With a name like Rocktopia you know you’re in for a good time! There were so many super talented Rocktopians including Co-founders of Rocktopia, Rob Evan and Randall Craig Fleischer, Alyson Cambridge, Chloe Lowery, Tony Vincent, Kimberly Nicole, Máiréad Nesbitt, Tony Bruno, Henry Aronson, Mat Fieldes, and Alex Alexander to name a few, plus an amazing choir and orchestra, what more could you want? There is no way anyone can walk away from that show without having so much fun! My favorite part? It was my Broadway debut!
Thirty kids (all making our Broadway debuts!) gathered Sunday morning for one of the most thrilling experiences of our lives! We started the day out with a master class in rock singing with the fantastic Brandon Ethridge! Throughout the day we learned our choreography and music at a professional level pace. Then the moment came for our rehearsal on the stage of the Broadway Theatre! Chloe Lowry was a gem and an inspiration! She was so supportive of each of us! We counted down the minutes until we hit the stage again. This time in front of a live audience. Each of us was ecstatic to sing Foreigner’s “I Want To Know What Love Is” on stage with Chloe Lowery and share the wings with the other very talented vocalists. As soon as we walked on stage there was a fantastic cheer from the audience and we ended our song with a standing ovation. And just like that, it was over. I had made my Broadway debut. We returned to our seats and the energy from each of us was overwhelming. We couldn’t help but sing along and enjoy the rest of Rocktopia. Rocktopia had everyone on their feet by the end of the night!
I still can not quite put into words my thoughts and emotions from my performance in Rocktopia. I have been blessed with so many opportunities and have rehearsed on numerous Broadway stages (thanks to Camp Broadway), but this felt totally different. The exhilaration of walking out onto the Broadway Theatre stage and singing and dancing with everything I had for a full house was a feeling I will never forget! And it solidified one thing, I can’t wait to do it again! I can’t thank Camp Broadway enough for the opportunity to perform with Rocktopia and thank you to Rocktopia for making my dream come true. It was an amazing, absolutely unforgettable night! Rock on!