Stagedoor Manor launches singing challenge for Orlando

Performing arts summer camp Stagedoor Manor launched a social media singing challenge this morning to support the GLBT Center of Central Florida.

The camp is donating $10 for each share or challenge – similar to the wildly popular Ice Bucket Challenge from a few years ago – up to $5,000. The hashtag they are using to promote the challenge is #BroadwayforOrlando.

Campers kicked things off with a video of them singing “What the World Needs Now” and a challenge to camp alumni Beanie Feldstein (Neighbors 2), Samantha Massell (Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof) and Erich Bergen (Madame Secretary) to join in by sharing a video of them singing their favorite part of the song.

The effort is part of a larger movement in Broadway to reach out to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando that left 49 dead and 53 others injured on June 12.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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