Yes. Any child between the age of 12-16 can submit an audition video to be considered for a position in Camp Broadway’s Kids Ensemble for one or more special events; prior performance experience is not a requirement to audition. All completed video audition submissions will be reviewed by Camp Broadway’s management and/or creative team and evaluated based on the specific requirements for each performance event(s) being cast.
My child has not performed in Camp Broadway’s Kids Ensemble, can he/she participate?
What is the Camp Broadway Kids Ensemble?
The Camp Broadway Kids Ensemble is an assembled group of young singers and/or dancers who have been selected through an online audition process specifically for an appearance at a live entertainment event. Camp Broadway gives the performers the opportunity to appear in a professionally produced musical theatre number created for the occasion.
Where does The Camp Broadway’s Kids Ensemble perform?
Camp Broadway is often invited to participate in live events—mostly at iconic venues in New York City such as Carnegie Hall, Radio City, and Madison Square Garden. In addition, we may also be featured in special performances presented outside of New York. We are currently casting the Radio City Sounds of Christmas event. Other events may be announced.
What is the audition process?
Camp Broadway has posted an audition notice for our 2019-2020 season on Get Accept’d. It includes instructions on producing a 1-minute video that features 2 sections; a vocal excerpt and a dance/movement section set to the music of “Magic to Do” from the musical Pippin. All the materials needed to prepare for and produce the audition video are provided. Submit the final video audition as directed. Submissions using any other content will not be reviewed.
What are the criteria for being cast?
First and foremost, Camp Broadway endeavors to cast talented children who are excited to perform as part of a theatre ensemble. While prior experience is not a prerequisite, we look for good voice and movement, an ability to follow direction, and stage presence.
Do we have to submit a separate audition for every performance opportunity?
No. A completed video audition is valid for up to 2-years. This means that any audition video submitted in 2021 will expire in 2023, or on the child’s 18th birthday, whichever is earlier. We understand the process of auditioning is time-consuming and has costs associated with it. However, because children at this age change quickly as does their skill level, Camp Broadway’s team wants to ensure we have as much accurate information to consider as possible. Camp Broadway reserves the right to limit the number of special events that a child can participate in over a 3-year period.
When is the family notified if the child is cast?
Deadlines varies. Depending on the timing and number of events each year. Casting is conducted on a rolling basis. This means the Camp Broadway team reviews video submissions as they are completed, and invitations will be sent upon completion of these reviews. However, the team may choose to offer invitations later. All notification is generally complete 4 weeks prior to the date of the event.
What does participation in The Camp Broadway Kids Ensemble include?
Program package varies depending on the type of event and its rehearsal needs. Each generally includes; approved music and/or scripts, training from Broadway professionals in voice and movement, costume and/or accessories, supervised transportation to the venue, water, and healthy lunches and snacks. CLICK HERE for a current list of events and their program details.
What are the professional qualifications of the Kids Ensemble teaching staff?
Like all Camp Broadway programs, The Kids Ensemble is rehearsed by Broadway professionals selected for their expertise in training young artists. The staff goes through a rigorous interview and training process. Directors, Choreographers and Musical Directors must have Broadway and/or national tour credits. Featured Players must have professional credits and Assistant Stage Managers are college age performers or recent graduates working towards a professional performing career. Our administrative staff, including on-site Company Managers, also have credentials working for professional theatre. Camp Broadway staff submit to an annual background check and are CPR/First Aid certified.
What is your cancellation policy?
Performance opportunities are non-refundable. If a session is cancelled by Camp Broadway, the full fee will be refunded. If a cast member withdraws from the program, they will not be entitled to a refund.
What role does the family play in the event?
Camp Broadway requires all ensemble members to be accompanied by a parent or guardian during non-rehearsal hours. Cast members are required to attend all rehearsals. There are no excused absences for any reason. Children should come to rehearsal rested and prepared as instructed. Cast members must be signed out of rehearsal by an authorized adult at a location we will designate. Camp Broadway does not provide off-hour supervision for minors outside the performance event.
Can the Cast Members leave the premises on his or her own, or must a parent or guardian be present?
There will be no self-sign-out option available for this event. All Cast Members must be signed out by an authorized adult at a location we will designate.
Does Camp Broadway provide housing?
No. Camp Broadway does have alliances with several hotels that may provide a special offer on accommodations. If this is the case, information will be provided to registered families.
If you have additional questions about The Camp Broadway Kids Ensemble, please contact Barb Domue at 212.575.6403 or firstname.lastname@example.org