The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County has announced its inaugural Camp Broadway Miami in partnership with Camp Broadway, an industry leader in theater arts camps, educational programming and special events since 1995. Camp Broadway Miami, an immersive summer camp for theater-loving kids offering enriching, hands-on experience in theater, song and dance, joins New York City, Las Vegas, Atlanta and other destinations as the 11th city chosen to host this special program.
Camp Broadway Miami runs June 16-20 and is open to youngsters ages 10-17. The weeklong camp will culminate in a special finale performance on Saturday, June 21, as part of the Arsht Center’s popular free Family Fest series. Camp Broadway Miami welcomes all skill levels; no prior experience is required to enroll.
“This summer, the Arsht Center will offer South Florida children a taste of what it takes to become a Broadway star,” said John Richard, president and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center. “As part of our ongoing efforts to provide the community with signature educational programs that showcase the power of the performing arts, we’re thrilled to be the home of the first-ever Camp Broadway Miami. We cannot wait to engage young people in the magic of musical theater this summer.”
Camp Broadway Miami enables kids with an interest in the arts to develop their confidence, character and presentation skills through ensemble performance. During this program, campers will be immersed in an authentic Broadway rehearsal process that allows them to be successful regardless of experience level. Inspired by Broadway’s cherished works and steeped in its grand traditions, the camp is designed to build confidence, inspire creative expression, and instill well-being in both aspiring artists and future audiences.
Camp Broadway Miami programs are non-competitive and ensemble based. A typical session includes master classes in voice, dance and acting, Q and A sessions with industry professionals, and a backstage seminar with a production crew. In addition, campers will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform on four different performance spaces at the Adrienne Arsht Center — the very same stages that multiple theater, music and dance legends have graced — including the Center’s acclaimed John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall.
Camp attendees will receive official Camp Broadway T-shirts and a “cast of characters” headshot. Master class instructors have Broadway credits; younger instructors have national tour or other professional credits. Local music directors also will be part of the program and will have the opportunity to teach on a national level at future Camp Broadway dates.
Directors, choreographers, musical directors, acting coaches and stage crew all contribute to the instruction, providing a holistic view of Broadway production. Camp Broadway continues to build a network of national, professional theaters to encourage youth participation in the performing arts.
Camp Broadway celebrates its 19th year of operation in August. Camp Broadway Miami enrollment fee includes:
• Five days (40 hours) of instruction in singing, acting, and dancing by trained Broadway professionals;
• Master classes with visiting artists:
• Q&A sessions with area industry professionals;
• Backstage seminar with a production crew;
• Official Camp Broadway T-shirts;
• Official Cast of Characters headshot;
• Healthy lunches, snacks and water, and
• Complimentary admission to the special family finale performance.
Visit www.arshtcenter.org for up-todate information for details and schedules.