Heather McGaughey Four Corners Theatre Academy

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Join us this summer for performing arts classes taught by world-class professionals from across the U.S.! They have all traveled here to be a part of the Four Corners Musical Theatre summer season and are excited to share their knowledge with you!

Meet our Instructors HERE.

Breaking Down a Broadway Song

3-Day Workshop • May 30 - June 4, 2022

  • Instructors: Danielle Poznanovic and Josey Miller
  • Dates and Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Ages: 9 years old through Adult
  • $60 Scholarships for tuition assistance are available, contact us if you think you may qualify. 

Danielle Poznanovic and Josey Miller are two working professional actors who have made their living winning roles in musical theatre by auditioning well and milking everything they can out of every musical number they perform. Don't miss their musical theatre song exploration class to discover ways to dig into the truth of a Broadway musical number! Students will have a chance to perform in a showcase on June 4th.

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Private Voice Lessons

6-Week Sessions • May 31 - July 2, 2022 

  • Instructor: Dr. Shannon Cochran
  • One lesson per week, available Tuesday - Friday
  • Ages 9-12 years old: 9:00 a.m. lessons lasting 45 mins. $120 Scholarships for tuition assistance are available, contact us if you think you may qualify.
  • Ages 13 years through Adult: 10:00 a.m. lessons lasting 1 hour. $150 Scholarships for tuition assistance are available, contact us if you think you may qualify. 

Dr. Shannon Cochran from the Cincinnati Conservatory of the Arts will be teaching private music lessons this summer. She is in Farmington to perform with Four Corners Musical Theatre Company as Marion the Librarian in The Music Man and Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance this summer. Werther you are looking to build your resume or just learning to sing, don't miss this opportunity to learn from a world-class performer! Appropriate for ages 9 years through adult. All students will be able to perform in the Vocal Showcase on July 15, 2022!

You may be redirected for registration. Click on "Cultural & Special Events" to find the class listing!

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Musical Theatre Dance Techniques

2-week Session (4 classes) • May 31 - June 9, 2022  • June 14 - June 23, 2022 • June 28 - July 7, 2022

  • Instructors: Sarah Harkness and Ellen Young
  • Days and Times: Tuesday and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to Noon
  • Ages: 9 to 18 years old
  • $80 Scholarships for tuition assistance are available, contact us if you think you may qualify. 

Professional choreographer Sarah Harkness and professional dancer Ellen Young will be co-teaching a musical theatre dance class featuring Musical Theatre Jazz, Modern, Tap, Ballet, and the Broadway dance styles of Bob Fosse, Tommy Tune, and Jerome Robbins. Students will have a chance to perform in the dance showcases on the final day of each session.

You may be redirected for registration. Click on "Cultural & Special Events" to find the class listing!

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Musical Theatre Audition Techniques

1-week Session • June 6 - June 10, 2022

  • Instructors: Danielle Poznanovic and Matthew Aaron
  • Days and Times: Monday - Friday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Ages: 9 years old through Adult
  • $120 Scholarships for tuition assistance are available, contact us if you think you may qualify

Danielle Poznanovic and Matthew Aaron are both gifted professional actors traveling to Farmington this summer to be in the Four Corners Musical Theatre Company's productions of The Music Man and The Pirates of Penzance. Join them as they teach some of the techniques that got them where they are today!

You may be redirected for registration. Click on "Cultural & Special Events" to find the class listing!

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Making a Monologue Memorable

4-day Workshop • July 11 - August 1, 2022

  • Instructor: Amber Glasgow
  • Day and Times: Mondays from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Ages: 9 years old through Adult
  • $60 Scholarships for tuition assistance are available, contact us if you think you may qualify. 

Amber Glasgow, a local actor and writer, understands the difficulty of being asked to jump right into a monologue during a theatre callback. Amber will walk you through the Meisner method of tearing into any monologue and making it your own! Students will have a chance to perform in the showcase on August 6th. 

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Auditioning for Musical Theatre: Choosing your Material

2-day Workshop • July 12 & 13, 2022

  • Instructors: Randal West, Sean McCall, and Aaron Berk
  • Times: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Ages: 9 years old through Adult
  • $80 Scholarships for tuition assistance are available, contact us if you think you may qualify. 

Randal West (Four Corners Musical Theatre Artistic Director), Sean McCall (professional musical theatre actor), and Aaron Berk (professional musical director and vocal coach) will lead this 2-day workshop covering all aspects of auditioning - including resumes, headshots, song selections, and more!

You may be redirected for registration. Click on "Cultural & Special Events" to find the class listing!

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On-Camera Techniques for Live Theatre Actors

2-day Workshop • July 18 & 19, 2022

  • Instructor: Randal West
  • Times: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Ages: 9 years old through Adult
  • $50 Scholarships for tuition assistance are available, contact us if you think you may qualify. 

If you're an aspiring film actor with stage experience don't miss this film and tv training course that embraces past theatre work! Randal West (professional screen director/producer) came into the film and tv industry after many years as a live theatre director. He has taken theatre vocabulary and process and adapted it to on-camera training. 

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Makeup Made Fun

3-hour Workshop • July 23, 2022

  • Instructor: Amber Glasgow
  • Times: 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Ages: 9 years old through Adult
  • $25 Scholarships for tuition assistance are available, contact us if you think you may qualify. 

Amber Glasgow has been the Hair and Makeup Coordinator for every performance by Four Corners Musical Theatre Company. This summer, before the production of Annie begins, you have a chance to sign up (for yourself or you may bring your youth performer) to go through a supervised class where Amber will show you how to do standard correctional makeup that will be appropriate for most theatres you and your child may perform in. The class will also explore some fun special effects makeup as well.

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Introduction to Voiceover Acting

3-hour Workshop • August 8, 2022

  • Instructor: Gareth West
  • Times: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Ages: 9 years old through Adult
  • $40 Scholarships for tuition assistance are available, contact us if you think you may qualify. 

Gareth West has been in professional theatre and appeared in national TV commercials before he auditioned to do voice acting and found a new career. He has now been working consistently for over five years as a voice actor and has voiced roles in over 40 programs.

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The Heather McGaughey Children’s Theatre and Teen Voices, collectively known as Heather McGaughey Youth Theatre, is growing up! The mission of the Heather McGaughey programs is expanding to support the growth of performing arts in Farmington and surrounding areas for youth and adults in both the live theatre and film industries. 

Now known as the Heather McGaughey Four Corners Theatre Academy, or Heather's Academy, the various programs offered will help individuals gain the skills to more successfully participate in:

  • Four Corners Musical Theatre Company
  • the emerging Four Corners film industry
  • or any of their performing arts goals in the Four Corners and beyond!

These programs were created in memory of Heather McGaughey, a professional actress and entertainer who tragically lost her life in Farmington in July of 2005. Heather strove both to pursue excellence in her art and to elevate those around her to their best.

The mission of the Heather McGaughey programs continues to be building the love of theater and promoting self-confidence and teamwork skills in Farmington’s youth AND adults. The goal is to provide Farmington residents with basic theatre training and the opportunity to perform. Some of the key areas students can expect to focus on are The Actor's Process, Musical Theatre and Character Development, Theatrical Movement, Devised Theatre, and Scenic Design.

Heather McGaughey Four Corners Theatre Academy is managed by the Farmington Civic Center.