How to Get Young People to Theatre? Children’s Theatre Company’s Peter Brosius Has Thoughts

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Written by: Diep Tran

Peter Brosius knows a lot about young people. After all, he’s spent his career around them. As artistic director of Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Brosius has made it his life’s mission to make sure young people, those from the ages of 2 to 18, go to the theatre. And he’s had a tried-and-true formula on how to do it.

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London’s Tina—The Tina Turner Musical to Welcome New Tina and Ike

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Written by: Andrew Gans

Beginning June 25, Karis Anderson—currently starring in the title role of London’s Tina—The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre—will share the part with new cast member Zoe Birkett (The Witches, Moulin Rouge! The Musical). Olivier nominee Rolan Bell (Memphis, The Play That Goes Wrong) will also join the show that day in the role of Ike Turner.

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Tony Awards Nominations 2024: The Complete List

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Written by: Rachel Sherman

Nominations for the 77th Tony Awards were announced on Tuesday. Here’s who made the list. The Tony Awards nominators didn’t have much time. This year, in a crush of openings, 12 Broadway shows opened in the nine days before the eligibility deadline. (To qualify, a Broadway show must have opened between April 28, 2023, and April 25, 2024.)

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10 Plays and Musicals Off the Beaten Path High Schools Should Consider

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Written by: Ryan McPhee

April 24 was National High School Theatre Day. In honor of that, we join young theatre nerds across the country in wondering one of life’s most burning questions: What play are we doing next year?

Ever eager to stand out from the crowd, we’ve picked 10 popular plays and musicals at high schools around the country and paired them with 10 counterparts that are perhaps off the beaten path but equally worth consideration as students eagerly await their chance in the spotlight. Read more for our picks below.

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World Premiere Musical Little Miss Perfect, Frozen, Waitress, More in 2024-2025 Olney Theatre Season

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Written by: Logan Culwell-Block

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World Premiere Musical Little Miss Perfect, Frozen, Waitress, More in 2024-2025 Olney Theatre Season Awa Sal Secka and Alex De Bard will be Elsa and Anna in the new staging of the Disney musical Frozen.

Maryland’s Olney Theatre Center has unveiled its 2024-2025 season, which will include a world premiere musical from a viral TikTok creator.

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Heathers: Where Are They Now?

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Written by: Margaret Hall

Heathers the Musical opened Off-Broadway at New World Stages March 31, 2014, and 10 years later, love for the show is still going strong.

Based on the 1989 cult favorite film, Heathers follows Westerberg High student Veronica Sawyer, who’s on track to become one of the most popular girls in school after befriending the beautiful but cruel Heathers, only to meet a mysterious teen rebel who changes everything.

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Writer Chad Beguelin on the Ways ‘Aladdin’ Changed for the Better From Toronto to Broadway

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Written by: Talaura Harms

When librettist-lyricist Chad Beguelin was asked by Disney to look through their animated catalog and pick a title to adapt, he was never under the assumption that it would one day be a Broadway show. The company was just inviting several writers to do script adaptations that could be licensed for performances (like the currently available Kids and Broadway Junior versions of Jungle Book101 Dalmations, and Aristocats). 

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