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Master Classes

For questions, please email Jenna Gamerl, Education Manager for City Springs Theatre Company: jenna@cityspringstheatre.com

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder – Stage Lighting Master Class  
Saturday March 7, 2020
10:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 6-College
Cost: $20/Student
Location: Byers Theatre stage at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center
1 Galambos Way
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Calling all technical theatre students! You’re invited to a behind-the-scenes look at the lighting technology behind City Springs Theatre Company’s production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder!  CSTC’s Resident Lighting Designer Mike Wood will present students with an in-depth look at his work, including the basics of theatrical lighting, the design process, careers in theatrical lighting, and more! Students will examine how a show like Gentleman’s Guide goes from concept to reality and will participate in a backstage tour and live lighting demonstrations! Students will be encouraged to actively participate and ask questions throughout the two-hour session.

 

Mike Wood is a designer and educator whose award-winning work has been seen throughout the country. He has served on the design and technology faculties of Marymount Manhattan College, The Collegiate School, Hillsborough Community College, and Howard W. Blake School of the Arts. He is the resident lighting designer at City Springs Theatre in Atlanta, GA and the resident sound designer at Denizen Theatre in New Paltz, NY. Mike is a proud member of United Scenic Artists Local USA829. www.mikewoodld.com // @mikewoodld.

 

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder – Comedic Timing/Acting Master Class
Saturday March 14, 2020
10:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 6-College
Cost: $25/Student, $15/Observer
Location: Byers Theatre stage at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center
1 Galambos Way
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Calling all musical theatre students! You’re invited to learn from the lead Gentleman himself about comedic timing and acting ploys from the hit musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love andMurder!  This murderous and hilarious story about the heir to a family fortune who sets out to speed up the line of succession by using a great deal of charm —and a dash of murder — is filled with unforgettable music and non-stop laughs. Students will learn basic acting exercises as well as activities that allow them to explore their inner comedian! The last 15 minutes will consist of a Q & A where students are encouraged to ask about auditions, the creative process, and the excitement of performing every night! Parents are invited to join the classroom for the Q & A. Students should wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring a bottle of water!


Sister Act – Dance Master Class
Saturday May 2, 2020
10:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 6-College
Cost: $25/Student, $15/Observer
Location: Byers Theatre stage at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center
1 Galambos Way
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Calling all musical theatre students! You’re invited to learn choreography from City Springs Theatre Company’s production of Sister Act! Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing, and a truly moving story, Sister Act leaves audiences breathless.  Led by CSTC Resident Choreographer, Cindy Mora Reiser, students will do a dance warm-up, learn up to two numbers from the show, and participate in a Q & A where students are encouraged to ask about auditions, the creative process, and the excitement of performing every night!  Parents are invited to join the classroom for the Q & A. Students should wear clothes and shoes in which they can easily move and bring a bottle of water.

Sister Act – Vocal Coaching Master Class
Saturday May 9, 2020
10:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 6-College
Cost: $25/Student, $15/Observer
Location: Byers Theatre stage at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center
1 Galambos Way
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Calling all musical theatre and voice students! You’re invited to take advantage of this unique vocal coaching opportunity based on City Springs Theatre Company’s production of Sister Act!  Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing, and a truly moving story, Sister Act leaves audiences breathless.  Join us as we lead a group session to take your song choices for auditions, shows, etc. to a whole new level.  In this master class, students will be asked to bring a song from their repertoire and have a chance to perform to the group and one of our lead actors of the show.  The students will be given constructive criticism to walk away more confident in the performance of the piece they’ve chosen.  The class will finish with a Q&A session where students are encouraged to ask about auditions, the creative process, and the excitement of performing every night!  Parents are invited to join the classroom for the Q & A. Class capacity is 15 students.


Monty Python’s Spamalot – Dance Master Class
Saturday July 11, 2020
10:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 6-College
Cost: $25/Student, $15/Observer
Location: Byers Theatre stage at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center
1 Galambos Way
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Calling all musical theatre students! You’re invited to learn choreography from Monty Python’s Spamalot! Led by CSTC Resident Choreographer, Cindy Mora Reiser, students will do a dance warm-up, learn up to two numbers from the show, and participate in a Q & A where students are encouraged to ask about auditions, the creative process, and the excitement of performing every night! Parents are invited to join the classroom for the Q & A. Students should wear comfortable clothes and shoes in which they can easily move and bring a bottle of water.

Monty Python’s Spamalot – Improvisation/Acting Master Class
Saturday July 18, 2020
10:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 6-College
Cost: $20/Student
Location: Byers Theatre stage at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center
1 Galambos Way
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Calling all musical theatre students! You’re invited to learn improvisational acting ploys from the hit musical Monty Python’s Spamalot!  This 2005 Tony Award winner for Best Musical features a memorable array of musical numbers and gut-busting laughs.  Students will do learn basic acting exercises as well as improvisational activities that allow them to act on their feet!  Improvisation is both a fundamental part of dramatic acting and a standalone art form in and of itself. The last 15 minutes will consist of a Q & A where students are encouraged to ask about auditions, the creative process, and the excitement of performing every night!


The Master Class Series at the Byers Theatre is funded by a generous donation from the Sandy Springs Arts Foundation.

 

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