Yes. Camp Broadway camps and performance opportunities regularly include both returning Cast Members and newcomers.
I’ve never been to a Camp Broadway program before– is that OK?
Is an audition required?
Yes. For many of Camp Broadway’s special event programs an audition is required. We recognize not all families are accustomed with participating in or submitting video auditions. To make this as easy as possible, we’ve provided access to an online platform with instruction videos and music tracks. Each child is required to submit the song and dance content as outlined. Submission of alternate content will invalidate your submission. CLICK HERE for details.
When should we plan to arrive in New York City?
We recommend travelling the day before the first scheduled rehearsal which will be begin in the morning.
What are the rehearsal hours?
The dates of rehearsal are Saturday, April 27th through Monday, April 29th with the performance on Monday evening. The general rehearsal schedule is 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday – Monday.
Do you provide housing?
Camp Broadway and Gateway Music Festivals & Tours, the Exclusive Travel Planner to the Hollywood Christmas Parade, have arranged an Accommodations and Benefits Package exclusively for Camp Broadway families. This is at an additional cast per person travelling. However, we strongly encourage families to take advantage of the savings the package represents. (*does not include airfare or similar travel to and from Los Angeles)
Additionally, this enables us to supervise your children as a cast with the diligence and professionalism you have come to expect from Camp Broadway It is important that members of the Camp Broadway Kids Ensemble stay together in a hotel that provides us ease of transportation and oversight of the cast to and from all rehearsals and official parade events. CLICK HERE for more information.
What will Cast Members wear during rehearsals?
Your Cast Member will be given two Camp Broadway t-shirts; each Cast Member must wear a Camp Broadway t-shirt every day. Additional shirts may be purchased at the time of registration. Comfortable non-constricting clothes and the footwear Cast Members will wear in the parade performance should be worn during rehearsals. No jeans, short-shorts, flip-flops, sandals or platform shoes are allowed.
What will Cast Members wear in the concert?
Cast Members will be provided with a costume to wear during the concert with the exception of footwear, which you will be asked to provide for your Cast Member. This information will be sent to Cast Member’s families as soon as the costume design is finalized. This costume will be theirs to keep. The price of the costume is included in the program fee.
Does Camp Broadway have parade viewing opportunities?
Yes. The purchase of the Accommodations and Benefits Package includes a ticket for each traveler (except the cast member) to view the Red Carpet performance.
When will I receive a detailed schedule?
Details of the schedule for all program rehearsals and related activities will be available approximately two weeks prior to the start of the program.
Where can I find program information and updates prior to receiving the final schedule details?
Upon receiving a casting notice and confirming you are accepting the casting offer by registering your child(ren), you will receive a private link to a dedicated page on our website featuring program details and other important information. Details about travel deals and program locations, to lunch menus and costumes will be updated there for you.
Is full attendance mandatory?
Yes. For Camp Broadway’s Performance Opportunity events, there are no excused absences for any reason. Our team is skilled at rehearsing a cast of young performers with very focused use of a short rehearsal period. Therefore, all Cast Members must be present and fully participate at all times.
Does my child need to bring lunch?
No. Lunch and dinner where applicable, healthy snacks and water will be provided during rehearsal times. All Camp Broadway programs are nut free. Additionally, any medical or dietary needs will be accommodated. You may send your Cast Member with a meal if you so desire. You will have an opportunity to indicate any food allergies or dietary restrictions during the registration process.
What are the Camp Broadway Staff Qualifications?
Camp Broadway 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 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, all have credentials in professional theatre as well. All staff submit to a 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 Cast Members withdraw from the program, they will not be entitled to a refund.
Can the participants 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.
Can I get a letter from Camp Broadway describing the reason for my Cast Member’s absence from School?
Yes. CLICK HERE to download a school excuse letter.
Will parents be able to watch rehearsals?
No. Due to space and security constraints, parents are not permitted to watch rehearsals.
Do I purchase tickets to The New York Pops Spring Gala through Camp Broadway?
While Camp Broadway does not directly manage ticketing for this event, we are happy to announce The New York Pops has created an exclusive pre-sale ticketing offer for the families of Camp Broadway Cast Members. Details to be provided upon acceptance into the cast.