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Jackie Schiffer’s Broadway Boombox

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$10 – $12
Jackie Schiffer Broadway Boombox

Jackie Schiffer’s Broadway Boombox

Join us for a kid-friendly musical theater experience. Great for families and anyone who enjoys musicals!

Broadway Boombox will feature songs from your favorite musicals all while singer Jackie Schiffer shares stories of her musical journey and the history of the Great White Way (the theater district in NYC – see info below). The performance will feature selections by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Bock & Harnick, Alan Menken, Pasek and Paul, Cole Porter, Frank Loesser, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lerner and Loewe, and more, showcasing a range of styles within American music (classical, motown, country, pop music, folk, and more). 

With Jackie’s background as a music and theater educator, she will create a show experience for kids of all ages including sing-a-longs, use of costumes and props and even seek some volunteers to get in front of the audience with her.  

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About the artist:

Jackie Schiffer’s Broadway BoomboxA versatile vocalist, Jackie Schiffer has performed at many noted NYC cabaret and concert venues including 54 Below, United Palace of Cultural Arts, The MorganLibrary and Museum, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, The Manor Club, The Duplex, Don’t Tell Mama, and the Metropolitan Room.

Dedicated to the exploration of new works, she premiered Alon Nechustan’s jazz opera Survival Codes (Brooklyn Music School) and Dominic Gustaferro’s opera The Dream Maker. Shehas also worked to develop several new musicals in collaboration with Theater Resources Unlimited.

Jackie’s NYC theater credits include: Into the Woods and Company (The Laurie Beechman Theater), The Events (New York Theater Workshop), The Christians (Playwrights Horizons),C’est la Vie (The Duplex), and many others.

Originally from Chicago, Jackie holds a BM in Voice Performance from the University of Illinois where she attended on full scholarship and an MS Ed in Educational Theatre from City College of New York. She has taught music and theater extensively in NYC public schools and non-traditional settings. Jackie is a three-time American Traditions Vocal Competition quarterfinalist and was a semifinalist for the Ernst Bacon Award for American Music. 

*What is the Great White Way? Broadway’s nickname comes from the Theater District’s many lit-up billboards, posters, and marquees that promote its plays and musicals. What we now call Broadway has roots that trace back to the mid–18th century, when a 280-seat theater—called, yes, “the Theatre”—opened in lower Manhattan. Around the same time, Benjamin Franklin had started experimenting with electricity. By 1880, the streets of Broadway were illuminated by arc lamps that produced light via an electric arc. Installed between Union Square and Madison Square, these lamps signaled progress for the Great White Way. ( Backstage – https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/why-is-broadway-called-great-white-way-75348/)


May 11
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$10 – $12


Age Group
All ages