Hello From the Pit Orchestra!

Hey there. Yes, you, up there on the stage. No, bit lower. Not the auditorium. Below the footlights. Ah yes. Hello. It’s the pit orchestra speaking. I understand if we’ve never spoken before. Vaguely threatening entities who came in late to rehearsals, sitting in the corner to not talk to anyone who wasn’t also dressed […]

How To See Shows on a Student Budget

By Catherine Buckland It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in want of a theatre ticket needs to be in possession of a great fortune. When you were a kid, this meant the only time you got to travel the Great White Way was when Auntie Rosemary bought you two tickets for your […]

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Tomorrow Comes: Dallas Theater Company’s Showstopping Les Miz

By Brenna Corporal Who doesn’t love Les Miserables? Seriously. Since I first watched my school’s production from the year before I entered, I think I have seen at least 10 different productions/versions of Les Miz, several of them multiple times, such as the movie and the 25th Anniversary concert, and even the current Broadway revival […]

Your Audition Starts Now

By Meagan Donovan I’ve been doing theater since I was eight years old, which means this year will be my ninth consecutive year performing. Until last year I only did the shows that the schools I have attended put on. In September of 2013 I decided at the last minute to audition for Peter Pan […]

Being In The Chorus Is Completely Underrated

By Catherine Buckland If I were to  say I was the star of every show I’ve ever been in, it wouldn’t so much be an exaggeration as an out and out lie. When I was eleven, I was cast as a rock in my school’s production of Macbeth. (Please, at this point, appreciate the fact […]


Swings – Broadway’s Superheros

By Brenna Broadway is known for its many iconic divas, its 8-shows-a-week schedule and its show-stopping leading men. But there is another vital member of a production: the swing! Usually a show has between five to ten swings, who are standbys for multiple tracks. But how exactly do they work? How often are they at […]


Interview with Chris McCarrell – Broadway’s Joly

Camp Broadway recently got a hold of one of Broadway’s barricaders, Chris McCarrell, who plays Joly in 2014 revival of Les Miserables. We got to talk to him about backstage fun and how he came to be on the Great White Way. What was your defining moment where you decided you wanted to act?  I […]


Tony Award Nomination Reaction

On the morning of Tuesday, April 29th, Jonathan Groff and Lucy Liu announced the nominations for the 68th Annual Tony Awards. There were a lot of surprises and deserving nominations, but that said, here’s my reaction to the announcement this year. Best Musical nominations went to Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Aladdin, After Midnight, and […]


King of New York Part 1 – Broadway Shows

This is the first part of my five-part blog for Camp Broadway about my recent trip to New York City. Since I have so much to talk about (and I will surely ramble), I decided to split these blog up into sections. This week is the topic most theatre students talk about when going to […]

Wait…WHO’S Been In Les Miserables?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the worldwide phenomenon, Les Miserables is coming to Broadway in the spring. In fact, you may even know if you’re hiding under that rock. The point is, this show is one of the biggest shows coming to Broadway this spring, and we bloggers at Camp […]

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