Master Class with Broadway’s Emily Skinner

0 Comments 30 August 2014



Monday, December 1st, 6-9pm
Cost: $110 / Ages: 13-18


Emily-Skinner-42nd-Street-Moon-stark-insiderTony-Award nominee and guest star of Virginia Repertory Theatre’s upcoming MAME, Emily Skinner has unequivocally established herself as one of Broadway’s most engaging and versatile performers. With a focus on both acting and musicality, she teaches the technique of turning an audition song into a fully explored scene/performance with humor and humanity. She believes that what you choose to sing tells people who you are, and is expert at suggesting the best kind of material to showcase each student and make them shine.


Recently, audiences enjoyed Emily in the starring role of Adelaide in the world premiere of THE GREAT AMERICAN MUSICAL at Goodspeeds’ Norma Terris Theatre, under the direction of Dame Julie Andrews. She also recently created the role of Monique McCandless in Stephen King/John Mellencamp’s new musical THE GHOST BROTHERS OF DARKLAND COUNTY at the Alliance Theatre and on a multi-city rock ‘n roll concert tour. She last appeared on Broadway starring in the acclaimed musical BILLY ELLIOT.

Handpicked by Oscar-winning director Stephen Daldry, she had the honor of being the very first American selected to play the role on Billy’s dance teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson. Emily was nominated for a Tony Award and received a Drama League Award for her performance as Daisy Hilton in the brilliant but short-lived SIDE SHOW. Her other original Broadway cradits include JEKYLL AND HYDE, JAMES JOYCE’S THE DEAD, (opposite Christopher Walken), THE FULL MONTY, DINNER AT EIGHT (outer Critics Circle Nomination), as well as the Actor’s Fund productions of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS and DREAMGIRLS.


Cost: $60 per class / $120 for both / Ages 13-18
Monday, November 17, 7-9pm
Monday, December 8, 7-9pm

DSC_2039Early preparation is essential when auditioning for college. Doing your research and knowing what to expect will give you the inside edge. This course will include personalized coaching on monologue/song selections, as well as individualized interviews and audition requirements for your selected colleges.

Taught by Stephen Rudlin and Laine Satterfield, their students have matriculated to Carnegie Mellon, NYU, Northwestern, Elon, Point Park, SUNY Purchase, Marymount NY, Florida State, AMDA, Drew University, JMU, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, William and Mary, Emerson, and Boston University. This course is designed for rising high school juniors and seniors who plan to audition for both Acting and Musical Theatre programs.

All classes will be held at The Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn

To register,  please download the following forms, print and send to:
Cadence Theatre Company
PO Box 7119
Richmond, Virginia 23221

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