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Master Class: Auditioning

Date: Sept 27 - Sept 28, 2019
Cost: $30.00 - $55.00


The 2020 Audition Workshop!

Topeka Performing Arts Center welcomes Broadway music directors and composers Michael Brennan and Annmarie Milazzo for a one-of-a-kind AUDITION WORKSHOP EXTRAVAGANZA on September 27th & 28th.

TPAC is proud to present an innovative look into the professional audition process, from the people who do it all day, every day. This workshop will prepare aspiring local entertainers for auditioning for community theatre, regional theatre, summer stock, cruise ships and Broadway!

Brennan and Milazzo present an innovative group workshop covering: frame the entire process, from arrival to singing, how to present yourself, what to wear, what kind of music to sing, and much, much more! They will share the coveted secrets and tell participants what the directors and choreographers are really thinking. It’s an exclusive guide to all the tricks of the trade! They will also be offering private coaching sessions to help registrants tailor their skills to help achieve their aspirations.

Michael Brennan is a Topeka native (graduate of Washburn Rural High School) and has been music director for the smash hit Broadway shows The Lion King, Mama Mia, Avenue Q, and the most recent Broadway smash, Jerry Springer the Opera.

Tony and Grammy Awards Nominee AnnMarie Milazzo has created the vocal design for some of Broadway's greatest hits including Spring Awakening, Next to Normal, Finding Neverland, and most recently, the Tony Winning Once on This Island, for which she received a Tony Nomination for Best Orchestrations.

In Addition, local superstars Widge Yager and Noah Lindquist will participants through an actual dance combination from a current Broadway show. Everyone will succeed. No one will be cut. The course is designed to build confidence and skills as a future Broadway performer.


Friday, September 27th, Group Lecture 6:00pm - 9:00pm.

Saturday, September 28th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Private coaching sessions for auditions with Michael and Annmarie (Limited availability and additional fees apply)

Space is limited for students/participants, so hurry up and register! Ages 9+, In different time slots.

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Auditioning: Lecture Only
Auditioning: Lecture Only
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Auditioning: Private Coaching Session (20 Min)
Auditioning: Private Coaching Session (20 Min)
Registrants will be contacted to schedule a 20 minute personal coaching session.
Auditioning: Workshop AND Private Coaching Session
Auditioning: Workshop AND Private Coaching Session
Sept 27 - Sept 28, 2019
BEST DEAL! Sign up for the lecture AND a 20 minute coaching session to SAVE!
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