The kids arrived at 720 Broadway - the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU - fresh faced, full of enthusiasm and eager for the adventure to begin. Several had just flown for the very first time, and some had never before laid eyes on New York City. They gathered together for the first time over pizza and made immediate connections that will likely be the start of life-long friendships.
After dinner they hit the ground running. NHSMTA Executive Producer Van Kaplan and Choreographer Kiesha Lalama met with the nominees, and everyone had a chance to introduce themselves before they began learning music for the opening and closing numbers for the show with Music Director Michael Moricz.
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