Sierra Boggess to Lead Audition Workshop at Warner Theatre on 3/11
The Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education has announced its first Master Class workshop for the season, taking place on Tuesday, March 11 from 6 - 8:30pm with Broadway star, Sierra Boggess.
Sierra made her Broadway debut as Ariel in The Little Mermaid. She returned to Broadway as an opera student in Master Class and has played Andrew Lloyd Webber's heroine Christine Daae in the Las Vegas and Broadway productions of The Phantom of the Opera and in the West End premiere of the hit musical's sequel, Love Never Dies.
This audition workshop will take place on Tuesday, March 11 from 6 - 8:30. The fee for observing the class and participating in the Q & A is $45. For those interested in active participation in the workshop, the fee will be $85. For more information and to register, call the WTCAE School Reception Office at 860-489-7180 x148. Please note: class is limited to ages 14+. Class space is limited.
Built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace (1,772 seats), the Warner Theatre was described then as "Connecticut's Most Beautiful Theatre." Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s until the non-profit Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA) was founded and purchased the theatre. The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983, and restoration of the main lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002. In 2008, the new 50,000 square foot Carole and Ray Neag Performing Arts Center, which houses a 300 seat Studio Theatre, 200 seat restaurant and expansive school for the arts, was completed. Today, the Warner is in operation year-round with more than 160 performances and 100,000 patrons passing through its doors each season. Over 10,000 students, pre K-adult, participate in arts education programs and classes. Together, with the support of the community, the Warner has raised close to $17 million to revitalize its facilities. NCAA's mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark, enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence and a focal point of community involvement, and satisfy the diverse cultural needs of the region. To learn more about the Warner Theatre, visit our website: www.warnertheatre.org.
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