Signature's Virtual Education Classes

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Are you looking to improve your acting skills or looking to break into the business? Now’s your chance to learn from Signature professionals virtually!

Virtual Private Coaching

If you have a monologue to work or future auditions to prep for, work individually with a member of Signature Artistic or Education Team through virtual private coaching. You and your coach will work together to polish your piece over the course of an hour, all on Zoom.

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Virtual Masterclass Series

The theatre may be closed, but Signature’s staff has a new series of masterclasses to help you advance your theatrical skills and knowledge. If you’re interested in starting or advancing a career in theater, now’s your chance to learn from the best.


Putting it Together: Directing a Musical

with Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner
May 28 at 7PM
June 4 at 7PM

Powerhouse artists Eric Schaeffer and Matthew Gardiner walk class participants through the process of Directing a Musical from start to finish. Signature’s Co-founder and Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer has directed over 70 productions at Signature as well as the Tony Award®-winning Million Dollar Quartet, Gigi, Follies, Glory Days and Putting It Together on Broadway along with productions all over the U.S. and the world. Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner directed and choreographed over 25 productions at Signature, including the critically acclaimed A Chorus Line¸ Billy Elliot, West Side Story and Sunday in the Park with George, as well as productions across the U.S. and as far abroad as Seoul, Korea. This class is best for those who want to direct musicals, from the local community level through professional productions.

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Designing a Costume, From the Sketch to the Stage

with Costume Designer Alison Samantha Johnson and Signature’s Costume Director Frederick P. Deeben
June 11 at 7PM

Get an insider’s look at costume design and creation with professional costume designer Alison Samantha Johnson and Signature’s Costume Director Frederick P. Deeben. From character research through sketching to collaboration with the Costume Shop, you’ll learn the full process of telling a story through garment design.

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Into the Woods: The Sound of Sondheim

with Resident Music Director Jon Kalbfleisch
June 18 at 7PM

Resident Music Director Jon Kalbfleisch has music directed all of Signature’s Sondheim productions and won ten Helen Hayes Awards with 30 nominations. Join the maestro as he ventures Into the Woods for an informative delve into the score of this beloved Sondheim show. He’ll share what it is like to see the show from his perspective, share musical themes, favorite lyrics, musical challenges and more.

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Building the Costume: The Designer and Draper

with Costume Designer Alison Samantha Johnson and Signature’s Associate Costume Director Natalie Kurczewski
June 25 at 7PM

Explore the costume construction process from sketches on paper to the wearable piece. So many hands are involved before the actor ever puts on a garment: from the designer to the draper, first hand, and stitcher, all the way up to the wardrobe department, who performs maintenance of the pieces during the show. Costume Designer Alison Samantha Johnson and Signature’s Associate Costume Director Natalie Kurczewski share their experience and dynamic working together, along with a special hands-on activity.

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Story Through Song with Tracy Lynn Olivera

July 2 at 7PM

Signature favorite Tracy Lynn Olivera (Assassins, A Little Night Music, Ford Theatre’s 110 In the Shade) is a master at storytelling through song. Join her for a vocal coaching session with pre-selected students with Tracy’s trademark quick wit and expertise. Get the chance to sit in, watch, and listen as she guides up-and-coming local artists with pieces they are currently perfecting.

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Broadway Tap with Danny Gardner

July 9 at 7PM

“Step in Time” with Crazy for You’s Danny Gardner for an intermediate Broadway tap experience. Creator of the popular Choreography Challenge on Instagram, Danny’s effortless tap style and effervescent charm landed him roles on Broadway and all over the world. Learn with the best in a fun class where influences of ballet and jazz combine with tap steps to create a full body exercise.

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