Musical Theatre Workshop with Derek Klena (ages 12-19)

We are thrilled to welcome back, Broadway and TV star – DEREK KLENA  for a special Musical Theatre Master Class for students ages 12-19!

DEREK KLENA  was most recently seen as Nick Healy in the Broadway bound  Jagged Little Pill at ART and Dmitry in the hit Broadway musical Anastasia! Derek made his Broadway debut as Fiyero in the 10th anniversary company of Wicked on Broadway and was part of the original Broadway cast of The Bridges of Madison County. Off-Broadway, he originated the role of Eddie Birdlace in the musical Dogfight and starred as Tommy Ross in MCC Theater’s revamped Carrie revival. Klena appeared on the singing competition American Idol, and his other TV credits include: the Netflix series The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, NBC’s Law and Order: SVU, Blue Bloods on CBS, and ABC’s Quantico.

Derek will work with each student on audition technique and song interpretation in this special one day Musical Theatre Masterclass. We will focus on giving actors the opportunity to bring their audition and performance skills to the next level and how to better connect to their audition material. Students will break down their song material with one on one coaching in a class setting. Students will also have the opportunity to be part of a Q&A with Mr. Klena and the Broadway Workshop team.

In the second half of our workshop, students will also take part in a movement/dance workshop with a Broadway guest teacher (TBA).

Students will need 1-2 musical theatre or pop/rock audition songs 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 will be provided. Please bring clothes that you feel you can move in!

Class is limited to 16 students.

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