We are bringing Broadway to you! Jacob Gutierrez, Broadway performer in Aladdin, will work with students to explore musical theatre material and help create character arcs within their performances.The goal is to bring YOU to the piece: your personality, your point of view, and your opinion as it relates to the character or show you’re singing from. We will explore a variety of techniques and exercises to give you a more informed vocabulary and larger tool belt as you approach your work! Oh, and we’ll have FUN doing it.
Jacob Gutierrez is currently in Aladdin on Broadway! Where he performs in the ensemble and understudies both Aladdin and Omar. Some favorite roles include Fabrizio in The Light in the Piazza, Flotsam in The Little Mermaid, and Dan in Joseph…Dreamcoat. Regionally, he’s performed at Music Theatre of Wichita, Dallas Theater Center, and spent several years with Disney Cruise Line. Aside from performing, Jacob has taught at musical theatre performing arts programs in NYC. Beyond that, he enjoys time with his dog, spending time at the lake, and escaping the city to be in nature. Proud Oklahoma City University graduate.
Students must send in an accompaniment track for one musical theatre song, and bring corresponding sheet music, to the Masterclass. Accompaniment tracks must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 7 at 5 PM for students to participate. Charlie Stevens will be the accompanist for the class.
Students should wear comfortable, appropriate attire for movement (no strapless tops, crop tops, or skirts without leggings or shorts beneath please), dance or athletic shoes enclosing the entire foot, a writing utensil, note paper, a personal labeled water bottle, and their sheet music as detailed above. Students in inappropriate attire will be asked to change before entering the Masterclass.