Web Discounted Enrollment Price ($50.00)
*Meet Your Instructors and Guest Speakers for The Broadway Locker!
September 9th and 10th at the Gary E. Goodson Theatre
Saturday, September 9th
Story Structure and Character Creation 9am-11am
Anthony Sands - Screenwriter, Director and Sr. Producer Family Theatre Productions
Whitney Rydbeck- Actor, Director, Theater Professor. Star of television’s Whitney and the Robot and over 50 film and tv credits.
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: HOLLYWOOD EXECUTIVE ROB O’NEILL
Show Development, Creating and Producing Your Own Creative Content 11:10-11:40am
Mr. O’Neill is SVP of Programming and Promotion Strategy at Comedy Central where he oversees deployment of comedy brand’s original series and library content across all platforms. Mr. O'Neill is also a Broadway producer and chair the board of Broadway Cares. He previously spent 13 years with The Walt Disney Company.
INDUSTRY SPEAKER PANEL II
Finding Work in Theme Parks/Cruise Ships 11:40am - 12:45pm
Cassandra Murphy - International Theatre: Ellen, Miss Saigon in Macau, China’s International Music Festival. Regional Theatres: Eva Peron, Evita (Eddon Award Best Lead Performance); Fantine, Les Misérables (LA Premier, Ovation Nomination for Best Musical); Ellen, Miss Saigon(Ovation Nomination for Best Musical, Broadway World Nomination for Best Actress); Ghost of Christmas Past, A Christmas Carol (Garland Award); Diana Morales, A Chorus Line; Cathy Hyatt, Last Five Years; Natalie, All Shook Up; Jasmine, Disney’s: Aladdin A Musical Spectacular.
Oliver Almonte- Frozen, Live at the Hyperion. Aladdin, a Musical Spectacular (Opening Cast). Royal Caribbean Productions (dancer 2005-2013). Regional theatre credits: Fiddler On The Roof (PVPA), Lil Abner (MTW Reiner Staged Reading Series), Flower Drum Song (FCLO), Miss Saigon (FCLO), Evita (MTSC).
Daniel Solis - Casting Director for Disneyland (Los Angeles/Japan)
INDUSTRY SPEAKER PANEL III
Career Development 1:15pm - 2:30pm
STELLA NOVA CASTING
Nicole Dionneand Robin De Lanomet over 10 years ago working in extras casting while pursuing their own acting careers. After a successful run in background casting the ladies decided to team up and start their own company- Stella Nova Casting. Once that leap was made, they were off and running- attracting indie films, commercials, features, pilots, shorts, music videos and new media projects. Some of their projects include national commercials for Kellogs, Tostitos, Woolight and Rebel along with award winning indie films!
Please follow us on Instagram, Facebook or visit our website at www.stellanovacasting.com to see our complete list of projects and to keep up to date on casting notices.
Colleen Kollar Smith - Managing director @ Moonlight SD
Sue Hamilton - Sue Hamilton is an award-winning director and master acting teacher. She's the creative director for ABC Discovers: Los Angeles Talent Showcase, where she has directed and helped launch the careers of Gina Rodriguez and Chrissie Fit, to name a few. Sue has created the SUE HAMILTON STUDIO Actor Workshop for ABC Television, and teaches classes in the craft and business of acting at her SHS Studio in North Hollywood, CA. Her book, Have Fun Or Quit (TM) will be available in Fall 2017. Sue has worked with collaborators Jane Lynch and Abraham Higginbotham (Modern Family), and is an artist who is committed to the artistic and career advancement of young artists. You can contact her at suehamiltonstudio.com and havefunorquit.com.
Rikki Lugo - Acclaimed Choreographer, Director with over 50 years experience in the business! Rikki was formerly the resident choreographer for the Music Theatre of Southern California for eighteen years, doing 65 shows for them. She was choreographer for SGVMT’s production of The Sound of Music, The King and I, Flower Drum Song, Nunsense, & Guys and Dolls. She danced professionally for nineteen years doing movies, TV, Disneyland, Las Vegas, national tours, Los Angeles and San Francisco CLOs, Melodyland Theatre, TV specials for Intertl in Munich and Hamburg, Germany, Ice Capades and much more. Rikki owned Rikki Lugo Dancenter in Monrovia for eleven years and taught at Cal State Northridge, University of Redlands, Mt. San Antonio College, the Lee Strasberg Drama Institute and the Norris Center for Performing Arts. Choreography credits include: Myrtle Beach, Aruba, Acapulco, Wild Bill’s Dinner Theatre (original show), Knotts Berry Farm, Disneyland, Candlelight Dinner Theatre, Las Vegas Riviera Hotel, Sahara Hotel and Reno, movies, TV, Palm Springs Follies, Princess Cruise Lines, Downey CLO, The Drifters MOTOWN Tour, the L.A. Stage Benefit and Norris Theatre and for the American Girl Revue at the Grove in Los Angeles. She is the recipient of several Drama-Logue Awards and received a Robby Award in 1995. Her daughters, Tobrina and Gitana, are also accomplished dancers, teachers and choreographers..
