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Broadway Or Bust; Boot Camp


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Broadway Or Bust
Boot Camp
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BROADWAY OR BUST tracks the real-life stories of America's top high school musical performers, vying in the ultimate competition to find the nation's best young rising stars. Part competition, part performance and part non-fiction drama, the series starts with regional theater competitions, then moves to New York City, where the "best of the best" take part in grueling drama bootcamp and then compete in the National High School Musical Theater Awards (a.k.a. The Jimmy Awards). Series release date: 9/2012

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Boot camp — there’s no other way to describe it. The second episode picks up where the first left off, launching headlong into the fire of the rehearsals, coaching and coaxing sessions that take place during one week of intense preparation for the auditions and the awards ceremony, popularly known as “The Jimmy Awards” in honor of renowned Broadway theater owner and producer James M. Nederlander. Fighting fatigue, the eager performers quickly see what a learn-by-immersion experience is all about — and get an eye-opening look at what life is like on Broadway. The central drama of the episode lies in both the progress and setbacks of the individual performers. As the week moves along and the final auditions loom, the program closes with another round of uncertainty. Participants dig in and launch into last-minute preparations for their auditions. Did boot camp pay off or not?



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Chicago: “Broadway Or Bust; Boot Camp,” 08/24/2012, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 18, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D963B0350E0D4331BD6267003B1F8AE6.
MLA: “Broadway Or Bust; Boot Camp.” 08/24/2012. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 18, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D963B0350E0D4331BD6267003B1F8AE6>.
APA: Broadway Or Bust; Boot Camp. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D963B0350E0D4331BD6267003B1F8AE6
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