Broadway on the Elbe

Program Description


Broadway on the Elbe is an exciting and ambitious program that allows young people to gain high-quality training in the elements of musical theater.  Designed in consultation with professionals in the theatrical communities of New York and Los Angeles, Broadway on the Elbe strikes a careful balance between instruction and performance.  The program offers participants an outstanding opportunity to develop their artistic talents, it guides them in the preparation of a full-scale musical to be performed on a public stage, it allows them to meet young people from around the world with similar interests, and it introduces them to the culture, geography, and history of eastern and central Germany.  No other summer program in musical theater on the Continent offers as rich a complement of features as Broadway on the Elbe.

Yet the program does more than concern itself with the preparation and mounting of a show. Throughout the session, participants engage in workshops on topics related to musical theater but not necessarily a direct part of the preparations for performance.  Our talented staff will explain ways of assembling a repertoire for auditioning and how best to handle the audition itself.  They will draw on their talents to hold sessions on using accents (U.S. southern, Cockney, etc.), on performing in vaudeville style, on clowning, and on many other topics.  In addition, participants will choose among a wide selection of recreational and cultural activities, they will travel to points of local and regional interest, and they will tour Germany upon the conclusion of the program.

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