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Funding for Broadway or Bust was provided by the Anne Ray Charitable Trust and public television viewers. Broadway or Bust is a co-production of WGBH Boston and Lance K. Shultz, in association with the National High School Musical Theater Awards.

Learn how to improve skills as a performer — from students and coaches participating in the 2012 National High School Musical Theater Awards, as captured in the PBS series, Broadway or Bust.

Acting in Vocal Performance


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Acting in Vocal Performance

In this video adapted from Broadway or Bust, a young singer works with a coach on the Dreamgirls song “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.”

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Views: 647
  • Downloads: 0
  • Favorites: 58
Male Student's Winning Solo


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Male Student's Winning Solo

In this video from Broadway or Bust, a winner performs the song "Il Mondo Era Vuoto" from The Light in the Piazza.

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Views: 164
  • Downloads: 0
  • Favorites: 32
Preparing to Perform


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Preparing to Perform

In this video from Broadway or Bust, a coach helps a performer prepare the title song from The Light in the Piazza.

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Views: 388
  • Downloads: 0
  • Favorites: 53
Dealing with Rejection


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Dealing with Rejection

In this video from the Broadway or Bust website, coaches and young performers share how they cope with rejection.

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Views: 180
  • Downloads: 0
  • Favorites: 29
Connecting Emotion to Lyrics


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Connecting Emotion to Lyrics

This video from Broadway or Bust shows how a singer can make a personal connection to a song.

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Views: 341
  • Downloads: 0
  • Favorites: 49
Michael Feinstein Advises on Interpreting Lyrics


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Michael Feinstein Advises on Interpreting Lyrics

In this video adapted from Broadway or Bust, singer and pianist Michael Feinstein performs and coaches a student performer in George and Ira Gershwin’s song “They Can’t Take That Away from Me.”

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Views: 234
  • Downloads: 0
  • Favorites: 40
Female Student's Winning Solo


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Female Student's Winning Solo

In this video from Broadway or Bust, a young singer performs the song “Disneyland” from the musical Smile.

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Views: 365
  • Downloads: 0
  • Favorites: 48
Choreographing Large Groups


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Choreographing Large Groups

In this video from Broadway or Bust, a choreographer works with an ensemble to prepare an opening dance number.

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Views: 319
  • Downloads: 0
  • Favorites: 35
Dealing with Stage Fright


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Dealing with Stage Fright

In this video from the Broadway or Bust website, coaches and students comment on how to manage stage fright.

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Views: 527
  • Downloads: 0
  • Favorites: 55
Vocal Coaching


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Vocal Coaching

In this video from the Broadway or Bust website, a vocal coach describes how he works with student performers and encourages them to take risks.

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Views: 319
  • Downloads: 0
  • Favorites: 56