Masterclasses

Masterclasses give Spotlight  schools the opportunity to supplement and enhance their own musical theatre curriculum by gaining insights and inspiration from local and touring theatre professionals. Topics include audition technique, singing technique, movement, orchestra, technical theatre, dance and more.

Opportunities

Download the Calendar of Events (PDF) document for a list of events planned for the 2019 – 2020 Spotlight Education season. Sign up for announced and active events on the Spotlight Education student and educator information page.

Masterclass Opportunities

Broadway Masterclass Series (Touring Cast/Productions)

The Broadway Masterclass Series gives students the opportunity to engage with and learn from current Broadway touring performers.

Spotlight Masterclasses (Tech, Orchestra, Local Artists)

The Spotlight Masterclass Series gives students the opportunity to engage with and learn from local Twin Cities theatre professionals a wide variety of areas. Some examples include:

  • Audition Techniques Masterclass
  • Theatre Resume and Reel Building Masterclass
  • Triple Threat Masterclass
  • Technical Student Masterclass
  • Orchestra Student Masterclass

Theatre Partnership Series (Latte Da, Theatre La Homme’ Dieu)

The Spotlight Masterclass Series gives students the opportunity to engage with local theatre companies across the state of Minnesota. Currently, Spotlight Education partners with the following organizations:

  • Theater Latté Da
  • Mill City Summer Opera
  • Theatre L’Homme Dieu

NEWS Masterclass Series

The NEWS Masterclass Series brings educational skill building opportunities to students and programs in Greater Minnesota where access to professional theatre is experiences is limited. Spotlight Education  brings masterclasses in areas of performance, technical, and/or educational theatre to schools outside of the Twin Cities Metro area. Spotlight Education  chooses a “host school” to bring the masterclasses and then invites students from surrounding Spotlight  schools to the event. Spotlight works with the host school to decide specific masterclass topics, and them brings professional teaching artists to lead the sessions. If your school is interested in hosting a NEWS Masterclass for the 2019-2020 school year, please contact Spotlight Education  at spotlighteducation@hennepintheatretrust.org.

Beyond Broadway Series (Touring musicians, comedians, ext)

The Beyond Broadway Masterclass Series gives students the opportunity to engage with and learn from current touring performers in areas other than Broadway, including comedy, concerts and more.