Hollywood Christmas Parade Callboard
November 22 – November 25

SCHEDULE

THURSDAY
NOVEMBER 22

6:00 PM
Orientation for Long Beach families

FRIDAY
NOVEMBER 23

7:15 AM
Bus call LB

9:00 AM
Parent orientation SS

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM CAST
Dance Call 1
Costume Fitting
Lunch
Dance Call 2
Costume & Makeup Workshop
Dance Call 3
Guest Workshop

5:30 PM
Sign out @ Studio School SS
Bus departs Studio School for Hilton Long Beach LB

6:30 PM
Sign out @Hilton Long Beach LB

SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 24

7:45 AM
Bus call LB

8:30 AM
Sign in SS

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CAST
Blocking & Staging 1
Lunch
Blocking & Staging 2
Costume Review
Dress Rehearsal

5:00 PM
Sign out @ Studio School SS

5:30 PM
Bus departs Studio School for Hilton Long Beach LB

6:30 PM
Sign out @Hilton Long Beach LB

SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 25

7:15 AM
Bus call LB

8:30 AM
Sign in @ Fountain & Highland SS

9:00 – 9:10 AM
Red carpet rehearsal CAST

9:30 AM
Sign out SS

Bus departs for Hilton LB LB

2:30 PM
Bus call LB

3:30 PM
Sign in & Fountain & Highland SS

5:30 PM
parade lineup

8:30 PM
Sign out SS
Bus departs Studio School for Hilton LB LB

10:00 PM
Sign out @Hilton Long Beach LB

LOCATIONS

PARTNER HOTEL

HILTON LONG BEACH

701 W Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90831

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REHEARSAL

STUDIO SCHOOL

450 S Bixel St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

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PARADE DAY PICK UP / DROP OFF

FOUNTAIN & HIGHLAND

N Highland Ave & Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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STUDIO SCHOOL PARKING AND PICK UP INSTRUCTIONS

For Orientation on Friday:

The drive-on address is at Los Angeles Center Studios, 450 S. Bixel St. Suite F-10, Los Angeles CA 90017. When you arrive be prepared to present your ID at the security booth. They will give you a parking pass and direct you where to park. Take the elevator up to the ground floor and the front desk in the lobby can direct you to Studio School.

For Pickup / Dropoff:

For Friday pickup and Saturday pick up and dropoff, be prepared to present your ID at the security booth. Let security know that you are dropping off for Studio School – Camp Broadway. They will allow you access through the turn court where you will drop your student off. There will be signs directing them to the studio. If your student needs assistance one of our staff will be around to direct OR they can check in with the security booth in the main lobby and they can direct them to the studio.

ONSITE CONTACT
Theo Lencicki

Theo Lencicki

Rehearsal Assistant

Theo Lencicki, originally from Scranton, PA, received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Dance from Penn State University. He has performed in regional theatres across the country as well as four national Broadway tours including Hairspray, A Chorus Line, Young Frankenstein and most recently West Side Story playing the role of Riff. In addition to performing, Theo has directed and choreographed at both collegiate and high school levels,  is a certified resident artist in various school districts and is a member of the faculty for the summer institute Arts Alive. He has worked on several workshops and projects with the Camp Broadway team and is excited to be back for more!

When you arrive to Los Angeles and the program has officially started on Friday, November 23, Theo Lencicki will be your onsite contact. Use the phone number below to contact Theo if you need to make the team aware of any traffic-related delays or share information with one of our staff members. This number will accept calls beginning one hour before our programming starts through one hour after activities cease for the day. As Theo will also be leading rehearsals during the day, he will return all messages during lunch and breaks.

212.575.2055

ATTIRE

REHEARSAL

Cast Members will be provided with a Camp Broadway t-shirt. Program participants are required to wear a Camp Broadway t-shirt at all rehearsals. All clothing should be comfortable and non-constricting dance-like or exercise-like clothes. Any shorts worn must at least reach mid-thigh in length. Cast Members should wear their grey tennis shoes at all rehearsals to get comfortable performing in them.

HAIRSTYLES & MAKEUP

HAIR: keeping in mind that Cast Members will be wearing hats, girl performers can wear their hair in low braids, pigtails, or a ponytail. See below for inspiration.

Boys with short hair will mostly have it concealed under their hats and can just wear it neatly. Boys with longer hair can wear it tied back in a low ponytail.

MAKEUP: Girls can wear makeup if they choose, but it is not required. If they choose to, red and pink lipstick are acceptable, as well as mascara, eyeliner, and blush. No eyeshadow.

No jewelry is permitted.

PERFORMANCE

Cast Members will be fitted with a costume sourced by professional designer, Nicole Miller. Costume pieces will be ordered according to the measurements you provide in the measurement form. Click the button below to log in and complete your child’s measurements.

