Broadway Workshop is thrilled to bring you our “groolest” one-day workshop experience yet! Join us for our BROADWAY DAY with MEAN GIRLS STARS ASHLEY PARK, ERIKA HENNINGSEN, KYLE SELIG and BEN COOK. This special one day workshop will take place on MONDAY JANUARY 21st (MLK DAY)!
Students will begin this workshop with a group warm-up and Improv class with KYLE SELIG (Aaron Samuels). Then, students will be split up into two groups and have the opportunity to sing a song of their choice for Mean Girls on Broadway stars! Leading Lady ERIKA HENNINGSEN (Cady Heron) will be working with students ages 11-14 (This Group is FULL) and Tony Award Nominee ASHLEY PARK (Gretchen Weiners) will be working with students ages 13-19 (This group is FULL). With the popularity of this program we have added a 3rd group for mixed ages that will be lead by KYLE SELIG.
Ms. Park and Ms. Henningsen and Mr. Selig will lead students in exercises to help bring their song material and audition/performance skills to the next level. Both Master Classes will come together for a group Q&A with both Miss Park and Miss Henningsen following the song workshop! In the final part of this special one day workshop, BEN COOK from the Broadway company of Mean Girls will lead the students in a movement combination directly from Mean Girls on Broadway!
Students will learn more about the process of creating and performing in Mean Girls on Broadway as well get to hear exclusive stories from our guests during their Q&A’s throughout the day!
Students will need sheet music for 1 musical theater or pop/rock song in the correct key for this workshop. We will only be focusing on ONE 16/32 bar musical cut in this class. If possible please have a second song to be used as back up. Songs should be 3- hole punched and in a binder. Accompanist/Musical Director will be provided. Students cannot sing acapella and use recorded tracks for this class. Students can sing anything that brings them joy and that they feel comfortable singing! Students willnotneed a photo/resume for this class.
Class is limited to 32 students – 16 per group!
More info on the teachers leading this workshop:
Ashley Park–Ashley can currently be seen in her Tony-Nominated role of Gretchen Weiners in Mean Girlson Broadway. Broadway: Celeste 1 and Theresa in Sunday in the Park with George; Tumptim in The King and I(Lincoln Center revival, Grammy nominee); Mamma Mia!National Tour: R+H’s Cinderella(Gabrielle). NYC readings/labs with Roundabout, Disney Theatricals, Ars Nova, Second Stage, Prospect, Somerled, Ensemble Studio, Huntington, among others. Regional: Pasadena Playhouse’s The Fantasticks (Luisa), PCLO, MTW. University of Michigan graduate.
Erika Henningsen– Erika can currently be seeing as Cady in Mean Girls on Broadway. Other Broadway credits include: Fantine in the recent revival of Les Miserables. Kim Ravenal in PBS’ Live from Lincoln Center: Show Boat; Beth in Signature Theatre’s world premiere of Kathleen Marshall/Sheryl Crow’ musical, Diner; featured opposite Tyne Daly in York Theatre Company’s staging of Jerry Herman’s Dear World. Nellie Forbush in South Pacificand Sophie in Mamma Mia!at PCLO. Recipient of Alan Eisenberg Actors’ Equity Award and graduate of University of Michigan BFA Musical Theater.
Kyle Selig– Kyle can currently be seen playing the role of Aaron Samuels in Mean Girlson Broadway. Broadway: Elder Price in The Book of Mormon. Off-Broadway: Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, written by David Byrne (The Public). National tour: The Book of Mormon. Regional: Mean Girls(National Theatre), October Sky(The Old Globe), West Side Storywith the L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra (The Hollywood Bowl). Winner of the Jimmy Award for High School Musical Theatre and L.A. Music Center Spotlight Award. His original albums are available on iTunes and Spotify. Proud CMU graduate.
Ben Cook– Can currently be seen in the ensemble of the Broadway production of Mean Girls. Broadway/National Tours: Tuck Everlasting, Newsies, Billy in Billy Elliot, Ragtime. Film/TV: “30 Rock,” “Veep,” “House of Cards,” “Law and Order SVU,” Disney’s Newsies the Musical, and most recently Aaron Fisher in HBO’s Paterno starring Al Pacino.