For more than 60 local students hoping to make it big on Broadway, next week marks the culmination of all their hard work as participants in The Broadway Artists Intensive at the Kravis Center. They will be spending hours practicing their singing and dancing in order to put on a showcase performance for their family and friends on Friday, July 24. On Thursday, July 23, the students will be treated to a very special guest faculty member – Tara Rubin, an acclaimed Broadway casting director, will conduct a casting workshop and review a rehearsal of the students’ showcase performance.

WHO: Tara Rubin, owner of Tara Rubin Casting, and her firm have cast the Tony-winning Broadway productions of Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys,Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and Aladdin, to name a few.

WHY: The Broadway Artists Intensive at the Kravis Center is a one-of-a-kind program in our community, allowing selected performing arts students the rare opportunity to train with some of Broadway’s most celebrated names. Several local students have been cast in Broadway productions as a result of their participation in The Broadway Artists Intensive, most recently Casey Butler, who is now starring as George inFinding Neverland.

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