Master Class Series

The Candlelight Theatre’s Master Classes are a half-day of intense study with a Broadway professional to introduce advanced techniques, teach live theatre craft and provide access to Broadway talent. Students focus on style and skills while performing with acclaimed instructors, Broadway performers, as well as Broadway and TV/Film casting directors! Each class has a unique theme and different instructor so that students can work with top NYC professionals on such subjects as song interpretation, vocal technique, scene study, monologue performance, and dance. Each class will be held at The Candlelight Theatre and will be followed by a Q&A.

Two ways to participate:

  • Students: Classes will be open to serious students in college and high school as well as young professionals from the area. Students will work with the instructor in their craft.
  • Teachers:  We welcome all teachers and invite them to observe the Master Class from the back of the theatre and then participate in the Q&A.

Our next Master Class:

Workshop:        Getting into College for Acting and Musical Theatre

Date:                     Saturday, March 28 8:30 am to Noon

Location:            The Candlelight Theater

Registration:    Call Our BoxOffice or register online

Description:      The workshop will help students understand the expectations by admission directors, the admission process and audition skills as well as specifics on different arts programs at leading colleges:

              • Learn the Admissions process for Performing Arts Majors.
              • Understand what’s different colleges are looking for…
              • Get tips on how to organize your personal search process.
              • Learn how to prepare for your audition/monologue.
              • Participate in an extended Q&A discussion.
              • Cost  $35
              • Receive a copy of MaryAnn’s book… “I GOT IN! The Ultimate College Audition Guide for Acting and Musical Theatre”
              • Students need to prepare a 3-5 minute monologue


Meet Mary Anna Dennard, The Premier Auditon Coach for Students interested in Acting and Musical Theatre
She is the premier auditions coach for High School students considering College for Musical Theatre and the Arts. Her master classes are an incredible opportunity for students to learn what colleges are looking for; trying out material and getting comfortable, dealing with nerves, making sure their ultimate choices are serving them to the fullest potential.

Mary Anna has a track record of getting her students into the best schools and her students go on Broadway, national tours, television, movies and video projects. Mary Anna will  take questions about the expectations at leading colleges based your Questions from the students, parents and teachers.

Special Thanks to the amazing team at DelArts for collaborating on these Master Classes.