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NEWS
OCTOBER 29, 2006

LINES FORM FOR WICKED TICKETS AT PPAC
PPAC started selling Wicked tickets on Saturday and to the suprise (and delight) of theatre management triggered a theatre event. People started forming a line at 2am in the hopes of grabbing the best tickets possible. (As we all know the season holders get the very best tickets.) Wicked will be in Providence from January 3 through 21, 2007.
NEW VERSION OF FORBIDDEN BROADWAY OPENS IN NEW YORK
Forbidden Broadway, the musical that takes other musicals to task for various theatrical and writing idiocies has premiered its latest version featuring spoofs on Annie, Wicked, Mary Poppins (which is still in previews) and and Jersey Boys. Although FB makes merry with other shows, it clearly loves the musical form and that and audiences have been devoted to it for the past 25 years. [Read more at Bloomberg News]
THE TIMES DISSES THE TIMES
The October 27, 2006 NYT features a damning review of Twla Tharp's latest jukebox musical, The Times They Are A-Changin', which opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theater on October 26. With one hand they take away with the other they giveth. The Sunday October 22 New York Times magazine section has an excellent article on choreographer, Twyla Tharp. [You can read it online for one week.]
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DANTE UPDATE
Jazz dancer, Dante Sciarra is commuting between New York and Rhode Island and is often available to teach workshops
MUSICAL THEATRE & DANCE
WORKSHOPS, CLASSES, CAMPS


DANTE SCIARRA
JAZZ & MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE WORKSHOPS

DANCINMAN1@aol.com
Phone: 401-965-0731 cell
Service: 212-636-9406
Dates Available
Now through August, 2006
Jazz dancer, Dante Sciarra is commuting between New York City and Rhode Island and is available to teach workshop/Master Classes anywhere in RI or nearby Massachusetts & Connecticut. His exciting high energy workshops are available in many jazz styles including Fosse, Funk, Lyrical and Hip-Hop. In addition Dante has a great Technique workshop. Students should be 13 years through adult and have at least one year of dance. Workshop levels are Intermediate to Advanced. You can reach him by email DANCINMAN1@aol.com, cell phone 401-965-0731 or at home 718-432-8451.
updated 29Oct06

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ARLENE VIOLET'S MUSICAL THEATRE AUDITION WORKSHOP
Bishop McVinney Auditorium
Franklin Street
Providence RI
Information: 401-519-1269
SATURDAY JANUARY 31, 2004 &
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 01, 2004
9am-8pm
Deadline: Unknown
Cost: $75.00
Level: Serious students only
The age range is usually high and college age, but all serious student are welcome.
The workshops cover dance, voice and performance
DANCE
Artistic Director, Kim Morgan has appeared on Broadway, off-Broadway, Regional theatre, television and film. Ms Morgan will teach a set of basic dance steps to prepare you for any general audition. Different styles of dance and movement will be taught to prepare you for an audition. Many musicals are set in a past time and the successful auditioner needs to know how to walk, gesture, dance and move from that period.
ACTING
Acting Coach, David Dilullo has a theatre degree from the University of Rhode Island and has studied at the American Musical and Dramatics Academy. He is the Performing Chair and Theatre Director at Prout School's acclaimed Theatre Department. Mr.Dilullo will conduct an acting class and do individual acting critiques. You are asked to prepare 2 one minute monologues of different dramatic ranges in preparation for his session.
SONG
Dennis Buck will return as Music Director. He will help you refine the audition song repertoire. Mr Buck has played in the orchestra of 1 Broadway shows and has accompanied such diverse entertainers as Eartha Kitt, Placido Domingo, Carol Channing, Betty Buckley and Tommy Tune.
VOICE
Kathryne Jenning, Voice Instructor at Brown University as well as Artistic Director at Opera Providence, will help you with vocal warmups, finding your appropriate voice range, breathing techniques, preserving you voice, and dratic delivery of songs. Both for Song and Voice, you should prepare 16 bars of 2 songs in different styles for a critique.
YOUR MATERIAL
Artistic Director, Kim Morgan, and Music Director, Dennis Buck, will work with you on your own material and the different ways you can perform it.
ALL TOGETHER
You will be taught a short production number to perform at the the end of the workshop, and your family & friends are invited to attend a complimentary one hour showcase at 7pm.
ACCEPTANCE INTO THE PROGRAM IS LIMITED
Placement is made on a first come first served basis. These workshops usually sell out, but there will be a waiting list.
WHAT TO BRING
Food and drink for the day
Comfortable clothes and shoes
2 songs in different styles (16 bars each)
2 one minute monologues in different dramatic ranges
ADDITIONAL WORKSHOPS
APPLICATION
Posted 12Nov03

