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FREE FORUM – Musical Theatre Auditioning Q&A with Michael Cassara and Rance Wright
April 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Michael Cassara (New York Casting Director) and Rance Wright (New York Performance Coach) are giving a FREE FORUM on “Musical Theatre Auditioning Q&A”. Have questions about what Casting Directors are looking for in an Online, Self-Tape or In-Person Musical Theatre audition setting, then this is the class for you.
This forum will last about an hour long. So join on Friday at 7:00pm EST on what for what promises to be a very exciting hour about all things Musical Theatre.
Take a look at Michael Cassara’s Bio:
Michael Cassara, CSA is a Casting Director and Educator in New York City, where he and his team have cast over 400 theatre and film projects since the formation of Michael Cassara Casting in 2003. Recent credits include Mr. Holland’s Opus (dir. BD Wong, upcoming world premiere at Ogunquit Playhouse), Cheek To Cheek: Irving Berlin In Hollywood (York Theatre, dir. Randy Skinner), An American In Paris (int’l tour, dir. Christopher Wheeldon), A Night With Janis Joplin (National Tour), Spamilton (dir. Gerard Alessandrini – NYC/Chicago/Pittsburgh CLO/current US tour), Enter Laughing (York Theatre), The Mad Ones (Prospect Theater Company, dir. Stephen Brackett), Gigantic (dir. Scott Schwartz/Vineyard Theatre), Forbidden Broadway (last three editions/cast albums), The 12 (Denver Center/world premiere), and many more. Regional credits include frequent productions for top regional theatres including Gulfshore Playhouse, Argyle Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Old Globe, Denver Center, Great Lakes Theater, Hangar Theatre, American Theater Group, and more. Film: The Hyperglot (dir. Michael Urie, Artios nomination for excellence in casting), Grantham & Rose (dir. Kristin Hanggi). Resident Casting Director for the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) (2007-2019), and the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) since 2013. As an educator, he regularly teaches at many of the nation’s top universities and training programs, including Baldwin Wallace University, The Boston Conservatory, Elon University, Indiana University, NYU, Texas State, and many others. Michael is a native Clevelander and the only person to ever hold membership in both the Casting Society of America and the Association of Professional Genealogists. BFA, Otterbein University. MichaelCassara.net / @michaelcassara
Take a look at Rance Wright’s Bio:
Rance Wright received his MFA and MM from the Boston Conservatory and holds a BFA in Music, Dance and Theatre from Brigham Young University. He is an accomplished performing arts professional with over 20 years of experience as a consultant, casting director, manager and artist. His most recent credits include associate casting the national tours of Guys and Dolls, Grinch, and A Christmas Story alongside NY casting veteran Alison Franck of Franck Casting. Rance also recently had his Fringe associate directorial debut in “A Step Beyond The Rain”. Rance currently guides acting for the stage and directs shows at the American Musical Theatre Academy in New York City.
In 2015 Rance created a performing arts program for Turn Community Services in Utah helping advance communication skill sets for adults with special needs. His unique style and creativity are the perfect combination for very successful learning initiatives.
As a musical theatre artist, Rance’s credits include numerous Off- Broadway shows, National tours, and regional productions.
Rance foresaw a need to help others gain a greater knowledge and understand- ing of their talent and art; that desire combined with his entrepreneurial spirit quickly lead to the birth of The Wright Way Coaching which is now a part of Wright Way Productions, LLC.
Rance’s personal and professional experiences along with his ability to see the talent and creativity in others has transcended his focus to furthering the knowledge and understanding of theatre, music, and dance for adult and young per- formers alike. Recognized professionally as one of the leaders in artists career development and utilizing “communication through theatre” for the personal advancement of professional artists and special needs adults are quickly becoming hallmarks of his career.
Rance is a dedicated professional artist with a distinctive vision. Through dynamic and results-driven classes, consultations and special event courses Rance has helped catapult the careers of many up and coming artists. Holding himself to higher standards has solidified his business relationships with clients and colleagues.
To learn more or to contact Rance directly, please visit: www.wrightwaycoaching.com