2012-13 BTL YOUTH AMBASSADOR: “ONE OF THE GREATEST HIGHLIGHTS OF MY SENIOR YEAR.” Applications For 2013-14 Program Due July 13

June 3, 2013

Do you know a high school student interested in theatre?  If so, encourage them to apply to become a Bernadette A. Eichler Youth Ambassador! Broadway Theatre League is once again choosing two students from each of the area school districts who will be given 2013-14 Broadway Theatre League season tickets.  This season’s shows include:

• We Will Rock You, October 11 &12, 2013;
• Memphis, January 21 & 22, 2014;
• The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, February 12 &13, 2014;
• Peter and the Starcatcher, March 4 & 5, 2014;
• Bring It On, The Musical, March 25 & 26, 2014; and
• Million Dollar Quartet, June 3 & 4, 2014.

In exchange for the season subscription, students are required to post their thoughts about each show on Facebook and/or Twitter and submit a short critique of each show to Broadway Theatre League.  Some critiques will be posted on the BTL blog.

The goal of the program is to engage area teens and encourage their interest in theatre. The students’ interests can be in any area including acting, producing, management, choreography, lighting, sound, costume or set design. 

What did last year’s Youth Ambassadors have to say about the program?

“I never thought, going into my senior year, that I would have hands on experience with such amazing Broadway shows,” said Andres Garcia, a senior at Clinton High School. “I learned throughout this experience how magical theatre can actually be. These amazing actors are able to take you out of your daily lives for two hours and bring you into this magical world where basically anything is possible,” he continued.

“What started out as merely attending shows at the Stanley Theater turned into attending GREAT shows with a dynamic group of new friends,” said Lauren Holt, a senior at the Town of Webb High School. “The shows are of Broadway quality and each one left us feeling a little different than we did before.  Whether it was the concept of loyalty in West Side Story, or the determination that burst through the seams of Rock of Ages, the performances were captivating,” she added.

Student Eligibility

• Student must be a junior or senior in high school for the 2013-14 school year.

• Student must have the ability to attend and provide his/her own transportation to the opening night of all (6) season shows.

• Student must reside within an eligible school district: http://www.broadwayutica.com/docs/eligible-high-schools

• Student must have a Facebook and/or Twitter account and be willing to submit their comments through social media.

Application Materials

• Student must have a teacher recommendation.

• Student will be required to submit a short essay explaining why they would like to become a Youth Ambassador, including any experience they’ve had that may pertain to theatre or the purpose of the program.

Applications to become a part of the program are due Monday, July 13. For more information about the Youth Ambassador’s Program, call Broadway Theatre League at (315) 724-7196 or email application materials to: Erika@broadwayutica.com.

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