Kerry Butler Holds Broadway Master Class with Aspire Performing Arts Company

By: Apr. 05, 2017
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On Sunday, April 30, Aspire Performing Arts Company will bring Broadway to the 'burbs, welcoming Tony Award-nominated actress Kerry Butler for a special Broadway Master Class!

This one-day Master Class for aspiring performers ages 11-18 will focus on audition technique and include one-on-one instruction and feedback from Ms. Butler. Students will receive valuable insight into the professional performance process, and learn the keys to a great audition, including selecting the right song, developing a character, and preparing an audition binder.

"I love working with and helping young people achieve their dreams," Ms. Butler said. "Their enthusiasm is infectious! They are so eager to perform and learn, and it is a great reminder of why I chose this profession."

Kerry Butler was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Xanadu. Other Broadway credits include Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Disaster!, Catch Me If You Can, Sherrie in Rock of Ages, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Penny Pingleton in the original cast of Hairspray, Eponine in Les Misérables, Blood Brothers, and The Best Man. On television, she has appeared on 30 Rock, The Mindy Project, Rescue Me, Law and Order, Elementary, The Mysteries of Laura, White Collar, Blue Bloods, One Life to Live, and most recently the Gilmore Girls reunion for Netflix, and the feature film The Miseducation of Cameron Post. She has an album of Disney songs entitled Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust.

"Since starting Aspire PAC in 2011, it has been my goal to not only provide local children and teens with the chance to participate in theatrical productions, but also to give them opportunities to work directly with Broadway professionals and gain a better understanding of the theater industry," said President and Artistic Director Lisa Beth Vettoso. "There is no substitute for exposure and access to the best talent, and we're thrilled to be able to provide that in this Master Class with Kerry Butler."

Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017

Time: 12:30PM-4:30PM

Location: Our Lady of Consolation, 1799 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ 07470

Ages: 11-18

Cost: $135 per student

Limited space is available. For more information and to register, visit Aspire PAC at or call 201-220-4933. You can also find Aspire PAC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.