Popular Broadway vocal coach Steven D. Cirillo is once again offering a Performance Master Class at Broad Brook Opera, but this time it's with a twist!
Save the date for March 7, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Broad Brook Opera House at 107 Main St. in Broad Brook.
- This class will focus on performance and audition choices for both upcoming and past auditions.
- Bring in your proposed song for an upcoming audition, and get valuable feedback on your choice and performance!
- Didn't get cast in that last show you wanted? Didn't do well at the audition? Bring in that song again, and let a professional NYC vocal coach tell you what went wrong and how to fix it.
- Are you in a show and need some help to give your Musical Director what they want? Bring it in and let an experienced Broadway vocal coach help.
- Even if you have no upcoming audition, disappointing audition story, or current show solo to work on - enroll anyway and get feedback on your song and performance.
- Also covered are questions about your "book" and how to conduct yourself professionally at any audition - etiquette, speaking to the pianist, attire, what the call notice really means, etc.
- If you are considering giving New York a try, or are just curious, Mr. Cirillo is also an expert Broadway audition pianist and can answer all your questions about how those auditions work and what performing life is like in NYC.
All performers must be ages 16 and over. There is a limit of 12 participants in the class. Attendees, please prepare two songs (only one may be worked on depending on time). Bring your audition book and a headshot/resume if you have one.
The master class costs $50. Proceeds go toward Opera House Players, Inc.
To learn more and register for Cirillo's performance master class, visit this website.
STEVEN D. CIRILLO (vocal coach) received his Bachelor of Music in Performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he studied with such international artists as Frank Glazer, Eugene List, Anna Kaskas, Brooks Smith, and Edwin MacArthur. In addition to being musical director/arranger for over 30 musical productions, he has performed in piano bars and for cabaret acts throughout the East Coast and in Manhattan. In 1991, he was commissioned to write the anthem for the Basketball Hall Of Fame Centennial Gala, which was recorded and broadcast nationally over the Cable Television Network. Currently in demand as a Broadway vocal coach, Mr. Cirillo's clients can be seen on Broadway in Big Fish, The Book of Mormon, Chaplin, Chicago, Evita, Flashdance, Follies, Jersey Boys, Lion King, Mary Poppins, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Rock of Ages, Sister Act, Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark, and Wicked, in addition to many National Tours, regional productions, and network television shows. He is a frequent musical director for cabaret shows, and conducts musical theatre audition workshop and seminars. Focusing on the acting of audition material and choice of repertoire, many of his clients make their Broadway debut every year.