$200 / month
The Musical Theatre class focuses on building confidence on stage. The class will teach students how to properly use their speaking voice for the stage, how to perform their song based on their character’s motivations, how they can best feature themselves using the space with blocking and how to audition for a musical. Most importantly students will be exploring in depth a different musical each month. This type of class gives students the opportunity to work on a wide range of musical styles and to play ANY role that interests them. The last two weeks of class a piano accompanist will be provided, so students can have the chance to rehearse with live music. This is very important as audition’s and show’s feature a live pianist or orchestra and can be a challenge to sing along with. In these weeks we work on musical theatre audition preparation and prepare for the last class of the month, where parents can sit in while the students do a musical revue performance. This is optional for the parents, but allows the students to test their skills by performing for an audience. The performance will also be filmed so students can see their progress over time. This will be a fun, uplifting environment for students to perform and learn in.
Instructor: Kim Whalen – Professional actress, singer who works extensively in both Tv/Film and on Stage. Most notably as Luisa in The Fantasticks On Broadway. BFA in Theatre from the University of Texas at Arlington. Read Kim’s Full Bio.