Join us for a variety of courses offered as part of our new Studio series.
Space is limited, so book early. And check back often, as we’ll be announcing new classes in the months to come.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Studio.
Monday, March 6 / 6 – 9 pm
Building Your Book
Your rep book is one of your most important tools as a working musical actor. Whether starting from scratch or looking for new material, come build your book and learn that 32 bars isn’t just a successful Friday night out.
Instructor: Kevin Duda
Kevin recently created the roles of Neil Sedaka, Lou Adler, and Bobby Hatfield of The Righteous Brothers in the current Broadway smash Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. He was also fortunate to create his roles in the hit Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon. Other Broadway/Tour credits include Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Roundabout), Little Women (1st National), Xanadu (1st National), Cinderella, The Best of Andrew Lloyd Webber (European) and Guys & Dolls (China).
What to prepare: Please bring your book.
Monday, March 20 / 6 – 9 pm
Dance Audition Prep
Broadway dance calls and confidence go hand in hand. Learn what it takes to stand out and get noticed by casting directors and choreographers. Jazz hands required.
Instructor: Deidre Goodwin
Deidre has appeared in eight Broadway shows, including A Chorus Line (Shelia Bryant), Chicago (Velma Kelly), and Nine (Our Lady of the Spa), as well as in the films Chicago (SAG 2003 Best Ensemble Award), Across the Universe, and Magic Mike XXL. Her television credits include Broad City and 30 Rock. In addition to performing, she is an educator, choreographer and director.
What to prepare: Please wear dance clothing that would be appropriate for an audition, and wear either jazz shoes (or sneakers) or character heels.
Monday, March 27 / 6 – 9 pm
Test your preparation and networking skills to get the most out of your 2-minute audition. Comedy can be challenging, so learn the trick to an unforgettable audition.
Instructor: Blanche Baker
Blanche Baker has studied with Lee Strasberg, Uta Hagen, Jerzy Grotowski and Larry Moss. Feature films include Sixteen Candles, The Handmaid’s Tale, Raw Deal, and Taking Chance. She won an Emmy for Holocaust with Meryl Streep. She was part of the Yale Repertory Theatre. Her theatre roles include Steel Magnolias and Edward Albee’s Lolita with Donald Sutherland. She is a Senior Faculty member at the New York Film Academy where she teaches in both the Acting and Musical Theatre departments.
What to prepare: Please bring two contrasting monologues.
Monday, April 10 / 6 – 9 pm
As an actor in a musical, you must learn to allow the music and lyrics to transform the character in a 32-bar cut. This course is about incorporating emotion, movement, and clarity.
Instructor: Thom Christopher Warren
Thom Christopher Warren has spent the better part of the last 15 years working on Disney’s The Lion King as a member of the Broadway production and first National Tour, as well as serving as the Resident Director for the show’s second National Tour and the kids’ director of the newest production in Shanghai, China. Thom made his Broadway debut in a revival of Once Upon a Mattress and has worked regionally at the La Jolla Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Guthrie Theatre, Hartford Stage Company, George Street Playhouse, and in the touring companies of Into The Woods, Godspell, and Joseph…Dreamcoat. Thom is thrilled to be joining the full-time faculty of the Musical Theatre Department at Otterbein University in Columbus, OH this coming fall semester.
What to prepare: Please bring your go-to audition song and your book.
Please email Chad Austin with any questions.