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VOCAL PRODUCTION AND PERFORMANCE
All ages and skill levels
Fort Salem Artistic Director Jay Kerr offers ongoing instruction in Vocal Technique, including basic understanding of vocal production and exercises to improve each individual's natural gifts. Repertoire includes exercise songs to improve skills and songs for audition and/or performance.

Jay Kerr taught singing for over thirty years in Hollywood and New York City before relocating to Fort Salem Theater in 2007. His clients have been featured on Broadway, off-Broadway, on television, in recordings, and in film.

For more information, visit Jay Kerr/Vocal instruction for Actors, Dancers, and Singers.
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SUMMER YOUNG ACTORS’ WORKSHOPS
Students who have completed Grades Three through Twelve
Three-Week Sessions from July 8-26, 2013
 
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The Program:

On stage, Fort Salem Theater specializes in music and musical theater. In workshop, we pride ourselves in providing the best theater training of any and all kinds available in the area, because our instructors are working professionals in show business who are also experienced teachers, who teach because they love seeing students come alive with self-expression.

The Summer Workshops will provide intensive training in all aspects of musical theater, following the guidelines of our Mission Statement: “The educational wing of Fort Salem strives to support the student in his/her strengths, analyze and address technical deficits, and provide training that will result in a series of general skills that can serve him/her in future academic, community, or professional theatrical experiences.”

During the morning sessions we integrate classes in dancing, singing, and acting. On the final night of the camps, both workshops come together in a production created to showcase the strengths of each student in the program. The ultimate configuration of classes is totally dependent upon enrollment.

   
 

The Staff:

David Braucher (Acting, Improvisation and Theater Games) has recently relocated to Washington County from the New York Metropolitan area, where he studied with iconic director Gene Frankel and improv guru Paul Sills, performed as an Equity actor, and taught acting at both secondary and college levels. David's improv sessions were the highlight of last summer's Young Actors' Workshops.

Jay Kerr, the Fort's artistic director, will instruct in the basics of singing and vocal presentation. He has has coached singers to award-winning performances (including the Tony), taught songs to Oscar winners, and performed with any number of leading lights from the Broadway musical theater, some right here at Fort Salem. Young people he has taught have recorded CD's and appeared on Broadway in A Christmas Carol, Les Miserables, The King and I, and Beauty and the Beast.

Rosie Spring returns to Fort Salem after directing the Young Actors' Workshops in 2011 and starring on the Mainstage last year in Significant Others. This season, she will be sharing the Mainstage with Jim Raposa in I Do! I Do! With a strong background in musical theater, she has been seen on national tours of 42nd St and A Christmas Carol. Her regional credits include George M! at Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut and Gypsy (Louise,) The Sound of Music (Liesl,) and Footloose at Stages St. Louis, and in the title role in the New York State Theatre Institute production of Sleeping Beauty.

   
  TO PRINT APPLICATION, CLICK HERE.
   
   
  TO VIEW PICTURES OF THE WORKSHOP'S JULY, 2012, PERFORMANCE, CLICK HERE.
   
   
 
   
 
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