SOURCE: Camp Broadway

June 13, 2007 08:00 ET

CAMP BROADWAY® Announces Auditions for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®

National Casting Call for 600 Kids to Perform "Making Magic"; Music by Michael Feinstein; Lyrics by Bill Schermerhorn

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 13, 2007) - CAMP BROADWAY®, the award-winning theater company that creates special Broadway-themed events, experiences and educational programs for children, teens and families, proudly announces that for the third consecutive year it will perform in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®. Once again, hundreds of talented young performers from across the country will have the opportunity to perform a special number written especially for them on the national telecast. This year, the Parade's performance number is "Making Magic," written by renowned composer Michael Feinstein, with lyrics by Bill Schermerhorn, Macy's Creative Director and professional choreography by John Dietrich.

CAMP BROADWAY, under the direction of Artistic Director Tony Parise, is currently seeking 600 energetic, bright performers, ages 10-16 years old, to participate in a special one-week program leading up to the performance in the 81st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, live from Herald Square. This specially crafted program, featuring a series of Broadway workshops, classes and rehearsals, includes:

--  Broadway dance workshops
--  Commemorative t-shirt, CD recording of 
    original song and Macy's Parade Pin
--  Cast Party
--  Herald Square camera blocking rehearsal
--  Costume fitting & Parade Costume
--  Nationally televised parade performance
Auditions will be held in cities nationwide as follows. Additional dates to be announced soon.
Arizona State University                    Tempe, Arizona
                                            Saturday June 16th    10:00AM

Florida Community College at Jacksonville   Jacksonville, Florida
                                            Sunday June 17th      12:00PM

Ripley Grier Studios                        New York City
Studio 16 T - Audition Room                 Saturday July 7th     10:00AM
Studio 16 U - Holding Room

Shea's Performing Arts Center               Buffalo, New York
                                            Saturday July 14th    10:00AM

The Music Hall                              Detroit, Michigan
                                            Saturday July 28th    10:00AM

New Dance Group                             New York City
Studio 4 - Holding Room                     Saturday August 4th   10:00AM
Studio 5 - Audition Room

Fox Theatre                                 Atlanta, Georgia
                                            Saturday August 4th   10:00AM

Broward Performing Arts Center              Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
                                            Saturday August 11th  10:00AM

Providence Performing Arts Center           Providence, Rhode Island
                                            Saturday August 18th  10:00AM

Theatre Under The Stars                     Houston, Texas
                                            Saturday August 18th  10:00AM
Those auditioning should bring a completed application and be prepared to learn a short dance routine. To download the application, visit

Those unable to attend the auditions may submit a videotape with a completed application form for consideration by Camp Broadway's Artistic Director. All videotapes submissions must include a short dance routine and a 1-minute song. Videotapes must arrive at the Camp Broadway office by September 1, 2007 (no exceptions).

If accepted, the program fee is $695 per participant, not including travel or housing.

For more information, plus additional audition dates and cities, contact CAMP BROADWAY at: or call 212-575-2929.

CAMP BROADWAY® provides life-long learning through theatre-related special events, youth activities, educational programming, professional development and corporate training, as well as its published study guide series, StageNotes®. The company serves as a vital link between Broadway's many theatrical productions, estates and libraries to families, schools and social organizations. Now in its 12th year, CAMP BROADWAY has enabled over 200,000 school children to attend a Broadway show through its educational programs and has hosted over 6,000 theatre-loving kids from every state and over 40 countries at its annual national summer camp programs. CAMP BROADWAY has been featured on the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade telecast since 1993.

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