Photo Flash: Matt Cavenaugh and Marina Lazzaretto instruct students in a Broadway Artists Alliance Master Class
Students were engaged and challenged as they learned original Jerome Robbins choreography in a morning dance class, led by West Side Story's dance captain Marina Lazzaretto, on Saturday, December 19. Lazzaretto encouragingly taught a section from the iconic show number "Cool," where students gave it their all. Students were faced with the objective of emoting anger and despair, providing the dancers in "Cool" the opportunity to burst their pent up energy. The master class concluded with a Musical Theatre Song Interpretation session with Broadway favorite Matt Cavenaugh (West Side Story, A Catered Affair, Grey Gardens, Urban Cowboy, and more!)
Broadway Artists Alliance is the dynamic educational organization that is quickly gaining a reputation for ensuring the future of great Broadway talent by bringing together current Broadway artists and promising young performers ages 10 to 21.
BAA's 2009/2010 One-Day Master Class series will continue with classes in the theme of In the Heights with Andrea Burns (December 20), Disney (January 10), Wicked with Stephanie J. Block (January 17), and a Pop/Rock master class (January 18). Space is extremely limited for all master classes. Please visit www.broadwayartistsalliance.org for a full list of classes and audition/ application information.
Broadway Artists Alliance will also host their annual Advanced Musical Theatre Winter Workshop February 13-15, 2010 as well as their popular Summer Intensive in July and August of 2010.
Cavenaugh and Lazzaretto join BAA's roster of instructors and special guests that have recently included Sutton Foster (Shrek), Lea Michele (Spring Awakening), Megan Hilty (9 to 5), Gregory Jbara (Billy Elliot), Michael Cerveris (Sweeney Todd), Mitch Jarvis (Rock of Ages), Susan Blackwell ([title of show]), Stephanie J. Block (Wicked), Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins), Jennifer Cody (Shrek), Michelle Federer (Wicked), John Gallager Jr. (Spring Awakening), Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon), Christopher Jackson (In the Heights), TyRick Jones (Finian's Rainbow), Norm Lewis (The Little Mermaid), AndRea Martin (Young Frankenstein), Megan McGinnis (Les Miserables), Skylar Astin (Spring Awakening), John Lloyd Young (Jersey Boys), Lauren Kennedy (Vanities), Kelli O'Hara (South Pacific), Heather Parcells (A Chorus Line), Alexandra Socha (Spring Awakening), Lisa Stevens (High School Musical), Marc Shaiman (Hairspray), Laura Benanti (Gypsy), Beth Leavel (Drowsy Chaperone), Jason Robert Brown (13), Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) and many more. For more information about Broadway Artists Alliance, please visit www.broadwayartistsalliance.org.
Photos by Michael Reed
Marina Lazzaretto and the students of Broadway Artists Alliance
Matt Cavenaugh and the students of Broadway Artists Alliance