Masterclass

Follow the link for tickets to both the Audition Work with Marty Thomas and the Performance Masterclass with Rachel Potter

Audition Workshop Description

Work on your audition skills and answer those hard to ask questions about “being in the room” and learn how to represent yourself and book the job! Auditioning skills extend beyond the theatrical experience, to acceptance into the college of your dreams, job interviews and all varieties of public speaking. A limited number of participants will be able to “audition” for and be constructively critiqued by Broadway professionals. All who attend will be able to learn by watching instruction and participating in a vulnerable Q & A where NO question is a bad question. 

Performance Masterclass Description

Have a performance coming up or just want to refine a song in your repertoire? This class will focus on message development, style, connecting with an audience and finding your individual voice to present the unique “you”.  A limited number of participants will be able to perform for and be constructively critiqued by Broadway professionals. All who attend will be able to learn by watching instruction and participating in a vulnerable Q & A where NO question is a bad question.

*Due to limited spots available, we ask that students only register to “participate” in one section. We hope that you will join us to audit the other section, as the topics covered will vary. See “Audition Workshop” event for tickets*

Marty Thomas is a Grammy nominated recording artist who started auditioning when he was 8 years old and made his Broadway debut at the age of 11, playing Colin in The Secret Garden. He has also been seen in the Broadway companies of Wicked and Xanadu, as well on TV shows like “Grace and Frankie” and “2 Broke Girls.” He has opened for Grace Jones and Patti Labelle, toured internationally with the famed gospel show “Queen Ester Marrow and the Harlem Gospel Singers,” and sung backup vocals for artists like Barry Manilow, Debbie Gibson, Martha Wash, Billy Porter, Shoshana Bean, and Keala Settle – just to name a few. Marty has performed around the world in regional theater and on cabaret and cruise ship stages. Marty is also an accomplished teacher. He teaches musical theater classes at York Film Academy and has taught masterclasses in high school and university classrooms around the country. www.martythomas.com

Rachel Potter made her Broadway debut as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family, playing opposite both Bebe Neuwirth and Brooke Shields as Morticia. She then went on to originate the role of the Mistress in the revival of Evita and tour with Wicked as the understudy for Glinda. Rachel began her professional career as a performer at Walt Disney World, singing as Ariel, Belle, and Nemo, and was a top-12 finalist on Season 3 of FOX’s “The X Factor.” She has performed as a guest artist with symphony orchestras across the country, as well as with world renowned acapella groups, VoicePlay and Voctave. www.rachelpottermusic.com 

Please contact the event coordinator, Jere Hunt, at (929) 276-2595 with any questions.