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									                                                                                                                                                                          SUMMEr YOUth MUSiCaL thEatEr WOrkShOP

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                                                                                                                                                                          JameS eveReTT LOrtz DirECtOr                                                           Todd RoBInSon CONDUCtOr
                                                                                                                                                                          As a faculty member of Western Washington University’s                                 Todd Robinson is excited to return to the workshop for his




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                                                                                                                                                                          Drama Department for 17 years, Jim Lortz has directed and                              ninth summer as conductor. “I love coming back to see how
                                                                                                                                                                          staged a wide variety of productions including Evita, The                              the returning students have grown over the year and working
                                                                                                                                                                          Cider House Rules, The Happy Prince, West Side Story, Angels                           with all the new ones that come for the first time. There is
                                                                                                                                                                          in America: Millennium Approaches, Angels in America:                                  always so much amazing talent!” Robinson is the orchestra
                                                                                                                                                                          Perestroika, The Grapes of Wrath, Sweeney Todd, Assassins,                             conductor, vocal teacher and vocal coach for the workshop
                                                                                                                                                                          Hair, City of Angels, To Kill a Mockingbird, God’s Country and                         productions and teaches students privately as well. He


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                                                                                                                                                        Sunday, July 22   Falsettos. His acting roles include Pseudolus (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way       has spent many years conducting and teaching a variety of singers, from young
                                                                                                                                                       through Sunday,    to the Forum), Harold Hill (The Music Man), Carl (Lonely Planet), Don Quixote (Man     beginners to seasoned professionals. He has a music education degree as well
                                                                                                                                                       august 12, 2012    of La Mancha) and Fred Graham (Kiss Me Kate). For the Theater Guild, Lortz has         as a master of music degree in voice. His conducting and teaching credits include
                                                                                                                                                                          directed Jesus Christ Superstar, 1776, Shenandoah and Over Here! On campus             six years as musical director and conductor for two adult choirs in northeastern
                                                                                                                                                                          Lortz is part of the acting faculty and is responsible for more than 90 students per   Pennsylvania, where he debuted several of his own compositions of choral and


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                                                                                                                                                                          year. Originally from Deer Lodge, Mont., Lortz received his BFA and MFA from the       orchestral music; three years as general music and chorus teacher/conductor
                                                                                                                                                                          University of Montana in Missoula. He has been a member of the Actor’s Equity          at Choconut Valley Elementary School; and one year as an adjunct professor of
                                                                                                                                                                          working for the Bathhouse Theatre in Seattle (five seasons) and for the Montana        voice for Elmira College, Binghamton University and the University of California


