MK Lawson
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Highlights

Off-Broadway

  • Rock of Ages (Associate Director, 10 th Anniversary Revival)
  • James and the Giant Peach (Director / Choreographer)
  • She Persisted: The Musical (Director – Off B’way Alliance Award Winner)
  • The Big One-Oh! (Director / Choreographer)
  • Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (Associate Choreographer)
  • Bloodsong of Love (Original Cast; Joe Iconis, composer)

Regional/Workshoops

  • Once Upon a One More Time: The Britney Spears Musical (Assoc. Director)
  • Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (Associate Director)
  • Ivy + Bean: The Musical (Choreographer, 1st National Tour)

What I Offer

= Star Classes (focused group classes with the experts of our staff!) CALL FOR AVAILABILITY

Song Analysis and Coaching

Private One on One Lessons

Length

30 Minutes

1 Hour

Available

Mondays

Thursdays

 

Movement for Theater

Private One on One Lessons

Length

30 Minutes

1 Hour

Available

Mondays

Thursdays

 

So You Want to be a director 

The craft (and art) of directing musical theater

WEEK 1: Intro and Overview of the “job”

WEEK 2: How to talk to DESIGNERS 

(Set Design, Costumes, Lighting) 

*includes analysis and personalized feedback

WEEK 3: How to talk to CREATIVES (Choreography, Music)

*includes analysis and personalized feedback

WEEK 4: How to talk to Actors and Writers

Movement and choreography for musical theatre 

Learning Broadway combinations and how to integrate story and movement in musicals

WEEK 1:  Intros, How musical theatre utilizes DANCE to tell the story

Learn some ROCK OF AGES original choreo

WEEK 2:  Learn some HAMILTON original choreo

Compare and contrast styles and storytelling

WEEK 3:  Learn some HAIRSPRAY original choreo

Compare and contrast styles and storytelling

WEEK 4:  Choreo video share OR Personal Choreography share!

The REAL Roles of Broadway

Learn about ALL the different jobs behind the scenes to make the musicals you love!

SESSION 1:  Intro, The “Spotlight” Jobs (Actors, Musicians, etc)

&  “Behind the Scenes” Jobs (Scenic, Lights, Build, etc)

SESSION 2:  “Behind the Table” Jobs (Agents, Casting, PR, etc)

& “It’s the Day of the Show!” Jobs (Ushers, Wardrobe, etc)

*this week includes personalized discussion about jobs with students they may be interested in learning more about

Owning Your Songs

Learning to use dramatic circumstances to fuel emotion and access your individuality, empowering yourself (and helping you stand out) as a singing actor!

SESSION 1:  Intros, Goal Setting, Vocabulary and Intro to Terms 

Volunteer first coaching!  Maybe 2!

SESSIONS 2-3:  Personalized coaching for each student, including a “presentation” of your work in final week.

LIMIT: 4 students per class

Skills for College Auditions

Develop your audition skills and learn how to have a healthy relationship with your college auditions

SESSION 1:  Intros, How College Auditions differ from production “auditions”

(The following session will be tailored/adjusted based on exactly what students in class are looking to learn and work on)

SESSION 2: Musical Theatre auditions; mock song audition with feedback; Q&A and group discussion

LIMIT: 4 students per class

F.A.Q.

How do I register for classes?

Simply fill out the Get Started form and Broadway Lessons© will then take care of placing you with a great teacher who is perfect for your needs. If you are interested in a specific teacher, please let us know. We will arrange your lessons. We will work with your schedule and the teacher’s schedule to arrange the perfect time. Upon inquiry we will send a personalized packet with all of the information you will need based on your interests and needs.

Which is better for me - a Star* class or an individual lesson?

Our one-on-one lessons are 100% customized to meet your goals and are a great way to accelerate your progress. Taking Star* classes are a great way to learn from Broadway’s finest. These lessons follow more of a classroom style setting with multiple students, but you still get individual attention.

What is the age range of the students?

That is a great question. Most teachers request that their students be at least five or six years old. If a student is younger than that, we can arrange a trial lesson just to make sure the child is ready for lessons. Also, you are never too old to take lessons. We currently have students well into their 80’s.

What are virtual lessons?

Broadway Lessons works with the teachers to determine a fair lesson rate based upon their experience. A virtual lesson is having a music lesson in the comfort of your house. The day before your set lesson’s time your dedicated staff member will send you an email inviting you to your lesson. Lessons will take place on Zoom or if need be on Google Hangout. It will belike the teacher is sitting right next to you. Lessons can come with weekly homework or projects dependent on the teacher and type of lesson or class.

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