Lexington Christian Academy has a new summer program!
Work with industry professionals from all over the country!
National auditions begin this month!
Instructions: Choose "Summer Academy" and then the Musical Theatre offering for your student
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June 17 – July 1, 2018
Summer Theatre Intensive
A residential program ending with a full-scale production
of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Audition required.
Open to middle and high school students.
Price: $2,700 (includes room and board)
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
We are still casting for Cinderella!
Audition requirements: One musical theatre song appropriate for your age. (Please bring sheet music printed double sided hole punched in a binder for the pianist to play from.)
Optional: Monologue 1-3 minutes long from a published stage play appropriate for your age.
**Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your audition time to fill out a form and sign in with our audition monitor. A pianist will be provided. If you have a resume and headshot, please bring them with you.
June 18 – 29, 2018
LCA Summer Musical Theatre Jr.
A non competitive 2-week day camp program
ending with a fun showcase of songs and skits.
Open to ages 7 – 12. Weekend excluded.
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Jessica L. French, Director
American singer and actress Jessica Lynn French began performing professionally at the age of eleven in the National Tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat alongside Donnie Osmond. After completing her studies at Interlochen Arts Academy, she received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from The Boston Conservatory of Music. She went on to do a fellowship with the Nashville Opera while getting her Masters of Music in Vocal Pedagogy and Voice Performance from Belmont University.
During her time in Detroit, Boston, Nashville, and New York she has performed with and coached artists signed with/managed by: Sony, Curb Records, Word Records, Disney, William Morris Agency, Simeon Studios, and Graffiti Records to name a few. In order to better understand the demands on her recording artist clients, she recorded a contemporary Bilingual EP with a full band, which is available on itunes. Favorite performance roles include: Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music, Miss Hannigan in Annie, Augusta Tabor in The Ballad of Baby Doe, La Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica, and Kate in The Pirates of Penzance. In 2016, Ms. French launched a music theatre album entitled "Songs I Can Sing from Roles I'll (Probably) Never Play" on iTunes and Spotify. She performed a Cabaret style album release concert at The Laurie Beechman Theatre on 42nd Street.
Ms. French is also a sought after clinician. She travels the US and Internationally performing and teaching vocal masterclasses raising awareness of vocal health. She helped to facilitate The Metropolitan Opera's National Educator Conference and was a masterclass instructor for The Carnegie Hall Association. In the summer of 2017, Ms. French taught a music theatre masterclass at the newly opened Studio Paulsen, the first ever professional actors training center in Guayaquil, Ecuador. She also enjoys voice over work, recording with MTI (Music Theater International) and serving as a vocal coach for Sockeye Media. During her time as a New York City resident, Ms. French served as Teaching Artist for Broadway Bound Kids, The Metropolitan Opera Guild, and Christian Youth Theater. She is a proud member of AGMA (American Guild of Musical Artists) and is active currently in theater, opera, and as a voice teacher.