                                                                                                                the MuSIcAl                                               Repertory Theatre in Missoula (five seasons), where his roles included Conn Price
                                                                                                                                                                          (Cowboy), Doc (Crimes of the Heart), Vernon Gersch (They’re Playing Our Song),
                                                                                                                                                                          Feste (Twelfth Night), Sydney Bruhl (Deathtrap) and Adam (The Apple Tree).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 at Irvine. He has been the executive director of Opera Coeur d’Alene since 2007.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 A renowned singer, Robinson appeared in leading roles with numerous opera
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 companies, including San Francisco Opera, New National Theater Tokyo (Japan),
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sarasota Opera, Opera Pacific and Virginia Opera.
                                                                                                                Music and lyrics by Laurence O’keefe and Neil Benjamin
                                                                                                                                                 Book by heather hach     BRenda dawe MUSiCaL DirECtOr
                                                                                                                                                                          Brenda Dawe enthusiastically returns to this workshop for her
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 elaIne TamaRu PrOgraM DirECtOr
                                                                                                                         Based on the novel by amanda Brown and the
                                                                                                                                                                          12th season as musical director. Since earning her master                              Elaine Tamaru has been with this summer program since its
                                                                                                                                   Metro-goldwyn-Mayer motion picture     of music degree from the prestigious Manhattan School of                               inception in 1996. She is happy to return as program director
                                                                                                                                                                          Music, Dawe has balanced an active singing career with a                               and instructor for various classes. Tamaru received a bachelor
                                                                                                                                                                          major teaching studio that attracts local performers of all                            of music performance degree from Western Washington
                                                                                                                                                                          ages and abilities. Having performed with major companies                              University, where she studied and performed both opera and
                                                                                                                                                                          across North America, including Arizona Opera, Virginia                                musical theater. She has appeared in leading roles in Once
                                                                                                                                                                          Opera, Opera Festival of New Jersey and Calgary Opera, she                             Upon a Mattress, A Little Night Music and A Year with Frog
                                                                                                                                                                          has become a seasoned performer and musician. She is familiar to local audiences       and Toad. As a resident artist with Tri-Cities Opera Company,
                                                                                                                                                                          and has performed nearly 20 leading roles with Tri-Cities Opera Company. Her           she performed leading roles, toured extensively with Opera-Go-Round and worked
                                                                                                                                                                          extensive involvement with the youth-outreach programs of Syracuse Opera,              with thousands of young people throughout New York, Pennsylvania and New
                                                                                                                                                                          Virginia Opera and Tri-Cities Opera has given her the opportunity to perform and       Jersey. She is also co-directing a show this spring at Vestal High School. Tamaru
                                                                                                                                                                          direct thousands of young people all over the United States. Dawe recently joined      has a blossoming voice studio in Binghamton, and enjoys her time instructing
                                                                                                                                                                          the adjunct faculty at Broome Community College, where she teaches voice and           young performers in voice and theater.
                                                                                                                                                                          undergraduate music courses.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 JeSSIca Jahn COStUME DESigNEr
                                                                                                                                                                            “This theater                                                                        A Rutgers University graduate with degrees in dance and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 psychology, Jahn danced professionally in New York City
                                                                                                                                                                             workshop was                                                                        before beginning a career in design. She has worked on
                                                                                                                                                                             invaluable!                                                                         a variety of projects with such designers as Sandy Powell
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (Far from Heaven, Gangs of New York), Paul Tazewell (The
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Color Purple) and Constance Hoffman (The Green Bird,
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                                                                                                                                                                             of good energy                                                                      Grendel), along with directors Tina Landau, Kevin Newbury,
                                                                                                                                                                             and spirit as well                                                                  Robert O’Hara, Norah Ephron and Peter Askin. Her work has allowed her to travel
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 throughout the United States and the UK. Recent collaborative projects include
                                                                                                                                                                             as outstanding                                                                      Roberto Devereux; Life Is a Dream; Love, Loss and What I Wore; Die Mommie
                                                                                                                                                                             direction and                                                                       Die! (winner of the Lucille Lortel Award); Esoterica; and Angela’s Mixtape (all Off
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Broadway); regionally, In the Red and BrownWater, Alliance Theatre; and opera, La
                                                                                                                                                                             guidance.”                                                                          Cenerentola at Glimmerglass Opera, Life is a Dream at Santa Fe Opera, Werther at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Minnesota Opera and Maria Stuarda at Houston Grand Opera. Upcoming projects
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 include Anna Bolena at the Minnesota Opera.
the SuMMeR youth MuSIcAl theAteR PRoGRAM
dIRecTed By PRoFeSSIonal SIngeRS and acToRS For	ages	12	through	18	(middle	and	high	school)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Registration Form
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Student name ___________________________________

