University of South Carolina

Musical-theater workshop to be offered during MayMester

The University of South Carolina department of theatre and dance, along with the School of Music, will present a musical-theater workshop during MayMester 2011.

The intensive, three-week workshop will provide students with a fusion of music, dance and acting instruction to teach musical theater. Students will learn the skills necessary to become a “triple threat,” with an emphasis on vocal technique and the characterization of music and lyrics.

Registration for non-USC students begins April 1. Registration for USC students begins April 4. MayMester begins May 9. The MayMester course is open to college-age students (18 and above) of all musical-theater experience levels. It is available both for academic credit and as a not-for-credit offering.

Gillian Albrecht, a veteran Broadway performer, will lead the workshop. Albrecht had a role in the original cast of “A Chorus Line,” followed by successful European touring roles in “Cabaret,” “Jesus Christ Superstar” and many others. Albrecht also had a successful pop music career.

John Baer, who worked with Albrecht on “Jesus Christ Superstar,” will be the workshop’s musical director. Baer had a successful career arranging and conducting for major shows throughout Europe. Both Baer and Albrecht worked together to develop the still active Stage School of Music, Dance and Drama in Hamburg, Germany.

The workshop will culminate with a presentation for faculty, classmates, family and friends.

For more information, contact Kevin Bush at 803-777-9353 or

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 03/15/11 @ 2:45 PM | Updated: 03/15/11 @ 2:49 PM | Permalink

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