What the students are saying
Words can not begin to express the honor and pleasure it has been to work under your brilliant direction this summer. I have learned so many great things from you both and have had such a great time talking with you both. Your encouragement is extremely inspiring and heartwarming. You always know how to make people happy to work, and also know how to keep us all in check so we remain a responsible and humble company. I also loved helping you to build our set. They were long hours, but it was really worth the effort. Because of you I have found my island of theatre. I am so looking forward to returning next year.
Thank you so much for three wonderful summers. I've learned so much from this program, and I am so grateful for everything you have done for me.
I appreciate everything you have done for me. It has helped me grow as a person and performer.
All I really want to say is how grateful I am to have been a part of this. It is my first actual musical, and it's my first time getting to be an actor. In the beginning, it was difficult for me because it's so unlike anything I've ever done before. After some time though, I began to grasp what being an actor really means. I still have so much to learn, but you helped me break the barrier.
I don’t even know if you remember this, but during Hairspray on like closing night you had this speech about how we were all good enough. How often times we feel we aren’t and this industry gets a lot of no’s but you wanted all of us to know we were good enough. I was going into high school and having lots of personal issues myself with insecurities and your speech has stuck with me. I was seriously moved by your speech and it’s one of the reasons why I’ve loved working with NGT. You both have such a passion for theatre and teaching us and we can see it in everything you do. I am forever grateful for having joined NGT as it has truly changed my life for the better and I don’t know where I’d be if I didn’t. With that being said, I actually did a presentation about it to my physics class! We had to do a little presentation on a life lesson we wanted to share with the class and seriously the thing I thought of was your speech. The presentation has only a few words because we had to expand on it in class, but I’ll send you the link anyway. Thank you for absolutely everything you have done for me and my castmates throughout these years. You both have impacted the lives of so many people.
What the Parents are Saying
Absolutely stunning and spectacular musical performances by New Generation Theatre. The directors of NGT, Justin Boccitto and Sol Bloch, have proven to be unbelievably creative with a masterful talent in all the arts. The studio has a unique way of making all students feel welcome and comfortable. This highly professional atmosphere prompts students to gain valuable insight of a higher level of learning with an incredible demonstration to what truly defines theatre. The sense of inspiration, motivation, and commitment from this program cultivates inside these young performers instilling confidence which is evident in every performance. I highly recommend this summer program, as it will not only enhance talent in the student, but it will also serve as a monumental learning experience in theatre.
My daughter has been involved with the NGT summer program for the last 4 summers, and has enjoyed every moment of it! The amount of work that is put into the shows by the creative team and by the students could easily give it the moniker “summer intensive.” Co-founders Sol Bloch and Justin Boccitto work really well with the kids, while simultaneously giving them the most professional experience they could have outside of the City. The additional creative team members they bring in are all top notch, and all of them set high expectations for the students. They know how to push kids to expand their abilities without being harsh or dictatorial about it. In addition to a great theatre experience, my daughter has also made really good friends from around the area, people she hangs out with during the school year, and not just the summertime. If you are looking for a high quality summer theatre experience, which will give your child an educational and performing experience of the highest caliber, look no further than New Generation Theatre!
What the Community is Saying
New Generation Theatre is summer gift to young people who love the theatre. Justin Boccitto and Sol Bloch offer a totally professional experience. I have had many students participate in NGT and they have been challenged artistically while having the time of their lives.
The shows are just as good as Broadway!