Deertrees Theatre presents a “Musical Theater Workshop” for theatre-loving kids!
Students will act out scenes, learn dance and sing songs, all taught by an award-winning, triple-threat Broadway veteran Rick Faugno, best known for his portrayal of Frankie Vallie in Jersey Boys! While doing so, the students will learn the proper technique in each discipline, while having loads of fun!
Students will progress from rehearsal to performance, in a safe, nurturing and non-competitive environment. Musical Theater students do not need to audition for a place in the class or for a part in the performance. Every child will receive a role in the show based on individual aptitude and what will best suit their comfort level.
The 4-hour Saturday workshop will culminate with a mini-performance on Sunday that showcases the skills they’ve learned during the workshop.
July 10, 11 Sat 11am – 3pm, Sun 11am performance at Deertrees (kids arrive at 10am Sun)
August 14, 15 Sat 11am – 3pm, Sun 11am performance at Deertrees (kids arrive at 10am Sun)
Class size – capped at 25 students per session
Suggested ages – 10 thru 18
Cost - $200/ student per session
Location – Deertrees Theatre, 156 Deertrees Rd. Harrison, ME 04040
What to wear? Clothes you can move easily in for dancing. Dance shoes if possible, otherwise sturdy shoes or sneakers.
About our teaching artist. “Rick Faugno has performed across the country, from Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center, from the Chicago theater to San Francisco’s Curran. He was recently seen in Kiss Me Kate, his 7th Broadway show, for which he was nominated for a Chita Rivera Award. He is also the recipient of a Fred Astaire Award and a Best Singer Award for the role of Frankie Valli, in the original Las Vegas production of Jersey Boys. He has performed and worked with some of the greatest names in Broadway history, including: Tommy Tune, Cy Coleman, Comden and Green, Herb Gardner, Daniel Sullivan, Ann Reinking, Gwen Verdon, Graciela Daniele, Julie Andrews, Kathleen Marshall, Julie Andrews, Jack O'Brien, Jerry Mitchell, Des McAnuff, Donna McKechnie, Wayne Cilento, Warren Carlyle and many others. Rick has been seen on TV in: FBI, The Newsroom, The Following, America’s Got Talent, Conan O’Brien and more. He also received the Best Performance award, at the Orlando Film Festival, for the title role in the film Virgin Alexander. Currently, he can be seen in this film on Amazon Prime. He can also be seen in the A Chorus Line documentary Every Little Step, also now on Amazon Prime. Rick also performs his one man show on cruise ships and at various cabaret venues. Follow him on Instagram at: @rickfaugno. You can also watch him on YouTube or find him at www.rickfaugno.com”
Evan Cuddy - Music Director (He/him/his) is a musician and a teacher residing in Portland Maine. He currently serves as organist/accompanist at the First Parish Church UCC in Yarmouth Maine, and has served as Musical Director at Lyric Music Theatre, Portland Players Theatre, and Maine State Music Theatre. He also maintains a private studio that caters to violin and viola students of all ages, and is a violin instructor at the Waynflete school in Portland. He recently made his Hollywood debut as a featured musician/extra in Little Women. When not teaching or performing Evan enjoys long distance running, houseplants, long days on the beach, and quality time with his two cats, Chaquita and Halloween. Evan holds degrees in music performance from Susquehanna University and the University of Southern Maine. .