Sat, Jun 17|
Musical Theater Audition Workshop
Join professional performers and teaching artists Alyssa Batsakis & Andrea Davies, as they take students through the entire audition process from start to finish in this advanced 3 hour workshop experience.
Time & Location
Jun 17, 2023, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
ARCO, 3301 Price Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45205, USA
About the event
Hear our instructors talk more about the Musical Theater Audition Workshop & what to expect: https://youtu.be/3NxhJxFjUrw
A 3-hour workshop including:
- breaking down the audition process from start to finish
- how to find, select and prepare your audition materials
- healthy singing tips and vocal warm ups to help prevent vocal injury and loss of voice when preparing for your big audition
- "acting while singing" techniques that help you tell a story with your audition piece that keeps the directors interested
- a mock audition experience with a live audition pianist
- coaching from a professional actor & a professional vocalist currently working in the industry
Mastering the art of auditioning is a crucial skill to possess as a performer. This low-cost workshop is perfect for students looking to prepare like a professional and is a great way to jump start that college audition preparation or even get tips to help better prepare for upcoming school or community theater auditions! Workshop is for students ages 15 to 19.
Students will be given worksheets with many of the important topics covered so that they can take notes as needed and go home getting as much out of the three hour session as possible. There will also be a mock audition section of the class that will give students the opportunity to perform solo and practice their audition skills in real time. We will get to as many students as time allows for who volunteer, however students are welcome to just observe others as well if they prefer. (More information on what students should come prepared with for the workshop will be provided with workshop ticket purchase.)
About the instructors:
Alyssa Batsakis (she/her) is Founder and CEO/President of The Ghostlight Stage Company. She frequently works professionally as an actor, vocalist, host, acting coach and teaching artist. She recently returned to the Cincinnati area after almost a decade on the East Coast. As an actor she has worked in famous venues like Ars Nova in NYC and Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in CT helping develop new work and has taken on roles in professional regional theater companies across America in shows like A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Beehive, the 60s Musical, American Idiot, Mary Poppins, and more. She has also appeared on-screen in several commercials for companies like Penn Medicine, Backstage.com, Aloft Hotel, Spoiled Child, Wasabi Technologies and more. As a teaching artist, Alyssa has worked with several companies like Cincinnati Arts Association, American Legacy Theatre, The Walnut Street Theatre, Storybook Musical Theater, Cincinnati Actor's Studio and Academy, Three Rivers Children's Theater, and more. Alyssa also owns a private acting coaching business that is conducted mainly over zoom. She has taught students all over the world from the USA to Sweden to Israel to Hong Kong and counting. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater from The University of the Arts. More at: www.alyssabatsakis.com.
Andrea Davies (she/her) is a Cincinnati-based professional vocalist and voice teacher specializing in opera, crossover, musical theater, jazz, and pop. She received a Master of Music in Opera Performance at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee (2021), and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Miami University of Ohio in 2017. She has been a voice teacher for over six years with students ages 7 to 70. Her most recent performance engagements include playing the role of Miss Jessel in Benjamin Britten's Turn of the Screw and Norina (cover) in Don Pasquale with Boston Conservatory at Berklee Opera. While at Miami University, she performed the roles of Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte), Rose Maurrant (Street Scene), and Anne Egerman (A Little Night Music). Andrea was the winner of Miami University's 2016-17 Concerto Competition. More at: www.andrearosedavies.com.
This ticket reserves one spot at our Musical Theater Audition Workshop. All students must be ages 15-18 to attend.$40.00+$1.00 service fee