Ryan Ball in Once Upon a Mattress in Lewisville, NC

Last year's performance, Ryan Ball (singer/actor) performs in Lewisville, NC.

Ryan Ball, one of Winston-Salem’s brightest rising stars, is excited about his leading debut in the Town of Lewisville.

“I play Prince Dauntless. The son of this over the top queen…” Ball describes his leading role. An active member of the Glee Club! at Katrina Pfitzner School of Voice, he has for two years taken voice lessons at the school.

“The School’s community has given me an environment where learning and playing with the music is possible. It’s a safe environment to work in.” says Ball.

The Town of Lewisville is hosting the production of ‘Once Upon a Mattress.

“It’s at Lewisville Square. I’m really excited about working with the cast and production crew.” says Ball.

Ball, finding his place here in the Triad of North Carolina, has big dreams of moving somewhere a bit bigger, “I hope to one day be a professional stage actor on broadway in New York.”

Look for him this September in the upcoming production of ‘Once Upon a Mattress’, at Shallowford Square in Lewisville.

 

Audition Workshop – The Music Man at The Stained Glass Playhouse

Open & Free Workshop: Auditioning for a Musical. Brought to you by Stained Glass Playhouse and their upcoming production of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man”.

Saturday, May 4th & Saturday, May 11th. 1–3 pm

Learn about the show, which parts you might want to audition for, appropriate audition materials, and how to have a successful audition. All ages are invited!

Musicals are a great way to break into the world of theatre. You will meet new friends, gain a new community of supporters, network, perform and sing on stage, and above all, have lots of fun!

Music ManA free workshop open to the entire community!

What: Auditioning for a Musical 101 – “The Music Man”

Where:  The Stained Glass Playhouse
4401 Indiana Ave.
Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Who: Katrina Pfitzner, in conjunction with The Stained Glass Playhouse.

When: Saturday May 4 & 11, 2013 1-3 pm

Cost: FREE

 

We welcome you to attend. Please RSVP: (336) 618-7138.

Audition Spots for Children in Winston-Salem

When a young artist is just beginning the discovery of performance, it can be difficult to know where to begin. The obvious choice for most young children is to join a children’s choir or audition for the big community theatre companies within their area. This is great, but the choir experience may not give your star-to-be the chance to showcase their talents individually, and it’s often difficult to “break-in” to the bigger theater companies if you are unknown to them.

There are a few spots in Winston-Salem that are perfect for testing the waters of performance that are geared specifically for children.

The Children’s Theater of Winston-Salem

The Children’s Theater of Winston-Salem is a great organization for your child to learn the art of performance, with a chance to make some great new friends and gain excellent networking connections. They offer classes for children as young as 3 up through 12th grade, with wonderful day camps all summer long. Classes offered in everything from navigating a stage to improvisation techniques.

Lewisville Summer Drama Camp

Joy Dorsey Rushton and Margaret Williams offer a wonderful camp for ages 8-13. The camp runs for 2 weeks with 2 performances at the end of the session to show off all the hard work. If your child loves to sing, dance, and act, this is the perfect camp for them to attend.

 

Creative Drama Children’s Theater

The Creative Drama Children’s Theater is located in Clemmons and offers classes in dance, acting, and musical theater, as well as putting on numerous productions throughout the year. Your child will learn skills for improving performance with an ensemble and gaining confidence for stepping into those bigger auditions.

Stained Glass Playhouse

While The Stained Glass Playhouse is not a theater dedicated to children, they always do a giant summer musical with numerous parts for youngsters and teens. I am honored to be Musical Director for their production of “The Music Man” in summer, with rolls for up to 20 children. This is a great company to get involved with that often goes overlooked.