Broadway & Film Master Classes
UPCOMING MASTER CLASSES
Sunday, February 2nd
ALL AGES WELCOME!
Beginner: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Intermediate/Advanced: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
*students may register for both levels if desired
Hosted by South Shore Conservatory
@ the Laura Center for the Arts
97 Mill Street, Hanover, MA
$125 per class
or SPECIAL: Add $50 for both classes!
Join Break a Leg Theater Works for our "42nd Street" Master Class Series with the choreographer for our upcoming summer musical, Broadway Veteran Richard Riaz Yoder.
Richard has appeared in five Broadway Shows (White Christmas, On the 20th Century, Shuffle Along, Hello Dolly!, My Fair Lady) and is an Astaire nominee for best dancer on Broadway as well as a two-time Astaire Award winner for Best Ensemble on Broadway. Richard was also on the national tour of the last revival of 42nd Street and he is well versed in the exceptional art form of tap.
Our tap master class series is open to any and all interested students who would like to either be introduced to or improve on their tap skills before auditions for our musicals begin. Who knows? We may even learn a step or two from the show 42nd Street, which BAL hopes to produce this summer!
Don’t miss this extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with one of Broadway best and brightest talents! Join us for our 42nd Street tap master class series.
Tap Shoe Guidance:
If you already own tap shoes, any brand / color is acceptable.
If purchasing new tap shoes, please see suggestions:
General tap shoe: If purchasing a heel tap shoe, go for a flesh color that matches your skin tone. If flats, black tap shoes will do.
High end shoe brands: La Duca, K360.
Moderate priced options: Please visit So Danca (sodanca.com).
Mean Girls and The Prom
Broadway Master Class Series
with Fernell Hogan II
Break a Leg Theater Works is proud to present our Broadway Combo Master Class Series featuring one of the original cast members from the 1st National Tour of Mean Girls, Fernell Hogan II.
Join us for either one or both of these dance combo classes, which will feature choreography inspired by the original Broadway, touring and upcoming screen adaptations of the musicals Mean Girls and The Prom.
Fernell is an original cast member of The Prom on Broadway and of the first national tour of Mean Girls which is about to make it’s Boston debut soon. Fernell has the opportunity to work with the original creative teams for both productions and can share insight and stories on their creation.
In our Mean Girls inspired combo dance class, students of all ages and dance experiences will learn movement to the hit character inspired song from the show, “Apex Predator” which describes the intimidating antihero of North Shore H.S, Regina George.
For our dance combo class inspired by the original Broadway production of The Prom, directed and choreographed by the legendary Casey Nicholaw, our students will groove to a happy ending on prom night as they learn choreography for the final number of the musical, “It’s Time to Dance”.
You won’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to work with original cast member of the 1st National tour of Mean Girls and the original and iconic Broadway production of The Prom, Fernell Hogan II. You’ll hear his inspiring story during our Q&A at the end of each class on how he made if from Houston to Broadway!
Slots are limited so register today!!
Monday February 3rd
4:00-5:15pm: Mean Girls Combo Class
5:30-6:45pm: The Prom Combo Class
@ Dance Dreamworks
54B Pembroke Street, Kingston, MA
$65 for 1 class
$100 for both classes
PAST MASTER CLASSES
Disney's The Lion King
Master Class Series
October 14th, 2019
Miss Saigon Musical Theater
June 19th & 19th, 2019
@ The Boston Opera House
ABOUT OUR GUEST ARTISTS, EMILY & ANTHONY
EMILY BAUTISTA (Kim) is so thrilled to be playing the role of Kim out on the road. She recently understudied the part in the 2017 Broadway revival of Miss Saigon before joining the North American touring company of Les Misérables as Éponine. She is so grateful to the whole creative team, everyone at Tara Rubin casting, her agents at Avalon Artists, as well as her family and friends for all of their support. Instagram: @em_bautista
ANTHONY FESTA (Chris). National tours: Wicked, Finding Neverland. West End/International/U.K. tour: West Side Story (Tony). NYC: Bare (New World Stages), Desperate Measures (York, New World Stages), I Am Harvey Milk (Avery Fisher Hall), How Deep Is the Ocean (NYMF). Regional: Rent, Rock of Ages, Billy Elliot, South Pacific, Hairspray. Thanks to NETworks, Merri Sugarman at Tara Rubin Casting and David Krasner at Nani Saperstein Management. To my Mother, Sister, Mila/Daniel. For Dad. Instagram: @Festafied; Twitter: @anthonylfesta
Intro to Acting for TV
August 29th, 2018
This was an intimate and specialized Master Class with HBO’s “Big Little Lies” actor Stephen Graybill at PACTV studios in Plymouth. Students worked on camera and received direct feedback from Stephen who has appeared on TV in hit shows such as “Law & Order: SVU”, “All My Children”, and Nickelodeon’s “Game Shakers”. Stephen has shared the screen with Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, as well as “The Descendants” star Shailene Woodley.
