Triple Threat Workshops for Teens

Performers in the teen workshop production of The Music Man, 2012. Photo by Liz Wade.

Broadway Rose Theatre Company is excited to offer a musical theater performance training series for teens. Take just one of the sessions to refine your skills in a specific area, or attend all three to become the “triple threat” you’ve always dreamed of being!

Each of the three sessions – Act It!, Sing It!, and Dance It! – was designed to stand alone, however, students are encouraged to enroll in all sessions for the greatest breadth of musical theater knowledge and skill-building.

Act It!
Sep. 30 – Nov. 11, 2013, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
This series of seven Monday night classes will focus on developing students’ acting technique and performance skills.  We will use theatre games, exercises, and solo and partner scene work to expand their understanding of theatrical physical space, text interpretation, and character development. The final class will include a showcase of student work for family and friends.

Sing It!
Feb. 3 – Mar. 17, 2014, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
This series of seven Monday night classes will focus on students exploring musical theatre vocal techniques, styles, and repertoire. Students will not only have the opportunity to participate in ensemble singing exercises and rehearsal, but will also receive personalized instruction in song interpretation and vocal performance. The final class will include a showcase of student work for family and friends.

Dance It!
Apr. 7 – May 19, 2014, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
This series of seven Monday night classes will focus on students learning both classic and contemporary musical theatre choreography. Each class will include a warm up, floor work, and rehearsal of a wide range of fun and challenging dance combinations from the world of musical theatre. The final class will include a showcase of student work for family and friends.

Enrollment
Open to students in grades 7 – 12, or have just graduated from high school.
Space is limited and classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To sign up, download the registration form here.

Classes and showcases will be at Broadway Rose’s New Stage, 12850 SW Grant Avenue in Tigard.

Fee: $275 per session.

Scholarships: A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. To apply, please download, complete, and return the scholarship application here (PDF).

Meet the Instructor:

Annie Kaiser

Annie Kaiser: Annie has worked with Broadway Rose for the past twelve seasons as a director, performer, costumer, teacher, and most recently as Assistant Director of The Sound of Music. She has directed Broadway Rose children’s productions of Sleeping Beauty, The Frog Prince, and last summer’s Beauty and the Beast and Pinocchio. Annie’s roles at BRTC include Veronica in The Case of the Dead Flamingo Dancer, Mama Morton in Chicago, Kaye in The Taffetas and A Taffeta Christmas (Drammy), and an ensemble member in the world premiere of the musical Ripper, which she also assistant directed. She has also performed at other Portland-area theaters, most recently appearing as Martha Watson in Lakewood Theatre’s production of White Christmas (OTAS). This September, Annie traveled to London to train at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art; she received her prior theater training at University of Washington. Annie works as the performing arts coordinator at West Linn High School.

Questions? For information about the Triple Threat Workshop program, contact Brenda MacRoberts at 503.906.2377 or brenda@broadwayrose.org. For questions about the content or structure of the series, please email Annie Kaiser at anniegaleforce@hotmail.com.