ith fully staged productions, concerts, workshops, and low-cost theatrical headshots, there’s something for every student. Read on to learn about each of our 2013 projects!
FILM AND TV WORKSHOP
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2013
Time: 12 noon - 3 pm
Location: Public Works, 90 N. Daisy, Pasadena
Getting There: http://goo.gl/maps/ZQ6K4
Los Angeles casting director Lauren Bass will coach a small group of students on the basics of acting for film and TV. What are they “looking for?” How do you break into it?
Lauren began her casting career working on such hit shows as “CSI,” "Everwood" and “Jack & Bobby.” Lauren helped to cast such notable films as THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES starring Brad Pitt & Casey Affleck, SHOOTER directed by Antoine Fuqua, starring Mark Wahlberg & Kate Mara, SERAPHIM FALLS starring Pierce Brosnan & Liam Neeson, THE NUMBER 23 directed by Joel Schumacher starring Jim Carrey & Virginia Madsen, as well as the highly acclaimed AVATAR directed & produced by James Cameron.
Current 4th - 12th Graders, with or without previous PMTP experience, from any school.
COLD READINGS WITH PLAY CLUB
Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Time: 4:30 pm - 8 pm
Presentation: 8 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: J.E.T. Studios, 5126-30 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood
Getting There: http://thejetstudios.com/map.html
Play Club West will host students from the Pasadena Musical Theatre Program on Tuesday, April 2nd, for an exclusive workshop introducing 6 - 12th Graders to the craft of the Cold Reading. In one evening at J.E.T. Studios in the NoHo Arts District, students will learn techniques for cold reading and improvisation, followed by personal scene work with Play Club's VIP actors, culminating in a presentation of the newly learned scenes at the end of the night. The evening will be hosted by PMTP's Emily Clark (Play Club’s Artistic Director), and led by professional LA actors and directors.
Many PMTP students have already participated in Play Club West events (not under PMTP auspices).
Emily Clark (PMTP Staff)
plus PLAY CLUB West instructors*
*All work will happen together collaboratively in one large room.
Current 6th - 12th Graders, with or without previous PMTP experience, from any school.
Workshop Company (3-week program)
THE BEST OF BROADWAY
Hearken back to PMTP's roots! The Workshop is light on sets and costumes but chock-full of singing and dancing! And, it's up first!! Note: Students from either the Junior or Senior company may also participate in the Workshop production concurrently.
June 10 – June 28, 1:30 pm – 4pm
Junior Company (5-week program)
THE FROG PRINCE CONTINUED
Book by Ernie Nolan, based upon a children's story by Jon Scieszka
Music and lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver
Directed by Emily Clark
WEST COAST PREMIERE. When "happily ever after" isn’t what he expected, The Frog Prince heads out for a new adventure. While searching for his true amphibian self, he meets witches from Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel, and Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother. This musical tour through the enchanted forest is the work’s regional premiere.
June 17 – July 20, 8 am – 12 noon
Senior Company (6-week program)
THE TAVERN KEEPER’S DAUGHTER
Book, music and lyrics by Brett Ryback
Directed by Ryan Scott Oliver
A PMTP ORIGINAL MUSICAL. Returning home to Milwaukee from WWII, Lenny, a young Polish marine, finds himself arranged to marry the tavern keeper's daughter from the bar across the street. Wanting more than a small town life, he runs off to New York City, where he meets Wanda, a spunky young woman trying to make something of herself in the Big Apple. Together they embark on a hilarious and heartwarming journey of self-discovery and romance. The Tavern Keeper’s Daughter is a brand-new, throw-back musical that celebrates that home is what you choose to make of it.
June 18 – July 28, 10 am – 2 pm
The Pasadena Musical Theatre Program (PMTP) is committed to bringing the highest quality in performing arts education to students who live or go to school in Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre. We provide students with a creative environment where they develop talent and skills in acting, singing and dance in a unique conservatory-style performance program. Our teaching artists are all working theatre professionals who help every student develop both on stage and off.
Dates, locations and events are subject to change.