The Growing Studio
New York, NY 10018
We are by the actor for the actor. This allows us to create a unique environment and learning institution and connects us to some of the most influential and brilliant artists of our time. We are humbled and honored to welcome composer Stephen Schwartz to The Growing Studio.
Stephen Schwartz wrote the music and lyrics for the current Broadway hit WICKED, and has also contributed music and/or lyrics to GODSPELL, PIPPIN, THE MAGIC SHOW, THE BAKER’S WIFE, WORKING (which he also adapted and directed), RAGS, and CHILDREN OF EDEN. He collaborated with Leonard Bernstein on the English texts for Bernstein’s MASS and wrote the title song for the play and movie BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE. For children, he has written songs for two musicals, CAPTAIN LOUIE and MY SON PINOCCHIO. He has also worked in film, collaborating with Alan Menken on the songs for Disney’s ENCHANTED as well as the animated features POCAHONTAS and THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, and writing the songs for the DreamWorks animated feature THE PRINCE OF EGYPT. His first opera, SEANCE ON A WET AFTERNOON, was produced at Opera Santa Barbara and New York City Opera. A book about his career, “Defying Gravity,” has been released by Applause Books. Mr. Schwartz has been inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and has been given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame . Awards include three Academy Awards, four Grammy Awards, and a tiny handful of tennis trophies. http://www.stephenschwartz.com.
Actors will sing and work a song of their choosing one-on-one for Stephen in a group setting. There will be a Q and A at the end of class if time allows.
This class will not operate on a first-come, first served basis. When applying for class you must include a headshot and resume. Admission into class will not be based on credentials, instead we are looking to provide a diverse class for Stephen to work with.
Because of the nature of this rare and incredible opportunity we will allow auditors for this class.
Thursday, August 23rd
(Please note, due to unforeseen emergencies all are subject to change. Should this situation arise, we ask that you refer to our policies located on our website at www.TheGrowingStudio.com) PER CSA Rules - This workshop is a learning experience. It is not an employment opportunity. When the worshop is over the Casting Director/Casting Associate (whichever is applicable) teaching this workshop will not be taking home, nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials.