Actors Snelson and Cameron – From Broadway to RBTL’s Summer Stars

It’s probably no surprise to Rochesterians how many talented local artists work in this community, or that many others come through on tour, for concerts or exhibits, to speak at events or film festivals, or on movie shoots. But I bet few realize how fortunate we are that some seasoned professionals come to share their expertise with our kids, helping them to develop and hone their skills and talents.

Two such artists are Nikki Snelson and Ben Cameron, who are both well-known in the Broadway community. I had the good fortune to catch up with them while they were running Rochester Broadway Theatre League’s annual Summer Stars program, a three-week performing arts intensive for students in grades 5 through 12.

I had a chance to ask them about their own careers, favorite characters and most memorable moments, as well as to talk to them about RBTL’s Summer Stars program and what role it plays in the lives of the kids who participate. I also had a surprise chance to look in on the kids as they were rehearsing for the program’s finale, and boy, was I impressed!

Many thanks to Nikki, Ben, Rochester Broadway Theatre League for making this episode possible!

 

Full Program

RBTL’s Summer Stars Program through the Eyes of Nikki Nelson and Ben Cameron from CAROL WHITE LLEWELLYN on Vimeo.

 

EXCERPT: About RBTL’s Summer Stars Program, from Nikki’s Perspective

Actor and Artistic Director Nikki Snelson Talks about RBTL Summer Stars Program from CAROL WHITE LLEWELLYN on Vimeo.

 

EXCERPT: About RBTL’s Summer Stars Program, from Ben’s Perspective

Actor Ben Cameron Talks about RBTL’s Summer Stars Program from CAROL WHITE LLEWELLYN on Vimeo.

 

EXCERPT: A Peek at RBTL’s Summer Stars Program Finale Rehearsal

Rehearsal for Summer Stars Finale from CAROL WHITE LLEWELLYN on Vimeo.