Instructor: Jim Anderson
Local Director and Theatre Arts Coach, Jim Anderson will conduct a 6-week Musical Theatre Intensive for Adults aged 18+ consisting of a total of 12 instructional hours focusing on aspects of the entire process from Auditions to Performance. Students will learn techniques in Acting, Singing and Dancing with material from a variety of comedic Broadway productions. Each student will be assigned songs from a specific show as well as participate in a group production number that will simulate the “Audition to Performance” process. Also included in the workshops will be instruction in character development, dialects, non-verbal communication and movement for the comedic actor as well as audition preparation.
Jim Anderson has been involved in the arts his entire life. An accomplished musician, Actor, Vocal Coach, Director and Choreographer, he is a 1987 graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC, and has a Business Degree from Alaska Pacific University. He has performed in various productions in Alaska, Los Angeles and NYC as well as locally in both ACP (Aiken Community Playhouse) and AKB (Aiken Kidney Benefit) productions. Jim appeared in the Docu-Drama “Edgefield, Stage of Southern History” as Governor Francis Pickens, that was filmed for SCETV; and has appeared in both local and regional commercials in the Phoenix, AZ and Augusta, GA markets. Jim has directed Youth Theater Arts programs in Alaska, Arizona and most recently with ACP in Aiken where he served as the Executive Director of the Youth Wing program and was responsible for the creation of the Immersion program which provides advanced opportunities for students wanting to increase their exposure to professional Theater Arts training, while broadening their overall skill-set.
Classes will meet Saturday mornings for from 9:00 - 11:00
Classes held January 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, and March 11.