Musical Theatre Scene Study

with Joel Bishoff - Date TBA, Spring 2022

  • 30 US dollars
  • On Zoom

Service Description

Musical Theatre Scene Study focuses on uncovering the clues within the text of a scene, in order to create an arc prior to singing. Through this masterclass, actors will come away with practical tools to construct a multi-layered character using text investigation, internal and personal connections to the role, and external research skills related to the period, story line, author’s notes, and additional resources that may be relevant to the role. Joel Bishoff directed the original production of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change which ran for 12 years and 5,003 performances, making it the second longest running musical in off-Broadway history (nominated for Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards). He also directed I Love You in several cities across North America, London’s West End, Tokyo’s Globe Theatre and the Mandarin language production in Shanghai and Beijing. Joel also directed the original production of Over the River and Through the Woods at off-Broadway’s John Houseman Theatre. Other directing credits include The Kiss at City Hall at Pasadena Playhouse, a Japanese language production of Annie in Tokyo and throughout Japan for 16 years, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife at Laguna Playhouse, Sylvia (starring Cathy Rigby) and Too Old for the Chorus at La Mirada Center for the Performing Arts, and Ken Hill's Phantom of the Opera which played at The Opera Comique in Paris as part of a European tour. Mr. Bishoff also did the musical staging for the national tour of The Sound of Music starring Marie Osmond (which also toured Asia) as well as the New York City Opera production starring Debby Boone. Directing credits include Long Wharf Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, New Yorker Theatre (Toronto), Coronet Theatre (Los Angeles), Stuart St. Playhouse (Boston), Broward Center for Performing Arts (Miami), Royal George Theatre (Chicago), among others. He was the Executive Coordinator for Showtime’s Huff (starring Tufts Alums Hank Azaria and Oliver Platt). Joel has taught at UCLA, Theatre of Arts and AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts. An MFA graduate of Columbia University where he was a Willard Fellow and a recipient of the Director’s Residency Prize, he is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

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Cancellation Policy

To cancel your class and receive a refund, you must request your refund, in writing, by emailing > Subject: REFUND, within the first two (2) weeks of the class. Refunds are not given for cancelled classes by TAE, however a makeup class will be offered. There are no refunds for Masterclasses or Guest Speakers.

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