Tue, Jan 24|
Sides and Songs w/ James and Andrew
New Students Welcome! Students will learn the songs and sides for mock auditions and that end in a live performance at The Prep (virtual students performing virtually).
Time & Location
Jan 24, 6:00 PM – Feb 07, 8:00 PM
The Prep, 116 Oceanport Avenue Building #2, 2nd Floor, Little Silver, NJ 07739, USA
About the Event
Songs + Sides
Students will learn the songs and sides for mock auditions and that end in a live performance at The Prep (virtual students performing virtually). Students will learn basic audition technique, receive audition feedback, and learn how to balance the show and the business.
Tuesdays, January 24th - February 7th
6 - 7pm EST
Final Performance: February 7th 7 - 8pm EST
Open To The Public
In Person with Andrew and Virtual with James
$160 / person
Learn more about your instructors:
Andrew Widger graduated from the University of Delaware in 2015 with a Bachelor's degree in General/Choral Music Education with a Specification in Voice. In his time there he participated in the production of the operas, sang in the elite Chorale choir (one of the most highly regarded college choirs in the Eastern U.S.), was a student actor with the professional REP theatre located on campus, and trained in voice and music education. After college Andrew was the playwright/director/actor of the touring children's theatre group IMPACT at Jean's Playhouse, writing the scripts for eight original children's musicals. Andrew then went on to be the choir director as well as the theatre and piano teacher at two high schools on the Eastern Shore in Maryland. While there, he prepared multiple high school seniors for their college auditions. After teaching in Maryland Andrew moved to New Jersey, performing in small shows around the city and going on a national tour of A Christmas Carol in 2017. Since then he's continued to teach and perform, and has been a Prep voice instructor since 2019. Andrew's goal in each student's lesson is to navigate finding and honing their natural singing voice, and improving their abilities through vocal technique and coaching.
Tour: PerSeverence's Production of A Christmas Carol (Nephew Fred/Dick Wilkins/Weezil/Undertaker); NYC: A Little Bit of Bobby- The Music of Bobby Cronin @ The Green Room 42 (Ensemble); Regional: Jean's Playhouse- IMPACT Children's Theatre (Playwright/Director/Actor), Interlakes Summer Theatre- Funny Girl (Mr. Keeney/Ziegfeld Director) Ragtime (J.P. Morgan, ensemble) Mamma Mia! (Bill Austin) A Chorus Line (Zach) I Do, I Do (Michael) Little Shop of Horrors (Dr. Orin Scrivello, D.D.S/etc.)
James is an Award-Winning Director / Producer of New Works, Classic Musicals, and Contemporary Dramas, whose stage and video work has been seen on Broadway, off-Broadway, US, London, Paris, and Tokyo. His production of 33 Variations was cited as one of the decade's best regional productions of a play by Broadway World; simultaneously, he was named a vocalist of the decade by the same publication! As co-founder of Thirty Saints Productions, he created Broadway Songbook® and is an investing partner in the Broadway Production of Come From Away. As an actor, he played The Rum Tum Tugger in CATS on Broadway, toured as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, and played The Witch in Into The Woods. Jamie has written several published/produced musicals and has staged over 200 productions, including The Wizard of Oz at Madison Square Garden and its subsequent three-year national tour, In The Heights, White Christmas, Singin' In The Rain, Joseph, Rocky Horror, Smokey Joe's and Beehive. As the Producing Artistic Director for Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (Minnesota) from 2005-2017 and Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma from 1995-1997 and as Interim Artistic Director of Stage One (Wichita) from 1998-1999, he has consistently advocated and fought to promote diverse and inclusive hiring and programming both on and off stage. In 2019, The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds recognized his 30 years of dedication, craft, and contribution to the theater at their annual Broadway Salutes ceremony. He has sung back-up for Frank Sinatra and country legend Eddy Arnold.