A Stars On Broadway® musical theatre experience is like nothing else. Aspire Music Academy founder and director Lori Sager created the Stars On Broadway musical revue format many years ago while working as a director in music and musical theatre.
How is a Stars On Broadway style production different from a typical show or musical theatre production? First, it's a production with only highlights and show-stopping numbers. Second, it involves casting the widest range of talent possible and arranging the music in a way that creates a memorable, lasting experience for everyone involved. Third, it commits to giving each performer a “moment to shine” in the production.
To deliver this kind of musical theatre experience, Miss Lori and her creative team follow the proven Stars On Broadway formula:
Do you ever watch a show and find yourself anticipating the next "big number" or "big moment"? The special song from that show that everyone sings and everyone knows? You never have to wait for a highlight with a Stars On Broadway production! A Stars On Broadway experience includes only highlights - the very best songs from the best shows on Broadway and in popular music.
Our creative team creates medleys, vocal and orchestral arrangements that provide as many “moments to shine” as possible. A typical musical might have 15-25 songs. Stars On Broadway productions include 60, 70 or even 80 songs! In addition, every Stars On Broadway experience features a live band or orchestra, so performers get that special Broadway feeling!
When it comes to the cast of a Stars On Broadway style experience, we believe that bigger is better! We start by casting the experience as widely as possible. A typical musical might have 15-30 performers. Stars On Broadway full stage shows typically have 100-150 cast members. Camp experiences can have 60-80 participants. Performers who are ready get to sing a solo, duet or with a special group have their “moment to shine”, along with performing in large Broadway-style production numbers. You won't believe it when our full cast hits the stage!
Every Stars On Broadway production has an original theme, with our music and show selections fit to that theme. Our team even writes an original story with full dialogue to invite the audience to share even more in the flow of the performing world we are creating. Some cast members get to be actors as well as singers and dancers!
A Stars On Broadway production is literally a performing experience for everyone, regardless of age, performing experience or ability level. Performers are able to reach their peak performance and enjoyment, with the help of expert instruction and support. Being a part of a Stars On Broadway cast is like being in a big performing family. The friendships formed last well beyond the final curtain call.
Stars On Broadway style experiences have provided opportunities for thousands of performers and have been seen by tens of thousands of audience members. This includes versions developed for community theatres, schools, churches, camps and private organizations.
The most recent Stars On Broadway style experience to play in the Twin Cities area was:
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