Master Class Series
April 17th & 19th, 2019
Anika Larsen & Esme Roszel
August 9th & 18th, 2018
March 5th, 2018
Thayne Jasperson is currently part of the hit broadway musical Hamilton! He was a finalist on So You Think You Can Dance, season 4, continuing on to the national tour. Original Broadway cast: Hamilton, Matilda and Newsies where he received an "Astaire Award" nomination. Thayne originated the role of Porthos for Broadway's Finding Neverland. Other tours include: West Side Story (1st National) and Oz where he played (Scarecrow) along with stars from Danity Kane, Disney Channel and American Idol. Thayne was featured in hit film/ TV shows: High School Musical, HSM 2, Smash and MTV's American Mall. For Thayne's choreographic work he received a rave review from the NY TImes describing his work as "Ingenious!" Thayne continues to sing, dance, act, choreograph and teach whenever the opportunity arises. @thaynejasperson, youtube.com/thaynejasperson
L. Steven Taylor
February 5th, 2018
Mr. Taylor currently plays Mufasa, king of the Pride Lands and father of Simba, in the Broadway blockbuster musical The Lion King after traveling with the national tour, during which he had the honor of performing at the White House. NYC/regional: Ataria, Cutman, G word, Miss Saigon, Song for a New World, Godspell, A Chorus Line. Film and television: NCIS New Orleans, The Electric Company (Leo Watson), Last of the Ninth (HBO pilot), Made for Each Other, Expiration Date, Game Over.
Elizabeth Stanley: Broadway: On the Town (Claire De Loone- Drama Desk Award Nomination), Million Dollar Quartet (Dyanne), Cry-Baby (Allison), and the Tony Award-winning revival of Company (April). First National Tours: The Bridges of Madison County (Francesca), Xanadu (Kira). Off Broadway: New York City Centers Encores! Production of Merrily We Roll Along (Gussie) and Transport Theatre Group’s Hello, Again (Nurse-Drama League Award, Best Ensemble). Barrington Stage Company: On the Town (Claire De Loone), Kiss Me Kate (Kate). Numerous additional regional and theatre credits. Elizabeth also teaches private voice lessons and is a volunteer teaching artist with Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP.org) Graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs Schools of Music. Upcoming: F*cking A at the Signature Theatre in NYC. BE A LIGHT.
February 2nd, 2018
Acting for TV workshop
October 24th, 2017
Daniel Hall joined THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS in January 2017 as the legacy character (series regular) of Scott Grainger, the passionate journalist who recently endured traumatic events before his return home to Genoa City broken and questioning his very own existence.
Daniel was born in Norwalk CT on February 6th to a family of musicians and entertainers. He spent much of his childhood performing in concerts with his parents and older sister. After attending Staples High School he went on to earn his BFA in Theatre at Michigan University. While at Michigan he starred opposite Ruby Dee in the production of "The Bridge Party" as well as a semester abroad at the Globe Theatre in London studying briefly with Mark Rylance.
After graduating, Hall moved to New York City where he guest starred on Law and Order: SVU and booked a recurring role on Guiding Light. Since making the move to Hollywood where he continues to pursue his career, Hall has appeared in a string of television series including Mad Men, Graceland, Rizzoli and Isles, The Newsroom, Grandfathered, Mixology and most recently Quarry.
When not working, Daniel is active in charities like Art of Elysium as well as the nonprofit company Kind Traveler.
