In this CORE musical theatre class, students add to their basic dance & vocal skills while exploring more advanced techniques, including complicated melodies, singing in harmony, and more specific dance styles such as tap & jazz. Both beginning and returning students feel right at home in this class! This class culminates in an informal, in-class presentation of a musical theatre song & dance for family and friends and fulfills a pre-requisite for the Performance Block.
Scott began his performance career at age 15, and has studied at Interlochen, EGRHS, GRCC GVSU. Scott has performed before presidents Bush, Reagan, Ford, PM Margaret Thatcher, Queen Beatrix (NDL), and has worked on projects that have included Martin Short, Kevin Nealon, Alan Zweibel (SNL), Jay Leno, and Tony Randall. Scott has produced work for Actor's Theatre, Heritage Theatre Group, GVSU, Aquinas College, Circle Theatre, Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids, and West Michigan Jazz Society. Scott's repertoire of work includes: American Idiot, Rock Of Ages, First Date, CATS, Dogfight, Heathers, Evita, Chess, Spamalot, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Wedding Singer, Chicago, Next To Normal, Spring Awakening, Honk!, Little Shop Of Horrors (Grand Award), Reefer Madness, Rent, Altar Boyz, Hello Muddah, Esther, Smokey Joes Café (Grand Award), Love,Perfect,Change, Pippen, and Ain't Misbehavin'. He has also written and directed several original and concert version shows, including Let's Twist Again, Shout Somebody, A Bit Of Billie, Let It Be, Jesus Christ Superstar In Concert, Men Of Motown, Divas Of Soul, and The Music Of: Queen, Woodstock, Stephen Schwartz, and Andrew Lloyd Webber in concert. As a freelance vocal talent, Scott's voice has been heard in many regional jingles and ads over the years. He has been a returning guest artist at Fountain Street Church and St. Thomas the Apostle as well as many other charitable organizations. He has performed in venues throughout the USA, and continues to provide public and corporate entertainment.
Jolene Frankey is a diverse entertainment artist who works as a director, choreographer, performer, and educator. A Grand Rapids native, she studied at the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University before moving to NYC to embark on a career that would span stage and screen performance and production. As a member of Actors' Equity Association, Ms. Frankey performed with Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Cherry County Playhouse, Pittsburgh Playhouse, and made appearances on the Today Show and Saturday Night Live with NBC Studios. She also worked in artistic production for Gateway Playhouse and CRW Productions in New York. At Wojcik-Seay Casting, she served as Associate Casting Director for theatre companies including Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Riverside Theatre, and the Gallery Players in NYC. For Fahey Dreher Casting in Grand Rapids, she worked on such films as 30 Minutes or Less, Things Fall Apart, Playback, and the television series Noodle & Doodle for PBS Sprout. Here at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, Ms. Frankey has taught acting and musical theatre classes for six years, choreographed Blue's Clues the Musical, and won the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical Grand Award for her performance as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray. Her work has also been featured locally with Circle Theatre, Actors' Theatre, Mixed Roots Collective, Creative Edge Productions, LaughFest, and ArtPrize, with workshops and masterclasses being taught for Ebony Road Players, Girls' Choral Academy, Catholic Central High School, and T.E.A.M. 21. Ms. Frankey is also a featured cabaret performer frequently seen at Mixology, SpeakEZ Lounge, Frederik Meijer Gardens, and private events from Grand Rapids to the lakeshore.
30 N Division Ave
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Tel. 616.222.6653 Office Hours: 9am to 2pm M to F