MUSICAL THEATRE ORGANIZATIONS
ARLENE VIOLETS MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP
Providence Ballet
Eddy Street
Providence RI
and
Bishop McVinney Auditorium
Franklin Street
Providence RI
Date: Usually, the first week in August
Time: 9am-8pm
Tuition: $750.00
Information: 401-519-1269
One week musical theatre camp for serious students of musical theatre held in August. ACTING
Acting Coach, David Dilullo has a theatre degree from the University of Rhode Island and has studied at the American Musical and Dramatics Academy. His credits include La Cage Aux Folles,Cabaret and Peter Pan, and he is the Performing Chair and Theatre Director at Prout School's acclaimed Theatre Department. Mr.Dilullo will conduct an acting class and do individual acting critiques. Character acting, improvisaztion and scene work will be included. 7You are asked to prepare 2 one minute monologues of different dramatic ranges in preparation for his session.
MUSIC
Dennis Buck will return as Music Director. He will help you refine the audition song repertoire. Mr Buck has played in the orchestra of 15 Broadway shows and has accompanied such diverse entertainers as Eartha Kitt, Placido Domingo, Carol Channing, Betty Buckley, Antonio Banderas, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Tune.He has many cd's for children to his credit and most recently performed solo on the Crstal Cruise Lines.
VOICE
Kathryne Jenning, Voice Instructor at Brown University as well as Artistic Director at Opera Providence, will help you with vocal warmups, finding your appropriate voice range, breathing techniques, preserving you voice, and dratic delivery of songs. Both for Song and Voice, you should prepare 16 bars of 2 songs in different styles for a critique.
YOUR MATERIAL
Artistic Director, Kim Morgan, and Music Director, Dennis Buck, will work with you on your own material and the different ways you can perform it.
ALL TOGETHER
You will be taught a short production number to perform at the the end of the workshop, and your family & friends are invited to attend a complimentary one hour showcase at 7pm.
ACCEPTANCE INTO THE PROGRAM IS LIMITED
Placement is made on a first come first served basis. These workshops usually sell out, but there will be a waiting list.
WHAT TO BRING
Food and drink for the day
Comfortable clothes and shoes
2 songs in different styles (16 bars each)
2 one minute monologues in different dramatic ranges

FANTASYWORKS
2170 Tower Hill Road
Saunderstown RI 02874
Phone: 401-294-2215
Email: aogrady@fantasyworks.ws
http://www.fantasyworks.ws
Fantasy Works, Inc. is a non-profit educational theater company based in Rhode Island. Since 1987, the company has provided opportunities for youth and young adults to explore their interests and develop their skills in theater.
In 2004, Fantasy Works will offer six musical theater programs this summer. All programs culminate in a weekend of fully staged performances that are open to the general public. Scholarships are available.
In addition FantasyWorks
Provides Paid internships to high school and college students
Provides Workshops in acting, voice, dance and design
Develops and Licenses new Children's Musicals
Rents costumes and sound equipment to school drama programs
Offers professional development workshops and consulting services to school districts
Posted 12Nov03

