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Goodspeed Musicals

6 Main St
East Haddam, CT 06423 United States
860.873.8664 ext. 521 www.goodspeed.org/pd

June 2020

Conquering the Cold Read with Brian Michael Hoffman

June 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Goodspeed Musicals, 6 Main St
East Haddam, CT 06423 United States
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$25

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. JUNE 6, 2020 CONQUERING THE COLD READ WITH BRIAN MICHAEL HOFFMAN 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 In this acting-focused audition workshop, Mr. Hoffman will prepare students for cold readings – performing a scene from a show with little or no preparation beforehand. He will demystify this aspect of auditioning by teaching students techniques to quickly analyze a character and make bold choices that will help them stand out from the crowd. BRIAN MICHAEL HOFFMAN starred as Horton in the Off-Broadway revival of Seussical and is thrilled to be a part of Goodspeed’s Master Class Series after his time in East Haddam last summer as Jiggs Thomas in Because Of Winn Dixie, a role he also played in the Delaware Theatre Company and Alabama Shakespeare Festival productions. Favorite regional credits include Seymour (Little Shop…), Patsy (Spamalot), Sancho (Man Of La Mancha), Billis (South Pacific), Barfee (..Spelling Bee), Uncle Fester (The Addams Family), The Cowardly Lion (The Wizard Of Oz), Czolgosz (Assassins), Charlie Brown (You’re A Good Man…), Filch (The Threepenny Opera) and Mr. Grimes (On Borrowed Time, directed by Joel Grey). A graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts and Syracuse University, Brian’s performed at theatres across the country including Madison Square Garden, 54 Below, Sacramento Music Circus, the MUNY, Maine State, Syracuse Stage, Marriott Lincolnshire, Ogunquit Playhouse, Pioneer, Ivoryton, Two River, Lyric Oklahoma, and Pittsburgh CLO. He led a barbershop quartet at Tokyo Disney Sea in Japan for 3 years, has performed in over 2,300 performances of Annie (some with Broadway’s original red-head, Andrea McArdle, and in the 2014 movie!) and can be heard on the Seussical, Annie: 30th Anniversary, Annie 2 and The Dragonslayers cast recordings. Broadway/WBTA: Legally Blonde, The Royal Family, Bullets Over Broadway, The Audience (starring Dame Helen Mirren), Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill (starring Audra McDonald), NBC’s Peter Pan Live & THE Wiz Live, SNL, Sesame Street and HBO’s High Maintenance. www.brianmichaelhoffman.com

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Conquering the Cold Read with Brian Michael Hoffman

June 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Goodspeed Musicals, 6 Main St
East Haddam, CT 06423 United States
+ Google Map
$25

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. JUNE 6, 2020 CONQUERING THE COLD READ WITH BRIAN MICHAEL HOFFMAN LEVEL A: AGES 7-12 | 1:30PM-2:30PM LEVEL B: AGES 13-18 | 3:00PM-4:00PM In this acting-focused audition workshop, Mr. Hoffman will prepare students for cold readings – performing a scene from a show with little or no preparation beforehand. He will demystify this aspect of auditioning by teaching students techniques to quickly analyze a character and make bold choices that will help them stand out from the crowd. BRIAN MICHAEL HOFFMAN starred as Horton in the Off-Broadway revival of Seussical and is thrilled to be a part of Goodspeed’s Master Class Series after his time in East Haddam last summer as Jiggs Thomas in Because Of Winn Dixie, a role he also played in the Delaware Theatre Company and Alabama Shakespeare Festival productions. Favorite regional credits include Seymour (Little Shop…), Patsy (Spamalot), Sancho (Man Of La Mancha), Billis (South Pacific), Barfee (..Spelling Bee), Uncle Fester (The Addams Family), The Cowardly Lion (The Wizard Of Oz), Czolgosz (Assassins), Charlie Brown (You’re A Good Man…), Filch (The Threepenny Opera) and Mr. Grimes (On Borrowed Time, directed by Joel Grey). A graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts and Syracuse University, Brian’s performed at theatres across the country including Madison Square Garden, 54 Below, Sacramento Music Circus, the MUNY, Maine State, Syracuse Stage, Marriott Lincolnshire, Ogunquit Playhouse, Pioneer, Ivoryton, Two River, Lyric Oklahoma, and Pittsburgh CLO. He led a barbershop quartet at Tokyo Disney Sea in Japan for 3 years, has performed in over 2,300 performances of Annie (some with Broadway’s original red-head, Andrea McArdle, and in the 2014 movie!) and can be heard on the Seussical, Annie: 30th Anniversary, Annie 2 and The Dragonslayers cast recordings. Broadway/WBTA: Legally Blonde, The Royal Family, Bullets Over Broadway, The Audience (starring Dame Helen Mirren), Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill (starring Audra McDonald), NBC’s Peter Pan Live & THE Wiz Live, SNL, Sesame Street and HBO’s High Maintenance. www.brianmichaelhoffman.com

