PLATO, Inc. is pleased to announce its roster of summer classes. PLATO will hold these classes at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre, 25 N. Pineapple Avenue in Sarasota.
To register: Print and complete this form and send it (along with your check made payable to PLATO, Inc., if necessary) to:
25 N. Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
or phone (941) 366-2646.
PLATO Performing Arts Academy
Fall 2012 Adult Classes
Voice Of Ages
A singing chorale of adult men and women with outreach to other venues and events, performing poignant songs from previous decades. This group will also perform in the winter and spring shows staged at the Golden Apple.
Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Starts September 11th
Instructor: Jared Walker Limit 20 $170
Scene Study for Adults
Learn the secrets to a strong, fully developed character through the study of scenes and monologues. Discover your intention, the obstacle, taking action, sub-text, physical choices, body language and much more!
Thursdays from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Starts September 13th
Instructor : Jared Walker Limit 15 $200
The Powder Puffs
A ladies dance performance troupe of mature women who love to dance! A showgirl inspired group of “salt-n-peppa beauties” that perform at various locations and select affairs, and will also be featured in PLATO’s
Christmas & Spring Fling shows.
Auditions Required: Call Helen Holliday at 941-366-2646
Audition Date: Thursday September 20th 1:00 - 4:00
Powder Puffs rehearsals will be
Tuesday ‘s and Thursday’s, 1-2:30
starting October 9th
* ** There will be a $100 membership fee **
|PLATO Performing Arts Academy
Make this your best theater season ever!
|The Perfect Musical Theater Audition Two musical theater legends will provide 9 hours of intensive training for 10 lucky performers. Bring 2 memorized pieces, a ballad + an uptempo Michael Sebastian and Roberta MacDonald September 4, 5, 6 - 3 Sessions - 7-10 pm Limit 10 – Age 16 and up - $135
|Impress = Success: Strategies for a Great Audition
Sarasota’s premiere theatre couple will share secrets and suggestions for a great audition. Carolyn Michel and Howard Millman Bring 1 Drama and 1 Comedy Monologue. (Monologues will be provided if necessary).
Mondays, September 10 and 24 – 7–10 pm –
Limit 12 – Age 16 and up - $90
|Meisner Scene Study Scene study intensive using Meisner Technique
Dr. Louise Stinespring
Saturdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29 - 10-11:30 am
Limit 12 – Age 16 and Up - $90
|Put Your Best Foot Forward Techniques, Terms and Combinations to help you
Nail your Next Dance Audition (Wear proper dance attire)
September 11, 12, 13 – 7-10 pm
Age 16 and up - $135
* * BONUS WORKSHOPS * *
|Musical Theater Audition Workshop for Young Actors – Ages 8-16
Just for kids!
Secrets of a confident and successful audition Come prepared with 1 song and 1 monologue
Saturdays, September 8, 15, 22 -1-3 pm
Limit 14 - $75
|For Theater Lovers: A Roadmap to Theater
Learn exactly what goes on behind the scenes; Who does what to whom and when and why….
September 19, 26 - 1:30 – 4:00
Age 16 and up - $75
|Secrets and Strategies for Successful Presentations
Gain Confidence, Power and Effectiveness as a speaker
Dr. David Sadkin
September 19 and 26 - 9:30 -12:30
Age 18 and up - Limit 10 - $90
||To register: Call Helen Holliday at 941-366-2646 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eric Berkel is glad to be back in Sarasota where he got his start as a dancer. He returned home after ten years with the world famous Siegfried & Roy in Las Vegas. You may have seen him dancing here at The Golden Apple in shows like All Shook Up, Chicago, CATS and Footloose. Other credits include Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby, On the Town with Sally Mayes, Kiss Me Kate with Judy Kaye, and La Cage Au Folles with Lee Roy Reames and Gene Barry. Eric worked for Walt Disney for many years as a Kid of the Kingdom in Orlando and Tokyo, Eric is co owner of Jarrick Productions, Unlimited and is also a licensed massage therapist.
Jared Walker is a graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA with a BFA in Music and Theatre. His local directing credits include: The Full Monty; Victor, Victoria; The Who’s Tommy; Company; Willy Wonka; Annie Get Your Gun; The Aristocats; School House Rock; Sleeping Beauty. As an equity actor, he has appeared in over 100 musicals and plays. Favorites include: All Shook Up, Run For Your Wife, The Drowsy Chaperone, Chicago, CATS, and Smokey Joe’s Café, to name a few. Jared is co-owner of Jarrick Productions, Unlimited, an entertainment packager and performance troupe, ByKids4Kids. Jared also teaches private piano for beginners.
David Sadkin is a member of PLATO, focusing on adult education and outreach programs. Prior to what is laughingly referred to as “retirement,” he was professor and chair of the Department of English and Theater, and a member of the graduate faculty of the College of Business at Niagara University. With his wife, Loretto, he was also co-proprietor of an international human resources consulting firm. Dr. Sadkin holds B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Kansas State University, and a Certificate of Professional and Technical Communication from Rice University.
Dr. Louise Stinespring trained with Sanford Meisner at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, New York City, where she was a professional actor for nine years. An experienced theatre educator, she received her Ph.D. in theatre from Texas Tech University with a focus on directing and acting, and taught on the university level for 19 years. She holds a certificate from the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York, and trained in acting with Sanford Meisner, William Esper and Fred Kareman.
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