“Keith Watson is a triple threat—performer, producer and visionary business owner whose commitment to excellence on-stage, back-stage and off-stage makes him an ideal partner for Camp Broadway,” says Susan Lee, Camp Broadway’s founder. “His years of experience in presenting high quality youth programming in Gainesville supported by his multi-talented staff, provides the Camp Broadway team with a local collaborator who shares our vision for delivering Broadway’s most experienced creative talent, best authorized show content, and unique performance opportunities to families living in/around Gainesville.”
“Keith Watson Productions is proud to welcome the nationally acclaimed Camp Broadway to Gainesville,”
In Gainesville, Camp Broadway is featuring songs and scenes from the popular musical from Broadway’s awarding winning lyricist Lynn Ahrens and composer Stephen Flaherty’s Once on This Island Jr., taught by experienced professionals direct from Broadway including; Director, Michelle Robinson (Chicago, Dreamgirls); Choreographer Carol Bentley (Spamalot); and Musical Director Bill Newberry, (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat). In addition, the Phillips Center production staff will lead a behind-the-scenes tour to enlighten aspiring artists on how shows are produced and the many careers available in the theater.
Camp Broadway enables theater-loving kids, ages 10-17, to develop their confidence, character and presentation skills through ensemble performance in a safe, supportive and professional environment. Young performers will enjoy 40 hours of classes in singing, dancing and acting in preparation for the annual Family Finale that will be held at the beautiful Phillips Center—on the stage where many world-class artists perform. In addition to instruction in musical theater performance, children receive Camp Broadway’s official t-shirts, healthy lunches, snacks and more. No experience is necessary. Enrollment is limited. To register, visit www.campbroadway.com. For more information, contact Keith Watson at (352) 264-8814.
Founded in 1995, Camp Broadway® has hosted 20,000 theatre-loving kids at our annual summer camps presented around the country and over 400,000 students at its educational workshops in New York City. For addition information, please contact Sunny at Sunny@campbroadway.com or call 212.575-2929.
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About Camp Broadway LLC
CAMP BROADWAY® is dedicated to presenting programs that promote life-long learning through the performing arts. Since 1995, Camp Broadway has been the industry leader in theatre arts camps, educational programming and special events including regular featured appearances at Carnegie Hall and in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®. Camp Broadway is the recipient of the Ovation Award for Excellence from the Educational Theatre Association. The company has collaborated with dozens of theatrical productions on youth outreach including 1776, 42nd Street, A Year With Frog and Toad, Annie, Kiss Me Kate, Hairspray, In The Heights, The Addams Family, Hairspray, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Titanic, Wicked and many others. Camp Broadway has served many corporate clients by creating and managing a wide variety of education-based and experiential programs including “The Pride Rock Project” for Disney Theatrical Productions, “Stages for Learning” for Dodger Theatrical Productions, “On With the Show” for Bravo Television Network, “Adventure Ocean” for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, “Accentuate The Positive” for The Johnny Mercer Foundation, and “The Getting To Know… Series” for Rodgers & Hammerstein. The company is also the general management for the National High School Musical Theater Awards (aka the Jimmy Awards™, named after James M. Nederlander)
About Keith Watson and Keith Watson Productions
Keith Watson grew up on a cotton farm in his native Alabama and learned the value of customer service from his father’s propane gas business and his mother’s catering business. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theater from Birmingham Southern College and had an extensive career in the performing arts in New York City prior to joining forces with his wife, Roberta, to open Keith Watson Productions, Inc. The company goes beyond simply creating the décor, arranging the catering and hiring the entertainers to create experiential events that delight and amaze the audience. Headquartered in Gainesville, FL, the team produces events throughout the nation at such prestigious venues as Madison Square Garden, Jacob Javits Center, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Boston Opera House, Boston Gardens and Atlanta Botanical Gardens to mention a few.