Goodspeed’s Audition Intensive is a unique and comprehensive program offering invaluable training and insider tips for the aspiring Broadway star. This highly selective three-day program will prepare high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors for college musical theatre entrance auditions. Participants will receive individualized monologue and song coaching, musical theatre dance audition training, and participate in mock auditions, exposing them to esteemed teaching artists and industry professionals.
If you have any questions, please contact Christine Hopkins by email or at 860.873.8664, ext. 373.
To register, please fill out and submit an application with your tuition payment of $400. Please make checks payable to “The Goodspeed Opera House Foundation.”
Early consideration deadline: June 2, 2014 (Applications who apply by this date will be given special consideration)
Application deadline: June 23, 2014
• Applicants will be notified of status by: June 27, 2014
TOTAL TUITION: $400
Please make checks payable to "The Goodspeed Opera House Foundation."
NOTE: If you are not accepted, your tuition will be refunded in full. In all other cases, your tuition payment is non-refundable.
According to survey results, 100% of the 2010-2012 Audition Intensive participants would recommend the Audition Intensive to their friends and 100% of the 2012 participants said that Goodspeed’s Audition Intensive met their expectations.
“My daughter hasn't been as excited as when she got back from the Goodspeed Audition Intensive in quite some time. She had absolutely nothing but positive things to say about the program and those who ran it, and sounds like she benefited enormously from the feedback. She appears all the more confident going into her college auditions now.”
-Eric Nielsen, 2012 Audition Intensive Parent
“I am so grateful for the incredible tools the intensive has given to me and I will definitely take them with me and pass them on to others as well. I found it extremely productive to work in groups and by the end I really felt myself rooting for every single member of my group. It was amazing to get to watch other people work and then to watch their audition knowing what work had gone into it. I would do the intensive again in a heartbeat not because I didn't learn enough the first time, but simply because it was a unique and exciting way to work through an audition and it was so amazing to have such unbelievably talented people working alongside you.”
-Katherine Logan, 2012 Audition Intensive Participant
“It was so helpful I believe that anyone going into this field or even considering it should go through this intensive as it will help them to decide whether they really want it or not.”
-Jared Starkey, 2012 Audition Intensive Participant
“I came out of this program feeling that all of my questions about the auditioning process were answered. I feel as though I received top notch training and preparation that I will certainly use next year when auditioning!”
-Kendra Oates, 2011 Audition Intensive Participant
“The workshop was a huge confirmation that I am headed in the right direction. It helped me learn how to choose appropriate material and I'm far less scared of auditioning. I thought I was way behind but I genuinely found so much confidence at the workshop and am so excited for college. I look forward to working with more passionate people like the workshop staff.”
-Jonathon Garrity, 2010 Audition Intensive Participate
·Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
• One-on-one monologue and song coaching
• Mock auditions with personalized feedback
• Musical theatre dance audition training
• Introduction to the college audition process
• Tips about essential audition techniques
• Headshot and resumé preparation
• Informational session and Q & A for parents
Friday, August 1, 2014
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Sunday, August 3, 2014
*Times subject to change
Larry McMillian Rehearsal Studio
21 Norwich Road
East Haddam, CT 06423
|KELLI BARCLAY NYC: Pipe Dream at City Center's Encores!, Camelot in Concert starring Jeremy Irons, Oscar Hammerstein Awards salute to Carol Channing. NYMF: Himself and Nora, Hurricane the Musical, My History of Marriage. Goodspeed Opera House: Hello, Dolly!; My One and Only (CT Critics Circle Award for Best Choreography); How to Succeed in Business...(CT CC Award nom.); and Hello, My Baby! at The Norma Terris Theatre. MUNY: Bye Bye Birdie, Singin’ in the Rain (Kevin Kline Award), Beauty and the Beast, 42nd Street, 50 Years of Muny Magic, and White Christmas. Feature film: Made for Each Other. Associate Choreographer on Broadway: 42nd Street (Revival), Irving Berlin's White Christmas, State Fair, Ain't Broadway Grand. Associate Choreographer on four City Center Encores! productions. Asst. Choreographer: Radio City's Christmas Spectacular Detroit MI. Original ballets: Angels Among Us featuring NY Times best selling author Alma Daniel. Extensive teaching in all forms of dance including as a member of the faculty of American Ballet Theater's Dance Intensive in NYC.|
|BILL NABEL has appeared in over 9,500 Broadway performances in eight Broadway shows: A Chorus Line (Al), Sweeney Todd (Pirelli), 42nd Street (Bert Barry), Home Sweet Homer (Melios), Ain't Broadway Grand (Max), Evita, The Most Happy Fella (Giuseppe-originated at Goodspeed Opera House), thirteen years at Beauty and the Beast and Carnegie Hall in Andre Previn's opera, Streetcar Named Desire. A finalist for the American Academy of Arts and Letters Richard Rodgers Prize for Take Me America, the musical; he's also received a Connecticut Playwright Fellowship Grant and a Puffin Grant. He wrote book/lyrics for Take Me America, a new musical about seven people applying for asylum in the United States, which was produced by the Village Theatre in Seattle. Other musicals: Love On Ice, the world's first cryogenic musical; Who Killed Mario Lanza; and Gollywobble, a musical based on "The Andy Griffith Show" for Paramount Pictures. His plays: Lying To Spielberg was a New American Playwright (NAPP) selection at Utah Shakespeare Festival, Love, Loss and What I Drove; Habeus Corpus; Go Ask Your Father; MILF; The Accompanyist; Hubble; The Schwarzchild Radius and The Champ. Also: Lehman Engel-BMI Musical Theater Workshop, Tufts University, Dramatists Guild, Abingdon Theatre New Playwrights, AEA, SAG-AFTRA.