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Parent/guardian name _____________________________
option 1: commuter Program                                               option 2: Residential Program                                       Registration                                          “This was a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      address________________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                                    wonderful
coST: $425                                                               coST: $2,995                                                        registration deadline is May 18, 2012.
•	 Three-week	intensive	musical	theater	workshop                         •	 Three-week	intensive	musical	theater	workshop,	residence-hall	   Students must be at least 12 years of age
                                                                                                                                                                                                    experience for    ______________________________________________
•	 Choice	of	two	sessions:	morning	(9	a.m.-1	p.m.)	or	evening	              rooms, meals and off-hour activities                             and not older than 18.                                 our daughter.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Date of birth ____________________________________
   (6-10	p.m.)                                                           •	 Students	will	be	involved	in	both	morning	and	evening	sessions
                                                                                                                                             commuter Students: A	deposit	of	$100	
                                                                                                                                                                                                    She came home
•	 A	fully	staged	production	of	Legally Blonde: The Musical in Watters   •	 A	fully	staged	production	of	Legally Blonde: The Musical in      is required to hold your registration and              every evening     Phone number ___________________________________
   Theater	at	Binghamton	University	(each	session	has	its	own	              Watters theater at Binghamton University                         audition.	The	second	payment	of	$175	is	               energized.”
   production,	culminating	with	two	performances)                                                                                            due	by	June	15,	and	the	final	payment	                                   Parent e-mail____________________________________
                                                                         •	 Individual	and	group	voice,	acting	and	movement	training
•	 Individual	and	group	voice,	acting	and	movement	training              •	 Daily	classes	include	acting,	dance	and	movement,	stage	         of	$150	is	due	by	July	16.	Full	refunds	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Student e-mail ___________________________________
                                                                            combat, costume and make-up, lighting and set design, and        will be made for cancellations by June
oPTIonal add-on claSSeS                                                     audition technique                                               15.	Cancellation	after	June	15	will	forfeit	$100	deposit.	Persons	       School/grade ____________________________________
Classes are offered daily during the three weeks from 2 to 4 p.m.                                                                            who fail to cancel or attend forfeit the entire fee. if the program is
                                                                                                                                             cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, all registrants are notified   audition date/time requested ________________________
Classes include acting, dance and movement, stage combat,                ReSIdenTIal audITIonS
                                                                                                                                             and all fees will be refunded in full.
   costume and make-up, lighting and set design, and audition            •	 Song	excerpt	and	monologue,	prepared	and	memorized,	from	
   technique                                                                among the choices to be sent to you by april 16                  Residential Students: A	non-refundable	deposit	of	$25	is	re-             check PRogRam ITemS deSIRed:
Cost:	$195	for	all	classes;	$10	per	class                                •	 Include	additional	musical	theater	selection	of	your	choice      quired with your audition tape/DVD. if your tape/DVD is accepted,        r Full ReSIdenTIal PRogRam $2,995
•	 Private	voice	lessons	available	at	$25	per	half	hour                  •	 If	you	have	dance	experience,	include	a	one-minute	sample	       a	second	payment	of	$1,500	is	due	by	May	16,	and	the	final	                includes program, opportunity to perform, daily classes,
                                                                            of	movement	or	dance	representative	of	skill	level	(include	     payment	of	$1,470	is	due	by	July	16.	Cancellations	after	June	15	          room,	meals,	trips,	and	off-hours	activities	(private	individual	
audITIonS                                                                   pirouettes,	jumps	and	any	type	of	acrobatic	movements)           forfeit	$400.	No	refunds	will	be	made	after	the	start	of	the	pro-          lessons	available	at	an	additional	fee)
Friday,	May	18,	from	6	to	10	p.m.;	                                                                                                          gram. Persons who fail to cancel or attend forfeit the entire fee. if
                                          “I had so much                 •	 Record	audition	performances	on	a	standard	full-size	VHS	tape	                                                                            r commuTeR PRogRam $425
   Sunday,	May	20,	from	5	to	9	p.m.                                                                                                          the program is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, all regis-
                                                                            or standard DVD-r                                                                                                                           Includes	program	and	opportunity	to	perform	(daily	classes	
Call-backs will be on Friday, June 1,
                                           fun doing this                                                                                    trants are notified and all fees will be refunded in full.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and	private	individual	lessons	available	at	an	additional	fee)
                                                                         •	 Label	the	recording	with	your	name	and	the	words	“Musical	
   from 6 to 10 p.m.                       workshop,                        Theater	Workshop”	(due	by	May	1)                                 Payment may	be	made	by	check	(payable	to	the	“Binghamton	                   Commuters only, please check one:
Bring	to	the	audition:                     I never wanted                                                                                    University	Foundation”)	or	by	credit	card	(Visa,	MasterCard,	AmEx	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         r i can attend only	the	morning	session	(	9	a.m.	-	1	p.m.	daily)
                                                                                                                                             or	Discover).
•	 Song	excerpt	and	monologue,	            the performances
   prepared and memorized, from                                                                                                                                                                                          r i can attend only	the	evening	session	(6	-	10	p.m.	daily)
                                           to end.”                                                                                          mail payment	with	a	completed	registration	form	to:
   among the choices to be sent to                                                                                                                                                                                       r i have no preference and can do either session if it would
   you by april 16                                                                                                                           Binghamton University                                                         improve my role assignment or ability to participate in
•	 If	you	are	unable	to	make	the	auditions	in	person,	you	may	provide	                                                                       Continuing Education & Outreach                                               the program.
   your	audition	material	on	DVD	or	VHS,	as	follows:                                                                                         PO Box 6000
                                                                                                                                             Binghamton, NY 13902-6000                                                meThod oF PaymenT:
•	 Song	excerpt	and	monologue,	prepared	and	memorized,	from	
   among the choices to be sent to you by april 16                                                                                           registration is also available online at summer.binghamton.edu/          r Check (payable to Binghamton Foundation)
•	 Include	additional	musical	theater	selection	of	your	choice                                                                               symtw,	by	fax	(607-777-4544)	or	by	phone	(607-777-6857).                 r	Visa    r	MasterCard     r	amEx      r	Discover
•	 If	you	have	dance	experience,	include	a	one-minute	sample	                                                                                Casting will be announced in June 2012. Confirmation letters will        Name _________________________________________
   of	movement	or	dance	representative	of	skill	level	(include	                                                                              be sent to each student with additional information at that time.
   pirouettes,	jumps	and	any	type	of	acrobatic	movements)                                                                                    For	more	information,	call	607-777-6857,	toll-free	877-313-2508,	        account no. _____________________________________
•	 Record	audition	performances	on	a	standard	full-size	VHS	tape	or	                                                                         or visit summer.binghamton.edu/symtw.
   standard DVD-r                                                                                                                                                                                                     Expiration date _________
•	 Label	the	recording	with	your	name	and	the	words	“Musical	
   Theater	Workshop”	(due	by	May	1)
                                                                                                                                             Register Early!                                                          Credit card billing ziP code __________________________
                                                                                                                                             Photos represent past productions.
                                                                                                                                             all quotes are from participants/parents from past performances.         Signature ______________________________________

								
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