 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.




Registrants must be aged 10-17 on the first day of the program and may register for one or both weeks. 80-100 students join the cast of each week.

If you are considering both weeks, please note that the cast learns the same material both weeks. Cast members who join both weeks will have the option to return to the same group to delve more deeply OR to be assigned to a different group to experience some new choreography and lyrics.

Registration is first-come, first-served and may be secured by any one of the following:


Register One Child ($565)

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Register Two or More Children (Family Rate of $525)

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$100 Deposit / Balance Due June 1, 2023

Call the Box Office at 401-421-2787

Apply for Financial Aid

In English
En Español


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, with additional financial aid support from the O’Donnell and Anonymous Families, 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