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Musical Theater Intensive

In Collaboration with Go Broadway Logo

The Musical Theater Intensive is a 10-session online program offering participants an opportunity to engage with Broadway professionals through synchronous and asynchronous modalities, using Moodle LMS and Google Meet.

During the program, participants will work with professional instructors for ten 90-minute live sessions. If a participant misses a live session, they may view the recorded session for up to 24 hours after the session happened. Instructors offer a guided approach to learning using Zoom and supporting materials such as tracks, sheet music, videos, case studies, templates, and much more!


Our faculty includes professionals trained on Lee Strasberg’s method, experience in stage, television, and film. Currently working or worked in Broadway and TV shows such as Hamilton, Survivor's Remorse, High School Musical, Newsies, Matilda, Finding Neverland, Blood Brothers, Les Miserables, On Your Toes, Guys and Dolls, Sullivan and Gilbert, The Boys from Syracuse, Rebelde Way, So You Think You Can Dance. Check their Bios by clicking on each module.

At the completion of the program, participants will receive a Musical Theater Intensive certificate of attendance from Manhattan College and GO Broadway.

Participants can take this program in one week (all-day) sessions, or in one month (two days per week) sessions.

Program Goals

  1. Create building blocks for basic theater performance and storytelling techniques.
  2. Practice improvisational skills while discovering how to maintain professionalism on stage.
  3. Develop audition techniques and how to build a songbook.
  4. Discuss valuable feedback and identify the importance of the individual's contribution to the overall success of the show.
  5. Discover training techniques and preparation for various roles and career paths.

Dates

One Week Intensive: January 25-29, 2021.

Daily sessions at:

  • 10-11:30 am EST
  • 1-2:30 pm EST
  • 4-5:30 pm EST

Or

  • One month: January 26, 28, February 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 2021.
  • Every Tuesday and Thursday  6-7:30 PM EST

Tuition

$650 USD
Early bird special $500 USD by November 1st, 2020.

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Modules

In order to receive your certificate, students must complete the following modules

  • Voice 1: Legit Vocal Techniques
    This course is instructed by Heather Petruzelli, a New York City-based SopranoVoice Teacher, and Certified Positive Psychology Life Coach. As a teacher and a coach, she is passionate about helping people realize their fullest potential. She serves as the Head of Voice and Music for the Molloy College CAP21 BFA Theatre Arts Program and teaches for the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA-NY) and for the NYU program at the Lee Strasberg Institute.

    Students will be able to:

    - Discuss the basics of a vocal warm-up and basic vocal health.
    - Identify the differences and similarities between Traditional Legit and Contemporary Legit Sound through either observation or participation in individual work sessions.
    - Create healthy and stylistically appropriate Legit sounds.
  • Theater Dance
    This course is instructed by Thayne Jasperson, an American actor and singer who portrayed the character, Samuel Seabury, in Hamilton. Outside of theater, he is known for being a finalist of Season Four of So You Think You Can Dance. He has also been in High School Musical, Newsies, Matilda, and Finding Neverland on Broadway.

    Students will be able to:

    - Create a story as a performer through movement.
    - Identify the “why?” in specifics of choreography.
    - Understand your body language and project your message using dancing techniques.
  • The Business of Acting
    This course is taught by Ignacio Borderes (aka Nacho) a Psychologist / Director / Actor, originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He graduated from the Conservatory at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute. He is a director working with WWE as well as his own projects. He began his acting career in the “Buenos Aires Players'' theatre group and made his TV debut on the hit teen TV show, Rebelde Way. 

    Students will be able to:

    - Define successful strategies for the business side of acting.
    - Discuss the life of the actor beyond "Action" and "Cut". 
    - Apply real-world industry skills to their career and operate as a manager for themselves.
    - Establish themselves as more than “just an actor” by developing management skills and strategies for the industry.
  • Musical Theater
    This course is instructed by David Conrad, who has worked in show business in NYC for nearly two decades, as an actor, teacher, producer, and director. His mission is to create a new way to look at our approach as actors and transform minds and technique though his work

    Students will be able to:

    - Discuss and identify functional and foundational techniques for acting musical theater canon.
    - Analyze techniques for acting a song. 
    - Practice 32 bar songs.
  • Building Your Songbook
    This course is taught by Regina O’Malley
    As an actress, Regina has performed across the acting spectrum: Broadway (Blood Brothers), First National Tours (Les Miserables, On Your Toes) and at the top Regional Theatres (Seattle Rep: Guys and Dolls, Huntington in Boston: Sullivan and Gilbert, Godspeed Opera House: Boys from Syracuse). Did Forbidden Broadway in various venues. Most recently, she played Dr. Rycroft in the STARZ series, Survivor’s Remorse.

    Students will be able to:

    - Identify songs that highlight the student's talent.
    - Learn the components that make a performer unique when singing.
    - Understand that a songbook needs to have many songs that will help the artist be prepared for an audition.
  • Acting For Film & TV

    This course is taught by Ignacio Borderes (aka Nacho) a Psychologist / Director / Actor, originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He graduated from the Conservatory at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute. He is a director working with WWE as well as his own projects. He began his acting career in the “Buenos Aires Players'' theatre group and made his TV debut on the hit teen TV show, Rebelde Way.

    Students will be able to:

    - Identify and utilize acting exercises that will help students become better TV performers.
    - Discuss the strategies for becoming to be a camera smart actor.
    - Define the steps for breaking down a scene for TV and Film.

