Class Action: Brooklyn’s Latest Arts Program

For Immediate Release

Narrows Community Theatre
Bay Ridge’s oldest theatre company
Voicing Your Talents: A series of audition workshops and vocal classes.

Workshops conducted by J. Michaels
Thursday, July 10 & Thursday, August 7, both from 8 to 10pm.

Course conducted by Mary Elizabeth MiCari
Saturdays, July 12 through September 13, 2 to 4pm

Bay Ridge, Brooklyn – The venerable Narrows Community Theatre, bringing quality entertainment to the Bay Ridge area for more than 37 years, is opening a full arts education program starting this summer. On July 10 at 8:00 p.m. and then a month later on August 7 at 8:00 p.m., Narrows will sponsor “How To Audition for The Professional Theatre.” A pair of workshops designed to expand on the art of auditioning. Theatrical director and producer, J. Michaels brings this wildly popular series back to Narrows for a third year. He will guide the participants on a journey that will start with song choice and confidence building and continue through the intricate road of networking – before, during and after the audition. Mr. Michaels has Broadway credentials that include Guys & Dolls, Damn Yankees, Cats, and Big as well as numerous off- & off-off Broadway credentials including three years with the NY International Fringe Festival. He is a professor of speech, theatre, and marketing and has lectured or served as a guest artist at Kingsborough College, Fordham University, Yeshiva University, Lehman College, and NYU.  Lectures are $5 each for non-members and free to members of NCT. All ages welcome

Starting Saturday, July 12 and continuing until September 13 will be a course for the actor yearning to break into musicals: Singing for the Actor. Every Saturday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Acclaimed musical theatre and operatic singer, Mary Elizabeth MiCari will train her students in the art of singing for the stage musical. Starting with the lyrics and working your way up to public performance, this course is designed to arm artists with the tools needed to be part of the musical theatre scene. Posture and breath support; voice and character type; interpretation; and finally … performance! Ms. MiCari is a celebrated opera and musical theatre performer as well as a recognized arts instructor. She worked on the original Broadway productions of Light In The Piazza, Little Women, and Wonderful Town; operatic credentials include concerts at Lincoln Center. She and
J. Michaels are the producers of Genesis Repertory, an off-Broadway arts & education company. She is also founder of None of the Above Theatre and The Chelsea Opera. The course is for ages 15 and up. Ten weeks cost a meager $180 with discounts abounding.

Michaels and MiCari recently moved to the Bay Ridge area and are thrilled to make Narrows their new theatrical home.

Call 646-226-0370 or email at for further information.

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