ArtSpeak! Brings Broadway to Watkins Mill High School
A FREE EVENT
ArtSpeak! events are entertaining, funny, poignant and an absolutely great time!
Where else can you experience a candid, unscripted evening with Broadway stars and rising entertainers? Incredible performances with amazing stories about careers, accompanied by advice for those looking to pursue a career in the performing arts – This program is one of a kind!
Meet the stars, learn about their careers, hear them sing, ask questions, get autographs, win prizes!
FREE and open to the Public!
WHEN: Friday, February 7th, 2014 at 7:00 PM
WHERE: Watkins Mill High School
10301 Apple Ridge Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Check out video greetings from Aaron Lazar and Matthew Scott here:
About the Guest Stars:
Aaron Lazar – Starred on Broadway in Mamma Mia, A Little Night Music, Les Mis, and The Phantom of the Opera. Film credits include The Wolf of Wall Street and J. Edgar. Plays O’Brady Shaw on the Onion News Network.
Wilson Jermaine Heredia – Tony Award Winner for originating the role of Angel in Rent. Also starred on Broadway in La Cage aux Folles. Appeared as Angel in the movie Rent.
Matthew Scott – Broadway credits include Jersey Boys and a member of the original cast of Sondheim on Sondheim. Appearing in the world premier musical Beaches at Signature Theatre.
ArtSpeak! is a free program for students that brings performing artists to Washington, DC area schools to raise interest in and awareness of theater and the arts.
ArtSpeak! events are panel discussions with question and answer sessions, contests and games. In addition, all guests perform onstage. The program is open to anyone, but is aimed at students; adults are welcome but are encouraged to bring a student along. There is no charge for attending, no tickets or reservations are required, and admission is first-come first-served.
ArtSpeak! events tour different high schools in the DC area. There are currently four events per year.
ArtSpeak! is educational and fun. In addition to developing an appreciation for the arts, students can win autographed CDs by playing “ArtSpeak! Trivia” or participating in “Three Questions,” where students conduct their own interview with the artists on stage.
ArtSpeak! is targeted at high school students but is appropriate for those in middle school and for mature elementary school students. The event typically lasts about 1 hour 45 minutes. It is held in the evenings, not during school hours, in order to be accessible to the whole community.
ArtSpeak! ends with an autograph signing, allowing students to directly interact with the artists. Autograph sheets are provided.
ArtSpeak! is underwritten by Shugoll Research.