MASTER CLASS 

MUSICAL THEATRE AUDITION WORKSHOP

Conducted by Steven D. Cirillo, NYC Broadway vocal coach
2016 date TBD

Please prepare two songs (only one may be worked on depending on time).
Bring your audition book and headshot / resume, if you have one. 

WHO:       Performers age 16 and over, class limited to 12 performers
WHEN:     To be announced
WHERE:  Broadbrook Opera House, 107 Main Street, Broad Brook CT
COST:      $50

Popular Broadway vocal coach Steven D. Cirillo is once again offering a Performance Master Class, but with a twist!

• This class will focus on performance and audition choices for both upcoming and past auditions.
• Bring in your proposed song for an upcoming audition, and get useful feedback on your choice and performance!
• Didn't get cast in that last show you wanted? Didn't do well at the audition? Bring in that song again, and let a professional NYC vocal coach tell you what went wrong and how to fix it.
• Are you in a show and need some help to give your Musical Director what they want? Bring it in and let an experienced Broadway vocal coach help.
• Even if you have no upcoming audition, disappointing audition, or show solo to work on - enroll anyway and get feedback on your song and performance.
• Also covered are questions about your "book" and how to conduct yourself professionally at any audition - etiquette, speaking to the pianist, attire, etc.
• If you are considering giving New York a try, or are just curious, Mr. Cirillo is also an expert Broadway audition pianist and can answer all your questions about how those auditions work and what performing life is like in NYC.

Mr. Cirillo will also discuss topics and answer questions such as:                         

  • What makes a great audition book and how do I get one?
  • What can I do to improve my performance?
  •  How can I avoid performance anxiety?
  •  Is this song really right for me?
  •  How do I memorize lyrics?
  •   How do I take care of my voice and improve my vocal technique?
  •  What really happens at a Broadway audition?
  •  Do I need an agent or Equity Card?
  • Why do I need a vocal coach and/or voice teacher?
  •    .... and more!

Class limited to 12 performers•  No auditing, no audience•  All participants work

Mr. Cirillo’s Broadway clients agree - “You will come away with knowledge that will help you audition and perform to a higher standard.”

to register for the workshop download the registration form, fill out and send with your payment (checks and money orders only) to:
Opera House Players PO Box 397, Broad Brook, CT 06016
or fill out our online application form (payment still required via check or money order sent to above address)

The lifelong journey of all performers, from Broadway to amateur, is to constantly discover new material and to work at delivering that material successfully at auditions.

In the class, you will have a chance to work on your current audition material or try new songs, and receive professional feedback on your vocal mechanic and the dramatic impact your performance is conveying.

During your work time, no questions are too simple or off-topic... what to sing for a specific audition, how to speak to a pianist, how to mark your music, what cuts to use of longer material, additional repertoire/role suggestions, and more.  This is a supportive, safe environment for anyone needing to get feedback on their performance and grow as a performer.

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STEVEN D. CIRILLO (vocal coach) received his Bachelor of Music in Performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he studied with such international artists as Frank Glazer, Eugene List, Anna Kaskas, Brooks Smith, and Edwin MacArthur. In addition to being musical director/arranger for over 30 musical productions, he has performed in piano bars and for cabaret acts throughout the East Coast and in Manhattan. In 1991, he was commissioned to write the anthem for the Basketball Hall Of Fame Centennial Gala, which was recorded and broadcast nationally over the Cable Television Network. Currently in demand as a Broadway vocal coach, Mr. Cirillo's clients can be seen on Broadway in Big Fish, The Book of Mormon, Chaplin, Chicago, Evita, Flashdance, Follies, Jersey Boys, Lion King, Mary Poppins, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Rock of Ages, Sister Act, Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark, and Wicked, in addition to many National Tours, regional productions, and network television shows. He is a frequent musical director for cabaret shows, and conducts musical theatre audition workshop and seminars. Focusing on the acting of audition material and choice of repertoire, many of his clients make their Broadway debut every year.

Among the many Broadway/TV performers Mr. Cirillo has worked with are:

**** Marylouise Burke (HBO Series Hung, Into The Woods, Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo)
* Kerry Butler (Hairspray, Xanadu, Catch Me If You Can, Little Shop of Horrors)
* Matt Morrison (Glee, Hairspray, Light In The Piazza)
Emily Padgett (Side Show, Rock of Ages, Grease)
Jere Burns (Hairspray, Breaking Bad, Justifed)
Mike Starr (Goodfellas, Chicago Fire, Days of Our Lives)
David Josefsberg (Honeymoon in Vegas, Wedding Singer, Altar Boyz, Grease, Les Miserables)
Jim Stanek (Forum, Lestat, Story of My Life, Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder)
Eartha Kitt (Nine, Wild Party)
Leon Hall (Fashion Emergency)
Justin Brill (Rent, All Shook Up, Wicked, Spamalot, Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia)
Sam Harris (The Life, The Producers, Grease)
** Victoria Clarke (Light In The Piazza, Sister Act, Cinderella)
Mary Testa (Forum, 42nd Street, Xanadu)
Kate Shindle (Jekyll & Hyde, Cabaret, Wonderland, Legally Blonde)
Henry Hodges (Beauty and the Beast, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins)
* Andy Karl (Jersey Boys, Wicked, Rocky)
*** Spencer Liff (So You Think You Can Dance, Smash, Cry-Baby, Wedding Singer)
Emma Zaks (Hair, La Cage Aux Folles, The Search for Elle Woods)
** Celina Carvajal (Kinky Boots, Tarzan, 42nd Street, Cats, Hedwig and the Angry Inch)

* - Tony Nomination
** - Tony Award winner
*** - Emmy Nomination
**** - Obie Award

Mr. Cirillo has also enjoyed working with the brothers, sisters, and relatives of Ryan Gosling, Macaulay Culkin, Adam Levine, Robert Goulet, Burt Lancaster, and Bobby Braddock - talent runs in families!