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It all started in a barn on a hill in the mountains…

Since 1970, French Woods Festival for the Performing Arts has been a champion of the arts and arts education. The camp gives every child an individualized summer experience all while producing close to sixty full-scale musicals and plays. No wonder it has been the home away from home to thousands of performers for decades, including some of your favorite Broadway stars! French Woods just celebrated its 50th summer, and the camp is going stronger than ever!

Join some of French Woods’s prominent alumni in a night of story and song as they reminisce about a time before Broadway. See your favorite performers and theater professionals sing the roles they played in their youth and discuss some of their favorite French Woods memories. Before they were working on the Great White Way, they may have been playing Fanny Brice at age fourteen or a pre-pubescent Tevye!

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Hancock French Woods Arts Alliance, a foundation that helps fund scholarships for young artists.

Max Beer (Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life)
Sarah Boyle
Aaron F. Brateman (10×25 at Atlantic Theater Company)
Lauryn Ciardullo (Aladdin)
Michelle Coben
 (Disney’s Finding Nemo)
Ben Edelman (Admissions, Significant Other)
Josh Freilich
Lisa Graye (Friends! The Musical Parody)
Jordan Hirsch
Madeline Hurley
Lee Kasper (You Can’t Take It With You, Harvey)
Michael Kushner (On The Town, Toxic if Swallowed)
Rebecca Kuznick (Sistas: The Musical, Company)
Jennifer Molson
Rob Morean (Torch Song)
Gabrielle Pisapia 
Maddison Rotner
Lance Rubin (Broadway Bounty Hunter, Bloodsong of Love)
Adrian Ruz (Disney’s The Jungle Book)
Lee Slobotkin (The Book of Mormon, Wicked)
Heather Tepe (Matilda, Billy Elliot)
Matthew Wechsler

and more to be announced!

Hosted by Michael Kushner

Musical Direction by Ben Caplan
Produced by Jen Sandler
Associate Produced by Michael Kushner

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.

Past Performances

  • Sun, Nov 3 :7:00 pm
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