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Musical Theatre Intensive

Anna Maria College is offering a unique 2-week Musical Theatre Intensive with industry professionals. This intensive offers students aged 14-25 the opportunity to explore technique and hone their skills in acting, combat, improv, singing, and dancing. Students will also explore how to audition and participate in a masterclass with a Broadway professional. Classes will culminate with a final cabaret.

This program is perfect for high schoolers, college students with a background or strong interest in the performance side of theatrical arts.

Program Dates
August 5th-9th from 8:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
August 12th-15th from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
August 16th from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (with Cabaret at 1:00 p.m.)

Application Deadline is July 21, 2019

Music Intensive Faculty

Rachel MacKenzie

Rachel MacKenzie

Rachel MacKenzie is currently a professor of voice at The University of Albany and Anna Maria College. Previously, she has been on the adjunct voice faculty and served as staff accompanist at NYU. She also has served a music director for The Long Beach Professional Youth Theatre (NY), Hopkinton Center of The Arts (MA), and a pianist for Playgarden (NY). In addition to teaching and music directing Rachel also is a performer singing backup for many of NYC’s most celebrated cabarets. Recent theatrical roles include Alice (A My Name Will Always Be Alice), Madam PeePee (Grand Hotel), Tracy (Hairspray). Rachel holds a MM in Vocal Performance for Musical Theatre, and Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from NYU. She also has a BA in Piano, Voice, and Anthropology from UMass Amherst with additional training from Berklee School of Music and New England Conservatory.

Eric Balboni

Eric Balboni

Eric Balboni is a professor of voice at Anna Maria College, where he has served as music director for cabarets, opera scenes, and musicals. Previously he served as an adjunct voice instructor at New York University. He has music directed productions at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts and Clark University. Eric holds a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance and and Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from New York University as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and Vocal Performance from Anna Maria College. Vocology training with Kristen Ruiz and Anna Flavia Zuim in collaboration with the doctors at the NYU Langone Voice Center.

Gwen Coburn

Gwen Coburn

Gwen Coburn teaches voice, improvisation, and acting. She began teaching acting and voice while completing her Masters in Vocal Pedagogy at The Boston Conservatory, after which she began performing and producing at Improv Boston in the Family Show, Harold Night, and Music Comedy Night. Currently she can be found teaching at Improv Boston’s Comedy School, and performing as a member of the National Touring Company. She’s performed at the Chicago Music Festival, the Del Close Marathon, and most recently opened for Kevin McDonald. Gwen believes improvisation offers actors the chance to delve into emotional grounding, develop active listening, and have some fun!

Ben Heath

Ben Heath

Ben Heath has been working as an Actor and Fight Choreographer in Boston since he graduated from Emerson College in 2014. Recent area credits include Oliver in As You Like It (Brown Box Theatre Project), Horatio in Hamlet (Brown Box Theatre project), Fight Choreography for Heritage Hill Naturals (Fresh Ink Theatre Company), and Fight Choreography for Hamlet (Brown Box Theatre Project).

Stephanie Card

Stephanie Card

Stephanie Card selected credits: Motown The Musical (North American Tour, Asst. Director), Figaro 90210! (Off-Broadway, Asst. Stage Direction, Choreographer), Cabaret (Florida Repertory Theatre, Director), West Side Story (North Shore Music Theatre, Asst. Director), Oklahoma! (Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival, Assoc. Choreographer), The Hound of the Baskervilles (Virginia Stage, Asst. Director), Spring Awakening (Hangar Theatre, Asst. Dir/Chor), Little Shop of Horrors (Hangar Theatre, Asst. Choreographer), The Map of Lost Things (Hangar Theatre, Choreographer). Graduate of Marymount Manhattan College. Directors’ Lab West, Class of 2015 (Pasadena Playhouse). Proud member of SDC.

Benjamin Rauhala

Benhamin Rauhala

Benjamin Rauhala is currently the Associate Music Director for the Broadway-bound production of The Secret Life of Bees, directed by Sam Gold, running at the Atlantic Theater this summer. He worked on the music team for both Bartlett Sher's Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof and the Broadway production of Duncan Sheik's American Psycho during the 2016 season. His other Off-Broadway credits include David Byrne’s Joan of Arc: Into The Fire at The Public Theater and The Marvelous Wonderettes at Theater Row. He is best known for his work touring the country as the music director for Jeremy Jordan, the Tony-nominated star of Broadway's Newsies and The CW's Supergirl, and as the co-creator and ‘Fairy Godfairy’ of the Broadway Princess Party concert series with Laura Osnes. He also tours as the music director for Nashville star Kyle Dean Massey, Anastasia star Derek Klena, Trial and Error star Krysta Rodriguez, Bandstand star Corey Cott and for Next to Normal Tony-nominee Jennifer Damiano. He previously served as music director for Hit List, the meta-musical from the NBC television show SMASH and is an Original Programming Producer at Feinstein's/54 Below, where he has created dozens of sold-out concerts, including the 'Broadway Loves' Series, which has famously honored Demi Lovato, Britney Spears, Celine Dion and many more beloved pop icons. @brauhala

Questions? Please Contact:

Rachel MacKenzie
Program Director
774.275.9513
rmackenzie@annamaria.edu

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