The following have been chosen to be a part of our 2021 Summer Children’s Musical Theatre Intensive Workshop
2021 Children’s Musical Theatre Intensive Workshop
The following have been chosen to be a part of our 2021 Summer Children’s Musical Theatre Intensive Workshop:
- Ella Bradley
- Gavin Campbell
- Alan Frasier
- Zoie Harris
- Amelia Johnson
- Ava Jones
- Jefferson Jones Jr.
- Genevieve Lewis
- Ryan Littleton
- Amaya Martin
- Jordan McCord
- Zachary McCord
- Bobby McKenzie
- Madison McKenzie
- Liam Meadows
- Madalyn Murphy
- Karsten Reed
- Reagan Rolling
- Jade Smart
- Jala Smart
- Carina Vlad
- Daria Vlad
We will hold a Meet & Greet with workshop clinicians Friday, July 9 from 3:30-4:30pm in the Armory Learning Arts Center Auditorium. Parent agreement, rehearsal schedules, and expectations will be covered. Child and Parent/Guardian must attend.
Focuses on applying and bringing together the disciplines of singing, acting, and dancing, to create a captivating presentation. Each session of the workshop strengthens these elements through two selections from the Broadway repertoire, interpreting them musically and dramatically, then creating staging and choreography for performance. We will explore a variety of rehearsal tools and techniques in pursuit of a dynamic and authentic performance.
The Department of Cultural Affairs along with the Arts Council of Montgomery bring you the first of many performing arts programs open to our children.
This citywide initiative will culminate in a public performance at the Riverfront Amphitheater on August 14th during the Multicultural Youth Festival.
For More Information Contact Danae Morgan at 334.625.2787
July 6 & 7, 3:30-6 p.m.
Armory Arts & Learning Center
1018 Madison Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
Thursday, July 8, 4 p.m.
Meet & Greet
Friday, July 9, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Angie is the current Theatre, Communications and Art Instructor at Alabama Christian Academy in Montgomery, Alabama. She has taught theatre and directed students of every age for over thirty years. She has her MFA from the University of Alabama in Theatre Performance, is a member of the Dramatist Guild, a certified Meisner Acting instructor for The True Acting Institute, and is an Equity Eligible Candidate. She has been seen onstage in the Cloverdale Playhouse productions of Dancing at Lughnasa and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and as Baroness Elberfeld in the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s production of The Sound of Music. Most recently, she directed Mary Poppins, Jr. at Alabama Christian Academy. And currently, she is Writer and Director for The Alabama Korea Education and Economic Partnership production of The Beloved Daughter of the Sims to be performed at the Davis Theatre of the Performing Arts on July 23rd. She has been involved in many of the Cloverdale Playhouse Cabarets with Randy Foster, including virtually, but is truly looking forward to our next gathering in person! She is also a produced playwright having participated in the ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop in NYC with such Musical Theatre dignitaries as Stephen Schwartz and Sheldon Harnick. During the summer, she has enjoyed teaching at Camp Shakespeare at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. She is thrilled to be part of the Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts and this Children’s Musical Theatre Intensive presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Arts Council of Montgomery. She is married to Matt and they have one son, Aidan, who is a Sophomore (Time Flies!) at The University of Alabama.
Ronald McCall is an award winning actor, recipient of the 2003 Giorgee Award for Best Leading Actor in a Drama. He is also an accomplished vocalist, director and teaching artist. Ronald has a wide range of experience spanning film, television and such theatre credits as Two Wars, Dream Girls, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Blues For A Alabama Sky, Raisin in The Sun, Crowns, Blues In The Night, Purlie, Five Guys Named Moe, Black Man Live Again and Fences for which the Houston Chronicle wrote…”McCall demonstrates the authoritative presence, dramatic range and variety of delivery and expression needed to fill out the larger-than-life role of Troy Maxson.” Film and TV credits include Fried Green Tomatoes, The Heat of the Night, Urban Crossfire, Mutant Species, Sheena, Momma Flora’s Family, A Lesson Before Dying, The Rosa Parks Story, Skeleton Key and Honey Dripper. He has also toured with Wideman/Davis Dance NY as one of the principle actors in “ The Bends Of Life” which received great reviews from the New York Times.
