The workshops welcome high-school age as well as amateur and professional singers and actors. Auditors are welcome at a reduced fee and will participate in the group exercises. Full participants will also have the opportunity to engage in one-on-one work with Buckley directing their songs or monologues.
Buckley is especially proud of her work with her high school students, who have been admitted to the universities and performing arts conservatories of their choice. "It gives me such joy to assist the growth of my younger students and to facilitate the dreams of my mature students to step into their true potential. It is my privilege to pass along the tools given to me by my great teachers," the award-winning actress said in a statement.
Buckley, according to press notes, "shares her expertise and guides her students through a methodology that facilitates audience connection through songs and monologues. Her emotional connection to songs and audiences is renowned, and that very connection is at the heart of what Ms. Buckley imparts to her students."
The Fort Worth, TX, classes begin June 5. For more information email Marjorie Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Denver Workshop will be held July 8-12. Contact Becky O’Rourke at email@example.com. The Los Angeles Workshop is scheduled for June 28-July 2. Contact Thom Fennessey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (323) 651-2400.
(Workshop dates were recently adjusted because Tony winner Buckley has been cast opposite Tony Award nominees Hallie Foote and Lois Smith in the world premiere of Horton Foote's The Old Friends, which is part of Signature Theatre's 2013-14 season. Performances will begin Aug. 20 with a Sept. 12 opening.)
Betty Buckley offered acclaimed performances in Broadway's Sunset Boulevard, Carrie, Song & Dance, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 1776, Triumph of Love and Promises, Promises. She won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella in the Broadway production of Cats, and she starred on the London stage in Promises, Promises, Dear World and Sunset Boulevard, earning an Olivier Award nomination for her work in the latter. Her screen credits are numerous.