Summer theater program to kick off June 10


The FSCJ Artist Series will present Next Stop Broadway, a weeklong musical theater program, June 10-14 at the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts, 11901 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. Registration is open at

Next Stop Broadway is a five-day intensive for ages 10-17 that focuses on performing in the ensemble of a classic Broadway show.

Next Stop Broadway introduces kids to the world of life on stage and behind the scenes. The 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 for and understanding of musical theater.

The program consists of classes, workshops and rehearsals. This summer, cast members will explore the work of Lerner and Loewe and will perform selections from “Brigadoon” and “My Fair Lady.” Instructors 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.

This program is designed for the success of cast members with or without musical theater experience. The life lessons include respect, responsibility and working together toward a common goal. Through the rehearsal process of selections from classic musicals, the ensemble sings, dances and acts. In addition to the big musicals, the cast is divided into smaller groups where they get to engage their creativity in writing, directing, choreographing and starring in their own mini-musicals.

Lunch, snacks and a bottle of water are provided each day.

The week culminates with an “opening night” performance for family and friends on June 14.

Tuition includes two official Next Stop Broadway T-shirts and professional headshots. Half scholarships are available.

Go to to pay tuition and fill out the Next Stop Broadway application. Space is limited. For more information, email