In August, Love On Ice, the new cryogenic musical that tests if love can burn at minus 412 degrees Centrigrade, will be pitched at the "PiTCH" at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival in Auburn, NY.
|JOHN SIMPKINS directed the three-time Drama Desk nominated Off-Broadway production of Bloodsong of Love: The Rock and Roll Spaghetti Western (Joe Iconis). Off-Broadway: ReWrite (Urban Stages), The Bus (59E59 Theatres), Things to Ruin (co-conceived/ directed - Second Stage), The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks (Lortel Theatre). Regional: The Black Suits (Barrington Stage), Hairspray (North Carolina Theatre), Damn Yankees & A Wonderful Life (Engeman Theatre), Annie & Cabaret (Sacramento Music Circus), Evita (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma). New Works: All The Kids Are Doing It, Pool Boy, Fantasy Football, Party Come Here, Next Thing You Know. He has developed new work at Goodspeed Opera House, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Ars Nova, CAP21, NAMT. John is Artistic Director at the Sharon Playhouse, and a member of the music theatre faculty at NYU Steinhardt - where he has directed Floyd Collins, Sweet Smell of Success, City of Angels, The Fix, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Violet, Urinetown, Merrily We Roll Along, Parade, Fiorello!, A New Brain. His production of Parade was preserved and is on reserve at Lincoln Center’s Theatre on Film and Tape Archive. Bachelor of Music/ Miami University. Master of Arts/ New York University. Upcoming productions: The Black Suits at the Kirk Douglas Theatre (Center Theatre Group). www.john-simpkins.com|
ROBERT H. DAVIS is Professor of Acting and Voice & Speech at The Hartt School Theatre Division at the University of Hartford. As a professional actor and vocal coach, he has worked in New York and at regional theatres across the country. He appeared in Show Boat at Goodspeed Musicals. At the Hartford Stage Company he regularly appears in A Christmas Carol as Bob Cratchit and shared the role of the Stage Manager in Our Town with Hal Holbrook. He received a Connecticut Critics Circle Award for his performance in The Exonderated at TheatreWorks of Hartford and has served as voice and dialect coach at Yale Repertory Theatre and for Hartford Stage Company’s productions of To Kill a Mockingbird, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and Abundance. Once upon a time he was seen on television’s "Sesame Street." Bob is a Designated Linklater Voice teacher and has served as a teaching artist for Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts and for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Connecticut. He has also offered classes and workshops in Linklater Voice at Trinity College and Wesleyan University. For several years he has been a master teacher for the National Endowment for the Humanities’ National Institute on Teaching Shakespeare held at Smith College.
|MICHAEL O'FLAHERTY is in his 22nd season as Goodspeed’s Resident Music Director, having conducted 35 musicals at the Opera House and five at The Norma Terris Theatre. His musical arrangement credits include Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Broadway), Reunion-A Musical Epic in Miniature, Carol Hall's To Whom It May Concern, and Red, Hot and Blue! (GOH and Paper Mill Playhouse). He has worked at North Shore Music Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Ford's Theatre, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Kennedy Center, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, The Smithsonian Institution, and was the Musical Supervisor and Cabaret Director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival for 11 years. Michael conducted the Goodspeed Musicals productions of By Jeeves and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes on Broadway. His original musical Genesius, for which he wrote the music and lyrics, was recently showcased in NYC.|
|BRENT WAGNER is Chair of the Musical Theatre Department at The University of Michigan. Before joining the Michigan faculty in 1984 he taught at Syracuse University. He has directed musicals and revues throughout North America, from off-Broadway in New York to the Banff Center in Alberta, Canada. He has collaborated with Sheldon Harnick on numerous projects, including a new opera at the O'Neill Theater Center, as well as the world premiere of A Wonderful Life (music by Joe Raposo), and his recent musical Dragons, both of which were staged at the University of Michigan. Professor Wagner recently held an Arthur Thurnau Professorship, an award for outstanding instruction at the undergraduate level. Among many responsibilities, Mr. Wagner also directs the senior showcase, presented annually in New York City.|
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