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Former President Bill Clinton on the StudentsLive Broadway Education Programs
"Nothing will do more to open doors for our young people and prepare them for unimagined new careers."
Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton on the StudentsLive Broadway Education Programs
"Programs like these enable a new generation of audiences to make the arts a permanent part of their lives."
Peter Filichia, Theatre Critic, Newark Star Ledger and TheaterMania.com
"This was the most well-prepared and well-executed education program I have ever attended…here's a program that makes students live and breathe in a way they never did before."
Yvonne Acosta, Chief Education Outreach, The United Nations
The students performed the piece seamlessly. This program should become an integral part of all students United Nations Conference.
Marcelo Solda Student Brazil
"It was an unbelievable experience. Actually, I have no words to describe it. I went to New York, first of all, to learn about the city and Broadway itself. Adding to that, I wanted to have the opportunity to get in touch with the artists that work on Broadway. By doing that, I saw that Broadway is not all about song, dance or acting; it is about doing everything together, every time. It is about believing in your story, every second, and making it come true. One thing that can summarize is that I went to Broadway to try to learn how to make magic happen and I came back to Brazil with the feeling that the "seed of magic" is inside me. I know now that it will grow and I hope I will be there (Broadway) someday. The program is the opportunity to open your mind to something bigger than Broadway or Hollywood. It is a place where you can face the artist inside you and then let him/her shine."
Joshua Ritter, Education & Library Director, Goodspeed Musicals
It was absolutely wonderful, moving, and an incredible opportunity for the students. Clearly, you provided them with the experience of a lifetime and they did not want the program to end.
Phillip Katz (Producer of John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean)
Thanks so much for asking me to be a part of today's show. It was truly joyous. I know all too well how much work goes into these programs so congratulations to you and all your staff. I've been smiling all afternoon and after watching those kids I can clearly remember why I do what I do.
Julie Wechsler, BDB Marketing, Wicked on Broadway
The kids were absolutely fantastic, and I was so impressed with all they learned in such a short amount of time. Their passion, enthusiasm, and joy showed clearly throughout the performance. Congratulations again to the kids, and especially congratulations to you for putting this incredible program together and giving these kids an experience to carry with them the rest of their lives.
Eric Jackson, Actor, Young Frankenstein and Dreamgirls
I honestly was blown away by the amount of material the kids mastered in such a short time and the talent, dedication, and polish that I saw onstage. Absolute commitment poured from every single student which is a testimony to everyone's work both onstage and off. I hope that every student remembers this moment- the moment that they created magic together.
Chad and Sae La Seib, Actors, Mary Poppins and Wonderland
To see the passion and caring on stage was nothing less than inspirational. Congrats on a great performance. Remember to carry this passion forward into everything you do.
Stephanie Klemons, Broadway Cast Member, In The Heights
Wow! I cried though the first 5 numbers and three more times throughout the course of the show. What you put together is incredible. It reminded me of the magic of Broadway and how lucky we all are to be a part of this. More importantly what it can do for these children, how it can bring them out of their shells. You did a wonderful job. I was honored to be a guest.
Katherine Connors, Girl Scout Troop 5364, Staten Island, NY (MEMPHIS Workshop)
Of all the education programs we have attended, the Teaching Artist and Cast Members were the most interactive, and energetic. This made for a wonderful experience.
Jennifer Jones, Girl Scout Troop 204, Stanton, NJ (WICKED Workshop)
I just wanted to let you know that we had a totally amazing time. The StudentsLive Workshop was fantastic as well as Wicked! This will be a highly recommended show and program.
Rose Ann Di Gennaro, teacher at Sacred Heart High School (RENT Workshop)
We are very grateful for the opportunity to be part of such a beautiful experience - the time and attention given to young people who love theatre was outstanding!
Kim Flood, Teacher at Seaford High School (RENT Workshop)
It truly was a memorable day all around, my students had the time of their lives-and so did their teachers!
Paul Kocum, Teacher at Franklin High School (RENT Workshop)
We absolutely would return for more programs in the future. Actually, my students are already begging me to plan another trip!
Mary K. Millery, Teacher at East Hampton High School (RENT Workshop)
The workshop was wonderful! Everyone said it was fantastic! Thumbs up all the way!
Danielle Rose Tamayo, Teacher at High Tech H.S. (RENT Workshop)
First and foremost, I would just like to say that the complete workshop was exceptionally interesting, breathtaking, educational, and very worthwhile.
Susan Bouregy, Girl Scout Troop 62183, Chester, CT (Career Day on Broadway)
We had a fabulous time and I definitely will recommend this to the other scouts in our area! Many, many years ago back when I was the age of the girls I chaperoned, I did a similar trip to New York with a master class with my school drama club and it left me with a continuing love of the theatre. It was fabulous to see the similar excitement in these girls eyes.
Jack Sharkey Broadway and Theater Agent
"Without exaggeration, FROM AVENIDA VIEIRA SOUTO TO BROADWAY demonstrated the very essence of theatre both in performance and all that which contributed to its creation. From the moment the students entered the room as auditioning artists for A CHORUS LINE to the closing strains of "Good Morning Starshine", the expression on each and every face reflected the importance of the moment, much as if standing on an actual Broadway stage rather than within a tiny rehearsal space. As such, a communication was established and sustained, actor to audience, heart to heart, the audience responding in kind. The performances were beyond compare, in dialogue, lyric and choreography, the degree of difficulty one which an established professional would find daunting. What was achieved by FROM AVENIDA VIEIRA SOUTO TO BROADWAY illustrates what's possible in international outreach, the result actual, not merely a dream."
Benton Whitley Casting Director, Duncan Stewart & Co.
"StudentsLive provides its students the best the Broadway industry has to offer. From actors at the top of their game, to set designers, casting directors, etc, the program exposes its students to industry professionals giving them the opportunity to learn from the absolute best!"
Cornelius Bethea, Broadway Actor, CHICAGO
"Friday's performance was very inspiring. I've been working as a professional actor since I was 15 and over those 11 years, I have had to do frightening things. I moved away from home to graduate High School and then again for college and once more to move to NYC. Soon after, I packed my bags again to travel the globe with CHICAGO. Seeing these students perform in the music theatre capital from shows that many in the audience have or are doing was inspirational. I can't imagine the risk it is to be in a city/country for the first time and doing so with only 2 weeks of rehearsals. It put me back in touch with the kid that moved to NYC with only a dream, a degree and $500 dollars in his pocket.
Sergey Gordeev, Public Relations, Grande Prix Ballet
"I really felt the experience the Brazilian students had by watching their performance- it was the pure magic of Broadway at work. The students, coming from different walks of life, came together and immersed the beauty of theater, resulting in an artistic connection to the audience regardless of background. When you connect to the arts, it is amazing. StudentsLive is fantastic for inspiring beauty and life through the arts. Congratulations."
CK Edwards, Broadway Actor, Billy Elliot
"Personally, I get inspired when art transcends language barriers among other obstacles! My wife and I were both moved and are still reminded of the several moments we were overrun with goose bumps while in the studio. We definitely want to be at the next event and cannot wait!
Rachelle Rak, Broadway Actress, Catch Me If You Can
"After working with the students on a Broadway MasterClass the same week, seeing the amount of growth the students learned from this program only shows us that arts and theater really bring students to a better understanding of different cultures and art forms. Bravo!"