The Newsies Experience with Thayne Jasperson
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Zoom Video Conferencing
$50 per person
Join Break a Leg Theater Works for The Newsies Experience with original Broadway cast member, Thayne Jasperson. Newsies is near and dear to Thayne’s heart because it’s where he made his Broadway debut as Darcy/Jo Jo and the rest is history! Students will learn choreography inspired by the original production as they dance their hearts out to the iconic number, “King of New York”. After dancing, students will have a Q&A session with Thayne where they will gain insight on what it was like to create such an iconic piece of musical theater that is performed all over the world. Join us for The Newsies Experience, with Thayne Jasperson, you won’t be disappointed!!
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