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Classes, workshops, seminars or any other opportunity for learning the performing arts.

WAGNER IOVANNA STUDIO PRODUCTIONS IS OFFERING THE FIRST EVER SUMMER CONSERVATORY PROGRAM ON THE SHORELINE. WE ARE BRING BROADWAY TRAINING TO YOU!!!!

What is the summer intensive?

The intensive is ten weeks of rehearsals and workshops culminating in a full scale production of “We the People”. Participants will be working with top industry professionals to both strengthen and broaden their understanding of their craft.

Our goal is to offer a program like no other on the shoreline by bringing in Working Actors, Agents/Casting Directors and Managers from NYC, LA and Nashville to teach industry workshops. Not only will students develop their singing, acting and dancing skills, they will also learn how to present themselves at auditions and interviews along with the ins and outs  of the business

 

Who is the program for?.

Grades 6 through 12. We are accepting 32 applicants. 

When does the intensive begin?

Rehearsals will begin on June 12th. There will be no rehearsals during the July 4th week.

When will rehearsals be?

The rehearsal schedule will be handed out at the first rehearsal.

Rehearsals will be Monday through Wednesday, 5pm to 8pm, with some possible added Thursday rehearsals. The schedule will be handed out at the 1st rehearsal on June 12th. 

July & August rehearsals will be located at the Legacy Dance Studio in North Haven, CT.

June rehearsals will either be in Madison or North Haven – TBA

When will performances be?

Saturday, August 26th there will be both a matinee and evening performance. 

Sunday, August 27th there will be a matinee.

​CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR AUDITION TODAY 203-468-6899

LOG ONTO OUR WEBSITE, DOWNLOAD AND FILL OUT THE AUDITION PACKAGE. YOU MUST BRING IT WITH YOU TO YOUR AUDITION.

EMAIL: WISTUDIOPRODUCTIONS@GMAIL.COM

WEBSITE: WWW.WISPRODUCTIONS.COM

REQUIRED: Please write all conflicts down on the registration form so we may schedule accordingly.​ We will also help set car pools.

When are auditions? 

Friday, June 2nd – 6:30 to 8:30pm

Saturday, June 3rd – 1 to 4pm

Callbacks are: Sunday, June 4th – 1 to 4pm

Where are auditions?

Legacy School of Dance

53B Quinnipiac Ave. 

North Haven, CT

What to prepare for auditions?

-32 bars of a musical theatre song (performed acapella)

-You will be given a short reading

-wear comfortable clothes for dance placement. Bring dance shoes or socks.

Questions? 

 

Contact Wagner Iovanna Studio Productions!

October 25, 2014
Preparing a Successful College Audition

Goodspeed’s Audition Master Class is a one day workshop with Brent Wagner, the Chair of the acclaimed Musical Theatre Department at the University of Michigan. Professor Wagner will guide high school students in all aspects of song performance, including analyzing music and lyrics, acting the song, selecting and preparing the music, and understanding audition techniques. Each student will present two songs and will work individually with Professor Wagner. Participants will gain a valuable set of audition tools and techniques for their future in musical theatre. The program will also include an optional session, “Exploring College Musical Theatre Programs,” for parents and students.

REGISTRATION

With your application, please send a deposit of $75 in the form of a check payable to “The Goodspeed Opera House Foundation.” If you prefer to pay by credit card, please contact Kate Micari at 860.873.8664, x373. (If you are not accepted, your deposit will be refunded in full. If you are accepted, your deposit will be deducted from your total tuition. In all other cases, the tuition payment is non-refundable.)

Important dates and registration information:
• October 8, 2014: Application Deadline
• October 15, 2014: Applicants will be notified of status
• Upon acceptance, a final tuition payment of $175 will be due

TOTAL TUITION: $250

Send application to: Goodspeed Musical Theatre Institute, Attn: Education Dept, PO Box A, East Haddam, CT 06423
If you have any questions, please contact Kate Micari by email at kmicari@goodspeed.org or at 860.873.8664, ext. 373.

2014 Program Description

• One-on-one song coaching
• Introduction to the college audition process
• Tips about essential audition techniques
• Exposure to all aspects of song performance
• Optional informational session and Q & A for parents and students

Participants should prepare two 16-bar audition songs with the accompaniment clearly marked (title, key signature and time signature prominent) with a 2 or 4-bar introduction. The songs may be from any period. Participants should dress as they would for a college audition. (Note: Applicants should be equally comfortable with both songs).

In addition, Prof. Wagner will present a talk for parents and students, “Exploring College Musical Theatre Programs,” from 4:30 pm to 6 pm on Saturday, October 25. Prof. Wagner will share essential tools for understanding the college process, with a list of recommendations and guidelines. Master Class participants are not required to attend this session, though it is strongly recommended for high school juniors and seniors. This session will be completed by 6:00 pm.

Participants and their families can purchase tickets to attend the 8:00pm performance of Holiday Inn on Saturday at the Goodspeed Opera House. If you are interested in obtaining tickets, please call Goodspeed’s box office at 860.873.8668.
2014 Schedule:

Saturday, October 25, 2014

9:30am – 4:30pm • Master Class – Students only

4:30pm – 6:00pm • Exploring College Musical Theatre Programs – Optional parent and student session
Location:

Larry McMillian Rehearsal Studio
21 Norwich Road
East Haddam, CT 06423
– See more at: http://www.goodspeed.org/pages/audition-master-class

The Suffield Players Proudly Announce:

 

New Faces 2014 

an exciting educational

and theatrical opportunity!

