CA School News Report

Gabrielino High School to Host Weekend Musical Theater Workshop

SAN GABRIEL, CA – San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High School is partnering with the nonprofit San Gabriel Valley Music Theatre to host a weekend musical theater workshop for high school students that provides industry insight into pursuing a career in the arts.

The Broadway Locker program will provide two days of performance classes, panel discussions with industry professionals and business workshops, held Sept. 9 and 10 at Gabrielino High’s Gary E. Goodson Theatre.

“We are excited to provide students with the opportunity to learn from industry professionals and gain insider tips,” Gabrielino High School Assistant Principal Christopher Guyer said. “This workshop will help us prepare students for jobs in the creative and business sides of visual and performing arts.”

Broadway Locker will bring additional educational and career opportunities to students in Gabrielino High’s award-winning visual and performing arts program, which is acclaimed for nurturing student talent through creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.

For the theater master classes, theater professionals will lead performance-based workshops that guide students through acting, voice and movement.

The Broadway audition experience will teach students how to audition for a professional music theater, provide help with song selections and monologues and offer feedback from entertainment professionals.

Casting and creative performance experts from Disney and Royal Caribbean will lead panel discussions on finding a job as a performer at theme parks and cruise ships and booking jobs in theater and Hollywood. Both panels will include a question-and-answer session.

San Gabriel students will also explore theater production basics that include finding venues, licensing show materials and developing business techniques to create a budget and cover production costs.

The Broadway Locker program is open to all high school students in the area to ensure that any interested community members can benefit from the program.

“At San Gabriel Unified, it is our mission to prepare students for lifelong academic and professional success,” SGUSD Superintendent Dr. John Pappalardo said. “We are proud to partner with the San Gabriel Valley Music Theatre to provide our visual and performing arts students with the opportunity to advance their arts education, hone their skills and explore career opportunities.”

Registration costs $75 per student, and those who sign up by Thursday, August 31 will receive an early-bird rate of $60. Need-based scholarships are also available. For more information, visit www.sgvmusictheatre.org/workshops.html.