We've brought in dozens of directors, music directors, casting directors, composers, lyricists, associates, assistants, choreographers and more. Some of these guest artists have proven to be incredible teachers who encourage growth in the actor and are constantly looking for new talent for major projects. We ask these teachers to teach their own series where students work with the artist multiple times to enhance their craft, grow as a performer, and gain a unique personal relationship where the guest artist gets to know the students capability and body of work. If you're looking for a great technique class with an incredible teacher this is the class for you!
All classes are held from 7pm-10pm.
Getting to Know You, Getting to Know All About You
Bring in 2 contrasting 16/32-bar cuts to sing and work on with the instructor.
These should be your "go-to" audition songs
Staying Hip #ImaCoolMom
Bring in a 32-bar Pop/Rock song to sing and work on.
Who Am I?
Bring in a song from your favorite composer, maybe something you've sung a million times,
maybe a song you've always wanted to sing.
Something that you truly love, it does not have to be appropriate to type.
The instructor will assign you a song the previous week to bring in and perform for this class.
The song may be somethingthe instructor works on or has worked on in the past,
or may be a piece given to you in order to challenge and stretch you as an artist.
Previous and Current Gamechangers include:
is a writer, director and producer. He co-wrote and directed Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn for Universal Stage Productions for Goodspeed, the MUNY and the forthcoming Broadway and touring productions. He directed the UK revival of Guys & Dolls which won 6 Olivier awards and is currently playing in the West End. Gordon directed Johnny Baseball at Williamstown Theatre Festival, and is writing an original movie musical,Scramble Band, for the Disney Channel. He directed and revised Studs Terkel's Working in an acclaimed new production for Broadway In Chicago, developed with Stephen Schwartz and Lin Manuel Miranda. It had an extended engagement at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower, after productions at the Old Globe and Asolo Theatres.
He directed the Drama Desk Award winning revised production of Working (adapted with with Stephen Schwartz and Lin-Manuel Miranda) at 59 E 59 Theatre in New York, the Off-Broadway revival of Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well…(Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Award noms), Band Geeks! (also co-writer – recipient of NEA and NAMT grants for production at Goodspeed), Disney's Believe (created with Kirsten Childs – Disney Creative Entertainment), Pirates! Or Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd (created w/Nell Benjamin - Huntington, Goodspeed, Paper Mill), the Lortel nominated best Off-Broadway musical 2010 We The People (Theatreworks USA, Lortel Theatre), 33 Variations (Capital Rep), Floyd Collins (Signature), Happy Days (First National Tour, Bob Boyett Theatricals; Paper Milll, Goodspeed, redeveloped with Garry Marshall), Theory of Three (by Alexandra Cunningham, NY Stage & Film), 1776 (Paper Mill), Citizens Band: The Panic Is On (Spiegeltent, NY), The Baker's Wife (revised and reworked with Joe Stein and Stephen Schwartz for Goodspeed and Paper Mill Playhouse),O. Henry's Lovers (Goodspeed), Cam Jansen (by Larry O'Keefe & Nell Benjamin, Lambs Theatre), the National Tour of Peter Pan (Big League), The Broadway Divas tours of the U.S., Canada and Brazil and numerous television commercials.
Current projects include co-writing Emerald City Music Hall, an original movie musical for Nickelodeon Television and Scramble Band, an original movie for the Disney Channel, directing Assisted Loving based on the best selling memoir by New York Times writer Bob Morris and Heart of Rock and Roll for Huey Lewis, writing The Single Girls Guide (a new musical updating Jane Austen's Emma to 1964), which he developed at Dallas Theatre Center, Ars Nova and ASCAP, adapting and directing The Secret of My Success for Universal Pictures Stage Productions, and co-writing Port-Au-Prince, a NYSCA commission for The New Group, with Kirsten Childs.
Born in Texas and raised in New York, Greenberg performed in his first Broadway show at age 12. He attended Stagedoor Manor, R.A.D.A., Stanford University and NYU Film School. He is a member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society and the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. www.gordongreenberg.com
||JERRY ZAKS (Director) has received four Tony Awards and seven nominations. He's also received four Drama Desks, two Outer Critics Circle Awards, and an Obie. Upcoming projects include Hello Dolly! starring Bette Midler. His most recent production was A Bronx Tale: the Musical at the Paper Mill Playhouse. His credits include Show For Days, Sister Act, The Addams Family, Guys and Dolls, Six Degrees of Separation, Lend Me a Tenor, House of Blue Leaves, The Front Page, A Funny Thing…Forum, Smokey Joe's Café, Anything Goes, La Cage aux Folles, Little Shop of Horrors, The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Foreigner, A Bronx Tale, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Sister Mary Ignatius..., Beyond Therapy, Baby with the Bath Water, and The Marriage of Bette and Boo. He directed the award-winning film Marvin's Room, starring Meryl Streep and Diane Keaton; and Who Do You Love, which was featured in the Toronto Film Festival. Mr. Zaks is a founding member of the Ensemble Studio Theater. He received the SDC's George Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre and an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Dartmouth, his alma mater. He is a 2013 inductee to the Theatre Hall of Fame.
