Most theater aficionados can recall with delight their first theater experience. On Thursday, Jan. 24, Broadway’s Palace Theatre will be filled with over 2,500 New York City public school students, many of whom will be seeing their first Broadway performances. Inside Broadway, a leading arts education not-for-profit, is partnering with the Broadway revival of “Annie” to offer two free “Creating the Magic” events to local children.
The young students will be given a behind-the-scenes look at a Broadway production and learn about the career opportunities in the theater. As part of the program, these youngsters will meet members of the “Annie” cast and crew through lighting and sound demonstrations, as well as enjoy performances from the cast and a Q&A session.
“We are so very excited to kick off 2013 with one of our most cherished events for New York City students,” said Inside Broadway’s Executive Director Michael Presser in a statement. “And we couldn’t be happier to be partnering with the new revival of ‘Annie,’ which is a perfect fit for these incredible programs as we reach a new generation of theatergoers.”
Since 1982, Inside Broadway has impacted the lives of nearly one million New York City public school students with its one-of-a-kind programs that aim to enrich and educate new generations of theatergoers and foster lifelong participation in the arts.