Tag Archives: Theater

Calling all Virginia musical theater composers!

By | September 20, 2020

Calling all Virginia musical theater composers! This year’s Virtual VTA Conference has an event just for you! Register here: https://www.accelevents.com/e/vta2020 (Submission requirements and FAQ listed below). Jason Marks is the program manager and host of this NEW event that’s open to any Virginia-based composers, ages 16 and up (adults, bring your best work!) Great opportunity for exposure… Read More »

2020 Artsies results

By | September 20, 2020

“Lucky 13” Annual Theater Awards Winners Announced TheatreLAB wins ten “Artsies,” VA Rep honored for Children’s Theatre The 13th Richmond Theatre Critics Circle Awards (Artsies), which is typically an in-person black-tie event, was all virtual this year. With a “Lucky 13” theme, the show highlighted the funny – and often outrageous – ways that theater… Read More »

Swift Creek Mill Theatre Announces Plans to Go Digital this Fall

By | September 13, 2020

Historic Swift Creek Mill Theatre has announced plans to offer digital youth performances beginning this fall. The theatre, known locally as “the People’s Playhouse,” will launch its “Young People’s Playhouse” productions in October.  In addition to five MainStage productions each year, the theatre has produced live, youth-focused performances for decades. The plays combine performing arts… Read More »

Musical Theater Training Program – West End Academy of Dance

By | September 6, 2020

Musical Theater FUNdamentals and Adult Audition Technique with Nathanial Shaw and Anthony Smith Nathaniel Shaw is the former Artistic Director of Virginia Repertory Theatre where he helmed several award winning productions including In the Heights, West Side Story, and the World Premiere of River Ditty produced with the Tony Award-winning producer, Glass Half Full Productions. On Broadway, he was an Associate… Read More »

Final RPAA’s Legends Livestream series will take place on Saturday, October 10th

By | August 9, 2020

Richmond legend Robyn O’Neill and pianist Anthony Williams are pulling out the trunk and dusting off their favorite show tunes! Join us for some standards from the Golden Age of Musical Theatre, including songs by Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and Jules Stein and some newer hits too! This final performance will take place on Saturday,… Read More »

Long Form Improv Live! Coaching

By | April 1, 2018

Need an improv coach/guest coach? Want personal feedback after shows? Try me! I have 13 years of Improv experience & offer kind direct feedback through side coaching & action-oriented notes. Training includes iO South (defunct), the Annoyance Intensive, Coalition Theater, UCB, and CSz Richmond. Current teams include Disco Lemonade Improv, Here’s the Kicker, and Short,… Read More »

Hey Improv Nerds! Are you…

By | May 14, 2017

Hey Improv Nerds! Are you… Making the same moves over and over again? Hitting a plateau? Practicing great!! And performing not-so-great? Let Betzi coach you. Betzi has 11+ years of improv experience and has a knack for seeing what’s tripping you up and how to make improv easier. Betzi gives detailed notes; offers solutions and… Read More »

Looking for a improv coach? Consider Betzi Hekman.

By | April 9, 2017

Looking for a improv coach? Consider Betzi Hekman. Betzi has 11+ years experience & excels at creating character, establishing relationships and working with emotions. Betzi graduated from iO South at Comedyworx, Raleigh, NC (defunct) and was taught by Jason Shotts, Jason Chin and Dan Sipp. She also trained at Coalition Theater (201-401), CSz Richmond, and… Read More »

Actor Coaching and Consulting

By | January 15, 2017

Commonwealth Theatre Consulting is now offering coaching and consulting services!    Brandon Carter – Consultant  Conducting private actor coaching for almost a decade in Farmville, VA; New York, New York; State College, Pennsylvania; Newark, New Jersey, Carter is thrilled that so many of his students have gone on to theatre training programs, (New York Film… Read More »