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The Passport to Broadway Program offers international students a chance to experience, first hand, the best live, Broadway interactive theater education programs, taught by the best, highly trained Broadway specialists, our country has to offer. It allows these young students 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 Broadway. 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.

1a. Do you track your students’ progress and success after they leave the workshop?

Each of our students has the opportunity to showcase their skills for Broadway Casting Directors. Two of our top- Casting Directors that take part are Duncan Stewart and Benton Whitley from Duncan Stewart and Company.

During the Final Performance, Top-Broadway Professionals and Actors see the students perform and give feedback following the show. The Broadway shows and professions affiliated with the audience include:

Costuming Designers – Producers - Set Designers - Casting Directors
Actors Agents – Performers – Choreographers - Musicians

From shows including:
Phantom, Chicago, Rock of Ages, Shrek, Tarzan, Memphis, How to Succeed, Priscilla, The Book of Mormon, Scottsboro Boys, A Chorus Line, Catch Me If You Can, Fela!, Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, Anything Goes, Wicked, and more.

Additionally, as Artistic Director for StudentsLive, Amy Weinstein has had an expansive career in teaching and some of my students have gone onto acclaimed Broadway and television careers including: Christopher Jackson, MaDonna Grimes, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

Many of the students are pursuing careers where they are in touch with the people they have met through our program. Some of our students that took part in the Brazil Program have been cast in Rio and San Paulo productions of Fame, Les Miserables and other Broadway-style international productions. They have sent thanks to us for allowing them to grow as actors and gain important theatre arts experience through our program. StudentsLive remains in touch with them regularly to track their progress and to help try and find agents and casting directors for when they come to New York City- especially if they are coming to accomplish their goal of performing on Broadway based on their own hard work, perseverance and a strong pursuit of their careers and goals.

1b. College Opportunities in Partnership with City University of New York Brooklyn College

We are pleased to be continuing our relationship with City University of New York and the Brooklyn College Summer Preparatory Center. Passport to Broadway's Artistic Director Amy Weinstein will lead a program she uniquely designed for pre-college high school students and BA/BFA/MA/MFA college students interested in pursuing an intensively focused musical theater concentration. We are excited to continue the work we have done with CUNY and Brooklyn College these past three years, under the astute leadership of the Dean of the School of Visual Media and Performing Arts, to create higher education opportunities for students participating in our programs around the globe, intersecting our immersive professional programming with degree pursuits and careers in the arts. Through this partnership, we are hoping to provide more opportunities in continuing and higher education for our Passport to Broadway students and StudentsLive participants.

2. How will StudentsLive cast roles? Will all participants play one role?

The First Day consists of Mock Broadway Auditions, Casting and Preview of the Final Broadway Musical Performance. Each person will have a specific role in the performance with materials that include customized scripts, study guides and vocal tracks to learn the music from. Each student plays either one lead role throughout the piece, or various different ensemble parts. Participants will go through a Broadway-style audition process where they will sing, dance and act with material from the show they will be performing. The Musical Director, Choreographer and Director will make decisions as to which part they will receive based on their skill levels.

3. Accommodations and Transportation In New York

The hotel/hostel information is not confirmed until travel arrangements are being made. Many groups do stay in the Times Square area, or in New Jersey depending upon budget, transportation and other factors. We can provide you a connection to our Travel Partners and Hostelling International- New York Partner that can help set up these packages upon request (See End For More Hosteling Information).

4. If our group flies directly to New York, who will meet them at the airport (JFK/LGA/EWR)?

This would again be a part of the Travel Partner package. However, StudentsLive is more than happy to have one of its' team members meet your group as well.

5. Is this the first group or have projects like this been completed in a past?

StudentsLive grew into one of the world's most significant theater education programs engaging groups from Brazil, Guatemala, South Korea, Italy, China and Japan and more. After 19 years of growth, it now boasts partnerships with virtually every single hit Broadway show, endorsements from America's political, cultural, and artistic leaders, alliances with foreign governments and arts education programs, along with a proven track record of financial sustainability. Most importantly, tens of thousands of young people across the globe have been touched by StudentsLive programs- the ultimate measure of success.

6. What dancing/acting/vocal skills must participants have?

We select schools in the following skill levels: beginning, intermediate and advanced. Each organization that we work with helps us determine what levels their students have experience in. From there, we modify our base-curriculum to meet each individual group's level.

Example: Our Students from Brazil were Intermediate to Advanced. Our Students from South Korea were Beginning. All students are ultimately challenged to go beyond their existing skill levels in singing, acting, dancing and English language within the performance and program.

7. What documents will be distributed at the end of the project?

Students receive a Broadway certificate of completion, a report card evaluation from the teachers, and a farewell celebration lunch or dinner with the creative team.

8. How will/has this project be reported in media? (TV, Press, Internet)StudentsLive has many media sources.

Our programs have also been covered and written about in national and local print and electronic media by The New York Times, The Jane Pauley Show, Court TV, Variety, The Daily News, The New York Post, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, UPN, and NY1, as well as on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube.

