Musical Theater Conservatory
Program Faculty: Kay Cole, Steve Kaminski, Richard Elgy, Karren Morrow
Musical Theater Conservatory Details
- The Musical will be the center point of three weeks of training and rehearsal at the Musical Theater Conservatory this summer! Director Kay Cole and Musical Director Steven Kaminski, will be joined by other TFT faculty to teach, coach and rehearse the production which will be presented as a work in progress on Saturday, July 14th.
The Musical Theater Conservatory offers training in the musical theater forms that are prevalent today both on Broadway and in National Tours. Although its foundation is based on some of the classics of the musical theater, the conservatory develops the student's acting and musical performance and movement techniques in such areas as rock and roll, gospel, operatic and jukebox musicals. It is a conservatory that reflects the need for musical performance of this century in training the actor who can sing and the singer who can act. Approached with the same discipline and training that is expected of the working professional the Conservatory nurtures the young artisttowards their potential and then encourages them to go further to new heights. It not only trains the voice, the body, and the soul but also the intellect in terms of what musical theater performance is all about. Comprised of working faculty in the musical theater, the Conservatory will give each of its participants the training of a lifetime in one of the finest Theater Departments in the world. The Conservatory offers the student master classes with the likes of such artists as actors as Jeff Goldblum, JoBeth Williams, Ken Page (CATS), Karen Morrow (WHITE CHRISTMAS) and Sammy Williams (A CHORUS LINE)
This intensive three week program culminates in a performance with live musicians after which will be a personal critique from some of the leading professionals in Los Angeles to further enhance and provide guidance to the student's training. Our guests over the years have included: Director Gordon Hunt, Director AJ Carothers, Director Gary Gardner, Choreographer and Associate Director Ray Bolger Musical theater Program Nicholas Gunn, singer actor performer Chris Carothers, Jerry Sternbach, Music Director for Reprise Los Angeles, Stephen Dry, Theatrical Agent, Maggie Murphy, President Kiefer Sutherland Productions and former Guest Artist with the Louisville Repertory, Broadway actress Karen Morrow and stage and screen star Sally Struthers. Who knows as yet what the summer of 2013 will hold in store? This is an experience not to be missed!
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** Check-In and Travel Information
Students check-in between 1 - 2:30pm on the first day of camp.
Flights should arrive into Los Angeles International(LAX) on the First Day of camp between 10am and 12pm.
Flights should depart from Los Angeles International(LAX) on the Last Day of camp AFTER 7pm.
Transportation is available to and from Los Angeles International(LAX) for $30 EACH WAY.
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Directors and Faculty
Kay Cole brings her renaissance sensibilities to all her work as both a director and choreographer. She is well known in the musical theater world and has directed and choreographed productions at The Hollywood Bowl, The Coconut Grove Playhouse, the Pasadena Playhouse, Reprise, and The Geffin Playhouse. Some of her inventive staging and directing credits include A Chorus Line, Getting My Act Together, Robber Bridegroom, Sweeney Todd, and Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks (The Geffin and Broadway). She has worked in London's West End where she choreographed Snoopy and Blockheads and the recent Los Angeles hit production of Bark! The musical theater has been Ms. Cole's entire life. Some of her acting credits include the original company of A Chorus Line, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, The Roar Of The Greasepaint The Smell Of The Crowd, and Bye Bye Birdie among others. Her expertise in the field is known throughout the country and she provides the other half of the whole as the co-director of our Musical Theater Conservatory.
Steven Kaminski is a Musical Director who has scored original music for many motion pictures and television and was musical arranger for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The original music he scored for Showtime at the Apollo was heard weekly for years all over America. He was the Musical Director for a Smothers Brothers Special and for a one-woman show by Cloris Leachman that toured the country. He continues to be one of the leading vocal coaches in Los Angeles and although fluent in all styles of piano and vocal repertoire, his technique is rooted in the classical style for performance development.
Internationally recognized choreographer Angelo Moio is the latest faculty to join the UCLA Arts In the summer of 2005 our MUSICAL THEATER CAMP has added Karen Morrow to its faculty: one of the leading ladies of the musical theater. She has starred on Broadway in such productions as A JOYFUL NOISE, I'M SOLOMON; MUSIC,MUSIC, THE SELLING OF THE PRESIDENT, THE GRASS HARP and the TonyAward winning MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. A favorite actress of New York theater audiences, Miss Morrow appeared for five seasons with the New York City Center during its golden Tony Award winning years of musical revivals, and most recently she starred in the National Tour of Jerome Kern's SHOWBOAT. She has appeared on television in countless shows and has appeared in SONG BY SONG, GREAT PERFORMANCES FOR PBS and SINGIN' all very successful specials for television. And of course she has appeared and performed on THE TONY AWARDS numerous time.She has received an Emmy, the coveted Theatre World Award, an Ovation nomination and five Dramalogue Awards and along with her theatre, television, commercial, concert and cabaret appearances, Karen conducts a bi-monthly Master Class in performance and audition skills. Most recently a professor in the Bolger Music Theatre Program at UCLA, Karen Morrow is a well sought after teacher/performer who travels the U.S conducting Master Classes for other universities and Arts Conferences
Regarded as one of America's most prestigious universities, UCLA is home to the number one ranked theater department in North America. Bordered on the north by protected wilderness and on the south by Westwood Village, UCLA has long been known as an entertainment magnet for the entire Los Angeles area. Selected for their artistic and professional achievements, UCLA 's exceptional faculty from the School of Theater, Film and Television lead these inspiring workshops.
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*Tuition does not include one-time registration fee($150), weekend stays, or airport transportation.
*College Audition Boot Camp tuition does not include room and meals or airport transportation.
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Dates, Prices, Directors, and Faculty subject to change without notice. The faculty is comprised of college professors representing their schools and professional industry artists. Images are of USPA programs, but may not represent actual program or location. Photos by Tito Deverya (UCLA TFT), Lauren di Matteo, and Chris Vanderhorst.
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