WABI the Workshop

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Musical Theatre and College Prep
Dance, Song Interpretation, Acting
                       Ages 13-18

Please join us for WABI's 6th annual Musical Theatre and College Prep Workshop on Saturday and Sunday August 6-7, 2022 in Charlotte, NC at Open Door Studios. Our workshops have successfully helped launch students into BFA programs at Boston Conservatory, Carnegie Melon, PACE, Molloy/CAP21, NYU, PENN State, Texas State, Montclair, Michigan, the Hartt School, James Madison, Lipscomb, Utah University, Belmont and Shenandoah Conservatory.

This two day workshop is led by Broadway Veteran/Director of the Musical Theatre Program at Shenandoah Conservatory, Kevin Covert and Choreographer/Owner of WABI theatre and dance, Caroline Younger. Guest Teachers from NC TBA.

This workshop is tailored for teenagers pursuing Musical Theatre that plan on auditioning for College Musical Theatre Programs and pursuing Musical Theatre professionally. This workshop is to help the students gain skills and insight into what they need as preparation for not just college auditions but auditions for local and professional productions. All dance classes are geared towards the singer/actor. The goal is to help the student balance and strengthen all three skills for Musical Theatre, Acting, Singing and Dance as well as instill confidence in auditioning and give them resources and information for their future college auditions.

Dance Classes will cover Ballet, Modern, Theatre Dance and Tap. The Song Interpretation classes cover acting the song and how to work with cutting your music, auditioning with live pianists and choosing your material. The Acting Classes will work on monologues, choosing contrasting pieces and bringing your truth into your material. The workshop ends with a QandA for both parents and students to answer all questions and concerns regarding pursuing the performing arts and auditioning for colleges.

Saturday, August 6 from 12-6 and Sunday August 7 from 10-6 at Open Door Studios, 3706 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205. $400 for the full weekend of classes. The students will need all dance shoes, two 32 bar cuts of two contrasting songs, one one minute monologue and their picture and resume. 

Please call or email Caroline with any questions, 917 405 4969 or info@wabitheatre-dance.rocks Thank you, we look forward to seeing you in lovely Charlotte, NC. 

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Kevin Covert - As a Performer, Kevin has been seen in the Original Broadway casts of MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT (Sir Not Appearing), MEMPHIS (Buck Wiley and Martin Holton; Fred Astaire Nominee- Best Dancer on Broadway 2010), and the most recent hit revival of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (Mr. Johnson/TV Announcer) starring Daniel Radcliffe, Darren Criss and Nick Jonas.  Kevin can be heard on the Original Cast Recordings of all three Tony Award winning shows.  Off- Broadway Kevin garnered critical acclaim for his work in PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Sergeant of Police) starring Broadway’s Colin Hanlon and Tony Award Nominee Montego Glover. He has toured the Country with SOUTH PACIFIC, CATS, GRAND HOTEL, and the 50th Anniversary production of OKLAHOMA!  His extensive regional credits include LES MISERABLES, HELLO, DOLLY! and 1776 at Sacramento Music Circus. CALL ME MADAM, RED, HOT AND BLUE and originating the role of Mayor Fox in the World Premiere of JIM HENSON’S EMMET OTTER’S JUGBAND CHRISTMAS, all at Goodspeed Opera House. This past Christmas, he reprised his role in EMMET OTTER in the NY Premiere of the show. In addition to being a Broadway actor/singer/dancer, Kevin also serves as one of Tony Award Winner Christopher Gattelli’s (Newsies) associates, working with him on the Broadway revival of SOUTH PACIFIC at Lincoln Center, as well EMMET OTTER. In addition to being an Associate on Broadway, he has directed Regionally in Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York, Tennessee and Florida.  Kevin has had the privilege to study under Mike Nichols, Jose Quintero, and Craig Carnelia to name a few. Kevin is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association. Kevin is the proud Director of Musical Theatre and an Associate Professor of Theatre at Shenandoah University, where the MT program is regarded as one of the Top 10 in the US.