Grades 6-12

February 12th and February 26th from 10a - 2:30p

$50.00

 

Grab a discount when you sign up for our dual masterclass package! This will sign you up for both masterclasses. You can even choose the same song for both masterclasses, and have a Broadway-ready performance of your piece by the end of February!

 

For questions, contact: molly@thebarnsatnappanee.com

 

Chicago theatre's finest, Jennie Sophia, will be joining us to teach this amazing masterclass! Jennie is a Goshen native, and Round Barn Theatre alum who has now made Chicago home for her incredible musical theatre career. Jennie has been seen as Fiona in Brigadoon at the Goodman Theatre, and recently made her debut at The Lyric of Chicago as Olga in The Merry Widow and the Anna understudy in The King and I, and much more. Needless to say, you won't want to miss the chance to work with her! 

 

Jennie wants you to bring in a song you LOVE to sing! A song you would consider your "me song". Please have your song "performance ready". This means you must know all of the correct notes, have the lyrics memorized, know how to sing along with piano accompaniment, have an understanding of the character singing the song, and the musical that it is from. Please wear formal concert attire, and have printed sheet music ready for an accompanist. 

 

You can read Jennie's full bio below.

 

JENNIE SOPHIA a native of Goshen, is extremely excited to deposit her heart into the next  generation of artists. She received her first voice lessons at Goshen College and with the help of her beloved teacher, Charlotte Stegman, made her way to Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and then on to Bethel College where she earned a bachelors of music in Vocal Performance. She has now made the big city of Chicago her home in the arts. She debuted at The Lyric of Chicago this past season as Olga/The Merry Widow and Anna Leonowens u/s/ The King and I. She has portrayed many iconic musical-theater heroines, from Fiona/Brigadoon (Goodman Theatre) and Nellie Forbush/South Pacific (Broadway national tour,  also Ogunquit Playhouse) to Fantine/Les Misérables (Drury Lane Oakbrook),  Guinevere/Camelot (Light Opera Works), Lilli-Kate/Kiss Me, Kate (Circle  Theatre), and Lily/The Secret Garden (Court Theatre). At the Chicago Shakespeare Theater she played Riley/How Can You Run with a Shell on Your Back?. She has also appeared at the American Girl Theatre as Cornelia and Tia Dolores/Circle of Friends and The Round Barn  Theatre as Katie/Plain&Fancy, Belle/Beauty and the Beast, and Hodel/Fiddler on the Roof. 

 

SANDY HILL, coloratura soprano, holds a Music Education degree from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire and a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Texas at Austin.  She was chosen to be a NATS (National Association Teachers of Singing) intern in 1997 at Penn State studying with master-teacher Jean Westerman Gregg.  Sandy was also chosen as a vocalist in the Seagle Music Colony, the oldest summer singing education program in the country located at Schroon Lake in New York. This is where Sandy first began studies with with her principle teacher Herald Stark, and continued extensive vocal training with him in Texas. Sandy has performed in numerous operas and musicals including Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Sister Mary Amnesia in Nunsense, Julie Jordan in Carousel, Irene Molloy in Hello Dolly, and Princess Zara in Utopia Limited. She was also nominated for best actress as Patience in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience by the Austin Circle of Theaters, and is currently the Music Director at the Round Barn Theatre, teaches private voice lessons and directs the Shout for Joy children's choir!

 

MOLLY HILL, singer/dancer/actor, and RBT Academy Coordinator, is a Goshen native and graduate of Western Michigan University's BFA Musical Theatre Performance program! For the past two seasons, she has been performing and choreographing here at the Round Barn Theatre, where she originally got the "theatre bug" when she was cast in Fiddler on the Roof at the age of nine! Molly's favorite performance credits include, Sally in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (RBT), Beth March in Little Women (RBT). Logainne in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (The Barn Theatre) for which she received a Wilde Award for Best Supporting Actress, Little Sally in Urinetown (WMU), and Debbie Reynolds in What a Glorious Feeling (North Coast Theatre Festival). Recently, Molly had the opportunity to understudy and perform the role of Elizabeth in the world premier of When Calls the Heart: The Musical. When Molly isn't performing you can find her teaching fitness classes, working to bring great education programs to youth interested in theatre, or wedding planning over a great cup of coffee!

Dual Masterclass Registration (Get Both Classes!)

$50.00Price