  • Voice 2: Contemporary Vocal Techniques

    This course is instructed by Heather Petruzelli, a New York City-based SopranoVoice Teacher, and Certified Positive Psychology Life Coach. As a teacher and a coach, she is passionate about helping people realize their fullest potential. She serves as the Head of Voice and Music for the Molloy College CAP21 BFA Theatre Arts Program and teaches for the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA-NY) and for the NYU program at the Lee

    Students will be able to:

    - Explore the current aesthetics for contemporary belt sounds found in Musical Theater.
    - Identify how their speaking voice functions within contemporary musical theater sound.
    - Discuss resonance and registration balance to create contemporary belt sounds through either observation or participation in individual work sessions.
    - Practice how to create healthy and stylistically appropriate contemporary musical theater sound.

  • Theater Dance 2

    This course is instructed by Thayne Jasperson, an American actor and singer who portrayed the character, Samuel Seabury, in Hamilton. Outside of theater, he is known for being a finalist of Season Four of So You Think You Can Dance. He has also been in High School Musical, Newsies, Matilda, and Finding Neverland on Broadway.

    Students will be able to:

    - Identify how to hear, adjust, and execute movement with specifics, import skills for understanding “musicality”. 

    - Apply new and alternate styles of movement to further their ability as a performer.
  • Musical Theater History

    This course is instructed by David Conrad, who has worked in show business in NYC for nearly two decades, as an actor, teacher, producer, and director. His mission is to create a new way to look at our approach as actors and transform minds and techniques through his work.

    Students will be able to:

    - Understand the History of Musical Theatre.
    - Identify the trends of musical theater, based on decades past.
    - Understand how Musical Theatre has evolved/changed to keep on par with a changing audience.

  • Musical Theater 2

    This course is instructed by David Conrad, who has worked in show business in NYC for nearly two decades, as an actor, teacher, producer, and director. His mission is to create a new way to look at our approach as actors and transform minds and techniques through his work.

    Students will be able to:

    - Discuss and identify functional and foundational techniques for acting musical theater canon.
    - Analyze techniques for acting a song.
    - Practice 32 bar songs.

  • Acting

    This course is taught by Regina O’Malley. 

    As an actress, Regina has performed across the acting spectrum: Broadway (Blood Brothers), First National Tours (Les Miserables, On Your Toes) and at the top Regional Theatres (Seattle Rep: Guys and Dolls, Huntington in Boston: Sullivan and Gilbert, Godspeed Opera House: Boys from Syracuse). Did Forbidden Broadway in various venues. Most recently, she played Dr. Rycroft in the STARZ series, Survivor’s Remorse.

    Students will be able to: 

    - Identify what makes yourself interesting and unique as an actor by exploring Meisner, Uta Hagen, and Stella Adler acting methods
    - Learn how to trust yourself by understanding how you can depend on your instincts. 
    - Explore the discovery process of what feelings come up when you are developing a character.

  • Self Tapes/Voiceover

    This course is taught by Ignacio Borderes (aka Nacho) a Psychologist / Director / Actor, originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He graduated from the Conservatory at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute NYC. As a director, he is working with WWE as well as his own projects. He began his acting career in the “Buenos Aires Players'' theatre group and made his TV debut on the hit teen TV show, Rebelde Way.

    Students will be able to:

    - Manage proper self-taping techniques and successfully send footage to a casting director or an agent.
    - Define what is a voice-over by exploring alternative acting mediums.

  • Monologues/Scene Study

    This course is taught by Regina O’Malley

    As an actress, Regina has performed across the acting spectrum: Broadway (Blood Brothers), First National Tours (Les Miserables, On Your Toes) and at the top Regional Theatres (Seattle Rep: Guys and Dolls, Huntington in Boston: Sullivan and Gilbert, Godspeed Opera House: Boys from Syracuse). Did Forbidden Broadway in various venues. Most recently, she played Dr. Rycroft in the STARZ series, Survivor’s Remorse.

    Students will be able to: 

    - Learn essential skills for monologues needed such as listening and reacting truthfully.
    - Understand circumstance, relationship, and objective through the preparation of short monologues and short scenes.

  • Positive Psychology for the Performer

    This course is instructed by Heather Petruzelli, a New York City-based SopranoVoice Teacher, and Certified Positive Psychology Life Coach. As a teacher and a coach, she is passionate about helping people realize their fullest potential. She serves as the Head of Voice and Music for the Molloy College CAP21 BFA Theatre Arts Program and teaches for the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA-NY) and for the NYU program at the Lee Strasberg Institute.

    Students will be able to:

    - Identify topics for understanding the theories of  Positive Psychology.
    - Discuss the growth and fixed mindsets and how to flip from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset.
    - Develop the process language to create better performance outcomes.
    - Analyze how savoring and gratitude can increase positivity and enhance overall well being.

  • Theater Dance 3

    This course is instructed by Thayne Jasperson, an American actor and singer who portrayed the character, Samuel Seabury, in Hamilton. Outside of theater, he is known for being a finalist of Season Four of So You Think You Can Dance. He has also been in High School Musical, Newsies, Matilda, and Finding Neverland on Broadway.

    Students will be able to:

    - Describe modern techniques used in musical theater and how to insert and balance acting while dancing.
    - Apply the ideas of roles and emphasis on their work as an artist.

Video

Watch this video to learn more and see highlights from the program

Video

For questions and group rates contact infonc@manhattan.edu 

 

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