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Broadway World featured Musical Theater major Celia Rose Gooding in "Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest, Tony Nominee Celia Rose Gooding"

12/08/2020

Broadway World featured Musical Theater major Celia Rose Gooding in "Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest, Tony Nominee Celia Rose Gooding"

Today's episode features 2020 Tony nominee from Jagged Little Pill, Celia Rose Gooding! Celia made her debut as Frankie Healy in the world premiere of Jagged Little Pill as well as the Broadway production. Past roles include Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown and Carmen Diaz in Fame at The Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy in New York City. Celia has studied Acting and Film at the Berridge Conservatory in Normandy, France with a concentration in Shakespeare, and studied dance at The Alvin Ailey Institute. She is a graduate of Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York with honors in performing arts. She is currently a student at Pace University in New York City, majoring in Musical Theatre.

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amNY featured Pace University in "New York City students can learn tips for college auditions through online musical theater program"

08/11/2020

amNY featured Pace University in "New York City students can learn tips for college auditions through online musical theater program"

Broadway Dreams is hosting ZOOMIFIEDS, a new mentor-driven musical theater training that aims to give students a leg up on the college audition process. The program will take place from Wednesday, Aug. 12 through Sunday, Aug. 16. Participating colleges include New York City’s own Manhattan School of Music and Pace University.

“For years now, Broadway Dreams has worked closely with the brilliant educators who are responsible for some of the nation’s top college and university musical theater programs to offer our students unique access and information through Broadway Dreams University,” said Broadway Dreams Co-Founder and President, Annette Tanner. “We are incredibly thrilled to have assisted countless students and parents navigate the daunting college audition process and we are proud of the tremendous acceptance rate for Broadway Dreams students across the country.”

ZOOMIFIEDS classes and seminars for students will cover a wide range of topics, including how to master pre-recorded and live-streamed auditions in the age of COVID19, college audition monologues, dance calls, and image and styling tips. For parents, the program will provide round table conversations with representatives from participating universities; parent-to-parent panels, and seminars by renowned college audition coach, Mary Anna Dennard, and Leayne Dempsey from WeAreTheatreMajor.com.

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The Washington Post featured musical theater alumn Zack Zaromatidis in "‘Bandstand’ actor finds, in a forgotten relative, a kinship with his onstage character"

02/27/2020

The Washington Post featured musical theater alumn Zack Zaromatidis in "‘Bandstand’ actor finds, in a forgotten relative, a kinship with his onstage character"

Born and raised on Long Island, in a family of music lovers, Zaromatidis says he grew up with his sights set on becoming the next Justin Timberlake or John Mayer, before his role in a middle school production of “Fiddler on the Roof” put acting on his radar. He went on to study musical theater at New York’s Pace University, graduating in 2018.

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Broadway World featured Pace University in "SLUTTY SONGBOOK Comes To Brooklyn With Pop Rock Concert This Spring"

02/11/2020

Broadway World featured Pace University in "SLUTTY SONGBOOK Comes To Brooklyn With Pop Rock Concert This Spring"

In development since 2014, the work originated with musical theater students at Pace University, and has evolved into a powerful anthem of feminism, liberation and celebration of truth, experience, emotion, and growth.

Songs for Slutty Girls will take place on Sunday, April 19, 2020, for one night only. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m., and doors open at 7:00 p.m

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"Broadway World" featured director of the Dyson College Musical Theater Program Amy Rogers in "Andy Mientus and More to Support of The Fund for College Auditions at Hidden Cabaret series"

11/19/2019

"Broadway World" featured director of the Dyson College Musical Theater Program Amy Rogers in "Andy Mientus and More to Support of The Fund for College Auditions at Hidden Cabaret series"

They will be joined by special guest Amy Rogers (Director, Pace University Musical Theatre Program) and a current TFCA student. Other performers include Vishal Vaidya (Groundhog Day), Will Reynolds (2018 Fred Ebb award winner), Michael Lowney (La Cage aux Folles), Justin Schuman (Tina Broadway), Jon-Michael Reese (Book of Mormon national tour), Aury Krebs (A Letter to Harvey Milk), Josh Daniel (Book of Mormon national tour), Amara Brady (Broadway Bounty Hunter at Barrington Stage), Melanie Jean-Baptiste, and Miles Josephson (current Pace Musical Theatre student). The evening is produced by TFCA Founder Ellen Lettrich in collaboration with Tracy Nagel (TFCA board member) and Red Horse Theatrical, producer of the Hidden Cabaret series. The performers will share their experiences as members of the theatre community who identify as queer to raise funds for young performers who identify similarly. The proceeds of ticket sales will benefit The Fund for College Auditions.

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"The Georgetown Dish" featured Pace University Musical Theater student Jana Jackson in Brilliant 'Mamma Mia!' at Clear Space Theatre Rehoboth Beach"

08/14/2019

"The Georgetown Dish" featured Pace University Musical Theater student Jana Jackson in Brilliant 'Mamma Mia!' at Clear Space Theatre Rehoboth Beach"

The Clear Space Theatre Company in Rehoboth Beach is having another banner summer. They are selling out their three productions: Mamma Mia!, Hello Dolly and the Wedding Singer. After seeing Mama Mia! it is clear why there is a rush for tickets. The cast was brilliant, as was the musical direction by Melanie Bradley, choreography by Shondelle Graulich, costume design by Robyn Kingsbury and set design by Eddy Seger.  It all comes together under the incredible direction of David Button the Artistic Director and all around genius at Clear Space. 

For anyone who doesn’t know the story of Mamma Mia! it takes place on a small Greek island where Donna has built a taverna and brought up her now twenty year old daughter, Sophie, as a single mom. They are now planning Sophie’s wedding to Sky. Sophie has always wondered who her father was and Donna has never told her. Then Sophie discovers her mother’s old diary and finds out her mother had affairs with three men, Bill, Sam and Harry, twenty-one years ago. She assumes one of them must be her dad. So without telling her mother she invites all three to her wedding. The play is about the craziness that ensues.

The music is all ABBA and the songs like Money, Money, Money and Dancing Queen are those which most people of a certain age could sing along with. It all leads to a fun night in the theater.

The music is all ABBA and the songs like Money, Money, Money and Dancing Queen are those which most people of a certain age could sing along with. It all leads to a fun night in the theater.

David directs all three plays and many of the actors have roles in all of them. I can’t mention them all but they all deserve kudos for their wonderful work. It is an incredible opportunity for the mostly young cast many of whom are theater students from schools such as Pace in New York, Temple in Philadelphia, and the University of Delaware to name some. The leads in Mama Mia! all seem like seasoned performers though many are just starting out. Jana Jackson who plays Sophie, the daughter trying to find out who her father is commands the stage like a pro with her fine acting and beautiful voice even though this is her first leading role. She is a student at Pace University in New York. Tom Sawyer as Sam, one of the potential fathers, has a really strong voice and a commanding stage presence. He is a recent graduate with a BFA from The Boston Conservatory. Frankie Rocco as Sky, Sophie’s fiancé has a strong stage presence and the good looks of a leading man. He has just graduated from Molloy/Cap 21 from the BFA theater program. Not all the actors are students. Playing Donna is Autumn Schneider and she makes the role her own with her brilliant acting and mesmerizing voice. Also great are Caroline Anderson as Tanya who recently received her BA in musical theater from Courtland State university of New York and Carissa Meiklejohn as Rosie who is a local performer living in Milton, DE.