Beetlejuice Delights thousands of School Kids

Beetlejuice Delights thousands of School Kids

Alex Brightman photo by Elena Olivo

Inside Broadway offered 2,000 New York City public school students the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes of the musical adaptation of Beetlejuice. 

Natalie Charle Ellis photo by Elena Olivo

The nonprofit held two 70-minute programs at the Winter Garden Theatre o for students from Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan. Where the  over 100 eye-popping special effects, magic tricks, pyrotechnics, mechanical effects, puppets, illusions and other stage trickery were exposed.

photo by Elena Olivo

Featuring cast members of the show, the “Creating the Magic” program include musical performances from the company and the students had an opportunity to learn about various careers in the theatre and how a Broadway show runs and operates.

Presley Ryan, Alex Brightman photo by Elena Olivo

Founded in 1982 by Executive Director Michael Presser, Inside Broadway has impacted the lives of over one million New York City public school students with its theatre arts and education programs that enrich, educate, and foster new generations of theater-goers.


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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