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Mary Poppins 2018

PRIVATE LESSONS

NOW AVAILABLE! 

Our instructors are highly qualified teachers with years of professional experience in theatrical performance, directing, and design.  All directors are cpr/first aid certified and Arizona fingerprint clearance card holders.

Private lessons:  Vocal & Acting

Private vocal coaching and lessons are available with Jake Walters.  All levels of experience welcome.  Great for all performers-- from a young beginner first learning to sing and read sheet music, to a high school actor preparing for the big musical audition at school, to an aspiring professional singer or actress.  

Ages: 10 years old to adult.

COST: $30 per half hour, $60 per hour (hour includes warm up time)

If interested, please use contact form below or email troubadourtheatre@yahoo.com

Jake Walters

Music Director/Musical Theatre

Jake Walters

Jake serves as music director for both Troubadour Theatre and Gaslight Youth Theatre.  Jake has performed in countless musical theatre productions including Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods, Charles Strouse’s Bye Bye Birdie, and various roles in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at The Comedy Playhouse.  He has appeared in several University of Arizona Opera productions, such as L’Aumônier in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, and Orpheus in Orphée aux enfers by Offenbach. Jake also took part in Lawrence Opera Theatre’s 2016 & 2017 Seasons, playing “First Sailor” in Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and covering “Monostatos” in Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Mr. Walters was also recently awarded 2nd place in the 2018 NATS competition, and also tied for 2nd place in the 2018 Amelia Rieman competition.  Jake also writes, produces, and performs his own music and has performed in numerous music venues across AZ, both as a solo artist, and with his band, Creating the Scene.  He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music, having the privilege of studying under the direction of soprano, Yunah Lee, as well as Dr. Hugo Vera, who previously performed with the Metropolitan Opera. 

Vocal

Private coaching and lessons are available with Carrie Silverman in acting.  All levels of experience welcome.  Fitting for all actors-- from a beginner first learning about acting, to a high school actor preparing for a college audition, or an aspiring actor hoping to get into local theatre.  

Ages: 7 years old to adult.

COST: $40 per hour (hour includes warm up time)

If interested, please use contact form below or email troubadourtheatre@yahoo.com

Carrie Silverman
Carrie Silverman  

 

Carrie has been a dance and theatre educator for over twenty years. Carrie has worked with Troubadour Theatre as First Spotlight director, as well as choreographer and Acting I instructor since 2013.  Carrie holds a BA in Theatre Arts with a minor in Jazz Dance from the University of Arizona. Carrie has worked as adjunct faculty of dance at Pima Community College, director/choreographer at Live Theatre Workshop, director/actor/writer at Arizona Onstage, Strata Theater company (Formally Beowulf Alley), Roadrunner Theatre Company, and Stories That Soar. Carrie is the Ballet Director at Centre Stage Dance Studio. 

First Spotlight Director/Acting I

Acting

First Spotlight Director/Acting I

Private coaching and lessons are available with Polly Schlitz in acting.  All levels of experience welcome.  Fitting for all actors-- from a beginner first learning about acting, to a high school actor preparing for a college audition, or an aspiring actor hoping to get into local theatre.  

Ages: 5 years old to adult.

COST: $50 per 90 min lesson 

If interested, please use contact form below or email troubadourtheatre@yahoo.com

Polly Schlitz

 

Polly Schlitz received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University, and trained professionally in New York City for two years at the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting, directly under Stella Adler herself.  Polly also studied commercial acting under Joyce Barker at the Joyce Barker Studio of Commercial Acting.  As a SAG / AEA actress - under the name of  "Polly Bourke" - she has performed opposite such notables as Elizabeth Ashley, Matt Dillon, Anne Archer, and Sandy Dennis.  Polly has been teaching youth acting classes and directing since 1978.  In 2009, she founded the Imagination Institute™ -a broad arts company dedicated to fostering and manifesting creative visions.  She also launched the company's publishing and production company, Draw Me A Sheep Productions,  and the company's performance venue and performing arts education division, the Tubac Performance Studios.  Polly founded the Tubac Community Theatre on behalf  of the Tubac Center of the Arts, and dierected their productions;  “Love Letters”, “Art”, “Girl in Blue Armchair.”  Polly wrote & directed the play, “Beatrice and Blakelock" and "A Charles Poston Christmas", and "The Bottom of the Bottle".  Ms. Schlitz also directed  the production “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”  for The Community Performing Arts Center  (CPAC) in Green Valley, AZ.

Acting

Drumming

Jace Hampton  

Rock Camp Director/Drummer

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Private coaching and lessons are available with Jace Hampton in drumming.  All levels of experience welcome.  

Ages: 10 years old to adult.

COST: $50 per hour 

If interested, please use contact form below or email troubadourtheatre@yahoo.com

Jace is a drummer who has been active in the southern Arizona music scene since 2010. His various projects throughout the years have led him to play alongside acts such as Badflower, Agent Orange, Ottto, Eric Wilson of Sublime's Spray Allen, Potty Mouth, and more. With Troubadour Theatre, he's been the drummer for all Broadway Bound productions since 2015, and is an instructor for the Rock, Roll, and Repeat camps.  Additionally, he is the drummer for the punk/metal band, "Brace Yourself", as well making music with fellow Troubadour instructor Jacob Walters in the indie-pop duo "Midcentury Architect". His previous endeavors include work with "Creating The Scene" (later known as "Idle Lights"), "Soakset", and regular guest appearances with "30yr Itch" and "Thunder Mountain Band".

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