Broadway is coming to Harlem.
Two Broadway performers, Jared Bradshaw and Lindsay Northen, along with some lucky Harlem High School drama students, will present an evening of Broadway musicals Monday at the Harlem High Theater.
The performance will benefit the Harlem High Drama Boosters Club scholarship program. Each year the Drama Boosters Club awards four scholarships totaling $2,000 to graduating seniors who plan to pursue a career in theater.
Bradshaw, whose aunt, Patty Bradshaw, is a Harlem High English teacher, and Northen also will be at the school earlier in the day to work with 18 drama students who have signed up for a master class in musical theater.
"I want them to glean as much information as possible from these two professionals," said Roy Lewis, the Harlem High drama teacher.
He said Bradshaw and Northen will share some do's and don't's, tricks of the trade and techniques to prepare and present songs.
The students also will get an idea of the work it takes to land a part in a Broadway show. They will have to audition to appear in the evening performance.
"I really want them to have as much exposure and as much experience as possible," said Lewis. "It's not often that we get folks of this caliber to come and be a part of our educational process."
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