Front & Center

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a musical theater professional in this exclusive master class series. Now in its fourth season, audiences have a chance to watch award-winning musical theater veterans Alex Brightman, Ali Stroker, and Kate Baldwin as they coach emerging artists on skills that are vital on and off the stage.

Previous Front & Center master classes have been led by Stephanie J. Block, Alex Brightman, Victoria Clark, Gavin Creel, Tom Kitt, Kathleen Marshall, Kelli O’Hara, Lea Salonga, Bartlett Sher, Ali Stroker,and Jeanine Tesori, who have coached participants on everything from song interpretation and auditioning to strengthening vocal technique.

Participating artists for Front & Center are chosen through an online audition process. Please check back for information on future Front & Center events and how to audition.

Past Events

Mon Feb 3, 2020
Using movement and vocal performance, Ali Stroker (Oklahoma!, Spring Awakening) teaches a master class leading participants to celebrate differences and overcome challenges. Stroker will share her perspective on interpreting material and navigating the business of theater, while recognizing the qualities that make each performer unique.

Mon Oct 21, 2019
Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice the Musical, Encores! Off-Center Assassins) leads a master class that pushes performers outside their comfort zones, towards a more genuinely confident audition technique. By challenging audition norms, Brightman encourages students to take risks, be more malleable, and choose material that showcases their strengths and personality. The audience gets an insider’s look at how artists prepare for Broadway auditions and has the opportunity to dig deeper in a closing Q&A.