Justin Brill to host workshop in Portland on March 28


Justin Brill, currently Boq in the First National Tour of WICKED,  will teach a Musical theatre Master Class March 28 at theLakewood Center for the Arts. The Lakewood Theatre Company will host the workshop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 368 S. State St.

The class is designed for actors who are interested in auditioning for productions, competitions, professional training and college or conservatory programs.

Topics include singing technique, song selection, acting within a song, and honing musical-theater audition techniques.

Details will be provided upon registration. The cost is $35, or $15 for people interested in auditing the class. Space is limited. Call 503-635-3901.

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Caroline Bowman to be in “At This Performance” on March 26


Caroline Bowman, understudy for the role of Elphaba in WICKED, will be part of the ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway standbys and understudies, “At This Performances”.  Presented by Musicals Tonight!, the 7 PM concert will be held at Off-Broadway’s The Lion Theatre.

Stephen DeAngelis will host the evening, which will feature musical direction and piano accompaniment by Eugene Gwozdz. Also starring that night, Nick Cartell (understudy for the roles of Jesus of Nazareth, Judas Iscariot and Annas in Jesus Christ Superstar), Alison Cimmet (understudy for the roles of Blanche Barrow, Emma Parker, Cumie Barrow and Governor Ferguson in Bonnie & Clyde)Hannah Elless (understudy for all Female role in Godspell), Jared Gertner (standby for the role of Elder Cunningham in The Book of Mormon), Eric Michael Krop (understudy for all Male roles in Godspell)Julia Mattison (understudy for all Female roles in Godspell)Kyle Post (Male Swing in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark); Nathan Scherich (understudy for the roles of Bob Gaudio, Nick Massi, Gyp DeCarlo and Bob Crewe in Jersey Boys) and Christianne Tisdale(understudy for the roles of Dr. Sharone Stein, Mrs. Hatch, Cynthia Rowland, Vera, Leora Kahn, Club Verdado Singer, Mrs. Lloyd, Betsy Rappaport and Radio Singer in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever).

via Playbill

Lucy Durack heading to Legally Blonde


After months -and years- of rumors Lucy Durack (@lucydurack) has finally announced she has changed her WICKED bubble for yet another pink and shinny ball gown: Lucy will be Australia’s new Elle Woods in the local production of Legally Blonde.

She will be starring alongside other former WICKED fellows, Rob Mills as Warner and David Harris as Emmett. Also staring, Erika Heynatz as Brooke and Cameron Daddo as Professor Callahan.

Legally Blonde the Musical will take you from the social whirl of California Campus life to Harvard’s Halls of Justice with Australia’s brightest new heroine (and of course, her Chihuahua, Bruiser). The verdict? This much fun shouldn’t be legal!

Legally Blonde premieres at the Sydney Lyric from October 5, 2012.

via Au TimeOut