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Master Class Series: Level A (Ages 7-12)
Mastering the Musical Audition: Level A
with Jake Swain
In Mastering the Musical Audition, Jake Swain will help students dissect the many elements that make up a successful musical audition - from selection choice to physicality and musical interpretation - and use them to build a unique and captivating audition. Fresh from Broadway’s run of Mean Girls in which he played Tyler Kimball and understudied Aaron Samuels, Jake has also been seen on the Goodspeed stage as Will Parker in Oklahoma! and Harvey Johnson in Bye Bye Birdie.
NOTE: Students in this class will be required to prepare a musical theatre song to work on with Mr. Swain and should have a karaoke track of the song available to use during the class. If you need assistance finding an appropriate song or karaoke track, please contact Education Director Erin Coffey at email@example.com.
Ballet for Musical Theatre: Level A
with Kelly Berman
From Agnes de Mille to Carousel revival choreographer Justin Peck, ballet has long been a staple of the musical theatre. With a background in classical ballet and a professional career in musical theatre, Kelly Berman (Goodspeed: Oklahoma!, The Music Man, and upcoming South Pacific) teaches students how to tell a story with ballet movement.
Acting with Authenticity: Level A
with Matt Faucher
Acting with Authenticity focuses on preparing your performance as a character in a musical by using context clues to identify their objectives and tactics in a given moment and relating to the character honestly. Led by Matt Faucher, a Connecticut native, graduate of The Hartt School, and veteran of both Broadway and the Goodspeed’s stages, this master class is sure to help students develop rich and nuanced characters on stage.
Dances of MEAN GIRLS The Musical: Level A
with Brittany Nicholas
From Broadway straight into your home! Learn one of Broadway choreographer Casey Nicholaw’s dances from a member of the original cast of Mean Girls in this exciting new master class. Last seen on the Goodspeed stage as Alice in Bye Bye Birdie, Brittany Nicholas has performed on Broadway (Mean Girls, Billy Elliot), National Tours, and in regional theaters across the country. This fast-paced, unique movement style will keep students on their toes!