On Saturday, Cast Members will be sent home with their costumes. They are required to arrive on Sunday morning for the red carpet rehearsal in their costumes, and again at the starting lineup call time.

COMPLETE MEASUREMENTS

FOOTWEAR

For the parade, participants are required to wear grey tennis shoes or sneakers with their costume with no-show socks. If you already have shoes similar to these, you are welcome to bring those. If you do need to purchase grey tennis shoes, our Costume Designer has provided some sources. You may use the below links to purchase tennis shoes in your Cast Member’s size. These shoes must be worn at all rehearsals.

Men’s Size                 Boy’s Size                        Women’s Size                Girl’s Size

REHEARSAL MATERIALS

LYRIC SHEET

In advance of your Cast Member’s arrival, we are attaching the lyric sheet for “A Christmas Song” Our creative team has asked that Cast Members take the next few days to familiarize themselves with the lyrics so we can get right to work when they arrive!

DOWNLOAD LYRICS

MUSIC TRACK

Click the player below to hear the music track to practice along with.

ACCOUNT & DEADLINES

ACCESSING YOUR ACCOUNT

To access your account on Camp Broadway’s portal with the Active Network, please log in by clicking the button below and use the email address and password you chose at the time of registration. This is where you will be required to log in, complete supplemental forms, and make payments.

LOG IN

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Measurement Form: October 31

Medical Form: November 15

COMPLETE FORMS
MEAL PLAN

A healthy lunch consisting of sandwiches, veggies, and a snack will be provided during rehearsal times. All allergies and dietary restrictions listed on your medical form have been taken into consideration. If you have not included this in your medical form, log in below.

COMPLETE MEDICAL FORMS
EXCUSED ABSENCE LETTER

For those families traveling to Los Angeles for this event, we have provided a signed letter of excused absence, if your child will be missing school.

DOWNLOAD LETTER
PRESS RELEASE

Use the button below to download the press release announcing the Camp Broadway Kids Ensemble Cast Members for the 87th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade.  You may submit the press release to your Cast Member’s schools or a local news outlet in your hometown. If you do choose to share this, and are scheduled to be featured or interviewed, please contact Kerry Dineen, Camp Broadway Community Engagement Manager at kerry@campbroadway.com or 212.575.3103. She can coordinate with you, and provide additional details on the company, b-roll, photos, etc. Plus, we’d love to share these articles on our channels!

PRESS RELEASE
MEET THE TEAM
Michelle Loucadoux-Fraser

Michelle Loucadoux-Fraser

Director/Choreographer

Michelle Loucadoux-Fraser has performed in five Broadway musicals including playing Hope Harcourt with Sutton Foster and Joel Grey in the Tony award-winning Anything Goes, originating the Broadway cast of The Little Mermaid as Adella and eventually playing the title role of Ariel, performing the role of Babette in Beauty and the Beast, originating the Broadway cast of Mary Poppins, and singing alongside Paul McCartney in Chance and Chemistry. Previous to joining Broadway, she danced professionally for New Jersey Ballet, Greensboro Ballet, Lexington Ballet, and was a trainee at the Richmond Ballet, performing roles from the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker to Balanchine’s Serenade. She studied dance at the American Ballet Theatre School in New York and Nutmeg Conservatory and vocal performance at Virginia Commonwealth University.

On screen, Michelle starred in the film Across the Universe, has appeared on television in Criminal MindsLate Night with Jimmy FallonThe View, will be seen in the upcoming film The Bounce Back, and is on the board of the Los Angeles film collective We Make Movies. In her spare time, Michelle runs marathons, takes trips to teach kids in Nairobi, Kenya, studies Krav Maga, and just published her first book entitled Making it Werk: A Dancer’s Guide to the Business of Dance.

Emma Touhey

Emma Touhey

Rehearsal AssistantR

Emma Touhey is a Los Angeles based dancer, choreographer, and educator. Originally from the East Coast, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in dance at the Studio School, where she recently earned her BFA in commercial dance. Emma has been a part of a number of music videos, such as popular boy band “Pretty Much” and artist B.P. Major, as well as many versatile concept videos for acclaimed choreographers. She has also appeared in an online web commercial for the brand “Funraise” choreographed by Christopher Scott, and was a featured dancer for Patee Sarasin in his latest “Civil War Mix” music video.

In addition to dance, Emma is a fresh and up and coming choreographer. She choreographed two musicals for Studio School, an original musical entitled, “Summer is Over” and the school’s rendition of “The Wild Party.”  Emma keeps her passion for teaching and dance education alive by being a dance department teacher for the Duarte School Districts, California School of the Arts, and resident choreographer at Middletown Dance Academy.

