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Theatre Confidence

with DOUGLAS LYONS

Monday, July 10 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Adults 16 and up
Cost: $30
Option to observe only: $10

Doug will be teaching a theatre confidence class where feedback will be provided to performers on their overall presence. An accompanist will be provided.


About the Artist:

DOUGLAS LYONS

is a composer-lyricist and actor, originally from New Haven, CT, who graduated from The Hartt School's BFA  Musical Theatre program. Douglas has originated roles on Broadway in The Book of Mormon and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Tours: Rent, Dreamgirls (Apollo) and BOM 1st Nat'l. 

As a composer/lyricist he is half writing team Lyons & Pakchar, whosemusic has been workshopped and featured at Lincoln Center’s Broadway Songbook Series, The Old Globe,  The 11th hour Theatre Company, Seattle Rep, The Music Theater Factory, The Johnny Mercer Writing Colony at Goodspeed Musicals and more. The team was recently commissioned by Seattle's 5th Ave Theatre on a new project and their new musical Five Points will get it's world premiere at Theater Latte Da in Spring 2018. 

Douglas’s original show Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical, inspired by Civil Rights pioneers Ruby Bridges and The Little Rock Nine, is getting multiple theatrical productions around the country including a production at Playhouse on Park in Spring 2018. The Polkadots world premiere album was released on Sony's Masterworks Broadway in Sept 2016 and features cast members from The Wiz live, Hamilton, Glee and more. 

Douglas serves as lyricist on the musical feature film "Back to 1" and he was commissioned by the Casa Mañana Theatre for Peter, Darling, which will get a world premiere in Texas in Feb 2018.   Most importantly Douglas strives to use diverse stories to inspire children through art, reminding them of their fullest potential.

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Acting a Song

with JASON GOTAY

Monday, July 17 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Adults 16 and up
Cost: $30
Option to observe only: $10

Jason will be teaching a class that focuses on storytelling, bringing yourself to the material, acting and vocal technique and how to create meaningful journey within your song. An accompanist will be provided.


About the Artist:

JASON GOTAY is an Actor and Teaching Artist born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Broadway: Bring It On: the Musical (Randall, Original Broadway and Touring Companies), Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark (Peter Parker/Spider-Man). TV: NBC'S Peter Pan Live (Tootles/Lost Boy). Regional Highlights: World Premiere of Disney's Freaky Friday (Adam) at the Signature Theater, World Premiere of A Bronx Tale (Calogero) at the Paper Mill Playhouse, Into the Woods (Jack), Mamma Mia! (Sky) and most recently, The Little Mermaid (Prince Eric) at the St. Louis MUNY, among others. @jasongotay 

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