Music Lessons in Centerbrook, CT

Broadway Bound West

IN-PERSON Music Theatre Camp

Song and Dance: A Musical Celebration
Featuring songs from Pop stage and screen

Dates & Location

July 26-30, 2021: 9 am- 12 noon
Westbrook High School


8 to 16



Tuition includes t-shirt and singers’ mask.
Enrollment limited to 20 students.


This one-week (morning) in-person program is for students age 8 to 16 and provides safe, in-person music theatre instruction, games, and fun. Led by accomplished music theatre directors Joni Gage and Anastasia Littlefield, students sing and choreograph pop songs, develop acting and music skills, and work on popular songs from stage and screen!

Following strict Covid safety protocols, this program at Westbrook High School alternates instruction and activities between outdoor and large indoor spaces (auditorium). Students are masked and distanced at all times.

Sample schedule:

9-9:40 vocal warmups, singing (outdoors).
9:50-10:20 music/singing rehearsal (auditorium).
10:25-10:35 mask/snack break (outdoors)
10:35-11:05 acting games (outdoors)
11:05-11:30 Choreography workshop (auditorium)
11:30-12:00 acting workshop (auditorium)

A final musical review-style presentation will showcase students’ work to family and friends, either in-person in the auditorium (limited size, distanced audience), or via livestream.



to be placed on the waiting list, contact CMS Program Coordinator Elizabeth Carl at or (860) 767-0026.


Special thanks to the Carlson Family Foundation, sponsor of our 2021 Broadway Bound programs!

Faculty for this program:
Joni Gage

Faculty for this Program

Joni Gage

Joni Gage joined CMS faculty in 2002 as a voice and piano instructor following her position as Choral Director at Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, FL.  Joni is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance. Ms. Gage has served as Artistic Director/Director of Community Music School’s Broadway Bound West Summer Theater Program staging numerous musicals including:  Xanadu, Fame, The Addams Family, and Little Mermaid among others. In addition, Joni has worked with Goodspeed Musicals as a Teaching Artist, as well as Music Directing for Chestnut Street Playhouse, New Haven Academy of Performing Arts, area high schools, and Missoula Children’s Theater through the Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center. Joni performs with Con Brio Choral Society, as well as joining her CMS colleagues at various events. Joni teaches voice and piano on Tuesdays and Thursdays.