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Conquering the Cold Read with Brian Michael Hoffman

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Goodspeed Musicals, 6 Main St
East Haddam, CT 06423 United States
+ Google Map
$25

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. JUNE 6, 2020 CONQUERING THE COLD READ WITH BRIAN MICHAEL HOFFMAN LEVEL A: AGES 7-12 | 1:30PM-2:30PM LEVEL B: AGES 13-18 | 3:00PM-4:00PM In this acting-focused audition workshop, Mr. Hoffman will prepare students for cold readings – performing a scene from a show with little or no preparation beforehand. He will demystify this aspect of auditioning by teaching students techniques to quickly analyze a character and make bold choices that will help them stand out from the crowd. BRIAN MICHAEL HOFFMAN starred as Horton in the Off-Broadway revival of Seussical and is thrilled to be a part of Goodspeed’s Master Class Series after his time in East Haddam last summer as Jiggs Thomas in Because Of Winn Dixie, a role he also played in the Delaware Theatre Company and Alabama Shakespeare Festival productions. Favorite regional credits include Seymour (Little Shop…), Patsy (Spamalot), Sancho (Man Of La Mancha), Billis (South Pacific), Barfee (..Spelling Bee), Uncle Fester (The Addams Family), The Cowardly Lion (The Wizard Of Oz), Czolgosz (Assassins), Charlie Brown (You’re A Good Man…), Filch (The Threepenny Opera) and Mr. Grimes (On Borrowed Time, directed by Joel Grey). A graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts and Syracuse University, Brian’s performed at theatres across the country including Madison Square Garden, 54 Below, Sacramento Music Circus, the MUNY, Maine State, Syracuse Stage, Marriott Lincolnshire, Ogunquit Playhouse, Pioneer, Ivoryton, Two River, Lyric Oklahoma, and Pittsburgh CLO. He led a barbershop quartet at Tokyo Disney Sea in Japan for 3 years, has performed in over 2,300 performances of Annie (some with Broadway’s original red-head, Andrea McArdle, and in the 2014 movie!) and can be heard on the Seussical, Annie: 30th Anniversary, Annie 2 and The Dragonslayers cast recordings. Broadway/WBTA: Legally Blonde, The Royal Family, Bullets Over Broadway, The Audience (starring Dame Helen Mirren), Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill (starring Audra McDonald), NBC’s Peter Pan Live & THE Wiz Live, SNL, Sesame Street and HBO’s High Maintenance. www.brianmichaelhoffman.com

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Tap for Musical Theatre with Kristyn Pope

June 13 @ 4:00 pm
Goodspeed Musicals, 6 Main St
East Haddam, CT 06423 United States
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$25

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. JUNE 13, 2020 TAP FOR MUSICAL THEATRE WITH KRISTYN POPE 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 Tap has been part of the musical theatre since it became popularly known as “tap dance” a hundred years ago. This master class led by Ms. Pope, a former Radio City Rockette and veteran of tap musicals such as Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (National Tour) and 42nd Street (Goodspeed), will explore rhythm, style, and characterization to expand your tap dance horizons! NOTE: This class will not focus primarily on technique or learning tap vocabulary. Experience with tap dance recommended.

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Tap for Musical Theatre with Kristyn Pope

June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Goodspeed Musicals, 6 Main St
East Haddam, CT 06423 United States
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$25

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. JUNE 13, 2020 TAP FOR MUSICAL THEATRE WITH KRISTYN POPE LEVEL A: AGES 7-12 | 1:30PM-2:30PM LEVEL B: AGES 13-18 | 3:00PM-4:00PM Tap has been part of the musical theatre since it became popularly known as “tap dance” a hundred years ago. This master class led by Ms. Pope, a former Radio City Rockette and veteran of tap musicals such as Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (National Tour) and 42nd Street (Goodspeed), will explore rhythm, style, and characterization to expand your tap dance horizons! NOTE: This class will not focus primarily on technique or learning tap vocabulary. Experience with tap dance recommended.

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Tap for Musical Theatre with Kristyn Pope

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Goodspeed Musicals, 6 Main St
East Haddam, CT 06423 United States
+ Google Map
$25

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. JUNE 13, 2020 TAP FOR MUSICAL THEATRE WITH KRISTYN POPE LEVEL A: AGES 7-12 | 1:30PM-2:30PM LEVEL B: AGES 13-18 | 3:00PM-4:00PM Tap has been part of the musical theatre since it became popularly known as “tap dance” a hundred years ago. This master class led by Ms. Pope, a former Radio City Rockette and veteran of tap musicals such as Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (National Tour) and 42nd Street (Goodspeed), will explore rhythm, style, and characterization to expand your tap dance horizons! NOTE: This class will not focus primarily on technique or learning tap vocabulary. Experience with tap dance recommended.

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