Radio City Sounds of Christmas Callboard
Saturday, December 8, 2018

SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8

IMPORTANT VIEWING REMINDERS

8:45 – 9:15 AM
Sign in

9:45 AM – 5:00 PM
A Cappella Warm Up
Vocal Rehearsal
Put-together
Costumes & Makeup

5:00 PM
Travel to Radio City Music Hall

5:30 – 7:00 PM
Vocal Warm Up in holding room

6:30 PM
Families arrive / house opens

7:10 PM
Sounds of Christmas – The Camp Broadway Kids Ensemble

7:30 PM
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular

9:15 PM
Sign Out

Radio City Sounds of Christmas serves as the opening to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and is designed to entertain audiences before the show begins. This pre-show performance will begin at approximately 7:10 PM. The Radio City team encourages families to arrive when the house opens, one hour prior to curtain (6:30 PM). Be sure to arrive AND take your seat well before 7:10 PM, as the ushers will be seating over 5,000 audience members, and lines do form.

LOCATIONS

REHEARSAL

PEARL STUDIOS

500 8th Avenue, 4th floor
New York, NY 10018
(click photo for map)

PERFORMANCE

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL

1260 6th Ave
New York, NY 10020
(click photo for map)

SIGN OUT

FOUNTAIN (RIGHT SIDE)

1251 6th Ave
New York, NY 10020
(click photo for map)

ATTIRE

REHEARSAL

Cast Members are not required to wear a specific uniform at rehearsal. Clothing should be comfortable and non-constricting dance-like or exercise-like clothes.  You may choose sneakers or soft-soled dance shoes for footwear.

PERFORMANCE

For the Radio City Sounds of Christmas performance, participants are asked to wear a black base outfit that must include a black turtleneck for both boys and girls. Costume accessories will be provided to all Cast Members. Style concepts as well as links of suggestions to purchase these items are listed below. As always, if your Cast Member has similar pieces at home, they are encouraged to bring those.

WHAT TO BRING

Once Cast Members sign in, they will remain under the supervision of Camp Broadway staff members through the conclusion of the performance. This includes transferring from Pearl Studios to Radio City Music Hall. Therefore, Cast Members should arrive at sign in with all components of their costume with them. They will change at Pearl Studios before departing for Radio City. We encourage you to pack lightly and should have a small bag to carry their rehearsal clothes to Radio City.

GIRLS

Girls may wear a black knee-length A-line or pencil skirt. They must wear black tights and black character shoes with a 2-inch heel or lower.

Black turtlenecks
Women’s sizes     Girl’s sizes

Skirts
Women’s A-Line     Girl’s A-Line     Women’s Pencil     Girl’s Pencil

Tights
Women’s sizes     Girl’s sizes

Character shoes
Women’s & Girl’s sizes

BOYS

Boys may wear black dress pants with black dress shoes and black socks.

Black turtlenecks
Men’s sizes     Boy’s sizes

Pants
Men’s Pants     Boy’s Pants

Shoes
Men’s sizes     Boy’s sizes

HAIRSTYLES 

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.

REHEARSAL MATERIALS

In advance of your Cast Member’s arrival, we are attaching the lyric sheet for Camp Broadway’s holiday medley. Our creative team has asked that Cast Members take the next few weeks to familiarize themselves with the lyrics so we can get right to work when they arrive! The music track directly below is the full track with all parts combined.

Each Cast Member has been assigned a group based on their vocal range. Your group assignment was communicated in an email from Katie Wingler. If you cannot locate your group assignment, email Katie at katie@campbroadway.com. Cast Members should practice their track using the lyric sheet above and the vocal track corresponding to your assignment below.

MEET THE TEAM
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.

Kristin Eley

Kristin Eley

Music Director

Kristin Eley is a music director, teacher, performer, and songwriter from Orlando, Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida’s Burnett Honors College with a degree in music education, and taught public school music for three years before moving to the Big Apple to pursue performance and directing. She most recently music directed the United Nations International School junior production of Singin’ In the Rain, and is also on staff with the New York Pops Teaching Program. Other credits include Honeydipped Apocalypse Girls (Kraine Theater), Aristocats, Punslingers: A Wordplay Musical (co-composer), Cinderella, Dumpster Cats, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Monteverdi’s 1610 Verpers (featured soloist with the Orlando Philharmonic). Kristin is a proud founding member of the all-female choral group, Helena Collective.

Vanessa Spica

Vanessa Spica

Rehearsal Assistant

Vanessa is an actor, singer, teaching artist, and voice teacher born and raised in NY. She has performed in new works, readings, and concerts with Prospect Theatre Company, The National Arts Club, The Second Act Series at 54 Below, Astoria Performing Arts Center, New York City Children’s Theatre, and Rockwood Music Hall. Regional: Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown), The Diary of Anne Frank (Anne). She is thrilled to be a part of the Camp Broadway team! For more information visit http://www.vanessaspica.com

Diego Rios

Diego Rios

Rehearsal Assistant

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.

ACCOUNT & DEADLINES

ACCESSING YOUR ACCOUNT

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

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IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Medical Form: November 15

COMPLETE FORMS
MEAL PLAN

Lunch will be catered by Fresh & Co. Healthy 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.

COMPLETE MEDICAL FORMS
LETTER OF EXCUSED ABSENCE

For those families traveling to New York City 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 Radio City Sounds of Christmas.  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!

DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE
TICKETS

Families can purchase tickets to the 7:30 PM performance by clicking the button below. REMINDER: You do not need to purchase a ticket for your Cast Member, as their ticket is included.

Enter the code BROADWAY when prompted to unlock the special pricing.

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HOTEL OFFER

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 for
1 King: 329 USD  per night
2 Queen: 359 USD  per night

Start date: 12/7/18
End date: 12/9/18
Last day to book: 11/16/18

BOOK HOTEL
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  • What are the hours of Radio City Sounds of Christmas?

    Rehearsal and the performance will all take place on Saturday, December 8. Rehearsal in New York City will begin at approximately 8:30 AM. Location to be announced. Attendance at this rehearsal is mandatory for Cast Members. The program concludes at the end of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

  • Do you provide housing?

    Each Camp Broadway program has a 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 your family’s time with Camp Broadway and will be provided to you in your confirmation email. Details about travel deals and program locations, to lunch menus and costumes will be updated there for you.

  • What will Cast Members wear for the performance?

    Cast Members will be provided with costume accessories to wear during the performance. You will be provided with a description of clothing pieces to be worn in performance including footwear. 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.

  • 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 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 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.

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.