September 27, 2012

Do you know a high school student interested in theatre; encourage them to apply to become a Broadway Theatre League (BTL) Youth Ambassador! BTL is choosing two students from each of the area school districts who will be given 2012-13 Broadway Theatre League season tickets.  This season’s shows include:

• West Side Story, November 7 & 8
• A Chorus Line, January 8 & 9
• The Addams Family, February 12 & 13
• Rock of Ages, April 16 & 17
• Catch Me If You Can, June 4 and 5

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 website or will be submitted to the local media.

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. 

Student Eligibility

• Student must be a junior or senior in high school for the 2012-13 school year.
• Student must have the ability to attend and provide his/her own transportation to the opening night of all five season shows.
• Student must have a Facebook and/or Twitter account and be willing to submit their comments through social media within 12 hours of viewing the performance. Note: Students will be placed in “tweet seats” and will be encouraged to post their comments about the show during the performance or intermission.

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, October 15. For more information about the Youth Ambassador Program, call Broadway Theatre League at (315) 724-7196 or email application materials to:

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