Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Master Classes at Tex-Arts, March 25 - April 16

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TexArts Broadway Masterclass Series 2011

March 26 - April 16, Saturdays 10:30 a.m. to noon

Tex-Arts, 2300 Loehman's Spur, Lakeway

TexARTS announces its 2011 Broadway Masterclass Series, made up of 4 classes over 4 consecutive weeks to take place on Saturdays from March 26th to April 16th. Each hour and a half, performance-oriented class will focus on a different discipline, including dance, acting, singing and the art of the musical theatre audition. Each class begins at 10:30am and runs until 12:00pm.

Bernard Dotson (image: Broadway World)Week 1, March 26: Audition Workshop with Bernard Dotson. Bernard has been seen on Broadway in Finian’s Rainbow, Chicago, Imaginary Friends, Sweet Smell of Success, Jesus Christ Superstar and Ragtime. He has extensive experience as a Dance Captain and as the person responsible for auditioning, casting and teaching all replacements for in-progress productions. The workshop will deal with all aspects of a musical theatre audition, singing, acting and dancing.

Lori Ann Ferreri (image: meettheartists.com)Week 2, April 2: West Side Story Workshop with Lori Ann Ferreri. Lori has been seen on Broadway in Wicked, AIDA and Footloose. This workshop coincides with Lori’s stint in town with the National Tour of West Side Story in which she plays the role of Consuela and is the understudy for Anita. The workshop will include the original Jerome Robbins choreography, and is a can’t-miss for any aspiring musical theatre performer.

Week 3, April 9: Musical Theatre Workshop with JP Christensen and David Rosales. Broadway credits for JP include Thoroughly Modern Millie, Fosse and CATS. Broadway credits for David include A Christmas Carol, CATS and Victor/Victoria. JP and David will teach a CATS-inspired workshop, teaching original choreography from the Tony Award-winning musical.

Robert Gomes (image: Kirk R. Tuck for Zach Theatre)Week 4, April 16: Acting Workshop with Robert Gomes. Robert’s Broadway credits include Last Night of Ballyhoo and Racing Demon. This workshop will focus on preparing monologues and sides for auditions. Robert is an Austinite and is currently performing with ZACH in their production of Fiction.

Please visit www.tex-arts.org for more information on the series and for registration.

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