New York Pops 36th Anniversary Gala
Saturday, April 27 – Monday, April 29



Sign in: 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Location: Pearl Studios NYC

500 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor – Studio 301

Sign out: 5:00 pm

Location: Pearl Studios NYC

500 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor – Studio 301


Sign in: 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Location: Pearl Studios NYC

500 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor – Studio 309

Sign out: 4:00 pm

Location: Pearl Studios NYC

500 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor – Studio 309


Sign in: 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Location: Metropolitan Tower Urban Plaza (135 W 56 St. between. 6th & 7thAvenues)

Sign out: immediately following performance

Location: Metropolitan Tower Urban Plaza



Pearl Studios NYC  500 8th Avenue  New York, NY 10018




Sign-in and sign-out will take place in the courtyard of Metropolitan Urban Plaza located at 135 West 56th Street between 6th and 7th avenues.




The performance will take place at Carnegie Hall, located at 881 7th Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets.


Dale Semler

Dale Semler

Your onsite contact from Saturday, April 27 – Monday, April 29 will be Dale Semler.  If you need to contact the Camp Broadway Staff or your child during rehearsal hours please use this phone number, and Dale will be able to assist you.




Cast Members will be provided with 2 Camp Broadway t-shirts. 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. You may choose sneakers or soft-soled dance shoes for footwear.


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.



Each participant is required to bring the following performance footwear.

Participants have been divided into 3 groups based on the first letter of last names.  Each group is assigned a specific shoe style/color that corresponds with their costume.  Please follow the link below of your child’s group.  You will be provided examples – you may purchase similar shoes from alternative sources.  Please do not deviate from the assigned shoe color.

NY GROUP: Girls with last names A – D and ALL Boys. Description: Red, converse style high-tops EXAMPLE – Amazon

POPS GROUP: Girls with last names E – M. Description: White knee-high lace up sneakers EXAMPLE 1 – Amazon EXAMPLE 2 – EBAY

GALA GROUP: Girls with last names N – Z. Description: Black knee-high lace up sneakers EXAMPLE 1 – Amazon EXAMPLE 2 – EBAY



Use the link below to access the lyric sheet to “Raise You Up”.  The creative staff has asked that cast members use next few days leading up to the event to become familiar with the lyrics.


Katy Cocovinis

Katy Cocovinis

Katy Cocovinis is a professional teaching artist, entrepreneur and the mom of a working child actor. Katy holds a B.F.A. in Acting from Texas Tech University and attended CCNY’s Graduate Program in Educational Theatre before founding New York All Stars, where she leads performing arts programs and trains aspiring young performers pursuing professional opportunities. Katy has produced several works in New York City including an annual festival of New Musicals, industry invited cabarets and the New York Fringe Festival award winning production, keepingabreast by Jackie Rosenfeld. Katy was also a producing member of the 2011 revival of Godspell on Broadway.  She has worked with agents and casting directors from around the country as a producer, educator and parent. 

You’re invited to an exclusive Parent Workshop, “The Business of the Biz”.

So, you know your child has what it takes, and you are ready to take their performance opportunities to the next level, but where to start? Do we need an agent? How do we find auditions? How do I know if an opportunity is legitimate? This workshop will cover everything you need to know to help your child start a performance career. We will cover the performance side like training and preparing materials; as well as the logistics, like finding a management team, auditions, child labor laws and unions. Most importantly, you will receive the tools needed to design the best professional performance plan for your child to succeed in “the biz”.

Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Location: Pearl Studios 500 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10018
Studio: 315
Price: $30

Limited space available. Log into your Active account to register today. Select the “Parent Workshop, The Business of the Biz” session option.



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.



Measurement Form: February 1, 2019

Medical Form: March 30, 2019


A healthy lunch consisting of sandwiches, fruit, and a snack will be provided each day. 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.


Use the link below to download a signed excused absence letter.


Cindy Thole

Cindy Thole

Director / Choreographer

Cindy Thole is a veteran of the Broadway stage, working with theatre legends; Agnes DeMille, Twyla Tharp, Susan Stroman, Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, Ernie Flatt, and Mike Ockrent.  Broadway performance credits include: Me and My Girl, Singin’ in the Rain, 42nd Street, My Fair Lady, Nick & Nora, Meet Me in St. Louis, and A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden. National tour: 42nd Street, Oklahoma!, and Sugar Babies and the movie version of The Producers. Direction/Choreography credits include: Theater Under the Stars, Reagle Music Theater, Theatreworks USA, Two Beans Productions, Allenberry Playhouse, Mill Mountain Theatre, City College, Penn State University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, City Center Education programming, and Camp Broadway. Currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Musical Theater at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Cynthia also teaches in the dance department at Montclair State University. Cindy is a member of Actors Equity, SAG, and SDC and holds a B.A. in Dance from Butler University.

Christine Riley

Christine Riley

Music Director

Christine Riley – Recent New York City credits include: Music Director/Arranger/Orchestrator for A Moment in Time with Stewart Lane, Music Director/Arranger for The Quiet Clock, Director and Music Director for EDGES and SHOUT! The Mod Musical (Marymount Manhattan College), as well as Musical Director for Sweet Charity with Jeff Shade, Rags with Barbara Siman-Strouse, Triumph of Love with Kevin Connell (Marymount Manhattan College), and 21st Century Noel Coward with Larry Fuller (Lincoln Center and the York Theatre). Other NYC credits include: My Vaudeville Man (The York Theatre), Gemini The Musical (The Acorn), Flight of the Lawnchair Man(37 Arts), Seesaw (The Connelly Theatre), and Count to Ten (Theatre at St. Clements). National Tour: Thoroughly Modern Millie. She has also served as the Music Director for numerous NYC cabaret shows as well as regional and university productions for the Prather Family of Theatres, Arizona State University, Cornell University, Casino Rama, and Fallsview Casino among others. Christine also arranged and conducted a new musical, Caterina’s Son, in Florence, Italy. She is a member of the Theatre faculty at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City and maintains a private vocal coaching studio. BM – Ithaca College / MM – Arizona State University.

