Broadway Bound Musical Theatre is an extension of Lena Palermo’s former Star Potential Studio in Toronto, a performing arts studio and theatre program. For the last two summers, Broadway Bound has trained kids from the ages of seven to 15 in musical theatre. They have performed songs from the musicals Matilda, Wicked, Grease and Aladdin. In 2018 these amazing kids will be presenting School of Rock, a musical comedy about an out-of-work guitarist who gets a job as a substitute teacher and finds unexpected talent in the ranks of his students. The show is still selling out shows on Broadway. Broadway Bound kids will show their stuff on stage this summer.
Lena has also incorporated a couple of guests to join the group, based on their previous work with her. For the Peninsula Singers’ spring concert series, Broadway Bound is excited to present “Revolting Children” from Matilda and “Do Re Mi” from The Sound of Music. “Most of the children who come to Broadway Bound have had little experience in putting on a stage show,” says Lena. “But they show so much talent and learn how to present a song as part of a story. And, like their older ‘cousins’ in the Peninsula Singers, they memorize both the songs and the choreography.”
Most recently, Broadway Bound kids performed for Lt. Governor Judith Guichon at the Canadian Club’s annual Christmas luncheon at the Empress, December 2017.
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Over the years, nearly fifty young singers, musicians and dancers have performed on the Charlie White stage as part of every Peninsula Singers’ concert. They add much to the musical texture of our concerts and we give them the experience vital to their musical journey. Many of them have gone on to professional careers, including Philip Manning (to name just one), now in the First Violin section of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra.