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Camp Broadway announces auditions for Macy's Parade

August 11, 2011

Camp Broadway, the award-winning theater arts education company is casting 120 performance-loving kids, ages 12-16, to perform the original number "There’s No Place Like Here" live in the 85th Anniversary Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade will be televised live nationwide and locally on KPNX on Nov. 24.

Arizona Camp Broadway parade auditions will be at 9 a.m., Aug. 27, at ASU Gammage. There is no fee to audition for this program. Auditions will be an open dance call. No specific time slots will be available, and there is no need to register for an audition. Be prepared to stay for the full time as scheduled. All participants should be prepared to learn choreography and dance. Come in appropriate attire and footwear. Auditions will occur around the country, coinciding with Camp Broadway’s national tour.

Camp Broadway under the direction of artistic director Tony Parise, has been selected to perform the original number "There’s No Place Like Here," a song featured in the 3-D animated direct-to-DVD movie “Quest for Zhu,” which will be released on Sept. 27. CAMP BROADWAY’s performance will be televised live from Herald Square, surrounding the ZhuZhu Pets float.

The kids selected for the Macys Day parade will participate in a special one-week Camp Broadway program leading up to the parade performance, including a series of Broadway workshops, classes and rehearsals to prepare participants for the nationally televised performance. 

ASU Gammage will be hosting its 13th year of Camp Broadway from June 4-8, 2012. The Camp sells out every year, so spots should be reserved early, by calling 480.965.5062. Campers work collaboratively with Broadway’s most distinguished performers, writers and designers and will have a chance to see the Tony-Award winning musical "Million Dollar Quartet" and meet the cast and crew. Camp tuition is $600 and includes the week-long training, breakfast and lunch daily and tickets to "Million Dollar Quartet."

For more information, visit , email or call 212-575-2929. For more information on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, visit or call the Macy’s Parade hotline at 212-494-4495.

About ASU Gammage

Located on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University, ASU Gammage is among the largest university-based presenters of performing arts in the world.  ASU Gammage is the home theater of the "Progressive Broadway Across America – Arizona and Beyond" series. Its mission is connecting communities by providing artistic excellence and educational outreach to the public. ASU Gammage is an historic hall designed by internationally-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright.