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“Sing Me a Story!” Musical Theater Workshop at the Stonington Opera House

Explore the telling of stories through song with experienced actors/musicians Amy & Beth Kyzer

Opera House Arts (OHA) is proud to offer a special workshop, “Sing Me A Story!,” exploring musical theater at the Stonington Opera House beginning on Tuesday, February 10 at 5 p.m. The course will be held every Tuesday for seven weeks, with the exception of March 3. Registration deadline is January 30, 2015.

The history of song and dance in theater can be traced back to the stages of Ancient Greece. Since that point, musical performances has been used in theatrical productions to offer the audiences an escape from their normal lives while simultaneously providing deeper insights into the heart of human emotion than the simple speaking of a line might allow. These performances are particularly powerful when song furthers both the character’s journey and the play’s central story. “Sing Me A Story!” will explore both classic and contemporary techniques for all ages and experience levels, giving participants the opportunity to work with sisters, Amy and Beth Kyzer.

AMY KYZER is currently in her second year as the Artistic Associate for Opera House Arts. She is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting and has studied voice at NYU’s Cap 21. She is a proud member of the All Eastern Chorus that performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Before moving to Deer Isle, she ran a small production company in NYC where she produced and performed in several plays. Favorite roles include: Sight Unseen (Becca), Crimes of the Heart (Meg), Women of Manhattan (Judy), Into the Woods (Witch), Trojan Women (Andromache), Winter’s Tale (Paulina), Oliver (Nancy), Guys and Dolls (Sarah) and Annie Get Your Gun (Annie). She is excited to be able to continue teaching with her sister and to work with Deer Isle community members.

BETH KYZER has been teaching general, instrumental, and vocal music in public schools for seven years, and privately teaching music for more than fifteen years. A graduate of Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania, she is excited to be working with her sister and the Opera House to help singers achieve greater success in their endeavors.

The work done here will culminate in a final performance for friends and family at the Stonington Opera House on Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. This special workshop is limited to 12 participants, first come first serve registration. Registration deadline is January 30, 2015. Fee is $175 with special discounts available. If you are interested in taking part in this class, please mail a check to Opera House Arts at P.O. Box 56, Stonington, 04681, or visit http://www.operahousearts.org/