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Musical Theatre Students Workshop Broadway-Bound Production

musical-theater-workshop-140Musical theatre faculty and students partnered this week with a creative team from New York City to conduct a fully staged, fully choreographed workshop of a new Broadway-bound musical called “Chasing Rainbows.”

“Chasing Rainbows” celebrates the early years of Judy Garland culminating in her being cast in “The Wizard of Oz.”  The workshop process is when a show’s producers test out and tweak how a show is booked, scored, choreographed and cast, prior to an attempt at a Broadway run.

Musical Theatre Program Coordinator Nancy Allen said, “Belmont is very excited to have been invited to do this because usually producers use only New York equity actors or top tier musical theater programs. This will hopefully be the first of many such collaborations.”

A staged reading of the show was held May 22 at the end of the 10-day workshop in the campus’ Troutt Theater.

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