Master Classes with Clay Thomson

Stages is thrilled to welcome Broadway artist and former Stages actor, Clay Thomson! 

NEWSIES DANCE MASTERCLASS

Sunday, September 22 

3:00 - 5:00 PM

 

$60 Newsies Dance Masterclass Participant  (Grades 8 - 12)

$25 Matilda Masterclass Spectator (1 - 3:30 PM) (Any Age) 

$25 Newsies Masterclass Spectator (3 - 5 PM) (Any Age)  

REGISTRATIONS DUE BY SEPTEMBER 20

ENROLL EARLY! LIMITED CLASS SIZE.
 

Stages is thrilled to welcome Broadway artists and former stages actor, Clay Thomson. Drawing from his Broadway Newsies (Spot Colon) experience, Clay will teach a Newsies themed Dance Master Class with a focus on character building.  Students will receive expert instruction on original choreography and combos from Newsies.  Then, they will rehearse and perfect what they’ve learned.  The masterclass will be run like a real Broadway rehearsal, including techniques for showing character through dance and how to warm-up/stretch properly.  Having been an ensemble in so many great shows, Clay is a perfect example of how everyone needs to create their character and have purpose in what they are doing no matter the role. The class will begin with a Q & A session, where student participants, directors, and viewers can learn about Clay’s career path from Stages to Broadway and hear all about his experiences on Broadway. All dance experience levels welcome!

 

To register complete Online Registration Form and pay online below.

MATILDA MASTERCLASS

 

Sunday, September 22

1:00 - 3:30 PM

 

$75 Matilda Masterclass  Participant

$125/Combo Matilda & Newsies Masterclasses (Matilda Masterclass open to Matilda Cast Only. $125 Combo for Matilda cast members in Grades 8 or 9 to participate in both masterclasses)

$25 Matilda Masterclass Spectator (Any Age)

$25 Newsies Masterclass Spectator  (Any Age) 

REGISTRATIONS DUE BY SEPTEMBER 20

ENROLL EARLY! LIMITED CLASS SIZE.
 

Join original Broadway cast member and former Stages actor, Clay Thomson for an exclusive Matilda masterclass! Registration is open to Stages’ Matilda cast only. During the masterclass, the cast will perform and receive feedback and direction on several rehearsed scenes and songs from their show.  Clay’s expert instruction will focus on character development, blocking, acting through song, vocal technique and ensemble work.  In addition, Clay will offer inside tips and anecdotes direct from the professional run of Matilda!  The class will conclude with a Q & A session, where student participants, directors, and viewers can learn about Clay’s career path from Stages to Broadway and hear all about his experiences on Broadway. 

Matilda cast members complete Online Registration Form and pay online below.

About Clay Thomson:

CLAY THOMSON just wrapped the run of the spectacular King Kong on Broadway. Clay has previously performed on Broadway in Newsies (Spot Colon) Matilda (Michael Wormwood), and the Broadway National Tours of Wicked (Chistery), West Side Story (A-rab) and Cameron Macintosh’s Oliver. Other theater credits include: New York City Center Encores, Carnegie Hall, the MUNY, and Paper Mill Playhouse. TV credits include: Saturday Night Live, The TONY Awards, MACYS Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America, The Late Show with David Letterman, The View, Good Afternoon America, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and more. Clay has taught classes all around the world and loves inspiring performers of all ages.