Colony Theatre Musical Theatre Intensive

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to offer a two-week Musical Theatre Intensive to musical theatre performers (beginning at age 16) who desire to explore and perhaps pursue a career in musical theatre at the professional level. This fast-paced intensive will be taught by seasoned professionals from Broadway and London's West End, both of whom taught the Los Angeles premier Musical Theatre Intensive for the Joffrey Ballet School last summer.
July 31 - August 11, 2017
 Monday - Friday
9:30am - 2:15pm
Classes will include:
Contemporary Dance
Perfecting 16 bars
Sides (scenes and monologues)
Audition Technique
Acting through Song
Theatre Dance
Mock Auditions
Writing Scenes and Monologues
Original Michael Bennett choreography
Original Bob Fosse choreography
We are offering this 40-hour intensive for $495!
(That adds up to less than $12.50 per class!)

The Scoop
Each day, students will take 4, hour-long classes. There will be a 5 minute break between each class, with a 20 minute break after the 2nd class (students should bring whatever snacks/beverages they enjoy!). The final 15 minutes of each day will be used for mentoring, debriefing, and/or discussing "the business of the business."
We will have a free, informal workshop presentation for family and friends after the first week, demonstrating scenes/sides/monologue work, acting/improv, voice work, and choreography.
We will have a free, informal final presentation for family and friends after the second week, demonstrating a cohesive blending of acting, song, and dance. The final presentation will be a culmination of original Broadway choreography, singing, and student-written scenes/monologues.

The Instructors
Lisa Donmall-ReeveLisa Donmall-Reeve (Dance): was born and raised in the UK and moved to New York in 2012. She trained at London Studio Center, The Conservatoire de Paris (with Matt Mattox), Martha Graham, and Alvin Ailey in New York. For over 15 years, Lisa taught taught Matt Mattox Jazz Technique, Theatre Jazz, Contemporary, and Tap at many of London's leading performing arts colleges such as Millennium Performing Arts, Mountview , GSA, Urdang, London Studio Centre, and AMTA. She is currently a faculty member at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York, where she teaches Jazz, Contemporary, and Youth Ballet. She also teaches in Miami and for all of the Joffrey's summer intensive courses. Lisa is also a fully qualified Flybarre instructor at FlyWheelsports (NYC). Her West End credits include Velma Kelly in Chicago (Cambridge Theatre), 1st U/S Ulla in The Producers (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Elaine U/S Nicky in Sweet Charity (Victoria Palace), Louise/Shelia in Crazy for You (Prince Edward), 1st U/S Queen in My Fair Lady (NT and Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Phyllis Fontaine in Once in a Lifetime (NT), Swing and U/S Roxie in Chicago (Adelphi), and The Snowman (Peacock). Her international/UK touring/regional credits include Judy U/S Cassie in A Chorus Line, Bombalurina in Cats, Irene in Crazy For You, Helvetia Burrelli in The Rat Pack, Ann Reilly U/S Dorothy Brock in 42nd Street, Lead Dancer/Dance Captain in The Opera Show, Sheila U/S Polly Baker in Crazy For You, and ensemble in Anything Goes. Lisa's NY/Regional credits include Mrs Corry in Mary Poppins (Ogunquit, Gateway, Music Hall), Ursula in Sweet Charity ( Engeman Theatre, NY), and Mrs Gardiner in Pride and Prejudice (New World Stages, NY, staged reading). Lisa has performed the role of Velma Kelly in Chicago in many countries around the world including Japan, South Korea, Turkey, and Kuala Lumper, and is regarded as an expert of the "Fosse style". She has worked with and assisted many leading choreographers including Susan Stroman, Matthew Bourne, Gillian Lynne, Baayork Lee, Chet Walker, Mitch Sebastian, and Andrew Wright. She was the associate choreographer of Pippin at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London, and has been choreographer or assistant choreographer on 42nd St, Crazy For You, Cats, A Night of 1000 Voices, Carousel , Zombie Prom and, most recently, Siempre Navidad and Peter Pan in Bogota, Colombia. Lisa also wrote and performed her own one woman show at the Bridewell, Leicester Square Theatre, and The Delfont Room in London.
James Leo RyanJames Leo Ryan (Acting/Writing): made his Broadway debut playing Rooster in Annie opposite Nell Carter. He played Smee in the Broadway National Tour of Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby, including its most recent run at Madison Square Garden. James played Thenardier at the National Theatre in Washington, DC, while on the Broadway National Tour of Les Miserables with Colm Wilkinson and Sutton Foster. His other Broadway National Tour credits include Pete in Hal Prince's Show Boat with Cloris Leachman and Ned Beatty, and Reuben in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Sam Harris. James made his Carnegie Hall debut in Jubilee with Tyne Daly, and was reunited with her 18 years later in a concert version of Dear World at the Valley Performing Arts Center. He played Jigger in Carousel with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and also played the role in Los Angeles. James' regional theatre credits include Fagin in Oliver! at Houston's Theatre Under the Stars, Sharpe in Equivocation at the B Street Theatre, Thenardier in Les Miserables with the Anchorage Concert Association, Peachy in The Last Night of Ballyhoo at La Mirada Theatre, John the Baptist in Mask at the Pasadena Playhouse, Ellard in The Foreigner at La Mirada Theatre, Grubman in Sisterella at the Pasadena Playhouse, Leo in The Little Foxes at the Caldwell Theatre, Mordred in Camelot at the Walnut Street Theatre, Alfred in My Three Angels at the Caldwell Theatre, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors at the Depot Theatre, Will Parker in Oklahoma at the Depot Theatre, Snoopy in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown at California Music Circus, and Ethan in The Full Monty at Musical Theatre West. His film credits include A Light Beneath Their Feet with Taryn Manning, No Ordinary Hero with Marlee Matlin, Species lll with Natasha Hendstridge, Death Row with Danny Trejo, and Psycho Beach Party with Amy Adams. James has guest starred on numerous television shows, including CSI, Medium, Numb3rs, ER, Charmed, Six Feet Under, The Shield, and Germany's Next Top Model. He most recently guest starred on the web series, Ambiance Man, with Fred Armisen. James' movies of the week include Though None Go WIth Me with Cheryl Ladd, and Haunted Prison with Stacey Keech. James made his television debut as a series regular on The Latin Connection. James joined the faculty of the Joffrey Ballet School last summer to teach their Musical Theatre Intensive in Los Angeles, and has also taught master classes and workshops in Musical Theatre at the Broadway Artists Intensive, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Arizona State University, StudentsLive at the Pantages Theatre, and the Orange County School of the Arts.