BG OnStage is the community theatre of SKyPAC, bringing quality theatre education opportunities and live theatre performances to the Southern Kentucky area. We offer classes, workshops, lessons, and various opportunities to perform on stage.

Hello Friends!

 

Thank you for sticking with us during these uncertain times.  We will have new events and activities posted here just as soon as we are able to safely do present those to the public.

 

Stay safe!

 

Classes Info and/or How To Get Involved! 

Hello Parents and Students! 

We have some reoccurring inquiries about our classes/services, so I want to address those here for you! 

Our most popular class is our Junior Theatre Class for ages 6-9. This is a beginner class that gives students a quick and basic introduction to theatre. We end each session with a class “performance” for family.  

We get A LOT of questions about classes for the older kiddos, about ages 10-15.  This age range is the most requested for classes; so we create the classes and content, then we do not have enough people sign up for the sessions to actually make. This is extremely frustrating given how many parents ask me to create classes for this age range. 

HOWEVER, at this age, I strongly encourage students to audition for our productions. I think the best way for this age group is to learn on their feet while actively participating in being a part of a production. 

I hope that helps you in your search for theatre classes/how to get started/theatre basics/etc. 

As always, you can email me with any questions, requests, etc. at ECharny@theskypac.com

Thank you! 
Elise  

Fall 2020 Classes and Workshops: 

Speaking Through Song: the Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber with Bronson Norris Murphy 

 

                                       

Bronson Norris Murphy with Meghan Picerno                                    Bronson Norris Murphy performing at Birdland in New York City

in the National Tour of ‘Love Never Dies’                                            photo credit: Kevin Alvey

photo credit: Joan Marcus

 

 

SPEAKING THROUGH SONG is a live, virtual and interactive workshop in the art of storytelling with music. Hosted by Bowling Green native and Broadway actor, Bronson Norris Murphy (The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies, CATS, Evita, Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.) In this virtual workshop experience, Bronson will explore the humanity in singing by mining for the truth of the text as it pertains to the particular singing-actor. Combining this with the skills of phrasing, dynamics, breath and expression your musical story will come to life on whatever stage you find yourself!

 

With a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education from Western Kentucky University and a Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from New York University, Bronson has taught private voice lessons, audition/repertoire coaching, song interpretation and music theory in a continued effort to increase music literacy in students across the country. Bronson has taught at some of New York’s finest musical theatre programs including: New York University, New York Film Academy, The Joffrey School, Broadway Classroom and The Institute of American Music Theatre and hosts song interpretation workshops at prestigious performing arts centers across the country. Please visit BronsonNorrisMurphy.com for more information!

 

Workshop Date: Friday, October 16 at 6pm CST.

 

Cost: Active Participant with Bronson (limited spots) $35; observer participant $20

 

To register, please fill out a registration form and return it AND payment to Elise Charny.  Registration forms can be emailed to echarny@theskypac.com .  Forms and payment (written out to SKyPAC) can be mailed to Elise Charny/BGOS at SKyPAC, PO Box 748, Bowling Green, KY 42102.

**If you wish to pay by credit card, please email me!

 

For a participant to be completely registered, we must receive a completed form and payment. We do not hold spots for participants.

 

Class Registration Form HERE

 

 

 

Audition Techniques Workshop; Session I—Virtual (ages 12-18) 

 

Specifics coming soon!!!!

Make A Face! Stage Makeup 101—Virtual (ages 12-adult)

Learn the basics of stage makeup with Brook Hale in this virtual class. Students will learn how to apply a standard face, old age makeup, and cuts/bruises/gore.  The session will culminate in a student project presentation.

 

Class meets Fridays 5pm-6pm October 2, October 9, October 16, and October 23.

 

Class Fee is $50 per student.  Students will also need to supply their own makeup materials.  

 

 

Make-Up Materials Needed for Class: 

*Foundation 

*Concealer (lighter than your foundation) 

*Setting Powder 

*Bronzer

*Blush 

*Medium Brown eye shadow

*Eyeliner 

*Mascara 

*whatever tool you prefer for application (ex. sponge, brush, etc.) 

 

 

Recommended Items for Skin Care/Health: 

*Makeup Remover 

*Facial Cleanser 

*Moisturizer 

*Brush cleaner/shampoo if you are using brushes  

 

To register, please fill out a registration form and return it AND payment to Elise Charny.  Registration forms can be emailed to echarny@theskypac.com .  Forms and payment (written out to SKyPAC) can be mailed to Elise Charny/BGOS at SKyPAC, PO Box 748, Bowling Green, KY 42102.

 

Please understand that space is limited and registration is on a first come, first served basis. For a student to be completely registered, we must receive a completed form and payment. We do not hold spots for students.

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE is Saturday, September 26th! 

 

 

Class Registration Form HERE

Getting to Know You: Basics of Tablework—Virtual (ages 13-adult)

Tablework is the very beginning process of being in a production.  Actors must know their basics of a show before they start to put a show on its feet.  Students will work on a scene from a selected play using tools such as basic script analysis, light dramaturgical work, and character development.

