Acting for Musicals

August 19
through August 23

$550.00

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Bringing together the disciplines of acting, singing, and dancing, this musical theatre camp focuses on helping performers take their next steps in storytelling through song. Using acting techniques such as active listening, objectives/tactics, and channeling imagination, this camp will help students learn to play musical theatre scenes/songs more effectively, believably, and honestly. Text analysis, movement, and speech will be addressed, as well as memorization tips and techniques! Each student will be assigned at least one solo song, along with the scene from the musical it is from, and will be actively coached and guided along the way! Last day culminates in a final sharing for friends and family.

Instructor: Bethany Dellapolla

 

Bethany is an actress, teacher, director, and choreographer based in NYC 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 also 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! The Lightning Thief, A Chorus Line 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 – 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

 

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