Steven LaCosse will lead a four-part online workshop for those interested in pursuing a career in musical theater. One session of the workshop will be posted every day beginning Monday, June 15 and ending Thursday, June 18. After initial posting, each session will continue to be accessible through the end of June.
Personal Feedback Available
Teaching Artist Dr. Steven LaCosse will review and give personalized feedback to aspiring artists who attend the workshop series and submit a video of their singing. The number of video submissions is limited to the first 25 received. Instructions on how to submit a video will be provided during the series.
This session will introduce the skills you need to build your craft (singing, acting, dancing, etc.) Emphasis on getting started and choosing appropriate audition repertoire.
This session will help you to know how and what to prepare for the audition. Where do you find auditions, how do you get the audition, when is it right to audition? This session will help you figure out what you do well, and then use that to your best advantage.
Now that you have the audition, this session will take you through the process of how to knowing what to expect, from the 16 bar excerpt to dance calls, cold readings and callbacks.
You have the job. Now what? This final session will deal with rehearsal etiquette and take you through the process of moving from rehearsal to performance and beyond. An opportunity for participants to receive feedback will be announced in the final session.
Participants are encouraged to watch professional musical theater artists in action in The Princeton Festival’s Live Musical Theater Revue, which streams on June 20 starting at 8 pm. This event is live-streamed only. It will not be accessible after it is over.
STEVEN LACOSSE has a repertoire that spans Le nozze di Figaro to The Fantasticks and has directed over 100 productions. He recently directed Maria Stuarda for Piedmont Opera, La clemenza di Tito for the AJ Fletcher Opera Institute, Nixon in China for the Princeton Festival, Aida, Gianni Schicchi, The King and I for Opera Theatre of the Rockies, and The Wizard of Oz and Little Women: The Musical for the Twin City Stage.
A committed educator, he has been a resident opera stage director for the UNC School of the Arts for 23 years and currently serves as the Managing Director of the AJ Fletcher Opera Institute. He was awarded the University Of North Carolina Board Of Governor’s Teaching Award in 2011.