Anna Raful

Anna Raful

Featured Player

Anna Raful has grown from one of Camp Broadway’s teaching assistants to a featured teaching artist for our signature camp in New York City and on tour. Anna graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Musical Theatre, and spends her time appearing in shows in throughout New York, New Jersey and in Ogunquit, ME. Her most recent roles include: Sonia in Godspell, Sister Hubert in Nunsense, Peppermint Patty in Snoopy and Anne Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank.

Joshua Holden

Joshua Holden

Featured Player

Joshua Holden an award-winning international puppeteer, actor, and joy-maker based in Brooklyn, was named one of “20 Theatre workers You hold Know” by American Theatre Magazine. He was on the Broadway national tour of AVENUE Q, the Lead Puppeteer in Peter Pan 360 (ThreeSixty Entertainment), and garnered an Arts Impulse award  as well as an IRNE nomination for “Best Actor In a Musical” as Bill Snibson in Me & My Girl (Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston). He worked with international artist Banksy on his controversial piece Sirens of the Lambs. His one-man show, The Joshua Show, was awarded “Best Performance” and was voted “Audience Favorite” at the 2013 Puppeteers of America’s National Festival. The Joshua Show inspires audiences to be themselves and help make the world a better place through kindness and love. A proud Massachusetts native and an alumnus of the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, he earned a B.F.A. in Acting from The Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University. @OhOhMyGoshua

Diego Rios

Diego Rios

Featured Player

Diego Rios Originally from Mexico City, Diego is a proud graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in NYC. He’s currently a principal soloist for AIDA Cruise Lines. Credits include Jesus Christ Superstar Mexican Tour (Jesus), Cyrano de Bergerac (D’artagnan, Mexico City). Off-Broadway: Godspell (Judas). Regional: Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Civil WarWest Side StoryMan of La Mancha.


Exclusive Camp Broadway Pre-sale Offer

The New York Pops Annual Birthday Gala Performance Tickets

The New York Pops is happy to introduce an exclusive presale offer available only to Camp Broadway families. Families of The Camp Broadway Kids will have access to tickets in guaranteed locations prior to the public sale date of Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Here’s how it works:

November 1, 2018 – January 1, 2019:

Using the pricing chart provided, families of the cast of The Camp Broadway Kids may purchase tickets in guaranteed locations

January 2 – 8, 2019

Purchases are still available in the price categories as indicated.  However, as of January 2 the sale of tickets opens to donors and patrons of The New York Pops, ending exclusive access for Camp Broadway families.

January 9, 2019

Purchases are still available in the price categories as indicated.  However, as of January 9 the sale of tickets opens to the general public and guaranteed seating locations will no longer be reserved exclusively for Camp Broadway.

To purchase tickets, you may:

1. Mail in this TICKETING FORM to:

The New York Pops, Attn: Jason Smoller

333 West 52nd Street, Suite 900

New York, NY 10019-6238

2. Email this TICKETING FORM to:

3. Call Jason Smoller at The New York Pops office at:

(212) 765-7677

Please note – Camp Broadway does not have access to tickets, nor does the company hold a group of tickets.  The only way to secure tickets is to contact The New York Pops following one of the steps above.  We advise you to do this as soon as possible, as tickets sell out quickly.

Cast Members do not need a ticket, as they will remain backstage with Camp Broadway staff for the duration of the concert. If you choose to attend the Gala Dinner after the concert, you will need to purchase a separate ticket for you and your Cast Member.  These can also be purchased through The New York Pops.


Camp Broadway has partnered with the Courtyard Marriott to offer families a hotel room at a discounted rate during their stay.

Courtyard New York Manhattan/Times Square West

(Limited Quantities available)

1 King: 269 USD  per night
2 Queen: 309 USD  per night – no longer available

Check-in date: 4/26/19
Check-out date: 4/30/19
Last day for discounted rate: 3/26/19

  • What are the rehearsal hours?

    The dates of rehearsal are Saturday, April 27th through Monday, April 29th with the performance on Monday evening.  Saturday rehearsal is from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.  Sunday rehearsal is from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.  Monday drop-off time is TBD and will be updated when those details are available.

  • Do you provide housing?

    Housing is not provided or arranged by Camp Broadway.

  • 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 sneakers or soft-soled dance shoes will be worn during rehearsal. No jeans, short-shorts, flip-flops, sandals or platform shoes are allowed.

  • 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 The Callboard, a dedicated page on our website featuring program details and other important information. Information regarding program details and costumes will be regularly updated.

  • 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 will have an opportunity to indicate any food allergies or dietary restrictions during the registration process. You may send your Cast Member with a meal if you so desire.

  • 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 Line Producers, 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?

    Self-sign out is an option on rehearsal days ONLY for participants ages 13 and older.  All Cast Members MUST be signed out by an authorized adult at the conclusion of the Monday performance – no exceptions.

  • 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.


Have a question about a Camp Broadway program? Jerri Anna Phenix, our Admissions & Parent Services Manager, will be happy to help! She can be reached via email at or via phone at 212.575.3103.