This offering is perfect for anyone who wishes to develop their audition preparation and performance skills. The class will help prepare participants for upcoming auditions. Students will work on constructing a professional looking resume, developing an audition monologue, perfecting 32 measures, basic dance moves, and much more.
Things to Bring: Current resume (If you do not have one, we will give you some tips and best practices), a prepared monologue (If you do not have one, we will provide one), 32 measures of music (If you do not have something, bring sheet music, and we will help you select the most appropriate measures for an audition), and comfortable clothing to move in.
Instructors: Jim Johnson, Sharon Boyer, and Jordyn Johnson
Jim is currently the Managing Artistic Director of Susquehanna Stage. One of the original founders of our theatre, Jim has directed more than 50 productions at the theatre since 2009. As an educator, Jim has taught classes for kids, high-school students and college. As a performer, he has performed on most local stages and professionally at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, and Hersheypark Entertainment. Jim received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Penn State University.
Sharon Boyer began her career with theater in high school and college as a singer and actor. During this time, she also started accompanying musicals on piano or oboe and English horn, for school and community organizations. She served as pianist, vocal director and/or orchestra director for many productions. Most recently she has been working with numerous productions with Susquehanna Stage.
Jordyn Johnson has been dancing and performing for over 25 years and has had the privilege of learning and performing choreography from some of the greatest choreographers in musical theatre in shows such as A Chorus Line, Pippin, and West Side Story. Past choreographer credits include Lucky Stiff, Godspell, Little Shop of Horrors, and most recently last year’s Youth & Teen Production of Pippin. This May, she will be choreographing our 2022 Youth & Teen Production of Joseph and our Children’s Workshop Production of James and the Giant Peach in September.
Audition Workshop (Ages 16+)
Class Size: No more than 20 students
Days: Saturday, March 5
Time: 1 PM – 5 PM