Roanoke Children's Theatre To Hold Broadway Master Class

Calling all actors! Roanoke Children's Theatre is pleased to announce that a Broadway Master Class will take place on November 11, 2017 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. The Master Class, titled "Broadway Walks, Broadway Talks," will be held at the Roanoke Children's Theatre Studio (located at the Scottish Rite Auditorium - 622 Campbell Ave SW).

"Broadway Walks, Broadway Talks" is a unique opportunity for aspiring youth and college actors to hear straight from Broadway professionals what it takes to build a successful career as a working actor. The Master Class will feature an array or professional actors, many of them from Roanoke, who were all aspiring actors at some point in their lives. They will share stories from their careers, detailing the dedication and hard work it takes to obtain the dream of becoming a professional Broadway actor.

"Roanoke Children's Theatre is honored to have such talented professionals work with and inspire our youth to become the great Broadway actors of tomorrow," says RCT Artistic Director Pat Wilhelms. "We are very excited to offer this unique class and educate the Roanoke Valley youth about what it takes to be an actor on Broadway."

The class will feature in-person and live video conversations with Broadway Professionals. At the start of the day, students will take part in an in-person Broadway dance workshop led by Tony D'Alelio from 9-11 a.m. Mr. d'Alelio, from Roanoke, most recently appeared in the First National Tours of Kinky Boots and Matilda and also appeared in the National Tour of Beauty and the Beast.

The second half of the day will feature a Broadway Talks live video conversation with guest artists from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Guest artists include:
Jodie Moore (Musical Director of Waitress)
Josh Grisetti (Broadway Credits include: Something Rotten, It Shoulda Been You, It's Only a Play and the National Tour of Something Rotten, from Roanoke)
Mac Dassatti (National Tour of Saturday Night Fever)
Nigel Huckle (International tour of Les Miserables, from Roanoke)
Katie LaMark (Maureen in the National Tour of RENT, also appeared in the tv series Mr. Robot)
Anna Stone (Beauty and the Beast International Tour)
Leah Wedge (works for Carlton, Goddard and Freer Talent in NYC, from Roanoke)

The cost for the Master Class will be $25 per person. 6th Grade - Adult are invited to attend. Beginners and all skill levels encouraged and welcome to join! To register for "Broadway Walks, Broadway Talks" call 540.400.7795.

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Roanoke Children's Theatre: Professional Theatre for Young Audiences is an independently owned and operated 501(c)3 organization located in the Jefferson Center. RCT is dedicated to providing high quality theatre education and entertainment to families, schools and children with year-round programming; crafting new and exciting partnerships and programs that engage our youth in a world of communication, imagination, creativity, empowerment and learning.

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