“You have put a spark of passion for theatre back into this 53 year old man. Your warmth, generosity and contagious excitement helped me enjoy the weekend even more.”
Broadway weekends was the experience of a lifetime. This special opportunity exceeded my expectations. I knew it was going to be fun, but I guess I didn’t realize how much I would learn, or how much I would love getting to know the instructors and fellow students. It was such a unique chance to meet fellow theater lovers from across the country; we shared a true bonding experience. Regarding the staff, I can’t say enough about their quality - both in professional and personal terms. Their experience, breadth of knowledge, teaching skills and genuine interest in us was powerful. I could see and feel the joy and passion they have for what they do, and to just be in the presence of that was magical. I call Broadway Weekends a bucket list item that I never knew existed; can’t say I have completely checked it off, though, because I plan on coming back to Broadway Weekends again and again!
For actors, their very selves are their instrument - a rich melange of lyric, soul, emotionality and physicality. From witnessing this, I learned more about how to realize a more authentic self. As we all come from very different professions, few of us cross paths with actors in our everyday lives. As such, they are larger-than-life, in part by design. It was such a delight to get a glimpse of them as people, to see that they are as ‘normal (or not)’ and goofy as the rest of us.
“Broadway Weekends was an incredible experience. I really felt our teachers cared about us and wanted us to reach our potential...I would do it again in a heartbeat and will be sharing with all of my theater friends!”
Broadway Weekends was an amazing experience for those who are passionate about theatre or just want to give it a try! It was exciting to work with professionals in the Broadway community and I think anyone - no matter what background or experience - will leave having sweat it out, made new friends and learned more about themselves through the art of musical theatre.
“Wow! What a weekend!!! I learned so much, had tons of fun, made new friends, and I’m beyond exhausted (the good kind of exhausted)!
Broadway Weekends was the perfect solution for musical theatre kid’s that are all grown up! I got to sing and dance and act and make friends, just like I used to at summer camp! Taking class, especially with Broadway professionals, was a dream come true! My inner kid is still jumping up and down with glee! On the practical side, as a theatre educator, it was excellent to get insight into being a student again. My teacher “bag” is full again with new ideas to challenge and inspire my students. I wish we could afford to do the extended Broadway Weekend class - one day was simply not enough! Thank you so much for this opportunity (that I truly thought was gone with my youth)!