Audition Master Classes
The Ultimate Audition Training
Spend an afternoon with some of CMT's most talented guest and resident teaching artists and directors. Learn about the audition process, how to perfect an audition song, how to make the most of a cold reading, and how to stand out during a dance audition. All participants will take part in a mock audition and receive personal feedback from instructors. Audition Master Classes are held prior to each Mainstage and Rising Stars audition.
Who Can Attend?
Audition Master Classes are available year-round for all Rising Stars and Mainstage performers (ages 8-20), with a special session in the summer for Junior Talents performers (ages 6-9).
What To Bring
Students should have a prepared song to sing. An accompaniment CD (with background or karaoke music) is highly encouraged for Rising Stars and Junior Talents performers; whereas sheet music or an accompaniment CD is encouraged for Mainstage performers. Students are asked to wear closed-toed shoes and comfortable clothing that they can easily move around in. They should also plan to bring a water bottle, a notebook, and pen or pencil to take notes.
Where is Class Held?
All Audition Master Classes are held at the CMT Rehearsal Hall, Studio A.
- 1401 Parkmoor Avenue
- Suite 100
- San Jose, CA 95126
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Each Audition Master Class requires a fee of $95.
Registration deadlines are set for 5:00 PM, one week prior to each class start date.
Cancellations or transfers requested prior to the registration deadlines are subject to a $25 processing fee (within first 60 days of purchase) or $50 processing fee (after 60 days of purchase).
No refunds for cancellations or transfers will be honored after the registration deadlines.
Check payments written with non-sufficient funds will be subject to a $35 fee.
To request a cancellation or transfer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include: your reason for cancelling/transferring; the registrant's name; the participant's name; the title of the class or event; the date and time of the class or event; the age group and/or session number.
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[-] FALL 2012
Rising Stars/Mainstage (Ages 8-20)Instructors: Toni Pannigetti, Brittany Ogle
Saturday, September 8, 2012
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
[-] SUMMER 2013
Junior Talents (Ages 6-9)Instructor: Mary Theresa Capriles
|Saturday, May 4, 2013
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Rising Stars/Mainstage (Ages 10-20)Instructor: TBA
|Monday, May 6, 2013
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
MARY THERESA CAPRILES has been dancing since the age of 3, and was trained in classical ballet through the Royal Academy of Dance as well as the San Franciso Ballet School. She began studying voice and other forms of dance, including jazz and tap (with Marie Stinnett), at age 10 and expanded into musical theater, primarily with the Children's Musical Theater of San Jose (CMT) where she appeared in more than a dozen shows throughout middle and high school. She performed at Great America for several summers prior to attending Northwestern University as a Theater major. She went on to perform professionally in The Kids of the Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida and as a Special Events Dancer at Tokyo Disneyland, before touring the U.S. and the former Soviet Union as a dancer with Impact Productions. Locally, she has been seen on stage at TheaterWorks and continues to work with CMT as a performer, instructor and choreographer. Most recently she appeared in CMT's Marquee Productions performances of Chicago and Tarzan. She also a fitness instructor at her local YMCA and a nursery school teacher in Palo Alto. Mary Theresa has three beautiful children, and her two daughters are now performers with CMT as well.
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BRITTANY OGLE (now professionally known as Brittany Danielle) is delighted to be back working with CMT! Besides spending most of her childhood as a performer with Children’s Musical Theater, Brittany spent the last three years serving as CMT’s Assistant to the Artistic Director. Best known as a performer throughout the Bay Area, previous regional credits include; She Loves Me (Illona)- BATCC Award and Shellie Nomination, OFF Center’s Becoming Britney (Jamie Lynn Spears) and Noises Off (Brooke)- Shellie Nomination. Last seen in CMT’s production of Hairspray (Amber Von Tussle), other favorite regional credits include, Ulla in The Producers (Foothill Music Theater), Velma in West Side Story with American Idol’s Diana DeGarmo and Bebe in A Chorus Line directed by original Broadway cast member Kay Cole, (American Musical Theater of San Jose), Holly in The Wedding Singer (The Willows), and Eva Peron in Evita - Best Actress Award (Tri-Valley Rep.) Currently, Brittany can be seen in Smokey Joe’s Café with Center REP in Walnut Creek, California. Up next, she will be making her 42nd Moon debut as Dorrie in the American Premiere of Three Sisters. Proud Member of Actors Equity. Please check out www.BrittanyDanielle.com for more information.
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TONY PANIGHETTI has been a theater arts teacher and a professional actor for over 13 years. He has taught all around the Bay Area with such companies as Starting Arts, Broadway By the Bay, and of course, Children’s Musical Theater San Jose. In the many years he’s spent working with CMTSJ he has taught every age from pre-kindergarten to teen… sometimes in the same day. His projects have included: studio classes, audition workshops, special needs performance programs, after school outreach programs, and summer camp acting classes. He was also the proud director of the Rising Stars’ 2007 production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. As a professional actor Tony has performed up and down California as well as the high seas of Alaska, Canada, Europe, and the Bahamas with Crystal Cruise Line’s Repertory Theater At Sea.
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