Emma continues to balance her dance career while choreographing, creating and contributing to the dance industry, while inspiring the next generation. 

Theo Lencicki

Theo Lencicki

Rehearsal Assistant

Theo Lencicki, originally from Scranton, PA, received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Dance from Penn State University. He has performed in regional theatres across the country as well as four national Broadway tours including Hairspray, A Chorus Line, Young Frankenstein and most recently West Side Story playing the role of Riff. In addition to performing, Theo has directed and choreographed at both collegiate and high school levels,  is a certified resident artist in various school districts and is a member of the faculty for the summer institute Arts Alive. He has worked on several workshops and projects with the Camp Broadway team and is excited to be back for more!

Anthony Zediker

Anthony Zediker

Music Director

Anthony Zediker, a native of Nashville, TN, studied music at DePaul University and University of Southern California. Wearing many hats, Zediker works as a songwriter, film composer, music director, vocal coach, and recording artist, based out of Los Angeles and Chicago. He is currently on a faculty pianist and music director at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy LA and the Colburn School.

Recent project highlights include- Musical Director of Cabaret @ The Celebration Theatre, Showtime’s Kidding (hand double for Jim Carrey) (2018), HBO’s Big Little Lies (pianist/actor in 3 episodes), NBC’s Rob Cantor: Shia LaBeouf Live (orchestra pianist), Musical Director of The Wizard of Oz @ The Westridge School for Girls (2018), cover pianist for Priscilla (2018 @the Celebration Theater), Spamilton (@the Kirk Douglas Theater), and In Trump We Trust (@the Second City LA), Associate Music Director of numerous productions @ AMDA including musicals, staged readings, and blackbox pop music shows, pit keyboardist for Beauty and the Beast @ The Orpheum Theater (2017), Into the Woods @ The Cupcake Theater, and more, Associate Music Director of Fame: The Musical @ Chicago’s Ruth Page Center of Performing Arts (2014), audition pianist for original Disney musical Crazy For the Boys, the L.A. premiere of Heathers: the Musical (2014), and more, pianist for LA Opera’s youth outreach productions of The Marriage of Figaro (2015), and Turandot (2016), orchestrator on CMT’s Nashville season 5 (1 episode), composer of original music for Our Town @ The Actor’s Co-op (2017), web series’ Basic (2018), and Actpartment (2015), iPhone videogame Hammertime (2009), and feature films Let it Bleed (2015), Better Criminal (2016), and Our Way (2016)(*audience choice award), each of which was featured in the 2017 Burbank International Film Festival.

Degrees, Studies and Affiliations: B.M, Piano Performance, DePaul University (2013) M.M, Keyboard Collaborative Arts, University of Southern California (2017)

Isaak Olson

Rehearsal Assistant

ISAAK OLSON is proud to have worked with Camp Broadway for over 7 years now! A California native and proud UC Irvine graduate, Isaak now lives and teaches in NYC.  Some of his favorite theatrical credits include: Oklahoma!, Les Miserables, Footloose, RENT, and Spring Awakening. “Thank you for your continued support of the arts & live theater!!” @isaakolson

Brighton Thomas

Brighton Thomas

Featured Player

In July 2016, Brighton Thomas won Michael Feinstein’s Songbook Academy national high school competition and was named the 2016 Great American Songbook Youth Ambassador. As Ambassador she performed across the country in Arizona, California, at 54 Below in NYC, and has performed numerous times at the Palladium in Carmel Indiana, including a performance at the Great American Songbook Hall of Fame Induction Gala honoring Dionne Warwick, Diahann Carroll and Hoagy Carmichael. Brighton was named a 2017 Southern California Spotlight Grand Prize Winner, performing at Walt Disney Concert Hall. She was also named Best Actress at the Jerry Herman Awards at the Pantages Theatre and competed in the National High School Musical Awards in New York City. Brighton is also a solo singer-songwriter/recording artist and looks forward to a career full of amazing performance opportunities.

 

Daniel Kohanbash

Daniel Kohanbash

Featured Player
TICKETS

Grandstand seating is reserved seating so you and your family will not have to stand or sit on the curbside. Grandstand seats are located on both sides of Hollywood Boulevard from the start of the parade. REMINDER: You do not need to purchase a ticket for your Cast Member, as they will be walking the parade route.

*For those families who have purchased the travel package with Gateway Tours, you will receive one ticket per passenger on your tour (not including your Cast Member). You may purchase tickets beyond that number using the link below.

BUY TICKETS
PARADE VIEWING

THE CHINESE THEATRE

From the Heart of Hollywood! Starting on Hollywood Blvd. at Orange Drive the U-shaped parade route will travel east to Vine, south on Vine St to Sunset Blvd. and west on Sunset Blvd. back to Orange Drive.