||STEPHEN KOPEL is a Broadway casting director who works for Roundabout Theatre Company and Jim Carnahan Casting. Broadway casting credits include Noises Off, Cabaret, On the Twentieth Century, Violet, Beautiful the Carole King Musical, The Winslow Boy, The Glass Menagerie, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Harvey, Don't Dress for Dinner, Once, The Road to Mecca, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, The People in the Picture, Anything Goes, The Scottsboro Boys, Brief Encounter, Sondheim on Sondheim, and Hedda Gabler. Off-Broadway, he cast Violet, The Cradle Will Rock, and I'm Getting My Act Together. He has also cast regional productions for Williamstown Theatre Festival, the American Repertory Theatre, North Carolina Theatre, Denver Center Theatre, Ford's Theatre, Chicago Shakes, Hartford Stage, Old Globe, Marriott Lincolnshire, and Bay Street Theatre. He enjoys meeting new actors to help them develop their audition skillsets and get specific about how they approach audition material.
||PATRICK PARKER (Associate Artistic Director - Paper Mill Playhouse) Patrick is currently the Associate Artistic Director at the Paper Mill Playhouse (the State Theatre of New Jersey), where he has collaborated on the selection, casting, and direction of Paper Mill's mainstage productions for the past twenty-one years. Highlights include the east coast premiere of Children of Eden, the all-star production of Follies (both available on original cast recordings), Gypsy starring Betty Buckley, and Miss Saigon both at Paper Mill and the American Musical Theatre of San Jose, and the world premieres of Disney's Newsies, Honeymoon in Vegas, The Bandstand and A Bronx Tale. In addition to his artistic and administrative duties at Paper Mill, Patrick is also on the faculty of Paper Mill's Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory and has taught master classes at the Hartt School in Connecticut and The Growing Studio in NYC. Prior to Paper Mill, he was a director, a choreographer, and a casting director of regional theatre, was on staff at the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, occasionally a waiter or legal secretary and often a performer on and off-Broadway, in television, regional theatre, and national tours. Patrick received his training at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and the Roundabout Theatre Conservatory in New York City, and his education all over the world.
||JAY BINDER - Binder Casting with Jack Bowdan, CSA, Mark Brandon, CSA and Jason Styres, CSA have cast over 70 Broadway shows including; Dames At Sea (Upcoming), the Tony Award winning A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Born Yesterday, The Miracle Worker, Finian's Rainbow, Looped, Brighton Beach Memoirs, A Chorus Line, Gypsy, The 39 Steps, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Macbeth, The Story Of My Life, Is He Dead?, Gypsy, Passing Strange, Inherit The Wind, Journey's End, Virginia Woolf, Sixteen Wounded, Sweet Charity, Wonderful Town, Movin' Out, Butley, Lestat, Urban Cowboy, 42nd Street, Private Lives, Urinetown: The Musical, Stones In His Pockets, Judgment at Nuremberg, A Class Act, The Dinner Party, Wrong Mountain, Music Man, Iceman Cometh, Charlie Brown, High Society, Sound of Music, The Lion King, Beauty & the Beast, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Chicago, The King and I, Jake's Women, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Proposals, Hamlet, On The Waterfront, Triumph of Love, Rumors, Damn Yankees, Laughter on the 23rdFloor, Lost in Yonkers, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Goodbye Girl, and every of Encores! production at City Center, since 1994. Film/TV/Other: Carousel (NY Philharmonic/PBS), Six by Sondheim (HBO), So You Think You Can Dance, West Side Story (San Francisco Symphony), Hairspray, Dreamgirls, Chicago, and Nine. Mr. Binder was also the New York casting director for Warner Brothers Television for 5 years. Among the many television shows he cast was the Emmy Award winning I'll Fly Away.He is a ten–time Artios Award winner. In addition, he has been an artistic consultant for Disney World and National Artists Management Company, the producers of Chicago. He served as a visiting adjunct professor at SUNY Purchase, and attended Boston Conservatory of Music prior to coming to NYC. He was also an associate producer for the Broadway revivals of Finian's Rainbow, The Sound of Music, Sweet Charity, and The Odd Couple. Member of the CSA.
||DUNCAN STEWART - Stewart/Whitley BROADWAY/NY: On The Town, Pippin, Chicago The Musical, La Cage Aux Folles, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Natasha Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, The Band Wagon, Carnegie Hall Sings, Pageant; WEST END/UK: Thriller Live, Menier Chocolate Factory; TOURS: Flashdance, Anything Goes, Bullets Over Broadway, Elf, We Will Rock You; UPCOMING: The Duck Commander Musical, Waterfall, August Rush, Nerds, Hadestown; REGIONAL: American Repertory Theater, The Alley Theatre, Bay Street Theater, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Royal Caribbean. Member of the Casting Society of America. stewartwhitley.com
||LINDSAY LEVINE - Tara Rubin Casting is currently a Casting Associate whom has found her home behind the scenes. Some of her recent projects at Tara Rubin's office include Can Can (Paper Mill Playhouse), Here Lies Love (Public Theatre/London), and the upcoming productions of Dear Evan Hansen (Arena Stage) and Bandstand (Paper Mill Playhouse). Broadway Assistant/Associate Credits: Bullets Over Broadway, Aladdin, Scandalous, The Heiress, One Man Two Guvnors (US Casting), Ghost, Jersey Boys, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia; Yale Repertory Theatre, and numerous readings and workshops. Prior to joining Tara Rubin's office in 2010, Lindsay was the Children's Casting Assistant for the Broadway, Chicago, and National Touring companies of Billy Elliot. Member of CSA since 2013.
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