Great news! A new round of our Virtual Sunday Sessions is headed your way!
There were so many great moments from our first round of sessions. Whether diving into the making of an award winning show, learning choreography from some of the hottest musicals right now or connecting with professional performers and alumni, there was a lot to learn at every session!
We're looking forward to continue connecting with you virtually throughout our upcoming 20-21 season and to push the envelope on virtual training by introducing new experiences and exciting guest artists.
The sessions continue to be FREE and are open to anyone aged 11-21 plus Mainstage Alumni.
OUR AUGUST SESSION WAS: Join us for a discussion with Waitress performers Christine Dwyer and Matt Deangelis. Find out first hand what it's like working on one of the most popular musicals coming out of Broadway in the last years and what they've learned from their time at the diner! We'll gain insight on how Christine and Matt vocally prepare for Waitress' demanding pop vocals and what it's like making Sara Bareilles iconic music style their own.
With an impressive list of Broadway credits behind them - including Once, Hair and as Elphaba in Wicked, Christine and Matt are coming to us with an abundance of advice for building an exciting career on the stage!
Christine Dwyer |After graduating with a BFA from The Hartt School, Christine toured the US, Canada, and Japan playing Maureen in the national tour of RENT. She is best known for touring the country and flying into Broadway as Elphaba in Wicked. She has donned the green as Elphaba over 1000 times including the 2014 Tony Awards to celebrate the show’s 10 year anniversary and for President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel at the 2016 Hannover Messe in Hannover Germany representing the United States. Christine was recently seen touring the country as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies in Finding Neverland, the Musical. This past April, she was in the NBC Live Jesus Christ Superstar concert, starring Sara Bareilles and John Legend. She most recently finished up the year in the National Tour of Waitress closing the tour as Jenna.
Matt DeAngelis | A veteran of over 800 performances of the hit musical Hair including Broadway, The West End, and National Tour playing the role of Woof. He also launched the 1st National Tour of Green Day’s American Idiot and was seen playing multiple instruments in the Tony Award Winning musical Once as Svec. Matt returned to Broadway as Earl in Sara Bareilles’ Waitress followed by a stint on the 1st National Tour. He was most recently seen on stage in NYC in the World Premiere of The Secret Life of Bees at The Atlantic Theatre Company. On TV Matt has been seen on Person of Interest, Madam Secretary, Marvel’s Daredevil, EVIL, For Life, and Chicago PD.