GO METRO
One of the easiest ways to get to the parade via Metro Red Line to Hollywood/Vine or Hollywood/Highland. Both stations get you directly onto the parade route.

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HOTEL PACKAGE

Guests who have taken advantage of the Hotel Accommodations & Sightseeing Package will be staying at the Hilton Long Beach.

Please CLICK HERE to access the details of your package, provided by Gateway Music Tours and Festivals. Be sure to read this document thoroughly, paying attention to the payment options, deposits and due dates, as well as cancellation and penalty dates. Remember that Gateway Music Tours & Festivals is a 3rd party vendor, and therefore subject to their policies and procedures.

GATEWAY LOG IN

Hotel Accommodations & Sightseeing Package

CLICK HERE to view the details of the hotel package.

How to register on My Gateway:

  • Go to musicfestivals.com.
  • Click on the “My Gateway Login” button.
  • At the bottom of the page click the link under “Need to sign up for a tour?”
  • Enter the Pass Phrase for your tour: CBtoHCP18

If you have questions, or require assistance, you may contact:

  • Gateway Music Festivals and Tours at 800-331-8579 to speak to a representative.
  • OR call Kerry Dineen (Camp Broadway) at 212.575.3103 or kerry@campbroadway.com.

Gateway Music Festivals & Tours Contact

For those families that have booked this package, feel free to contact Melanie throughout your stay if you have any questions regarding your booking and any related perks.

Natalie Jost 763.234.1781 Natalie.jost@musicfestivals.com
Melanie Morrisette 763.203.5288 melanie.morrisette@musicfestivals.com
Mara Morrisette 612.655.1702
CALIFORNIA FIRES UPDATE

As we approach the Hollywood Christmas Parade, we want to address any concerns about the situation in California. We will continue to follow the advisories issued by the parade and local authorities. The below notification was shared with us:

The wildfires are dissipating, and we are continually monitoring the progress as firefighters are working to contain the spread. We do want to note that any person with health or respiratory issues should plan to travel with necessary medication and/or inhalers should you feel there is a chance that air quality could potentially be bothersome to you personally.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  • When should we plan to arrive in Los Angeles?

    We recommend travelling on Thursday, November 22, 2018 which is the day prior to the first rehearsal.  We recognize this requires travel on Thanksgiving Day. To celebrate the holiday, we’ve arranged for those who have elected to purchase the Accommodation and Benefits Package, a Thanksgiving dinner with the Camp Broadway staff will be included in the experience, though you are not required to attend.

  • What are the rehearsal hours?

    The dates of rehearsal are Friday, November 23 & Saturday, November 24 with the parade performance on Sunday, November 25. 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.

  • Do I have to purchase the Accommodations and Benefits Package to Participate in the Event?

    While it is not required, you are encouraged to do so.  The hotel (to be confirmed) will be the gathering point for Cast Members.  Departure to all rehearsals and official activities will be by motor-coach provided as part of this package.  Access to a meal plan, exclusive parade viewing, admission to Universal Studios and other great benefits are only available to families participating in this package. While it is provided and managed by a third party, it’s endorsed by Camp Broadway. This is not only so we can supervise and manage your children effectively, but it’s also a great deal! In comparing pricing, we were unable to find competitive hotel-only pricing.

  • 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.

  • Will my child walk the parade route?

    Yes.  The Cast of the Camp Broadway Kids Ensemble will perform on the Hollywood Parade Red Carpet, then walk the parade route.  Camp Broadway staff who have been rehearsing with your children throughout the rehearsal week will chaperone the Cast Members throughout the event.

  • Is the parade televised?

    Yes. The parade is taped for network television and airs as a two-hour special on The CW Networkthe Hallmark Channeland the American Forces Network at a later date to be announce as a benefit for The Marine Toys For Tots Foundation.

  • Will Camp Broadway’s performance appear in the telecast?

    Camp Broadway has been selected for a planned performance on the Hollywood Parade Red Carpet for television cameras. The length of the performance is 1.5 minutes. Due to the live nature of the event, neither Camp Broadway, nor Hollywood Christmas Parade guarantees television coverage of your group in the parade.

  • 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.

  • What will Cast Members wear in the parade?

    Cast Members will be provided with a costume to wear during the parade 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. No additional clothing or outer wear may be worn over the costume.  Camp Broadway works to make sure the costume is as weather appropriate as possible allowing for additional clothing to be worn underneath. This costume will be theirs to keep. The price of the costume is included in the program fee.

  • 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 in-studio or camera rehearsals on the Red Carpet.

QUESTIONS?

Have a question about the program your child is registered for? Our Parent Coordinator, Katie Wingler will be happy to help! She can be reached Monday – Friday between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM via email at katie@campbroadway.com or via phone at 212.575.2150.