Call 225-924-6496 or click on the Class Titles to register today!

We’re SO EXCITED to announce our VIRTUAL Fall Master Classes and Workshops! To register, please call the box office at 225-924-6496. For more information, please email Jenny Ballard, Managing Artistic Director, at jballard@theatrebr.org


ACTING FOR KIDS! With Jena Vangjel

Saturdays: September 12th, 19th, and 26th

9:00 - 10:30 am

For Grades 1st – 5th

Limit:15

$100.00

During this virtual, Saturday morning class, participants (1st-5th Grade) will learn how to express themselves through music. From singing to bucket drumming (and more!), campers will dig deep into the basics of music performance and how music can be a tool for communication and storytelling. Students will have the opportunity to create their own performance based on the content of the class, allowing them to experience performing, composing, AND playwriting!

 
 
SHAKESPEARE: INTERPRETING THE STYLIZED SCENE with C. Jaye Miller

Saturdays: September 26th and October 3rd

Ages 18+

9 am - 12 pm

Limit 10

$100.00

More and more contemporary playwrights are writing in what appears to be a stylized format. The page now holds so much more than words. In this class you will find that this isn’t something to be intimidated by, but to be used as a helpful tool in interpreting the author’s intent. This extra information will be your best friend as an actor! Using some of Shakespeare’s First Folio guidelines, you will learn how to decipher it quickly in an audition setting, and you will practice a more in-depth analysis through scene work. All this will serve in developing sharper and richer characters and relationships on stage. Registration will be limited to 10 people to allow scene workshop time. When you register, please send your headshot/photograph to jballard@theatrebr.org for class casting purposes.


C. Jaye worked as a professional actress in Chicago for the past 8 years, with theatres including The Goodman Theatre, Writers Theatre, 16th Street Theatre, First Folio Theatre, Babes with Blades Theatre Company, Emerald City Theatre, The Sound, Oil Lamp Theatre, Remy Bumppo Theatre, and Profiles Theatre. She received a BFA in Acting from Oklahoma City University.

 
 
MASTER CLASS WITH MAX QUINLAN: BRING YOU TO YOUR WORK

Song interpretation class

Saturday, October 10th

Ages 12+

10 am – 12 pm

Limit to 12

$100.00

**Students will be required to have their own accompaniment ready to go for the zoom session.** Tracks are acceptable.

Broadway Resident Director, Max Quinlan, brings his musical theatre song interpretation class, “Bring You to Your Work” to Baton Rouge! Having served as the Resident Director for the 2014 Broadway Revival of Les Misérables, National Tour of The Phantom of the Opera, and Associate Director for the World Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s, Unmasked, Max looks to find your specific voice as an actor and let it shine! This class is an opportunity to work on “go-to” audition songs, old material, or something brand new! Max will work with each student on acting, audition techniques, song interpretation, and how to bring their individual point of view, perspective, voice, and experience to their material. Sign up today for your chance to bring you to your song!


MAX QUINLAN is a Broadway Resident Director, Broadway Performer, Jeff Award-Winning Chicago Actor, Casting Associate, Audition Coach, and Director based in New York City. Max served as the Resident Director for both the 2014-2016 Broadway Revival of Les Misérables as well as the National Tour of The Phantom of the Opera from 2017-2019. Most recently, Max was the Associate Director for the World Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s, Unmasked, at Paper Mill Playhouse. Directing highlights include: Show Boat, Company, Next to Normal, Ragtime, Detroit, and the short film, Sammy’s Fedora. Max is also the creator and director of Broadway Isolation Project, a video series featuring Broadway performers singing songs in isolation. Performance highlights include: Broadway (Les Misérables Revival; Dance Captain/ Fight Captain), National Tours (Evita; Che, Les Misérables 25thAnniversary; Marius, Ragtime; The Little Boy), Regional Theatre (The Light in the Piazza; Fabrizio – Jeff Award, Jesus Christ Superstar; Jesus – BWW Award, Joseph…Dreamcoat; Joseph, Ragtime; Younger Brother, My Fair Lady; Freddy). Max has worked for the Broadway Casting company Stewart/Whitley, teaches regularly at Universities and acting studios around the tri-state area, and runs his own studio “Bring You to Your Work.” A proud member of AEA since 1998, Max earned his BFA from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music. Max is the proud husband to actress Siri Howard and father to their son, Jack.

 
 
MUSICAL THEATRE MASTER CLASS WITH BROADWAY ACTOR, DONALD JONES, JR.

Saturdays: October 17th and 24th

Ages 10-18

10am-12pm

Limit up to 20

$100.00

Mr. Jones will offer two Musical Theater classes inspired by two of Disney’s Broadway Box office hits: Aladdin and Frozen. He was an original company member for both shows and will guide you through the movements and original choreography used in these major productions. Join him in a Master Class where you will not only explore the dancing from these two shows, but also the dynamics and intention behind the style and choreography. The last 15 min of each class will be open to a Q&A about the work required to be a Broadway performer and living in NYC. You don’t want to miss this! Let’s dance.


Donald Jones, Jr. is a Director/Choreographer and Actor originally from New Orleans. He graduated from Northwestern State University of Louisiana and has received training from the New Orleans Ballet Academy, the American Dance Festival, and Spectrum Dance Theater of Seattle, where he was a company member from 2011-2013 Teaching: Broadway Dance Center, Broadway Classroom, Studio West Dance Center of Colorado, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts and was a Cultural ambassador with DanceMotion USA where he performed and taught contemporary American dance in Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Broadway: Frozen (OBC), Aladdin (OBC), and CHICAGO. Off Broadway: Sweet Charity, West Side Story with Carnegie Hall. National Tour: The Color Purple. Glad to be sharing my love of dance with all of you. IG: @doniejunior

 

 

 

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