Master Classes offer an opportunity for middle and high school
students to sing for a Music Director, dance for a Dance Captain, act
with a Broadway Professional, take a backstage tour with a Production
Stage Manager or receive constructive critiques from Actors to better
individual skills. This successful program gives students a taste of
the world of Theater, allowing them to participate in workshops led by
cast members of touring productions. A typical Master Class
begins with a 1-hour lesson about the show with RBTL's Director of
Education and Outreach, Bob Sagan. Students then attend a 90 minute
workshop with Touring Broadway Professionals focusing on vocal, acting,
dance or technical skills. Following the Master Class
is an in-depth Q&A with the performers where students can learn the
ins and outs of the industry. Pizza dinner is provided and students
attend that evening's performance at the Auditorium Theatre. This is a
creative, hands-on experience for those
involved in performing arts.
The orientation session, the Master Class and dinner typically take
place at the School of the Arts, located at 45 Prince Street, one block
from the Auditorium Theatre. The orientation session runs from
3:30pm-4:30pm, the Master Class is held from 4:30pm-6:00pm, dinner is
provided post-Master Class and the show begins at 7:30pm. The
performance is at the Auditorium Theatre, 885 East Main Street. Parents
and students are notified of drop-off and pick-up instructions prior to
each individual class as there are some variations based on the show.
Participation is open to all middle and high school students in
grades 8-12 who have an interest in pursuing a career in the performing
arts or are involved in their school's Theatre program. For acceptance
in the program, students must complete a required application and pay a $65 fee that includes an orientation session, the Master Class,
dinner and a ticket to that evening's performance. Students select
their first, second and third choice for a class from a schedule printed
on the application. Within a two-week period, they will be notified as
to which class they will attend. The RBTL Master Class season offers classes in vocal, acting, dance and technical.
CLICK HERE to see this past Season's Master Class Schedule. The 2013-2014 Master Class schedule and application will be available in late-summer.!
Give your student the opportunity of a lifetime with RBTL's
Master Class program! Call Bob Sagan at (585) 277-3331 for
details or to enroll.