Broadway on Tour (BOT) is a non-profit, volunteer run theater company celebrating its 28th year of bringing affordable, live musical theater to the families of Southern California. BOT was founded in October 1988 in Placentia, CA. Our first performance was “A Christmas on Broadway” three months later! Our mission is simple, instilling in families the love of live musical theater!
To provide a place for families to watch live performances, we offer shows on weekends in a facility that is comfortable for young audiences and provides free parking. We produce one and two-hour musical matinee performances featuring characters and stories recognizable by kids of all ages. Our shows are performed by kids typically aged from eight to twenty, with auditions open to the public.
Broadway on Tour provides a professional director, choreographer, vocal director and costumer for each show. We properly license the rights for all of our shows. BOT is a registered non-profit corporation and our budget is supported by ticket sales and participation fees with occasional small grants and donations. Season Ticket holders are a key to our success and many have watched our actors grow from children to young adults. As a volunteer run organization, Broadway on Tour relies on parents, alumni and community volunteers to help with all aspects of our shows’ production; truly living our motto: “Families bringing theatre to families!”
All performances are held at the historic Ebell Theater located at 625 French Street in Santa Ana.