Program

Passport to Broadway Musical Theater Workshop & Performance is the ultimate Broadway Education Experience for Multinational, Non-English speaking High School Age Students. Since 2000, student participants in this Award-Winning and cutting-edge Broadway Educational Program, presented by StudentsLive™, experience Broadway and Theatre like never before.

 


2-3 Days NYC

5 Days NYC

10 Days NYC

Sample Study Guide


By working with Top-Broadway Professionals students rehearse and perform a specially composed medley of 30/40 quintessential Broadway Songs that span the entire history of musical theater in the United States. For two weeks, participants work from 9:00AM to 6:00PM, Monday – Friday, with a Broadway Choreographer, Director, and a Musical Director, and meet with specially invited Guest Professionals who can illuminate a student's understanding of their particular field of expertise in musical theater.

The thrill of performing and coming in contact with that special magic of musical theater not only helps them to better understand and appreciate Broadway Musical Theater, but also boosts their confidence and self-esteem, while encouraging their ability to express themselves personally and artistically, inspiring them to learn, speak and understand English, to become better artists and better people. It’s an incredible, life-changing experience.

Program Mission

The StudentsLive™ Passport to Broadway Program allows students;

  • the opportunity to experience, first hand, live Broadway interactive theater education programs, taught by the best, highly trained Broadway specialists, the USA has to offer.
  • to experience the intensive training of a professional, successful and highly disciplined

Broadway Artist and the myriad skills required in collaboration, interrelation, communication and human exploration.

The goals are to expand and deepen students understanding and familiarity with all areas of Broadway Theater and to enhance their studies in human behavior, culture, intention and expression. Through challenging music, dance, acting and "behind the scenes" studies physically, verbally and intuitively, we prepare them to be highly competitive in whatever career they choose to pursue as well as prepared for the best universities and opportunities our country has to offer.

Why Passport to Broadway is Different Than Other Musical Theatre Intensives and Workshops

The Passport to Broadway Program is akin to a "real" rehearsal process, from day one, with auditions, casting and rehearsals that center on a customized and  pre-designed show and materials that are modified and created specifically for each population attending, worked on months before by our Creative Team.  Other programs are more a series of "ad hoc" classes, without a specific common focus until the very end. 

Passport to Broadway can work with your school and/or organization in variable degrees of the following options:

-as a preliminary summer intensive Two-Week Program to help you better select International and Domestic applicants/students for your school/organization.
- as an ongoing development supplement in your existing curriculum and modalities.
- as a showcase for graduating students.  Broadway Professionals would be invited and have a job fair-type meet and greet afterwards.

This is a hard program and is intended to push and bring out the best in serious students as well as giving them access to the best professionals in Theatre Arts Programming and Development created by my company.  I think it is a synergistic fit with your school's serious and selective process and could be potentially branded as a unique model for your students.

Other programs have students present their own individual monologues and songs to faculty and families only at their final showcase. The students in our program work as a "cast" from day one, to perform top-level, complex original arrangements of Broadway Materials tied together by an original book, and then performed for some of the top-Broadway Professionals we have created relationships with for the past 20 years, and who are invited to attend to share feedback and offer access to meet and greet with the students.

Other programs performances help students develop materials that they either suggest or that the students may already bring on their own to the table, and then gives them individual classes to hopefully increase their skill levels, not necessarily to experience a "show process" or work as a unit or cast with a common focus together from day one. Our Director, Musical Director, Choreographer and Teaching Artists  work together in the room with the students at all times, in an effort to emphasize the very necessary Musical Theater Performance process of combined learning in all disciplines, not as easily or comprehensively accomplished by individual classes in singing, dancing and acting.

The impact of such great work is that it helps the students combine skill sets from day one, and ultimately look professional and the “best they can” in the final showcase for top-professionals. The feedback from the audience, time and again, is that they are blown away by the difficult range, scope, material and the "show" polish that those non-professional students have achieved in such a short time; ultimately very helpful for them to be recognized in this very competitive industry.

This very seasoned audience respects and rarely forgets the students’ work, and the major challenges the students have accomplished in such a short time (not just learning how to work alone to increase their own skill sets) just as they would have to do if they were cast in a Broadway Show. The program truly represents the process and results of a "professional" and less of a "student" in a monologue or scene showcase, which is the typical and normal procedure for short programs like these.

The opportunity to come to New York City and experience such an intensive immersion in such a quality program is a rare opportunity for aspiring serious musical theater students.  If marketed well with your team, it will likely be met with much positive response, as we have experienced in our efforts to do the same. The Passport to Broadway Team is also aware that costs and the economy are barriers that we all have to overcome when making choices about our future and planning/budgeting for these types of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. However, there are few programs that provide such excellent and customized access/standards that also have the experience, respect of our industry and proven track record.

Our mission, to provide international/domestic students with access to these opportunities while creating an intensive life-changing process, to prepare them for future careers and opportunities, is a once in a lifetime investment.

In-Studio Programming Notes
  • Three of the afternoons consist of Broadway “Behind the Scenes” where Guest Artists and Broadway Performers speak about their respective careers, followed by a Q&A session.
  • Two mornings consist of Broadway Vocal and Dance Workshops from a variety of Broadway Shows taught by Broadway Professionals.
Chaperoning Notes
  • Travel Company and/or School Chaperones arrive with the students and are responsible for care and well-being. We require a ratio of 1 chaperone per every 8-10 students.
  • The StudentsLive Instructors teach, manage and facilitate each of the Monday – Friday 9:00AM – 6:00PM In-Studio programs. A travel company and/or school chaperone must be present at all times.

BENEFITS

  • StudentsLive provides access to the best of Broadway training and programming.
  • The outcome of this rigorous process and challenging journey is self-discovery, defining, perfecting and mastering raw talents and most importantly, personal growth.
  • Growth comes to competitive artists and individuals in the process.
  • Maneuvering of long-term myriad skills necessary to succeed in all professions including the risky, and competitive performing arts industry.
  • Learn the best collaborative, communication, team building, improvisational, instinctual, physical, creative, psychological and human behavior skills from the most successful Theatre Artists in our country.
  • Learned support to succeed in whatever career path participants eventually decide to pursue.
  • Participants have the “guarantee” and opportunity to change and improve their individual skill base.
  • Have the experience of studying with top-masters who expect the most and motivate self-growth and self-challenges to the highest limits achievable.
  • Results are totally dependent on how participants react to, choose to proceed and are able to survive with participants new found education and discoveries. 
  • It is a uniquely individual process. 

Passport to Broadway Program
Sample Travel Itinerary

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