In our Broadway Master Class, students will receive direct coaching and feedback from a Broadway performer on how to use their fears to bring emotion and intensity to any audition. Class starts with a review of technical and performance technique. Every student will then have the chance to perform a song or monologue and receive immediate feedback. Other students gain insight when not performing from watching their peers. Class concludes with a Q&A session about the professional business.
WHEN: Monday, March 27
Grades 4-12: 4-6pm
WHERE: Music Theatre of Connecticut
509 Westport Avenue (behind Nine West) in Norwalk, CT
TUITION: $75 per student
KYLE WRENTZ is a current cast member of Disney's "The Lion King" on Broadway (ensemble, U/S Scar). He graduated with a BFA in Theater from The University of Hartford, The Hartt School. He has had a long affiliation with The Walt Disney family, having also been seen in Epcot as a cast member of the critically acclaimed acapella group, American Vybe. He was part of the opening cast at Hong Kong Disneyland, where he also sang backup in the opening night show at the castle behind the original voices of Belle and Aladdin from the Disney films. Regionally, his work has been seen throughout many theaters across North America. Some of his favorite roles include Jim from “Big River” and 2nd Officer Lightoller from Titanic. He has had the opportunity to perform at “The Tony Awards”, the "Daytime Emmys”, and on “Dancing With The Stars”. Kyle was born and raised in Norwalk, CT and his mother Darlene still lives there. He is a graduate of Brien McMahon H.S. Where he served as class President.
HEALY SAMMIS holds a BFA in Theater from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and has directed musical theater classes at various venues across the South Shore of Massachusetts. Professionally, Healy spent eight years singing/performing at the Medieval Manor Theater-Restaurant, Boston’s longest running dinner theater. She then co-created and produced “Mayflower Mayhem”, a successful seasonal comedic dinner show which launched last year in Plymouth, Ma. In 2015, Healy helped to launch Purple Carrots Drama Studio in Toronto, Canada, which offers all-inclusive theater classes for youth with various learning abilities. For the last 13 years, Healy has also worked in the private education field, providing intensive research-validated instruction to students with reading difficulties. Healy was raised in Norwalk and is a graduate of Brien McMahon High School.
BREAK A LEG THEATRE WORKS is committed to developing and nurturing young talent, and preparing our students for success in theater arts. We foster collaboration among professional artists and youth to create exceptional learning and theatrical experiences. We offer one-day Master Classes taught by New York and Boston professionals to address various aspects of the theater business. We also offer Musical Theater and Acting classes, as well as Musical Cabarets to students ages 7-21.