Come sing along the Broadway!
Broadway’s theatrical performances date back as far as 1750, when actors/managers Walter Murray and Thomas Kean established a resident theater company on Nassau Street. They presented Shakespeare plays and ballad operas, which served as the start of the theater in New York City. Today, Broadway performances are presented in 40 professional theaters with 500 or more seats in each. Meet this tour’s thespian guide at the TKTS ticket booth in Times Square to begin a behind-the-scenes look at the theater industry. Learn about the history of Broadway and hear some fascinating stories about the performances and stars that have graced its stages. Stop at One Shubert Alley, Broadway’s oldest and most exclusive gift store. There’s Sardi’s restaurant, the toast of Broadway for more than 90 years. Check out the caricatures of showbiz celebs on the walls of this legendary Times Square Continental eatery. Walk down 42nd Street, home to many a Broadway theater.
SOME MORE OPTIONAL WORKSHOPS:
1. Let’s Get Technical : 60 minutes
A Broadway stage manager or set designer discusses the technical execution of a director’s vision and the collaborative process of lighting and designing a set for production
2. Make Up: 60 minutes
The world of theater and film is constantly changing with new technology. Makeup is also changing – with high definition and new inventive lighting in the theater, the actor’s face has become more specific. The roar of the greasepaint is much more defined. A professional form of theater or film will demonstrate one or more student’s new ways to apply makeup. Past instructors have been on the show of Saturday night live
3. Stage Combat – 90 minutes
One of our most thrilling workshops. Designed to give you tools on collaboration and safety. You will be guided by a highly experienced professional on the skills of choreographing a fight. Students are on their feet, simulating different techniques in combat. A behind the scenes approach in taking care of an actor’s preparation in a physical confrontation on stage or in film.
Students should wear comfortable clothes that they can move in.
OPTIONAL TOUR EXTENSION CAN BE SET TO WASHINGTON & NIAGARA FALLS
India – New Jersey
Arrival New Jersey and transfer to hotel, Rest of the day free for taking in the Jet Lag, Indian Dinner.
Sightseeing of Statue of Liberty in them morning. In the evening we visit the Broadway for a small 30 minutes workshop and a Broadway show
Workshop- 30 minutes
Before your group arrives to your show, a professional actor will greet you and speak with your group for approximately 20 minutes. It is a welcome, a thank you for coming, and a sharing of information; an introduction to Broadway, a personal sharing of their experiences and a little behind the scenes preparation for the show you’ll be seeing, Show: Evening watch a Broadway show.
Sightseeing of Empire state building in the morning, Morning workshop
Workshop on Wanted: Experienced actor – 60 minutes
A casting director discusses being seen, how to market the working actor, and what it takes to get the job. Topics have included headshots and resumes. Past teachers include Robert Knoll [Casting director of over 50 films and HBO’s The Sopranos], Kim Moarefi – The Cosby Show and Barry Moss of many Broadway Shows and television work. If students have headshots and/or resumes they’re welcome to bring them. Afternoon workshop and a Broadway show
Workshop on Meet the Artist – 60 minutes
Meet some of Broadways most gifted artists in an intimate setting, where you’ll hear the experiences of a professional actor, director, choreographer, casting director or agent. The artist will discuss the challenges of the business, backstage anecdotes and career choices. Past participants have included Tony Award winners like Joanna Gleason, Karen Ziemba, Frank Woods, Bebe Neuwirth Show: Watch a Broadway show.
Half day guided city tour in the morning, Afternoon is for a workshop and a Broadway show
WORKSHOP on Quick Wits – 90 minutes
This introduction to the art of improvisation uses topical issues to build tools in flexibility, concentration, and spontaneity, while strengthening confidence and encouraging a sense of frolic, fun and humour, Evening Broadway show.
After breakfast Workshop
Workshop on Theater Games- 60 minutes
In a playful and fun environment, participants are encouraged to explore spontaneity, impulse, freedom, imagination and creativity [All vital components to good acting] with acting exercises and theater games often used in professional rehearsals. After Lunch another work shop
Workshop on Enter Acting – 90 minutes
This workshop in building trust in one’s talent, finding the truth of the moment and developing the whole actor utilizes an actor’s greatest gift, the imagination. Various exercises are carefully crafted to meet the needs of the acting student. Past teachers include Broadway veterans, Julia Gibson and Frank Wood, both of whom hold M.F.A’s from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. It is suggested students prepare a one minute contemporary monologue from a full length play [not from the internet]. Due to time constraints, not all monologues will be heard. Evening is for shopping on Times Square.
New York – India
Take flight back to India
Reach India by morning. Holiday Concludes.
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