In this outdoor and socially distanced workshop-style musical theater class, students will work with teaching artist Bethany Dellapolla to learn a selection of scenes and musical numbers from the hit Broadway musical Willy Wonka! Students will work on acting, singing, and dancing skills which will culminate in a special presentation for family and friends at the conclusion of the camp.
Bethany Dellapolla is an actress, teacher, director, and choreographer based in New York and Long Island. She received her BA in Theatre Performance from SUNY New Paltz, where she was named one of the Outstanding Graduates of her class.
She graduated with honors from LIU with her Masters Degree in Childhood Education and holds teaching certifications in Childhood Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, and Theatre Education.
Teaching and coaching credits include: Broadway Dance Center, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, Bay Street Theater, TADA! Youth Theatre, Pierson Middle-High School, Gateway Playhouse, and NexGen Youth Theatre, her own youth theatre company based in NYC (www.nexgenyouththeatre.com). She has been fortunate to direct and/or choreograph many shows for children and adults as well, such as The Little Mermaid, The Drowsy Chaperone, Anything Goes, Seussical, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan Jr., The Boyfriend, Really Rosie, Willy Wonka, Shrek, 13, Fame!, and The World Goes 'Round. As an actress, Bethany has performed in everything from independent film, to radio and theatre. Most recently, Bethany was seen as Mrs. Potts/Villager in Beauty and the Beast (BroadwayWorld.com nomination - Best Actress in a Musical), Steph in Reasons to Be Pretty, and Nurse/Worker 2 in Eco: The Musical (NYMF).
Favorite regional credits include: Love, Loss, and What I Wore (BroadwayWorld.com nomination for Best Actress in a Play), The Graduate (Elaine), Cabaret (Frenchie), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Olive), Ruthless! The Musical (Lita Encore), Company (Jenny), and The Tempest (Iris).
She is also a competitive ballroom dancer. Twitter/Instagram: @bdellapolla