PPAC'S CAMP BROADWAY
Providence Performing Art Center
220 Weybosset Street
Providence RI
Phone: 401-421-2997 x3105
Date: 5 days - Monday thru Friday in August
Time: 830am-5pm
Level: ages 10-17
Price: $650.00 (scholarship possible)
Registration: Opens in February
http://www.campbroadway.com
http://www.ppacri.org/campinfo/index.cfm
includes printable registration & scholarship application forms (You must have Adobe Acrobat on your computer to access the forms)
Designed for children who are seriously interested in acting, singing and dancing, Camp Broadway offers 40 hours of master classes in these fields. The price includes lunch, juice & snacks. In addition to camp faculty, classes are taught by working Broadway professionals and other guest teachers. Students are encouraged to talk to visiting professionals (from RI and New York) during lunch breaks. Workshops change every year, but in past years, there were master classes in stage make-up, musical theatre dance, and stage combat as well as scene study, vocal performance, and a dance technique audition workshop. On the Friday afternoon, there's a Family Finale performance on the PPAC stage followed by a reception in the Grand Lobby. This camp always sells out in advance. If you are interested, get your registration in within 2 weeks of opening of the application process.
Posted 12Nov03/updated 27Jun05/27Jul06
RIC THEATRE CAMP
Director: Bill Wilson
14 day summer camp for teens, 11 thru 18
Students create characters, write a musical around it with song and dance. They also create their own costumes and learn theare skills. Performance at the end of the 14 days. The RIC Summer Performing Arts Camp with instruction in music, theatre, and dance is offered in for students in grades 7-12. The camp will be held Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at a cost of $470 with a $30 non-refundable application fee. Call Bill Wilson at 456-8814 by June 1 for more information.

RI'S MUSICAL THEATRE WHO'S WHO
Denise Brown
Dancer (Dance Planet), Director (Fantasy Works) and Teacher (Chance To Dance). She just received her Masters in dance education and is looking for work.

Adam Crowe
Dancer, Teacher and Choreographer, Adam Crowe has returned from a run of Chorus Line in Florida. He is available to choreograph and teach in musical theatre.

Ann O'Grady, PhD
Phone: 401-294-2215
aogrady@fantasyworks.ws
Ann O'Grady is the founder and executive director of Fantasy Works, Inc. She has written, directed, and produced over 50 musicals. For the past 30 years, she has taught English/language arts, enrichment, and theater programs in RI public schools. She received her PhD in curriculum and instruction from the University of Connecticut where she developed components of Fantasy Works as part of her studies. In 1995, she received the Milken National Educator Award.

Brian Jones
Dancer,Choreographer, Teacher, Set Designer, Costume Designer - Brian Jones is best known as a gorgeous tap dancer, but he also sings, acts, directs and has worked on theatre projects all over and locally for Trinity Rep and Rhode Island College.

Linda Mercer-Botelho
Choreographer, Director, Teacher - Linda Mercer-Botelho is the founder and Director of On Stage Academy of Performing Arts in Fall River MA, and is actively involved in musical theatre through On Stage Theatrical Productions,Inc. a non-profit organization dedicated to the performing arts.

Rita O'Connor
Teacher, Choreographer, retired dancer - Rita O'Connnor danced in many musicals on and off Broadway including Promises, Promises, Coco and Follies. In 1985, she toured with Chorus Line. She was one of the inspirations for Cassie, the ballet dancer, in Chorus Line. She choreographed Chorus Line for the much-lauded URI production. She is currently teaching at the University of Rhode Isaland.

Arlene Violet
Phone: 401-519-1269
A practicing lawyer and Rhode Island's first attorney general and now a talk show host on WHJJ. She devotes some of her tremendous energy to providing quality learning experiences for young people interested in the theatre.
USUALLY OUT OF TOWN
Jamie Norcini
Dancer, teacher & RI native Jamie Norcini started at Modern Jazz Dance Company Center of the Arts moved on to Juilliard and now performs in theatre, movies and television.

Dante Sciarra
Phone 401-965-0731
Email: DancinMan1@aol.com
Dancer,choreographer, teacher - performing in New York and all over the country. Originally from Rhode Island where he started at Modern Jazz Dance Company Center of the Arts. He returns to teach and choreograph.

Louis Ritarossi
Dancer and Teacher, Louis Ritarossi now lives in Florida but comes from Rhode Island and still has family here. Often around in the summer. This powerful dancer started out as a jazz dancer and switched to ballroom.

Joey Pizzi
Choreographer, Joey Pizzi trained with Jean DeLuca Dance Studio and is now a sought after choreographer for theatre and film (most famously in the movie version of Chicago)



LINKS
Playbill
http://www.playbill.com
Great website covering New York City's theatre scene. There's pleny of dish along with performance inforation.



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