A Look Behind the Curtain…

Rodman for Kids and Broadway In Boston are partnering with the Springfield Conservatory of the Arts to give inner city high school students a behind the scenes look at everything that goes into creating a Broadway musical and touring it around the country as part of the Innovation Career Pathways and Work-Based Learning Program! This course will take place over the course of 9 weeks.

A select group of 25 Music Production and Advances Vocals students were chosen to participate in this course because they all wish to pursue the arts in a professional capacity post-graduation. Each week, students will have conversations with industry professionals covering a range of topics like “how does a show get from Broadway to the road” and “how do you successfully market a touring engagement across the country.” Each guest will discuss their own background and how they arrived in their current position, what that current role entails on a day-to-day basis and how it is specifically related to Disney’s Frozen, to show students that they too can work in the arts professionally, regardless of their background. The finale of the course (the last two weeks) will be set in Boston to see a performance of Disney’s Frozen (with tickets underwritten by Rodman for Kids), preset before the performance, a Q&A with select Frozen cast members, and small group work sessions with sound, wardrobe, hair, makeup, and props staff. 

This workplace learning course presented by Broadway In Boston and Rodman for Kids will provide a “life changing opportunity” for inner city youth who dream of working in the arts but have not seen a clear path for how to get there.

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