Voiceover Intensive 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Eddie Frierson- VoiceOver Actor of 150 film, TV, voice over credits including Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, Moneyball, Frozen, Hotel Transylvania.
Billy Kametz- was Disney Cruise Line's on board voice of Stitch and Crush on the Disney Dream and he played Aladdin in the Aladdin Musical Spectacular. This past year he has decided to focus on his true passion of voice over. He's had a chance to work with Marvel, Nintendo, Microsoft, Comcast, iHop, Adobe, and many more.
Mark Whitten - Voice of Oh on the DreamWorks animated series, Home: Adventures with Tip and Oh on Netflix, Alex in Street Fighter V, Peppy Hare in Nintendo's anime, Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins. He also produces and voice acts in the popular sci-fi audio drama, The Theatre of Tomorrow. https://www.markwhitten.com
Musical Theatre Master Class Intensive 4:00pm-5:45pm
Linda K. Igarashi - Theatre credits include many productions with East West Players, the national tour of The King and I, the original L.A. company of Beauty and the Beast, the original Canadian company of Miss Saigon, and James Clavell’s Shogun, The Musical, on Broadway.
Michael Lopez - Veteran Actor, Acting Coach, Producer at Laughing House Productions.
Bobby Hundley- Producing Artistic Director San Gabriel Valley Music Theatre.
Sunday, September 10th
Producing 101 Panel and Workshop 9:00am-11:00am
Tim Dang – Former Artistic Director of East West Players and Theatrical Professor (USC). During Dang’s tenure of 23 years leading East West Players, he produced almost 100 new works and classics displaying the Asian Pacific experience on the mainstage. Dang also produced and directed 10 Stephen Sondheim musicals in an intimate setting, toured Theatre for Youth locally to schools and community venues, provided artists a safe space to learn and hone their craft, and created a gathering place to engage in dialogue affecting the diverse community in which we live.
Bobby Hundley- Producing Artistic Director San Gabriel Valley Music Theatre
EJ Lugo - Fundraising Chair San Gabriel Valley Music Theatre
Auditioning for Music Theatre
Richard Allen – Acclaimed Composer, Arranger and Music Director. Richard has conducted over 100 musicals, including several west coast premieres, and served as the resident Music Director for both the San Gabriel Valley Music Theatre, one of the largest regional theaters on the west coast, and The Shakespeare League of Pasadena. He also works regularly as a composer for Pumpkin Pictures. Richard's music has been featured at the world famous Magic Castle, and he composed for Milt Larsen's "It's Magic", which has celebrated 50 years of magic. As an arranger, Richard has orchestrated music for John Williams, The Boston Pops, The London Symphony, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Kodak Theater, Disneyland , and numerous cruise lines. His original compositions can be heard on television, radio, and film. http://www.richardallen.com
*Please note all instructors and speakers subject to change.
"This project, SGVMT's Theater Business Academy known as The Broadway Locker, is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission."
The Broadway Locker training program is geared to teens students and young adults with an interest in the theatre arts. The program will inspire and teach students how to take control of their career in the arts by providing them with performance master classes and theater business workshops in producing and fundraising that they would not normally learn in a high school and college drama school setting. The goal of The Broadway Locker is to help prepare and guide students towards job opportunities in theatre.
Some of the workshops included in the September Program
1. Musical Theatre Master Classes – performance based workshops in acting, voice and movement.
2. The Broadway Audition Experience – How to audition for professional music theatre. Picking out the right song and monologue and insider tips and feedback.
3. The Basics of Producing a Show- where students will learn how to create a budget, identify venues, license show material and develop techniques to cover the costs.
4. Finding Your Voice in a Multicultural Society – writing, improvisation and character creation workshop teaching students how to discover their own voice and create original material.
5. Speaker Panel of Industry Professionals - discussing the topic of How to Have a Career in Professional Theatre complete with a Q/A session. Exploring places to find job opportunities and being prepared for submitting for jobs. Focus on SoCal regional theatres, 99 seat theatres, Theme Parks, and Cruise Ships. Led by Casting and Industry Professionals.
Supported in part with by
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Foundation