 

Meets Thursdays 5pm-6pm; September 24, October 1, October 8, October 15, October 22, October 29

 

Class fee per student $60

 

To register, please fill out a registration form and return it AND payment to Elise Charny.  Registration forms can be emailed to echarny@theskypac.com .  Forms and payment (written out to SKyPAC) can be mailed to Elise Charny/BGOS at SKyPAC, PO Box 748, Bowling Green, KY 42102.

Please understand that space is limited and registration is on a first come, first served basis. For a student to be completely registered, we must receive a completed form and payment. We do not hold spots for students.

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE is Saturday, September 19! 

 

Class Registration Form HERE

Dynamic Duos—In Person (ages 3-7 and a parent)

Parents and kiddos get to work together in this unique duo class.  Basics building blocks of theatre (voice, movement, character work, stage presence) will be taught via various theatre warmups, games, and exercises.

 

Meets Saturdays 11am-Noon in Circus Square Park; November 7, November 14, November 21, November 28

 

Class fee (includes student and parent) $65

 

To register, please fill out a registration form and return it AND payment to Elise Charny.  Registration forms can be emailed to echarny@theskypac.com .  Forms and payment can be mailed to Elise Charny, PO Box 748, Bowling Green, KY 42102.

Please understand that space is limited and registration is on a first come, first served basis. For a student to be completely registered, we must receive a completed form and payment. We do not hold spots for students.

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE is Saturday, October 31! 

 

Class Registration Form HERE

Lessons Information:

Contact us to get set up with one of our instructors for one-on-one lessons.  Our lessons rates are $30 for half an hour and $40 for an hour.
Call 270-904-5008 or email ECharny@theskypac.com

Instructors:

Elise Charny- Audition & Monologue Prep

Elise graduated Cum Laude from Marymount Manhattan in New York with a BA in Theatre Arts, concentration in Performing. Continuing with her education and experience, Elise obtained her Masters in Theatre Education from Emerson College in Boston.

Elise has served as a performer/director/educator in the theatre community for the last twenty years. In 2013, Elise established the John F Kennedy School Drama Club in Somerville, MA, which still running today. For the last five years, Elise has served as Artistic and Education Director of BG OnStage, creating various programming and directing all of the theatrical productions. She has also aided students in achieving their goals of attending GSA and musical theatre/drama college programs, past students have been accepted at The New York Film Academy, University of Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music, Northern Kentucky University, Southern Illinois University, Austin Peay State University, and Western Kentucky University. With this new chapter of her career, Elise is very excited to be joining the SKyPAC family to continue to bring quality theatre education and theatre opportunities to the community!

Sam Tuggle- Voice Instructor

Sam is an accomplished young vocal performer with diverse stage experience, including recitals, musicals, plays, and operas. Sam has held principal roles in three mainstage summer shows with BGOnstage, as well as multiple performances with WKU. Sam is also an experienced choral singer, having performed with award winning choirs on the international level. He will graduate in the Spring of 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance. Sam has significant pedagogical experience and has taught privately for over a year. He is excited to make BGOnstage his new work home, and cannot wait to learn with new singers!

Hasum Morfin-Gandara- Voice, Beginning Piano, Beginning Guitar Instructor

Hasum is a native to Bowling Green, KY and is a senior studying Vocal Music Education at Western Kentucky University. Hasum has been musically involved with band and choral programs since age 11 and is interested in expanding his musical horizons by connecting musical styles, genres, and cultures from his classical foundation. Since Hasum began at WKU, he has gained experience by performing in operas, vocal masterclasses, student research, singing in the shower, and more!

Most recently, Hasum has conducted research in Seattle, where he learned about the art of vocal Jazz. This past summer, Hasum had the amazing opportunity to work at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan, where he worked with students involved in the Performing Arts (He even took dance classes himself!) Hasum is most passionate and excited about working with his community as he grows and learns alongside them.

DiDi Turley- Voice Instructor 

DiDi is a mezzo soprano based out of Bowling Green, Kentucky. She has a rapidly growing repertoire of both musical theatre and operatic roles, along with 10+ years of choral experience. DiDi currently sings with the WKU Chorale, and acts as the student ambassador for the WKU Department of Music. An active church musician, she maintains an internship with the Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green and performs regularly in church services of all sorts. She’s also active on the classical voice competition circuit, and is an alumna of the Kentucky Center’s Governor’s School for the Arts (Vocal Music ‘15). Along with her love of performing, DiDi is passionate about teaching voice lessons, preparing students for auditions, and studying voice pedagogy.

DiDi has performed all over the world, from Carnegie Hall in NYC, Costa Rica, and Salzburg, Austria to regionally with Western Kentucky University, The Cumberland County Playhouse, and a number of other theaters across Kentucky and Tennessee. She is incredibly excited to be working with BG OnStage to bring her knowledge and love of music to the Bowling Green theatre community!

 

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