Dance, Voice & Acting Master Classes taught by Industry Professionals
November 4th, 2023
THE BOYS FROM OZ
MATTHEW LEE ROBINSON and SCOTT ANDERSON MORRIS
international performers, writers, and educators and part of the creative team of the new original musical Atlantis
WHEN: Class – Saturday, November 4, 2023, 9 am –12 Noon
Performance 5:30 – 9 pm (rehearsal 5:30, performance 7 – 9pm)
COST: $25.00 per person
This is a dance and vocal interpretation class for students
seeking to understand the expectations and skills needed to perform at the next level.
Included in the session: experiences of writing an original Broadway-style musical.
Students will have the unique opportunity to learn and perform a number from ATLANTIS, the new original Broadway hopeful in the evening concert. (details in “CRITICAL INFORMATION…” below)
This inspirational workshop will motivate and excite serious students.
Vocal: Bring your book – 2 prepared pieces – size of class will determine how much or how many pieces will be sung.
Attire: Clothes to dance in
Shoes: Jazz shoes or sneakers
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Students seeking to learn from professional performers. These workshops expose students to professional techniques in dance, acting, and singing that help students discover their potential. The workshops are instructional and inspiring. Students are challenged and encouraged. The instructors share insights in order to bring out the best in each student.
CRITICAL INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS
Attire: Clothes to dance in
Shoes: Character shoes, jazz shoes, sneakers – not taps
For voice: bring your book, 2 prepared contrasting pieces (or audition cuts), and accompaniment tracks. Size of class will determine what can be heard.
For evening performance:
Attire: to be determined
Rehearsal 5:00/5:30 pm (to be confirmed)
Parents tickets will be $30 (reg. $45) to attend
(limit two per family)
Eligibility: This class is for musical theatre students and performers who want to improve their skills and become the TRIPLE THREAT schools and directors are looking for. A limited number of scholarships are available by special request for consideration, email email@example.com for information.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
MATTHEW LEE ROBINSON
Matthew Lee Robinson is a New York City-based Australian composer/lyricist, performer, vocal coach, and Co-Founder of performing arts training company, EQ Endeavours. As a composer/lyricist, he has written ATLANTIS (Virginia Repertory Theatre), The Magic School Bus (TheaterWorksUSA national tour), the five-time Helpmann-nominated Metro Street, and the Emmy-nominated television series Dance Academy. He most recently sold an original animated musical feature film to DreamWorks Animation, and has collaborated with Big Serious Studios, led by Happy Feet cinematographer David Peers, creating music and lyrics for an animated TV series in development. As an educator, Matthew has led vocal workshops for the Arthur Miller Foundation Fellows Program, Broadway Dreams, Voice Academy NYC, FOX 8 TV’s The Singing Office, and Musical Theatre programs throughout the world. He has won the UTAS Stephen Schwartz Songwriting Award, the Pratt Prize for Music Theatre, and the Australia Council Music Fellowship.
SCOTT ANDERSON MORRIS
Scott Anderson Morris is a New York City-based Australian performer and director/choreographer who began his career performing in Australian theatre as Ernst in Spring Awakening (Sydney Theatre Company), Mark in A Chorus Line (TML Enterprises), Frank Lippencott in Wonderful Town (Sydney Opera House), and the ensembles of Hairspray (David Atkins) and My Fair Lady (Opera Australia, directed by Julie Andrews), amongst others. After being appointed director for the Australian Pilot workshop of Something Rotten Jr., Scott went on to serve as Faculty Choreographer for Broadway Dreams across the United States, Choreography Consultant for The Wizard of Oz in Taiwan (AMCreative) and most recently assisted Tony-nominated director Kristin Hanggi for the New York City industry reading of ATLANTIS.
Scott is an active musical theatre educator and Co-Founder of New York City-based performing arts training company EQ Endeavours.
ATLANTIS transports us to a mysterious ancient island on the eve of sacred solstice. A spirited Firstborn discovers an impossible stranger, releasing a long-hidden truth that threatens to destroy everything they know.
The new original musical ATLANTIS features music and lyrics by UTAS Stephen Schwartz Award-winner Matthew Lee Robinson and book by Robinson, Hadestown dramaturg Ken Cerniglia, and Australian writer and performer Scott Anderson Morris.
A developmental production of ATLANTIS opened at Virginia Repertory Theatre in spring 2019 by special arrangement with Greg Schaffert Productions (Tony Award-winner Peter and the Starcatcher) and Glass Half Full Productions (Victoria Weinberg, associate producer), in association with Power Arts.
ATLANTIS is developed with and helmed by Tony-nominated director Kristin Hanggi (Rock of Ages), with scenic design by Emmy-winner Jason Sherwood (Fox’s Rent: Live) and costumes by Amy Clark (Broadway’s Chaplin).
ATLANTIS has previously been developed at the 2018 Tuacahn New Works Festival in Utah, and in New York City readings with developmental feedback from Stephen Schwartz and representatives from Disney Theatrical Productions, Manhattan Theatre Club, Stuart Thompson Productions and The Araca Group. These readings were financially supported by Greg Schaffert Productions, Glass Half Full Productions, the Australia Council for the Arts, and Power Arts. A Melbourne outing of ATLANTIS – IN CONCERT was the recipient of the Theatrepeople Pro Choice Award for Best Concert Presentation.
ABOUT OUR MASTER CLASS PROGRAM
The Candlelight Theatre’s Master Classes are a half-day of intense study with a Broadway professionals to introduce advanced techniques, teach live theatre craft and provide access to Broadway talent. Students focus on style and skills, while performing with acclaimed instructors, Broadway performers, as well as Broadway and TV/film casting directors! Each class has a unique theme and different instructor so that students can work with top NYC professionals on such subjects as song interpretation, vocal technique, scene study, monologue performance, and dance. Each class will be held at The Candlelight Theatre and will be followed by a Q&A.
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE AMAZING TEAM AT DELARTS FOR COLLABORATING ON THESE MASTER CLASSES.
Two ways to participate:
Students: Classes will be open to serious students in college and high school as well as young professionals from the area.
Teachers: We welcome all teachers and invite them to observe Master Classes from the back of the theatre and then participate in the Q&A.