PRLog - Aug. 21, 2012 - WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Popular Musical Entertainers Avery Sommers and Karen Saunders to Teach 10-Week Musical Theatre Class for children 12 and up.
Avery Sommers (l) Karen Saunders (r)
This class will help young students interested in musical theatre choose the correct song for an audition and for his or her voice. Students will receive coaching in interpretation and breath control, and extensive audition tips. A guest choreographer will take the students through a dance audition.
The 10-week class will conclude with a showcase presentation on stage in the Bhetty Waldron Theatre at Actor’s Rep., 1009 North Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach. Cost for the class will be $300. There is a 10% discount for siblings. For each family there is a single lifetime registration non-refundable fee of $35.For more information or to register see the Actor’s Rep website at http://www.actorsrep.org.
The instructors for the class are:
Avery Sommers appeared on Broadway in Ain't Misbehavin' and Showboat. and in national tours of The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas. and Chicago.. She was recently nominated for a Carbonell award for her portrayal of Motormouth Maybelle in the Actor's Playhouse production of Hairspray..
She was soloist at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2009 for the world premiere of
A Carol Fantasy. with the Continuo Arts Symphonic Orchestra and Chorus.
Avery has her own cabaret show which she performed at Rose Hall in Lincoln Center, New York City in 2006 and 2010. She also brought audience to their feet with several repeat performances of the show at the Palm Beach, Florida Colony Hotel’s Royal Room from 2006-2012.
Teaching at Actor’s Rep in the Bhetty Waldron Theatre is especially meaningful for Avery, as the venue is named after her late sister, also an accomplished actress.
Avery is a proud member of the professional performers unions, SAG/AFTRA and AEA.
Karen was discovered at an open mic night in NYC by Rodney Dangerfield, who just happened to be in the audience . After Karen sang, Rodney approached her and asked Karen to be his opening act. This happened one week after her decision to go into show business. Rodney was her first employer. Since then Karen has shared the stage with luminaries such as Jay Leno, Billy Crystal, Joy Behar, and Robert Klein and more.
Karen starred in the 25th anniversary celebration of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well And Living In Paris. in NYC. She has sung with The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, been a part of the 92nd Street Y’s prestigious Lyrics and Lyricists Series, performed in Atlantic City in small intimate clubs like The Plush Room in San Francisco, headlined on high end Cruise Ships, and performs with symphony orchestras.
As a voice/acting coach, Karen has helped a number of her students land starring roles on Broadway and in the national tours of Mama Mia, Cats, In The Heights, The Full Monty, Smokey Joe’s Café, Swing., and Follies.
Karen is on the faculty of the renowned summer intensive Making It On Broadway in NYC.
Karen is an accomplished pianist and cellist. She holds a B.S. in music and a masters in the humanities.
Karen is a listee in the International Who’s Who of Musicians and is a member of Actors Equity.
Call Kathleen Kenny with any questions about the class at (561) 301-4917.
Actor’s Rep first gained attention in the 1980s at its original location, 308 South Dixie, as an innovative, avant garde theatre and actors’ and technicians’
Bob Carter’s Actor’s Workshop & Repertory Company, Inc. is incorporated in the state of Florida to provide education and training in the theatre arts and to develop professional theatrical productions using primarily local talent. The corporation is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization and all contributions are tax deductible.