Creating the Magic

Inside Broadway’s Creating the Magic is a unique, fun and educational careers in theatre seminar program that brings New York City’s under-served public school students to a Broadway theatre to learn about the important behind the scenes elements of a Broadway musical.

During this 75-minute presentation the actors and musicians perform musical selections from the show and the technical/special effects are demonstrated by each department’s head and the show’s production stage manager. Creating the Magic gives the hard workers who usually go unseen each night a chance to shine in the spotlight!

Creating the Magic is a free program for New York City’s public school students. For many of these students, this is their first time in a Broadway theater. It seeks to inspire children to use their creativity and realize that careers in the arts are viable, important, and fun. We also firmly believe that the program fosters and develops new audiences for the future. Schools that attend our Creating the Magic program are schools that participate in our programs.

Previous Creating The Magic seminars have been held with: Mamma Mia!, On the Town, Wicked, Billy Elliot The Musical, Annie, Motown, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Hairspray, Les Miserables, CATS.

Les Misérables

For our 3rd Creating the Magic of 2016, students were taken back to 19th-century France for the Musical Theatre adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel, Les Misérables. They were fortunate to see performances and behind-the-scenes demonstrations from this classic story before the show left Broadway in September 2016.

Wicked

2015 transported 3,800 New York City school children over the rainbow to the Gershwin Theater. There they were enchanted by Inside Broadway’s 75 minute custom designed careers in theatre seminar. Revealing some of the secrets as the show as well seeing the actors’ performers some of the most iconic music in musical theater.

Cinderella

New York City’s public school students were delighted to attend our R&H’s Cinderella on Broadway. Broadway stars Rebecca Luker and Laura Osnes treated these students to songs from show while the professional crew revealed some of the magic it takes to present this show 8 times a week.

Finding Neverland

Our first Creating The Magic of our 2016 Season brought kids to Never Never Land via the spectacular cast and crew from Finding Neverland. Students from NYC's public schools were treated to the magic by performers and crew as they learned what it takes to mount this fabulous production eight times a week.

On the Town

In 2015 over 2,500 children came to catch a backstage glimpse of Leonard Bernstein’s epic masterpiece. They were treated to performances by the cast as well as demonstrations of lighting, props, and other careers in theatre.

Mamma Mia!

Our 3rd Creating The Magic of 2015, Mamma Mia introduced students to the music of legendary music of Abba and experienced set demonstrations from the professional crew members.

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Using the classic music of George and Ira Gershwin, this wonderful production delighted our invited audience of New York City Public school children. For many of the students this was their first time hearing some of these American songbook standards.