July 12- August 16, 2014

Performance at Mapleton Hall

on August 16 at 7:30 pm

The Suffield Players are looking for actors to participate in their Third Annual New Faces Educational Program!

  • Open to anyone 16 years and up who has never, or only briefly, appeared on our stage, New Faces is designed to teach, inspire and develop the talents of all participants.
  • New Faces is an opportunity to work with experienced Directors in scene study and actor’s craft.
  • The performance will consist of a series of approximately 10 minute scenes, selected by the Directors, worked on during the program.
  • Everyone who qualifies will be accepted into New Faces… there are no auditions.

Guest Directors: Kelly Seip, Robert Lunde, Dorrie Mitchell, 

 Becky Schoenfeld, Roger A. Ochs and Mary Fernandez-Sierra… and More!

  • Rehearsal times to be scheduled by the Cast and the Directors; possible three to five hours weekly; to be arranged with each unique cast and Director.
  • There will be an afternoon of scheduled cold script readings for all New Faces Actors on Saturday, July 12 from 1 – 4 pm.
  • Please be aware that space is limited; places will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Deadline for contacting Mary Fernandez-Sierra to indicate interest: July 2.

 

* Any Participants from New Faces 2013 who would like to re-qualify for a role will be placed on a standby list. Remaining openings for New Faces 2014 will be offered on an individual basis to returning actors.*

 

Interested? Please contact Mary at the link below:

maryfernandezsierra@gmail.com

  Drawing of Mapleton Hall

The Suffield Players  1305 Mapleton Avenue   Suffield CT 06078

thesuffieldplayers@gmail.com

Suffield Players Logo  Producing a Play Workshop

Instructor: Robert Lunde

Saturday, March 8 from 2 – 4 pm

Mapleton Hall

Sign Up for our Producing a Play Workshop!

A great opportunity to see theatre in a new light… 

and learn production skills that make the magic happen!

No Experience Necessary!

 Participants Will…

  • … learn what it takes to produce a show
  • … tour the Mapleton Hall Theatre space
  • … discover  different roles involved in play  production
  • … learn specifics about becoming a Producer or Production Coordinator

(We are looking for people to fill these roles at The Suffield Players for our 2014 – 2015 Season… we will train interested folks, and partner them with veterans from our theatre!)

There is no fee for this workshop!  Donations to the Suffield Players will be accepted. 

  RSVP Robert Lunde by March 1 at rclwrites@aol.com

Workshop space limited to 30 Participants… you must RSVP to attend!

  Milady Mapleton, 2013
The Suffield Players 1305 Mapleton Avenue Suffield CT 06078

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Free Auditions Workshop 

Saturday, January 25 from 1 – 5 pm

in Mapleton Hall

Limited to 20 Adult Participants … No Prior Experience Necessary!

Sign Up for our Basic Audition Technique Workshop!

 Participants Will…

  • …do cold readings in an audition format*
  • …participate in critiques of readings
  • …learn techniques to approach the audition process
  • …learn how to do a “Self Post-Mortem” to improve audition skills!

*Participants may bring in a monologue, OR choose from an available selection OR bring 16 bars of a song for a brief Musical Audition Critique, as time permits. (Must bring CD or MP3 of music, as no accompanist will be available.)

  

         There is no fee for this workshop! Donations to the Suffield Players will be accepted. 

Contact Robert Lunde at rclwrites@aol.com

Please attach a resume if available, or a list of any prior theatrical experience.

Additional Workshop Scheduled: Being a Producer on March 8… More Details to Follow!

  Milady Mapleton, 2013
The Suffield Players 1305 Mapleton Avenue Suffield CT 06078

Logo with Make a Scene

Auditioning from Every Angle  – a workshop for anyone 16+
Sat. Sept. 28 from 10-12

Breaking Down the Text – a workshop for anyone 16+
Sat. Sept. 28 from 12-3

Reserve your seat today in either, or both, of these great workshops.
They are perfect companion classes and together will provide an invigorating acting intensive!

For details and prices, visit http://www.playonacting.com/Classes2.htm
Or email cie@playonacting.com

 

 

lake compounce

The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce, Bristol, CT is hiring actors 18 and older to perform for their 2013 Scare Season.  Your application can be downloaded at www.facebook.com/thehauntedgraveyard

Auditions will be held on Aug 23, 24, 30, 31 and Sept. 1 and you must attend one of those dates.  Auditions are just a way for us to talk with you, and put you in the best role within the production.  We may ask you to read from a script or let out your best Banshee scream.   Actors may be vampires, ghouls, banshees etc  and we are also looking for someone who can walk comfortably on stilts.

We are looking to fill 200+ paid positions.

In addition to one audition, you will need to attend one callback (weekend dates in September times TBD) and our dress rehearsal (Oct 2 with Oct 3 as the raindate)  There are 12 performances on Fri, Sat, & Sun from Oct 4 -27.

Applications are due by Aug 21st and can be dropped off or mailed to Lake Compounce Haunted Graveyard, 186 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, CT 06010.  For questions, please call Rose our Talent Director at (203)800-1496.

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