We are so thrilled to have been at Fort Sam Houston for today’s announcement and launch of Camp Broadway‘s national audition to cast children of military families for a performance in the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®!
Beginning today through September 1, Camp Broadway is seeking to cast 125 boys and girls of all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds, ages 9-16 to perform as part of The Camp Broadway Kids Ensemble in the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. To be eligible to audition for The Camp Broadway Kids, a child must represent an immediate family* member who is active duty military personnel, reservist, veteran, wounded warrior or fallen hero from any branch of the United States Armed Forces who served after 1955. Applicants do not need previous performing audition. *Immediate family is defined as the applicant’s parents and grandparents, brothers and sisters, aunts, uncles and in-laws, as well as adopted, half and step family members.
Las Casas Foundation spearheaded the selection of San Antonio as the site to launch this national casting search to honor the city’s large active and retired military populations. Las Casas is also committed to providing financial assistance to enable 10 talented and deserving children living on or around the bases in San Antonio to participate in this beloved annual holiday event.
Brad Bradley, Broadway actor and musical theatre director/choreographer, will stage the parade number. Brad, whose family members have served for three generations in the US Navy, Air Force, Army, and Coast Guard, was at the announcement to lead a workshop with local kids to coach them on the lyrics and dance sequence set to “You’re A Grand Old Flag,” required as part of each child’s audition video.
To be considered, children must create and submit a one-minute audition video that includes a vocal selection and dance steps set to “You’re A Grand Old Flag.” For more information on the program and complete instructions on how to submit an audition video, families should visit http://www.campbroadway.com/this-is-a-great-country/ to complete their application and video submission no later than September 1, 2017.