Jeff Pew came back by popular demand! Jeff is originally from San Jose, CA but now claims New York City as his home. He most recently finished Disney's new pre-broadway engagement of Frozen The Musical in Denver, CO. He will be a member of the Broadway company which opens in March of 2018. Jeff was also in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella on Broadway and toured the United States with Billy Elliot. A few of his other credits include The Radio City Summer Spectacular with the Rockettes, First Wives Club, and Bandstand the Musical. Jeff is an accomplished pianist and regularly plays for company class at Mark Morris Dance Group and American Ballet Theatre. BFA in Musical Theatre from BYU. @jeffpew1
October 24th, 2017
September 18th, 2017
Derrick Davis is a dynamic and passionate performer who is currently starring as The Phantom in the 25th Anniversary North American tour of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s The Phantom of the Opera. In his exciting career, Derrick has held the role of Mufasa in the US tour of Disney’s The Lion King, covered both Scar and Mufasa on Broadway and starred as Curtis Taylor Jr. in Dream Girls at the Tony award winning regional theater Dallas Theater Center.
He has been seen performing on the Daytime Emmy Awards, Live with Regis and Kelly, Dancing With the Stars, as well as on the big screen in such movies as Can a Song Save Your Life and A Christmas Story His concert career includes sold out performances of Rogers and Hammerstein works with the Las Vegas Philharmonic as well as several solo concerts in New York City featuring his original works and holiday favorites. Mr. Davis cherishes a degree with honors in Fine Arts from Long Island University. C.W. Post Campus as well as his countless hours of post collegiate private study in acting, singing and dance.
May 20th, 2017
Chelsea’s Broadway outings include: Wicked (Elphaba Understudy), Beautiful (Cynthia Weil Understudy), Promises Promises (where she performed alongside Tony & Emmy Award Winner Kristin Chenoweth), and the original Broadway company of Hands On A Hardbody, (with a book written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright). Chelsea is an associate voice teacher of Joan Lader (voice teacher of Patti Lupone). Don’t miss this unique opportunity to gain insight from an experienced professional!
November 4th, 2016
Blaine Krauss can currently be seen on Broadway in "The Great Comet" starring Josh Groban.. He recently toured on the national tour of Disneys "The Lion King" covering Simba and is a frequent performer and guest artist at Feinsteins/Below 54. He has appeared at The Carnegie in Xanadu (Sonny Malone), Summer Lyric in Kiss Me, Kate (Paul), and West Virginia Public Theatre in Godspell (Judas) and Spelling Bee (Mitch Mahoney). At CCM, from which he holds a BFA in Musical Theatre, he was seen in Les Miserables (Jean Valjean), Singing in the Rain (Diction Coach), Chess(Freddie Trumper), The Civil War (Frederick Douglas), Into the Woods (Wolf), Parade(Newt Lee) and Make Me a Song, Rent and Evita. He performed in the premiere of Into a Lamplit Room as part of CCM’s Kurt Weill festival. Blaine is a US Presidential Scholar in the Arts, an honored bestowed by a commission from President Barack Obama.. He was a featured soloist with the Fort Wayne POPS! Philharmonic, and at the 9/11 Commemoration at the Trocadero in Paris, France and at the National Fourth of July Celebration in the National Archives in Washington D.C.
May 23rd, 2016
Kevin made his Broadway debut in Les Liaisons Dangereuses,starring Laura Linney for The Roundabout Theater Company. He can currently be seen as part of the original company of Beautiful The Carole King Musical and before that, he was honored to be in the original company of The Book of Mormon,written by Trey Parker & Matt Stone of South Park fame, and Bobby Lopez, cocreator of Avenue Q. He has also been seen in the National Tours of Little Women starring Maureen McGovern, Cinderella starring Eartha Kitt, and Xanadu.In London, he starred in the World Premiere Concert of Ain’t We Got Fun;toured Germany, Switzerland and Austria with The Best of Andrew Lloyd Webber;and played Macau, China in Guys & Dolls.He has been honored to work with the Pioneer Valley Symphony, The Florida Orchestra, The Memphis Symphony Orchestra and The Boston Pops. He is member of the The Recording Academy of America for his work on the Original Cast Albums of The Book of Mormon & Beautiful. Kevin has created, hosted or produced industrials, commercials & voiceovers for companies nation-wide.
March 12th, 2016
Jeff Pew is originally from San Jose, CA but now claims New York City as his home. He most recently finished Disney's new pre-broadway engagement of Frozen The Musical in Denver, CO. He will be a member of the Broadway company which opens in March of 2018. Jeff was also in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella on Broadway and toured the United States with Billy Elliot. A few of his other credits include The Radio City Summer Spectacular with the Rockettes, First Wives Club, and Bandstand the Musical. Jeff is an accomplished pianist and regularly plays for company class at Mark Morris Dance Group and American Ballet Theatre. BFA in Musical Theatre from BYU. @jeffpew1