He is a member of Alpha Psi Omega Dramatic fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Profession Men in Music fraternity, Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, Actors Equity and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated.
As a teaching and performing artist, Ronald has provided residencies for K-12 schools in an around the Black Belt area. He also provides art integration in the classroom, professional development for school teachers, directorial services for school productions and actual performances of his one man show, “ My Brothers and Me”….He is currently teaching at Brewbaker Middle School in Montgomery as their theatre specialist.
Dr. Joel Jones
Dr. Joel C. Jones, a native of Chicago, IL earned a B.A. degree in Music from Talladega College, Talladega Alabama in 1977, a M.M. degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois in 1978, and a D.M.A. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa in 2001.
In 1994, Dr. Jones joined the Alabama State University music team where he served as Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities. Dr. Jones retired from his full-time position at Alabama State University in 2016 and currently serves as a Collaborative Pianist at ASU. Dr. Jones’s ASF credits include Musical Director for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Sound of Music, Four Little Girls, Annie, Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins and Beauty and the Beast.
Being asked to music direct a production of HELLO, DOLLY! when he was a high school senior sent Randy Foster off on an adventure that hasn’t stopped since then. He has been involved in musical and theatrical work with many local and regional organizations including UAB’s Town and Gown Theatre and Birmingham SUMMERFEST with James Hatcher, Montgomery Performing Arts Company and Huntingdon College Summer Repertory Theatre with Robert Barmettler, The Candlelight Dinner Theatre, Montgomery Little Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival over the course of its life in Montgomery, Theatre AUM, Faulkner University Dinner Theatre, Huntingdon College Theatre and Opera, The Wetumpka Depot Players, Wetumpka High School, and the Cloverdale Playhouse where he directed and music directed a musical in its first season. He taught Musical Theatre classes and Music Theory in Montgomery Public Schools at The Carver Creative and Performing Arts Center (CCPAC) and BTW Magnet School. Mr. Foster is currently the Executive Director of Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts.
Laquangela Serita Littleton is a native of Opelika, AL, and a fifteen year resident of Montgomery, AL. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Alabama State University (ASU). Her inspiration in becoming a professional ballerina and performer led her to training at ASU. Currently, she serves as a dance educator at Booker T. Washington Magnet High School, Dance Magnet, in Montgomery. Littleton has taught and choreographed for many local programs in the area such as the BFA Dance program, ASF Broadway South, ASU summer theater camps, and many more in the surrounding areas. She has performed several principal roles with ASU Dance Company during her time with the program. She was also invited to expand her dance education abroad for three weeks with the Eventa Danza in Pietrasanta, Italy and attended the Black College Dance Exchange, The American College Dance Festival, and The International Association of Blacks in Dance. She has attended dance intensives with Joffrey Ballet School, Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, The Dance Company Experience, and Alabama Dance Theater seminars. She also trained closely with George Faison, Desmond Richardson, Debbie Allen, Freddie Moore, Lauren Anderson, Misty Copeland, Anthony Burrell, Amari Marshall and many other trailblazers in the dance community. Littleton has a passion for dance education and her expertise in teaching includes Ballet, Modern, Horton, Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theater, and competitive dance. As a choreographer in the competitive dance community her choreographic works have received acclaimed awards, which lead to nominations for competitive national conferences. She was selected to create for the ASU Department of Theatre Arts, BFA Dance Program, and the B.T.W annual Showcase. Littleton has danced professionally with Montgomery Ballet, Lindsay Benton Dance Project, Alabama State Council of the Arts Governors Awards, principal dancer in James R. Atkinson’s Nutcracker Atoomba. She also performed several variations from many classical ballets including her favorites, Les Sylphides, Raymonda, and Sleeping Beauty, and Coppelia. Her film credits as a performer was showcased in the 2016 Ang Lee film “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”. Miss Littleton is thrilled and inspired to give back to the Montgomery community and pay it forward as a motivator, inspirational leader and ARTIVIST for her community by creating Symphony Q Academy of Dance. Quan Serita Littleton is the first African American Classically Trained Ballerina in Montgomery, AL to open a Dance Academy that primarily focuses on ballet and contemporary.