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Old 02-06-2009, 01:44 PM   #1
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OMG! Big opportunity for DD !

Just had to share. DD has been given the opportunity to participate in a Master Class with Marc Shaiman - the Tony and Grammy Award winner for Hairspray!

The invitees were chosen from last summer's musical theater conservatory program at our State Theater. Fifteen teens will be permitted to sing for him and get the benefit of his coaching, advice, and constructive criticism. Another 25 will be allowed to audit and watch but not sing. DD has one of the 15 singing spots! How cool is that!

If you're not all that familiar with musical theater, here's some info on Marc Shaiman. You can see why I am so, so excited for her.




Marc Shaiman won both a Tony and a Grammy Award for the score to the smash hit Broadway Musical HAIRSPRAY.

He has been nominated for The Academy Award five times, for the films Sleepless In Seattle, The American President, The First Wives Club, Patch Adams, and South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. In 2002, Marc was honored with the "Hollywood Outstanding Achievement in Music-In-Film" award at the 69th annual Hollywood Film Festival.

Marc has composed, adapted and arranged music, served as music supervisor and written lyrics for over 40 other films, including When Harry Met Sally, Beaches, Sister Act, City Slickers, The Addams Family, A Few Good Men, In & Out and George of The Jungle.

He started his career as Vocal Arranger for Bette Midler, eventually becoming her Musical Director and Co-Producer. His instincts, his ear and the fact that he is still a Bette Midler fanatic have enabled him to find and bring her the Grammy winning songs "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "From A Distance". But it is their collaboration on her Emmy Award winning performance for the penultimate Tonight Show with Johnny Carson which will always remain the highlight.

As musical director, producer or arranger, Mr. Shaiman has worked with a shocking variety of performers including: Peter Allen, Eric Clapton, Rosemary Clooney, Harry Connick Jr., Billy Crystal, The Harlettes, Lauryn Hill, Jennifer Holliday, Nathan Lane, Jenifer Lewis, Darlene Love, Patti LuPone, Andrea Martin, Lonette McKee, Bette Midler, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Barbra Streisand, Donald Trump (!), Luther Vandross, Robin Williams and Raquel Welch!
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Wow that is impressive! Congrats to your daughter
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How Awesome for her dd she do a great job!!!
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You must be so proud! Dd12 is into theater, and just finished up a local community production.
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Just had to share. DD has been given the opportunity to participate in a Master Class with Marc Shaiman - the Tony and Grammy Award winner for Hairspray!

The invitees were chosen from last summer's musical theater conservatory program at our State Theater. Fifteen teens will be permitted to sing for him and get the benefit of his coaching, advice, and constructive criticism. Another 25 will be allowed to audit and watch but not sing. DD has one of the 15 singing spots! How cool is that!

If you're not all that familiar with musical theater, here's some info on Marc Shaiman. You can see why I am so, so excited for her.




Marc Shaiman won both a Tony and a Grammy Award for the score to the smash hit Broadway Musical HAIRSPRAY.

He has been nominated for The Academy Award five times, for the films Sleepless In Seattle, The American President, The First Wives Club, Patch Adams, and South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. In 2002, Marc was honored with the "Hollywood Outstanding Achievement in Music-In-Film" award at the 69th annual Hollywood Film Festival.

Marc has composed, adapted and arranged music, served as music supervisor and written lyrics for over 40 other films, including When Harry Met Sally, Beaches, Sister Act, City Slickers, The Addams Family, A Few Good Men, In & Out and George of The Jungle.

He started his career as Vocal Arranger for Bette Midler, eventually becoming her Musical Director and Co-Producer. His instincts, his ear and the fact that he is still a Bette Midler fanatic have enabled him to find and bring her the Grammy winning songs "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "From A Distance". But it is their collaboration on her Emmy Award winning performance for the penultimate Tonight Show with Johnny Carson which will always remain the highlight.

As musical director, producer or arranger, Mr. Shaiman has worked with a shocking variety of performers including: Peter Allen, Eric Clapton, Rosemary Clooney, Harry Connick Jr., Billy Crystal, The Harlettes, Lauryn Hill, Jennifer Holliday, Nathan Lane, Jenifer Lewis, Darlene Love, Patti LuPone, Andrea Martin, Lonette McKee, Bette Midler, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Barbra Streisand, Donald Trump (!), Luther Vandross, Robin Williams and Raquel Welch!
Thats GREAT!!! Your not talking about the State Theatre
in Easton, pa. are you?
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No, Sharon. This is actually at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ which is designated at the State theater of New Jersey.
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No, Sharon. This is actually at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ which is designated at the State theater of New Jersey.
Dd is going to audition for their camp this summer - my next door neighbor participated in it last year.
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:35 PM   #9
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Sent you a pm about Paper Mill.
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