Broadway Upstate Jr Program Grades 1-5

Welcome to our all new 2 week summer program for children grades 1-5. This program will be taught by recent New York State Theater Association award recipients Rachel Seebode*, Tina Hayes** and Matthew Gaulin***. This dynamic team encompasses a large range of talent and accomplishments. Each bringing their individual backgrounds together again to create a brand new memorable experience for the younger actor.

We will be holding a morning session and an afternoon session. The dates for the session are the week of July 9th and the following week of the 16th (Monday thru Friday). The program will be held in our brand new space at 124 Main street in Hudson Falls.

The Morning session will be from 9am-11:45: It will focus on learning and getting the kids excited about theater. We will be playing theater games, learning fun vocal exercises, and learning some basic musical theater dance. In addition, we will explore some craft making fun correlated to music, theater and dance. We will create mini improvisational skits to practice our acting and reacting. We will break out into small groups by age to level some of the learning and creating!

The afternoon session will be from 1-3:45pm. In this session we will be learning and rehearsing the children’s show “Ever After” which we will perform on the last day of the program.

The Ever After � A Musical

*Please note your child may take one or both of the sessions. If your child would like to take both sessions and bring a bag lunch to stay with us in between the sessions for an additional $50 for the 2 weeks that is also an option. But feel free to take them home in between sessions if that is your preference.

Please note there are no refunds once registered so please check calendars before signing up.

We will not tolerate bad behavior and therefore after we have given 3 warnings to a child in a day the parent will be contacted to come pick the child up that day. If the behavior continues the child will lose their slot in the program and asked kindly not to return. No refunds will be given in this instance.

Morning Session(9am-11:45am) for 2 weeks: $225

Afternoon Session(1pm-3:45pm) for 2 weeks: $225  FULL

Both Sessions for 2 weeks: $400

Lunch session (11:45am-1pm):$50 for 2 weeks

****For families enrolling more than one child we offer a 20% discount for the second child.


*Rachel J. Seebode was born and raised on the east end of Long Island. Her love for dance and the theater was very apparent at an early age. She spent much of her time traveling into the city to take dance class and experience as many Broadway shows as she could. Rachel began studying dance at the early age of 5. She performed all over Long Island and performed in many dance competitions. Rachel pursued her love for the arts at the State University of NY at Buffalo and graduated with a BA in Dance and Theater. Rachel’s professional career has taken her throughout the east coast performing, choreographing and teaching to dancers of all ages. She can also been seen in many national commercials and promotional videos. Some of her favorite roles have been Cha Cha in “Grease”, Rosalia in “West Side Story” and Betty Blake in “Will Rogers Follies”. Her love for dance and theater remains a big part of her life in upstate NY. Rachel is the executive director of Broadway Upstate and is on staff as a tap and musical theater dance instructor at Adirondack Repertory Dance Theater. Rachel and her husband Keith have 2 daughters, Gabriella and Savannah whom they adore very much.

**Tina Masercola Hayes, is a teacher from Oliver W Winch Middle School, in SGFCSD. Tina is currently on the board for Broadway Upstate (BU) and has been a Choreographer, in Stage and Production Manager roles for BU. In addition, she has been Drama Club director & choreographer at SGFCSD elementary schools. Tina has performed with Glens Falls Community Theater in A Bad Year for Tomatoes and I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change. She just recently was Customer Choreographer for U R Here, a play produced by Toni Sommo and The Wood Theater. Finally, Tina performs as a belly dancer with Miss Tina’s Tribal Troupe & The Sundancers Community Belly Dancers. Tina’s motto, “Enjoy the little things in life, because one day you will look back, and realize they were the big things.”

***Matthew Gaulin is currently the Choral Director at Queensbury High School where he directs two curricular choirs and the Queensbury High School Madrigal Singers. He holds a B.M. in Music Education from the Crane School of Music with a concentration in Voice and Choral Music and an M.S. in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology from SUNY Albany. He has performed as a tenor in various choirs including the Men’s Ensemble, Hosmer Singers, and Crane Chorus at the Crane School of Music, and Adirondack Voices in Glens Falls. In these choirs he had the opportunity to perform under the baton of Helmuth Rilling, Anne Howard Jones, and Simon Carrington in various concert halls including Lincoln Center. He also performs as a soloist in the Glens Falls area. Matthew is also the Music Director for Broadway Upstate; a theater troupe for young actors. Matthew is a graduate of Hudson Falls High School and still resides in Hudson Falls.

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