This month I was fortunate to pass the casting and take part in an amazing MOSCOW BROADWAY DREAMS master class!
Intensive rehearsals went on for a week, which were crowned with two grand gala concerts in the lobby of the MDM Theater on April 24th. I was invited to take part in the episodes of such musicals as “Anastasia”, “Once”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, and “Piaf”.
After the final concerts, me and my colleague friends performed at the house of the US ambassador in Moscow. The concert was dedicated to the arrival of Lynn Arens and Stephen Flaherty – the creators of the music and lyrics for the cartoon and musical “Anastasia”, therefore it consisted of specially selected songs, the authors of which they were. The end of such a remarkable evening was a buffet in the main hall of Spaso House (historical mansion built in 1913).
Our mentors were such legends as:
- Tyler Hans (actor of Broadway musicals “CATS”, “A Chorus Line”, “Hairspray”, “Oklahoma!”),
- Matthew Scott (actor in “American in Paris”, director and mentor of the educational program Broadway Dreams),
- Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Arens (authors of the musicals “Ragtime”, “Seussical”, “Once on this Island”, “Dessa Rose”, “Rocky”, “Anastasia”, “Little Dancer”, etc.),
- Victor Jackson (actor and dancer),
- Nicolas Rodriguez (actor and director),
- Gordon Greenberg (director),
- Balint Varga (music director),
- Annette Tanner (executive director).
In addition to the star staff of teachers, I was surrounded by talented and creative colleagues:
- Teona Dolnikova (“Notre Dame de Paris”, “Paula Negri”), Irina Vershkova (“Dance of the Vampires”),
- Alexey Romanov (show “Voice. Season 5”),
- Alina Shimanskaya (“Dance of the Vampires”, “Ghost”),
- Evgeny Skochin (“Beauty and the Beast”, “The Little Mermaid”),
- Elmira Divaeva (“Dance of the Vampires”, “Mayakovsky”),
- Dan Rozin (winner of the “New Wave-2018” competition).
After such a bright cast, the success of the final show had already been guaranteed!
I hope my experience in this project will become a great start to conquer new heights in the world of art!