Before Broadway Frequently Asked Questions

Before Broadway

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m not an alumnus of Camp Broadway – is that OK?

Yes. There is no requirement to have attended the company’s program as a child or teenager.

Do I have to audition for this event?

Yes. Before Broadway is designed for up-and-coming performers to participate in a weekend of intensive training.

When is the deadline to submit my online audition for this event?

The deadline to submit online video auditions is December 1, 2017.

What are the prerequisites to participate in this event?

Auditionees should have successfully completed high school and are currently enrolled or have completed a formal musical theatre training program with the intention and goal to have a career as a professional performer.  This event is not intended for those with a casual interest in performing or as secondary to another career path.

Is daily, full attendance mandatory?

Yes. As this is a professional rehearsal process and showcase performance, there are no excused absences.

What is the capacity of Before Broadway?

Before Broadway is limited 15 ensemble members.

What is the rehearsal and performance schedule?

Rehearsals will be scheduled approximately 9:00 am – 5:00 pm January 26 – 28, 2018.  The showcase performance at 54 Below will have a curtain time of 7:30 pm.

If cast, when will I receive a detailed schedule?

Details of the schedule for Saturday and Sunday will be provided via email no later two weeks prior to the start of the program.

How will I stay updated on rehearsal and other details of the event?

Before Broadway has a private, dedicated page on our website featuring program details and other important information. A link to this page titled ‘The Callboard’ functions to update you on details specific to the event and will be provided to you in your confirmation email. Details about travel deals and program locations etc., can be found here.

 What are the Before Broadway Staff Qualifications?

All staff members go 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 Our administrative staff, including on-site Line Producers, all have credentials in professional theatre as well.

What is your cancellation policy?

Due to the nature of this program, the fee is non-refundable if the ensemble member withdraws. If a session is cancelled by Camp Broadway, the full fee will be refunded.

Where do rehearsals for Before Broadway take place?

Please note the Camp Broadway administrative offices are not housed in any of these locations. Rehearsals will take place at:

  • Pearl Studios located on the 12th floor of 500 8th Avenue
Do you provide housing?

No. Neither travel nor accommodations are included in the fee for this event. However, we do have partnerships with area hotels. Check your program’s Callboard for any special offers that may be available during your program.

Do I need to bring lunch?

No. Lunch, healthy snacks and plenty of water will be provided. Any medical or dietary needs will be accommodated. You will have an opportunity to indicate this on the registration form.

What should I wear at rehearsals

Comfortable non-constricting clothes should be worn for rehearsal. Jeans are not permitted. No street clothing or bare legs, please. Clothing should be comfortable and easy to move in, but not too loose-fitting.

Do I need dance shoes?

Footwear you typically wear for theater rehearsals is appropriate. No flip-flops, sandals or platform shoes are permitted. We suggest that ensemble members wear the same shoes to rehearsal that they will wear during the performance (requirements will be available on the Callboard.

What should I wear for the showcase performance?

Ensemble members will be asked to bring simple costume pieces to wear in the showcase. These are items you will likely already own such as knee-length black dress for the ladies and black dress pants and button-down shirt for the gentlemen. This information will also be available on the Callboard with example photos and suggested items to purchase should you not own appropriate attire.

How do I purchase tickets to the showcase at 54 Below?

Camp Broadway does not directly manage ticketing for this event, family and friends wishing to purchase tickets may do so directly through the box office at 54 Below.

I have a specific question. Who can I talk to?

You can reach Kathy Campbell, Talent Liaison at 212.575.2150 or .