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September 3, 2015

Tina Veal-Gooch
Director of Public Relations
903.794.3651 ext. 1013

Tiger Theatre Company to Offer Audition & Performance Master Class with Dave Clemmons

Texarkana, TX – The Texas High School Tiger Theatre Company will present a Dave Clemmons’ Audition & Performance Master Class on Monday, September 14 in the John Thomas Theatre of the Sullivan Performing Arts Center, 3941 Summerhill Road. The Master Class will begin at 4:15 p.m. with a Question & Answer Session beginning at 8:15 p.m.

The four hour Master Class will focus on enhancing the students’ overall performance and audition skills while the Question & Answer Session, for students and parents, will cover information on the professional theatre industry and college auditioning for performing arts programs.

The master class is limited to thirty attendees - ten soloists and twenty participants. Soloist spots are $50 each and available for high school students who will work on their musical performance and audition technique with Dave Clemmons during the master class. The twenty participant spots are $35 each and are available for seventh and eighth grade students and high school students to learn valuable audition and musical theatre techniques.

Soloists and participants should arrive ten minutes before the workshop begins. Water will be provided. Soloists need to bring a complete audition package with them which includes one full length Broadway song accompanied by a cd and sheet music. A monologue not exceeding sixty seconds can also be included in the audition materials. Students are also encouraged to bring a current headshot, resume and their audition book with all their musical selections and monologues.

Dave Clemmons is an in demand teacher/lecturer having taught at every major music theatre training program in the country as well as Master Classes in New York, LA, Chicago, Boston, Houston and Orlando. He is a visiting professor at the acclaimed Elon University Musical Theatre Program and is a permanent faculty member and musical director/conductor of The Performing Arts Project, faculty for the Making it On Broadway Intensive Series in New York and LA and is Advising Faculty member at The New York School of Film and Television’s Musical Theatre program.

He began his career as a performer on Broadway with roles in Les Miserables (Valjean), The Civil War (original company), The Scarlet Pimpernel (original company and Chaeuvelin an original concept recording). He was featured as Corin/Amiens/Hymen in As You Like It at the Tony Award winning Alley Theatre. Clemmons was seen as Jean Valjean in the National tour of Les Miserable (2 years) and the National tours of Jekyll and Hyde as well as the regional pre-Broadway productions of Whistle Down the Wind (by Andrew Lloyd Weber, directed by Hal Prince at The National Theatre in DC) and Jekyll and Hyde (The Alley Theatre, Theatre Under the Stars, Seattle’s 5th Ave. Theatre). Other roles have included Richard in The Lion in Winter, Che in Evita, Freddie in Chess.

To register for the master class, contact Lisa Newton at 903.794.3891 or via email at melissa.newton@txkisd.net.

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