May 8, 2020

Mastering the Musical Audition with James Beaman

The 2020 Kids Company Master Class Series has gone virtual! Aspiring young performers 7 years and older are invited to register for a series of 4 Master Classes taught over Zoom video chat by professional artists who have performed on the Goodspeed stage, in NYC, and around the country. The Kids Company Master Class Series will provide one-of-a-kind live, online instruction in various styles of musical theatre dance, acting, and vocal performance, in which students will learn new techniques, receive individualized feedback from our faculty, and hone their skills in a supportive environment.

MAY 30, 2020


LEVEL A: AGES 7-12 | 12:00PM-1:00PM *ADDED CLASS*

LEVEL A: AGES 7-12 | 1:30PM-2:30PM SOLD OUT
LEVEL B: AGES 13-18 | 3:00PM-4:00PM

A 20-year veteran of the musical theatre industry, Mr. Beaman is also a sought-out audition coach in NYC. His approach to audition coaching asks students to reflect on what unique traits they bring to the table and guides them toward choosing and presenting audition material best suited them as individuals. In this class, he will provide students with the tools they need in order to present their best work in an audition setting.

NOTE: Students in this class will be required to prepare a musical theatre song to work on with Mr. Beaman 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

JAMES BEAMAN is an award-winning actor who celebrates his 30th year in show business in 2020. He is also a theatre educator, master teacher and acting coach whose clients have achieved success on Broadway, in theatre across the country, and in film and television. At Goodspeed, Jamie has appeared in Annie Get Your Gun, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Mame, and he is the co-creator of the Goodspeed Teen Audition Intensive, which he taught for three years. He has led master classes at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre and Maltz Jupiter Theatre, and, as an Artist in Residence at Matthew Corozine Studio in New York, has led his Shakespeare text intensive, “Decoding Shakespeare.” He holds a BFA from Boston University School for the Arts and an MFA from the Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University. For more, visit


Classes are limited to five students per Master Class. All classes will have a wait list once full, and additional class sessions may be added.

  • Registration Fee: $25 per student, per class
  • Upon registration, students will receive a link via email to join the class, along with further instructions for participation.
  • Click here to register now!
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