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Photo by Member Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo

Photo by Member Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo


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4/20/2023 2:29:14 PM Member News


Jacksonville, Fla. The FSCJ Artist Series is proud to present NEXT STOP BROADWAY ® This week long musical theatre program will take place June 12-16, 2023 at the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts. Registration is now open at fscjartistseries.org

NEXT STOP BROADWAY® is unique among the vast amount of theatre programs available for musical theatre loving youth. It is a five-day intensive for ages 10-17 that focuses on being in the ensemble of a classic Broadway show! Participation in the program requires no previous experience.

NEXT STOP BROADWAY® introduces kids to the world of life on-stage and behind the scenes. Our teaching staff of theater professionals offers each cast member the opportunity to expand his or her creative talents, build self-esteem, learn the art of collaboration and gain a fuller respect and understanding of musical theater.

The week-long musical theatre program consists of classes, workshops, and rehearsals and focuses on the "Golden Age of Broadway". The staff of Broadway professionals will teach songs and choreography from classic Broadway productions, and replicate the process of putting on an authentic Broadway show at the same break-neck speed as a real Broadway show. NEXT STOP BROADWAY® is a fun-filled week of activities designed to teach kids about the serious business of live theater. NEXT STOP BROADWAY® is directed by Tony Parise. Mr. Parise began his professional theatrical career as a performer at the age of 10 in a production of OLIVER! with Sid Caesar. He appeared in the first National tour of A CHORUS LINE, and was on Broadway in 42ND STREET, ME AND MY GIRL, and CITY OF ANGELS.

On the other side of the footlights, Mr. Parise has directed and/or choreographed HELLO, DOLLY starring Madeline Kahn, WHERE'S CHARLEY? starring Jo Sullivan and Emily Loesser, MAME, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, THE MUSIC MAN, CRAZY FOR YOU, DAMES AT SEA, ON THE 20TH CENTURY, FUNNY GIRL, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, OLIVER, CINDERELLA, SOUTH PACIFIC, and National companies of ANYTHING GOES, GREASE!, 42ND STREET and ME AND MY GIRL.

Mr. Parise has directed other events such as the MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE and taught master classes throughout this country and abroad.

If you would like to speak with Tony Parise, or any one of the multi-talented staff members with professional credits about their extensive experience and NEXT STOP BROADWAY, they are available for Zoom interviews prior to the program. For press inquiries please contact Shelley Henley at shelley.henley@fscjartistseries.org, (904) 387-8938 or (904) 699-2656.
Registration is now open for summer 2023. Go to fscjartistseries.org to pay tuition and fill out the Next Stop Broadway application upon paying tuition. Space is limited, so don’t wait!

Scholarships are available. Please contact nextstopbroadway@fscjartistseries.org for more information.