The Matilda Experience with Thayne Jasperson
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Zoom Video Conferencing
$50 per person
Join Break a Leg Theater Works as we present The Matilda Experience with original Broadway cast member Thayne Jasperson. Thayne was seen in many capacities in the original production including the hilarious role of Matilda’s brother Michael and also a school boy dancing to the rousing anthem “Revolting Children”. Thayne will also choreograph BAL’s production of Matilda when we reschedule it in the future. Students will learn choreography inspired by the original Broadway production with glimpses of movement from BAL’s future production. Join us as we become the mischievous students of the Crunchem Hall Primary School and dance to the jaunty opening number “Miracle” in. The Matilda Experience. This class will end with a Q&A with Thayne where students will gain insight on the creation of this thrilling production.
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