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Just in Time for Awards Season: Camp Broadway’s Own ‘Best of’ Broadway Picks

Just-announced list presents top picks of 2013 from Broadway’s official sponsor of theater-loving kids.

NEW YORK, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – It’s Awards Season– that time of year when theater-lovers tune in to learn which shows will win big when it comes to Broadway titles and talent. Camp Broadway now presents its own ‘Best of’ list, including unique categories specific to their specialty.

“Kids, families and theater-lovers of all ages always ask us what we think of Broadway’s latest and greatest shows,” says Hillary Reeves, Camp Broadway Communications Coordinator. “So, we compiled this list to let our community know what gets our stamp of approval this season. To create the Camp Broadway ‘Best of the Season’ list, we tapped into the expertise of our professional staff members who have extensive backgrounds and training in the Broadway arts.”

From season premieres to long-running favorites, Camp Broadway presents these “Best of the Season” picks:
Best Show for a First Time Theater-Goer
Annie
Best Show for Theater-Going Teens
Pippin
Best Show for Audiences of All Ages
Motown the Musical
Best Musical
Matilda the Musical
Best Play
Peter and the Starcatcher
Best Ensemble
Matilda the Musical
Best Show for Parents’ Night Out
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Young Performer of the Year
Johnny Rabe, Ralphie in A Christmas Story
Showstopper of the Year
Raymond Luke, Jr. and Darius Kaleb, Michael Jackson in Motown the Musical
Role Model of the Year
Billy Porter, Lola in Kinky Boots
Ingenue of the Year
Laura Osnes, Cinderella in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Matinee Idol of the Year
Santino Fontana, Prince Topher in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Leading Lady of the Year
Victoria Clark, Marie and the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella
Leading Man of the Year
Rob McClure, Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin
Legend of the Year
Andrea Martin, Berthe in Pippin
Favorite Classic
The Phantom of the Opera
Favorite Special Occasion
Wicked
Favorite Show for School Groups
Newsies
Favorite Spectacle
Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark

Camp Broadway is an active employer of Broadway industry professionals from company and stage managers to directors, choreographers, writers, designers, performers, teaching artists and master teachers. In addition to its accomplished staff, many Broadway legends and luminaries have been program guests, while some of Broadway’s most distinguished artists have led master classes. Equally important, several of the camp’s teaching assistants have moved on to major performing roles in Broadway shows in New York and tour nationally and internationally. Camp Broadway’s senior management and creative teams consist of qualified specialists who bring their expertise, credentials and contacts to its programs.

For more information about Camp Broadway’s upcoming summer youth programs, visit: http://www.campbroadway.com/camp-broadway-programs.

About Camp Broadway

CAMP BROADWAY® is dedicated to presenting programs that promote life-long learning through the performing arts. Camp Broadway has been the industry leader in theatre arts camps, educational programming and special events since 1995. It’s hosted over 20,000 children from around the world at its summer camps and enabled over 350,000 students to attend a Broadway show as part of their Broadway-themed workshops. Camp Broadway is the recipient of the Ovation Award for Excellence from the Educational Theatre Association.

Hillary Reeves
Communication Coordinator, Camp Broadway
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