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Theater Scene Youth Theater Written By Robin Shepherd musical theater, including: Aladdin, Grease, Westside Story, Hairspray, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, Newsies, School or Rock, Phantom of the Opera, Rent, Mathilda, Wicked and more. Depending on their roles, cast members may appear in solo, duet, group or ensemble perfor- mances. Clearly, there will be something for everyone to enjoy in this film. Participants will have the opportunity to work on a movie set with a film crew, record songs in a professional recording studio, and then see themselves on the big screen when “Broadway Movie Musical” appears in selected Bay Area movie theaters in January of 2017. It’s a safe bet that fam- ily and friends will want to see the film, applaud their rising stars, and who knows, they may want autographs too. One might assume that participation in a film of this caliber is limited to youth who already have experience. Not so. Anyone can audition, and Bisceglie said all who audi- tion will be accepted. And there’s no oner- ous rehearsal schedule. Cast members will only be required to attend a single 1.5-hour rehearsal per week for about two months during the summer (see schedule below). Registration is $295. Cast members are responsible for providing dance shoes, cos- tums and selling movie tickets to the film. Learn more or make an audition appoint- ment online at broadwaymoviemusical.com. John Bisceglie has a gift for bringing kids together and creating magic on stage. Parents are sometimes tentative about let- ting their kids try new things, worried that they will have a bad experience or become overwhelmed with too many commitments. But after watching their kids blossom, from audition to opening night, they are delight- ed. The kids adore John, and their parents rave about the quality of his productions. “Broadway Movie Musical” also creates a wonderful inter-generational connection. The kids learn about the music of earlier times, music that their parents and grand- parents grew up with. What parents say about Children’s Musical Theater: “Wow, wow, wow!” “Amazing.” “You guys rock.” “JOB WELL DONE.” “Absolutely fabulous.” “Phenomenal.” Auditions Rehearsals San Jose Wednesday, May 18 th , 4:00 - 6:30 pm San Francisco Saturdays from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm June 4 - July 30. San Francisco Saturday, May 21 st , 11:00 am – 3:00 pm San Jose Wednesdays 4:00 - 7:30 pm May 25 - August 3. Morgan Hill Thursday, May 26 th , 4:00 - 6:30 pm Morgan Hill Thursdays from 4:00 - 7:30 pm June 2 - July 28. (by appointment only; youth may audition at any location) 34 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN MAY/JUNE 2016 gmhtoday.com PHOTOS T his month South County youth have the opportunity of a life- time to get a taste of stardom. “Broadway Movie Musical” is taking the Bay Area by storm. For local youth ages 8-21, an audition is all that’s required to be part of a new movie musical that will recreate some of Broadway’s great- est moments. Auditions will be held May 26th in Morgan Hill (schedule below). “Broadway Movie Musical” is the brain- child of Director, Producer and Filmmaker John Bisceglie. If you’re unfamiliar with John’s work, come out from under that rock. Bisceglie founded not one but three Bay Area performing groups under the Children’s Musical Theater umbrella – in San Francisco, the South Bay, and Gilroy/ Morgan Hill. For more than 30 years, Bisceglie has created and produced hun- dreds of community, commercial and pro- fessional productions featuring actors of all ages. His work includes original musical revues, scripted plays and feature films. If your kids, grandkids, nieces and neph- ews like to sing, dance and act, or think they’d like to give it a go, “Broadway Movie Musical” is the ticket. They’ll be performing numbers from the blockbusters of American