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Broadway Beginnings
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Event date August 15, 2020
Event time 7:00 pm ET
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  • Education
  • Arts & Culture

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Pay what you can! We request a minimum $5 contribution. The event will take place via Youtube Live, and a private link will be sent out the day of the broadcast. A portion of proceeds will benefit both Dramatists Guild Foundation and Girls Who Code.

Event Information

Taylor Louderman (Tony Nominee, Mean Girls), Hannah Kloepfer, and Nat Zegree present “PITCH IN: THE ZOOMICAL” a new one-act STEM youth musical designed with gender-inclusivity and flexible cast sizes in mind.
Recorded virtually and featuring young actors from across the globe, Pitch In will be presented as an original “Zoomical” to encourage theater communities and educational programs to get creative with their programming in this uncertain time.

“Pitch In is about a group of students with very little in common learning to work as a team to save their school. They must become a “communiTEAM.” We couldn’t think of a more timely theme.” Kloepfer shared.

The cast for this reading includes: Caroline Basu (School of Rock), Allison Choong, Keegan Connor, Lindsay Cummings, Carly Gold (The Ferryman), Kate Henderson, Nikhil Kamat, Jaiden Klein (Frozen), Carly Koch, Molly Lyons, Clay Nelson, Faith Nelson, Bella Nisperos, Danica Rosenbloom, Sami Schneider, Eri Sica, Emma Rose Smith, Elizabeth Teal, Hannah Turner, Kimora Whitacre, Anna Wright, Elijah Zurek.

“We’re so proud of these students and are committed to creating more opportunities for young actors to connect with each other,” Louderman says.


When a small-town middle school loses funding for its extracurricular activities, the Principal asks the students to pitch ideas to save their school in a school-wide competition. Following the Science Club, a Robotics super villain, and the Show Choir, the students navigate stage fright, sabotage, and new friendships as they learn what it really means to work as a team.⁣

In summer of 2019, Louderman, Kloepfer, and Zegree debuted a junior version of their show at the Ozark Actors Theater in Missouri. In spring of 2020 they were set to workshop a full-length version of Pitch In at STAGES St Louis but were forced to cancel due to COVID-19.

And so the virtual workshops were born. Louderman, Kloepfer, and Zegree have met young across from across the globe- US, Canada, Costa Rica, Ireland, Thailand, Malaysia, and India! The next workshop begins Wednesday, July 15th.

Throughout the week-long intensive, students meet three times with the creative team on Zoom and work on: Self-tapes/auditions; Scene Work (Day 1)⁣; Music Rehearsals (Day 2)⁣; assembling “Cast Recordings”⁣; and a fully cast Table Read with talk back (Day 3.) Additional assignments and cast-bonding populate the rest of the week. Watch The Workshop Trailer.

Email [email protected] to learn about bringing Pitch In to your theater program or community as either a Zoomical or fully-staged production.

More About The Cause(s)

Founded by Taylor Louderman, Broadway Beginnings is designed to give young people opportunities to study performing arts from industry professionals. Now with virtual workshops, projects like Pitch In the Zoomical can become global theater projects, connecting communities of young actors around the world. A portion of proceeds from this performance will benefit Girls Who Code, a nonprofit which aims to support & increase the number of women in computer science, & DGF emergency grants.

Who's Attending

  • Abby Eisen
  • Adam Gonon
  • Alexandra Pavlidis
  • Amy Barnes
  • Angela Gervasio
  • Anita Newby
  • Avery Meyer
  • Basany Basu
  • Becca Schuster
  • Bethany Thomas
  • Brett Rosenbloom
  • Charlie Freeman
  • Chrisalynn Lim
  • Dale Miller
  • Dan Gonon
  • David De Almo
  • Dawn Nelson
  • Debra Klein
  • Diana Turner
  • Elizabeth M Henderson
  • Emilee Keehn
  • George Kloepfer
  • Gilbert Gosselin
  • Hannah Louderman
  • Hazel McAllister
  • Hiromi Sica
  • Isabella Nisperos
  • Izzy Gabor
  • Janine PalmiereTocke
  • Jennifer Brissman
  • Jeremy Koch
  • John Linder
  • Joshua Collopy
  • Julia Nichols
  • Julie Henderson
  • Julie Langford
  • Karine Smith
  • Kathy Lyons
  • Keegan Connor
  • Kellee Haselton
  • Kim Freeman
  • Kim Schneider
  • Lexi Spindel
  • Lindsay Burton
  • Lisa Copley
  • Loti Rassas
  • Lucia Domingo
  • Marci Mayer Eisen
  • Mary Mcgaughey
  • Maya Cidale
  • Melissa Wright
  • Mima & PopPop Rassas
  • MomMom Rosenbloom
  • Nerissa Bauer
  • Nicole Glover
  • Nikki Zurek
  • Patrick Gonon
  • Phyllis Lorenz
  • Poodles MCP
  • Reese Bortnick
  • Renee Schneider
  • Rosemary Coryell
  • Ryleigh Jenkins
  • Stacey Klinge
  • Tim Fort
  • Tina Bialek
  • Valeria Buglione
  • Whitney Golden