January 16, 2014

Broadway Theatre League of Utica today announced the creation of a new arts and education program called Students On Broadway. The program will be officially kicked-off next week with the show Memphis, which will be performed in Utica on January 21-23. In addition to having the opportunity to view the show, schools also received a comprehensive Memphis educational packet designed to help teachers in various subject areas, such as Social Studies, English, and Theatre Arts, incorporate a lesson about 1950s America into their existing curriculum. 

Students from 26 schools in Oneida and Herkimer Counties were offered the opportunity to see a matinee performance of Memphis on January 23 for only $5 per student. By attending a performance with their classmates, students are experiencing the power of arts education which opens minds, hearts and doors to their unlimited human potential. By offering a $5 price tag, we believe we are removing barriers to participation, because everyone deserves a serving of the arts regardless of their financial resources.

In addition to a financial commitment from Broadway Theatre League, Students On Broadway has been made possible with the support of:

-PAR Technology Corporation
-The Bernadette Eichler Fund
-The John Winter Family Fund
-John and Mimi Fehlner
-Joan Brown-Hobaica, State Farm Insurance

Broadway Theatre League plans to offer at least one Students On Broadway event per year, and possibly more if additional funding has been secured.

Broadway Theatre League has made it part of its mission to get local young people into the theatre, adding the Bernadette Eichler Youth Ambassador Program two years ago, and now, Students On Broadway. Students are the future of our arts.

For more information on any of our programs, or to become an Students On Broadway donor, call 315-724-7196, or email Programs and Production Coordinator, Erika Heintz, at

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