Provided by Nancy Kiffer
Camp Broadway LLC, the award-winning theatre arts enrichment company, will perform Irving Berlin’s “This Is A Great Country” in the 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® featuring an ensemble cast of children ranging in age from 9-16, representing immediate family members of active duty military personnel, veterans, reservists, wounded warriors and fallen heroes from all the branches of United States Armed Forces.
Claire Duffy of Dumfries, Alyssa Kiffer of Woodbridge, Leah Manzie of Dumfries, and Lauren Rotante of Manassas will be participating.
Each year, the Macy’s Parade creative team looks for performance groups that have the talent and abilities to captivate more than 3.5 million live spectators and more than 50 million viewers. Camp Broadway was selected from hundreds of performance groups across the country and marks their 10th appearance in this iconic parade, which also includes giant character balloons, floats, marching bands, celebrities and clowns.
“Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the perfect place and time to celebrate the important role that military families play in supporting our nations’ troops,” says Susan E. Lee, spokesperson for Camp Broadway. “On this national day of gratitude, Camp Broadway hopes that Macy’s 3.5 million spectators and 50 million viewers will join us in cheering for these talented young heroes who are called upon to make many personal sacrifices so that their parents, siblings or other family members can serve and protect America.”
This Camp Broadway performance is under the direction of choreographer/actor/writer Brad Bradley
(whose credits include Annie Get Your Gun, Spamalot and Billy Elliot The Musical). Bradley’s family has
served for three generations in the United States Navy, Air Force, Army, and Coast Guard.
The Camp Broadway Kids Ensemble features 128 talented kids from 104 cities located throughout America who will travel to New York City to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime national event.
For more information on Camp Broadway’s This Is A Great Country, visit campbroadway.com. This
program is supported in part by the Broadway Education Alliance, Las Casas Foundation, The Homefront
Girl, AT&T Veterans, Control Instruments Corporation, Blue Horizon Tek, Grad Conn, and others. For a
complete list of donors, visit bealliance.org.