Thursday, May 31, 2012

Summer 2012 Musical Theater Classes in LA

Hi, friends!

I'm teaching TWO different musical theater classes for singing actors this summer.  One in Pasadena (Wednesdays) and one in North Hollywood (Tuesdays).  Read carefully below and let me know if you're interested in participating in either of them.  I'd love it if you'd pass this info along to your fellow musical theater actors in the LA area, too.  Thanks for the support, and maybe I'll see you in one of the classes.



with Georgia Stitt

Wednesday nights, 7-10 pm (maximum 8 participants)
Six weeks: June 20 and 27, (two weeks off) July 18, 25 and August 1 and 8 ($450)

Choose a music theater or pop song from any genre and either shape it into a useful audition selection or discover why it's problematic.  Topics include: audition cuts, choosing material, personalizing songs, connecting, letting the music work for you, knowing your type, and making strong choices.  Identify the structure of your song and use it to strengthen your storytelling.  By looking at phrase length, rhyme, contrast, musical gesture, and surprise, you can uncover clues from the composer that can fuel your acting choices.  Maximum eight participants.  Each singer/actor will work for 20 minutes each week.

Pasadena Presbyterian Church (Choir Room)
585 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA  91101

TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS, send an email directly to


with Georgia Stitt

Tuesday nights, 7-10 pm (maximum 8 participants)
4 weeks, July 17, 24, 31 and August 7  ($325 or $300 early bird rate if you register before June 15th)

These four three-hour workshops are designed for professional singers and actors looking for a new understanding of the musical theater songs they perform.  Goals of past participants have included freshening up old audition material, trying out new songs, making bigger choices (in a safe environment), and widening their understanding of the musical theater canon and their specific place in it.  Participants are required to sign up for ALL FOUR SESSIONS and will be asked to prepare four different songs.  Class is limited to eight performers so each person is guaranteed one-on-one time each week.  Auditors are welcome with the permission of ANMT.

Week 1: Classic Musical Theater
Week 2: Contemporary Theater Song
Week 3: Pop/Rock
Week 4: Georgia Stitt Originals

The Academy for New Musical Theater
5628 Vineland Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91601


For both classes:
Payment is due at the beginning of the session.  If you sign up for a class and then develop a conflict, you can sell your class ($75) to a fellow actor so you're not out of money and I don't have an empty spot in the class.  You are welcome to audit a class with my advance approval. ($25/class)

I am also available for private coachings throughout the summer.  Send an email to request an appointment.

“Georgia Stitt has been teaching master classes for my performing arts students for over a decade. She's absolutely THE BEST! Her knowledge of repertoire and performance practices, combined with her brilliant musical skills and engaging teaching style, create an invaluable educational experience for our young artists. She knows how to focus on the details that matter, and the results are truly remarkable.” -- Frank Timmerman, Director, Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts

“If there was a priority booking line for Georgia's masterclasses in the UK it would be engaged as soon as she announced her trip... all with schools who want a return visit from Ms. Stitt! MT standards that you thought you knew are blown apart by Georgia to allow for student discoveries that are as exciting for the audience as they are for the performer!  Repeat bookings are made almost as soon as the last class finishes.” -- Alastair Lindsay-Renton, UK theatrical agent, Grantham-Hazeldine

“Georgia Stitt is an exemplary songwriter and an invaluable teacher. Her genuine enthusiasm and dedication to her art was motivating for the students, whom she both supported and challenged throughout the master class. Anyone who has the opportunity to take one of her classes should sign up to do so immediately!” -- Sarah Rebell, lyricist, Vassar College

“Georgia Stitt is the whole package.  What makes her especially gifted is her understanding and expertise with ACTING.  She knows what good acting is and has the language and skill to communicate it in a tangible and result-oriented way.  Her taste is impeccable and her spirit and teaching style create an environment that let her students thrive.  You will be hard pressed to find an artist with the range of skill and talent that she brings to the table.” --John Ruocco, Director, Teacher, Founder of John Ruocco Studios, NYC