I am so excited for our fall semester! The is a list of the great classes we will be offering in the fall:
Production Class: “A Night on Broadway” This will be a fantastic class featuring all of your favorite musical numbers! This production will be tailor-made to fit the talents our cast and will be full of fantastic ensemble numbers, fun duets, solos, and scenes. This will be an exciting and dynamic class, and will culminate in polished fully-staged performances. This class will be held 5:00-7:00 pm Tues/Thursday (Littles will meet 5:00-6:00 until the last couple weeks of class). Tuition is $300/semester or $60/month (regular class discounts apply). Students ages 5-18 are invited to participate. Performances will be November 30, December 1 and December 7-8. Mrs. Veronica & Mrs. Cheri will teach this class.
Audition Prep: In this class, students will hone their musical theatre audition skills. Students will begin (or continue) work on their audition books, find appropriate song literature, and create audition cuts. Students will perform for one another weekly to polish audition pieces – with the focus on acting through a song. In this class, we will also discuss stage fright and explore techniques for dealing with it. This is not a voice technique class and we will not be learning music in class. In order to get the most out of this class, students will need to come prepared with songs learned. Tuition is $250/semester or $50/month (regular class discounts apply). Students ages 10-adult are invited to participate. Mrs. Veronica will teach this class.
Acting 2.0: In this class, students will use Tennessee Williams' iconic play the Glass Menagerie as a tool for character study, scene study, and script analysis. This will be an excellent class for students who desire to develop more depth in their acting skills. Tuition is $250/semester or $50/month (regular class discounts apply). Students ages 11-18 are invited to participate. Mrs. Sharon will teach this class. Class will meet Thursday 4-5 fall semester only.
Private Voice Lessons with Mrs. Veronica & Mr. Matt. Private voice lessons are $25/30 minute lesson. Students will partner with teachers regarding goals and literature. Students are expected to purchase all necessary song literature.
Private Piano Lessons with Mr. Matt. Private piano lessons are $25/30 minute lesson. The studio will provide beginning students with their first set of books. Students are expected to purchase all additional piano literature.
Private Guitar, Bass, and Ukulele Lessons with Mr. Eddie. Guitar, bass, and ukulele lessons are $23/30 minute lesson. Students are expected to purchase all necessary instrument literature.
Piano Lessons with Miss Lillie. Miss Lillie is a skilled pianist and performer, and will be working as an apprentice teacher. Her lesson rate will be $10/30 minute lesson. Students are expected to purchase all piano literature.
Studio registration will be Saturday August 4th from 10:00 to 2:00 pm and Tuesday, August 7th from 6:00-8:00 pm. In order to ensure that current voice, piano, and guitar students get priority in scheduling, we will not be opening online class scheduling until August 8th.
LOOK WHO'S BLOWING INTO THE STUDIO! We are SOOOO excited that Mary Poppins, Jr. will be our summer show!
Based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time and the Broadway musical that played for over 2,500 performances and received multiple Olivier and Tony Awards nominations, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect Broadway Junior musical!
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."
Registration is going on now for this super fun production. Early tuition is $285 before May 1st. After May 1st, tuition is $325. When you register, the tuition for summer will appear on your next invoice. You can pay it at that time in full, or you can go diretly into your account any time and pay the full amount or an installment. As long as the tuition is paid by May 1st, the discounted tuition will apply - even if paid in installments.
Our regular discounts apply if you have multiple family members registering. I will have to manually enter the discounts into your account, so please shoot me a text whe you registered so that I can do that.
Scripts and CDs will be available May 1st at the latest.
Our first class will be Monday June 4 from 9-12. Classes will run the entire month of June Mon-Thurs 9-12. The final week, we will have some early evening rehearsals as well. The performance will take place on June 28-30.
Monday, March 19, 2018 by Veronica Hodgson | Performance
In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it's up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O'Malley, and his band of swingin' jazz cats to save the day!
The Aristocats KIDS is being presented by our youngest students, and they are so excited. We can't wait for everyone to see the amazing work they are doing. This is a great show to bring family and friends to! The Aristocats KIDS play April 12-14, come and join us!
Saturday, March 3, 2018 by Veronica Hodgson | Workshops
Connecting with the Magic: Preparing for Auditions
This unique workshop will give you the tools to be able to create successful auditions, as you explore the acting method taught by Broadway Training Intensive. Bring sheet music marked with your favorite 16-32 bar cut and be ready to perform! If you're not yet feeling confident as a singer, you are welcome to observe or to bring a one-minute monologue. Ages 8-13 will meet Saturday 3/10/18 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Tuition is $35 ($45 at the door). Ages 14-Adult will meet Saturday 3/10/18 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Tuition is $45 ($55 at the door)
College Audition Seminar
This 90-minute seminar is free for parents and their high school student -- the only requirement is that the student must have attended one of Mary Ann's workshops or taken a one-hour private lesson with Mary Ann. The seminar is presented as a public service by Broadway Training Intensive and Hodgson Studio of Music & Drama -- our goal is to help high school students and their parents be aware of the college audition process for musical theatre, acting, and commercial music. You'll learn about degree types, how to determine which programs are likely to be the best fit for you, the application process, the difference between auditioning on campus and at College Unified Auditions, what to prepare for auditions, and, most importantly, "Is a career in theatre or music what I really want?" This seminar will meet Friday 3/9/18 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
Private Voice Lessons with Mary Ann
This is an amazing opportunity to work with one of the top vocal coaches in the country! There are only two spots available. Lessons with Mary Ann Kehler are $55 for 30 minutes or $110 for 1 hour.
Mary Ann Kehler is a best-selling author whose work on training performing artists — both musical theatre and contemporary music — was featured in Success Mastery with Jack Canfield. She is a musical theatre director with 65 shows to her credit and is Executive Producer of Broadway Training Intensive. Mary Ann is a college audition coach whose students are in top colleges and conservatories all over the country, and is co-author of a book on auditioning for college programs. She successfully trains singers ranging from working professionals to those other teachers have labeled “tone deaf.” Her students include musical theatre professionals, pop recording artists, lead singers for rock and R&B bands, classical choral soloists, music educators, voice teachers, worship leaders, and singer/songwriters. Mary Ann is serving a three-year term as President of International Voice Teachers of Mix and is a mentor for other teachers in that organization. Her studio is in the Denver Technological Center; she teaches worldwide via internet and has presented at four international voice conferences recently, in Austria, Poland and the U.S. She is happy to be traveling the world, training teachers and singers and looks forward to teaching master classes in Verona, Italy in April, 2018.