If you have any questions, or would like more information on any of the above mentioned programs, please check out our Facebook Page: StudentsLive Passport to Broadway Global Musical Theater Education Company (User Name @SLBroadway Education Company), Instagram: PassporttoBroadwayWorldwide, Twitter: @PassportToBway, Website: www.PassportToBroadway.com

9. Will any official video/film/photo be taken of the Final Performance?

StudentsLive does film the performance for both archival and further promotion purposes. We also give a complimentary copy to the organization for their own use and distribution. Pictures can also be taken by our staff or a professional photographer for an additional fee.

10. What Financial/Requirements/Registration/Etc. Information will be provided?

StudentsLive has an Official Contract that outlines the partnership agreement between our company and each organization. This includes: financial deposit and balance timelines as well as registration requirements and mutually contractual obligations.

11. What types of Chaperones/Leaders are needed?  Who will plan trips/activities/etc.?

StudentsLive is open to the possibility of creating an exclusive contract with each of our partner countries, depending upon the commitment each country makes to our program. Generally the school, organization or chaperones travel with the students and help organize it locally. If you need a tourist agency from our end, rather than locally, we are happy to provide reference, although they will only be responsible for the travel and accommodations portion of the students' trip. We always need a point-person in each country to manage the program requirements from top to bottom.

12. Do participants need some kind of speaking advisor/translator in NYC?

The organization from each country usually brings a translator or StudentsLive can provide at an additional cost. Our company tries to limit the use of the translators in an effort for the students to learn the show fully in English and speak English with the team as much as possible while in New York. StudentsLive also uses a variety of universal musical theater body/hand and physical, dance and acting language teaching techniques to help the students without English language proficiency

13. At which theatre will the students perform?

Pearl Studios- Rehearsal Studios
(Subject To Availability)
519 8th Avenue between 35th and 36th Streets
(Or a Broadway Rehearsal Studio Within Walking Distance To Times Square)
http://www.pearlstudiosnyc.com/ 

Final Performance Location:
(Subject to Availability)


Manhattan Movement and Arts Center (MMAC)
(248 W. 60th Street between West End and Amsterdam Avenues)
http://www.manhattanmovement.com/

 

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New World Stages
(340 W. 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues)
www.newworldstages.com

14. Our group wants to see a show- how do we get a Group Discount?

This depends on the Broadway performances that you would like to see. The prices of tickets are not included in the StudentsLive Program Package. However, we can assist with reserving Broadway Show Tickets at a Group Discount for your group. Many shows have minimum numbers that need to be met for this type of ticket price (between 10 and 20 people). Please go to www.studentslive.net/shows for all Broadway show listings.

15. Where Can My Group Stay?

COME PLAY AND STAY AT OUR "PARTNER'S PLACE"

Home may be far from New York, but let our partner give you all the comforts and help you meet new friends! StudentsLive is excited to announce a new partnership with Hostelling International NY (HINY)!

HI-New York is Manhattan's premier hostel and the biggest in North America - located in a landmark building on the Upper West Side-just one block from Broadway and a main subway line, and only minutes from glorious Central Park. StudentsLive, in partnership with HI-New York, has created a Passport to Broadway Package with rooms as low as $40 per night.

HI-New York
891 Amsterdam Ave., New York NY, 10025-4403
(Between 103rd and 104th Streets)

Metro - New York Subway - Take Uptown #1 to 103rd St & Broadway
Bus - Port Authority Bus Terminal, Times Square - Take Uptown M104 bus from Broadway & 42 St to Broadway & corner 103rd street

Standards and Benefits

The Passport to Broadway Program offers international students a chance to experience, first hand, the best live, Broadway interactive theater education programs, taught by the best, highly trained Broadway specialists, our country has to offer.  It allows these students 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 Broadway. 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.

Participants receive the Highest-Quality Broadway Standard Curriculum Experience and Immersion in a Customized American Musical Theater Intensive for approximately 80 to 90 hours of study culminating in a showcase for Top-Broadway Professionals. 

The Passport to Broadway Program offers is renowned for partnering with Top-Broadway Professionals both teaching and attending the Final Performance Showcase in an effort to allow global students to learn, network and be seen and mentored by the most talented, successful and influential VIP's in the Broadway industry in partnership with the most challenging Broadway Curriculum Custom Designed by SL Award Winning Broadway Education Company.

  • 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 new found education and discoveries. 
  • It is a uniquely individual process. 


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Brooklyn College



Schomburg Center NYPL



Fundacion Piaz – Guatemala



Wicked on Broadway



StudentsLive Broadway Education Programs



Hostelling International

Girl Scouts of the USA

Shanghai Community International School

Djarum Foundation

Video Presentation

 Passionate World Radio



To listen to Lillian Caudwell's Interview with StudentsLive and Passport to Broadway's Founder/CEO/Artistic Director Regarding International Musical Theatre Intensives:

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