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September 26, 2008
Broadway Star to Teach Master Class at College
The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons (PAC) and the College of the Canyons music department invite community members of all ages to experience the talent of Broadway singer and actress Susan Egan as never before, in a unique master class setting.
This featured master class will provide eight lucky music and theatre department students the opportunity to work and interact with Egan as she discusses the art of the audition, before leading students through the rehearsal of a variety of musical theatre selections.
The Susan Egan master class will take place Thursday October 2, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the college’s choir room (Pico Canyon Hall, room 219). Family and friends of the student performers and community members are all welcome to attend this event to observe and listen in on Egan’s instruction.
“Our music and theatre students are really looking forward to working with one of their favorite singers and performers. They’ve all been busy preparing their music selections to share with Ms. Egan,” said Julie Lawson, College of the Canyons music instructor. “This master class is a wonderful opportunity for both students and community members to come face to face with a professional who can provide valuable insight into the world of musical theatre.”
Egan -- whose talents will also be featured in the PAC’s ‘Cabaret on Stage’ series performance “An Evening with Susan Egan” on October 9 -- has excelled in all four areas of the entertainment industry, having made powerful impressions in theatre, film, television and music.
Most recently she was seen in the title role of Broadway’s “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” Prior to being cast in that production she won critical acclaim as Broadway’s (longest running) ‘Sally Bowles’ in “Cabaret.” In addition Egan received Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations in the Best Actress category, for her performance as the original ‘Belle,’ in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.”
Egan’s film credits include “13 Going on 30” and the Disney Channel’s “Gotta Kick It Up,” as well as countless independent films. In addition Egan has more than 40 recording credits, ranging from Broadway cast albums to film soundtracks, and her five critically praised solo albums. In 2005 Egan won a Vocalist of the Year award from TalkinBroadway.com for her solo album “Coffee House.”
“I'm thrilled to not only be opening the Cabaret on Stage series at the PAC, but especially to work with the talented students at College of the Canyons,” said Egan. “I got a sneak peek at what they can do last spring -- and wow! Their enthusiasm absolutely fuels and inspires me."
For more information about the College of the Canyons Susan Egan master class please contact Julie Lawson at (661) 362-3674. For more information about the PAC ‘Cabaret on Stage’ series or to purchase tickets please visit www.canyonspac.com. For more information about Susan Egan please visit www.susanegan.net.