CMT is excited to announce a Master Class on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 7:30 PMwith Broadway’s Richard Oberacker, composer and co-lyricist/librettist of the Tony Award-winning musical Bandstand, and the musical conductor of “KA” by Cirque Du Soleil at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. This unique experience is open to the public and will offer a rare view inside the process of performing, dissecting, analyzing and directing a musical theater song at the professional level.
In traditional master class format, individual singers will present a song and work one-on-one with Drama Desk Award-nominated Cincinnati native Richard Oberacker, who will help each participant explore their musical piece in depth, developing and using techniques that will achieve the most truthful and authentic performance. This is a rare opportunity to learn and grow with the guidance of a professional composer, author and conductor who has worked “behind the table” in the creation, casting, and performance of theater in regional theaters, national tours, and on Broadway. The class will be accompanied by Steve Goers, a member of the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music musical theatre faculty and composer, pianist and producer.
For those interested in being a participant, online submission information can be found at http://cincinnatimusictheatre.org/masterclassform/ and submissions are due October 1, 2018. If selected, there is a $40.00 required donation for participants. Please note that applicants will be selected by a committee from Cincinnati Music Theatre; Mr. Oberacker will not see your application or audition video. All proceeds from the Master Class will benefit the Cincinnati Music Theatre Scholarship Fund.
Tickets are $25.00 for general admission. Tickets are available now at CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-ARTS , and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office.