AMTLIVE! Paris will host guest artists Benj Pasek & Justin Paul for musical theatre master classes on October 18-19, 2013 in Paris, France.
**NOTE: We are currently booked full for performer slots at the upcoming master classes. There are still a few seats available for auditors on both dates, and requests will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Please let us know at the time of your registration if you wish to be placed on our waiting list to perform and we will let you know if space becomes available.
If you wish to participate in the master classes as a singer/actor participant, please fill out the Master Class Registration Form and send a CV, headshot, and Mp3 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to indicate which day(s) you would like to participate. (This is not required for students of our 2013 master class sessions or for those who have auditioned for our professional season in 2013.) Those wishing to attend as auditors do not need to submit materials and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The class will be held in English.
Performing participants (one day): 65€ (Members of AMTLIVE), 75€ (Public)
Auditors (one day): 25€ (Membres of AMTLIVE), 35€ (Public)
Les artistes Benj Pasek & Justin Paul seront les invités exceptionnels d’AMTLIVE! Paris pour animer des master classes en théâtre musical les 18-19 octobre 2013.
Si vous souhaitez participer à la masterclasse en tant que chanteur/acteur, veuillez remplir le formulaire suivant: Master Class Registration Form et nous envoyer par email votre CV, Photo portrait, et Mp3 à l’adresse email@example.com. (Ce n’est pas obligatoire pour les participants des master classes 2013 et ceux qui ont auditionné pour nous en 2013.) Pour ceux qui souhaitent assister en tant qu’auditeur libre, il n’est pas necessaire de nous envoyer un CV. Nous acceptons les inscriptions dans l’ordre de réception. La masterclasse aura lieu en anglais.
Participants: 65€ (Membres d’AMTLIVE), 75€ (Publique)
Auditeurs libres: 25€ (Membres d’AMTLIVE), 35€ (Publique)
Benj Pasek & Justin Paul wrote the music and lyrics for the Broadway musical A Christmas Story (dir. John Rando, chor. Warren Carlyle), which opened in November of 2012 and enjoyed a critically-acclaimed, record-breaking run at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. The holiday musical was named one of the Top 10 Shows of 2012 by Time Magazine, and shared recognition as the #1 Musical of 2012 in USA Today. Their cast album for the show was recorded and produced by Sony Masterworks and is published through Warner/Chappell Music. Benj & Justin are also the composers behind the Off-Broadway musical Dogfight (dir. Joe Mantello, chor. Christopher Gattelli), which premiered in July of 2012 at Second Stage Theatre. A cast album, produced by Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records, will be released in May of 2013. Their original songs are featured on Season 2 of NBC’s Smash, and have risen to the Top 25 on the iTunes Pop Charts.
The duo made their debut as songwriters with their widely-acclaimed song cycle Edges, which is licensed by Music Theatre International and has had hundreds of productions worldwide, including South Korea, Australia, China, South Africa, the Philippines, Denmark and more. Other theatrical works include James & the Giant Peach (Kennedy Center, Goodspeed Musicals, dir. Graciela Daniele, chor. Pilobolus), and Duck for President and If You Give a Pig a Pancake (Theatreworks USA). Their musical work for TV can also be seen on Sesame Street and Johnny & the Sprites (Disney TV series). Performances of their songs have been featured on The View, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, VH1 Morning Buzz, The Rosie Show, Fox & Friends, and more.
Benj & Justin are the recipients of the 2011 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a 2011 Sundance Institute Fellowship, the 2011 ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, the 2011 ASCAP Songwriters Fellowship Award, and a 2007-2008 Dramatists Guild Fellowship. They are the youngest recipients of the Jonathan Larson Award (2007) in the foundation’s history. They have participated in ASCAP’s Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project and were named one of Dramatist Magazine’s “50 to Watch” in contemporary theatre.
As performers, Benj & Justin have traveled throughout North America, Europe & Australia performing concerts of their work. They also teach master classes in songwriting and performance at universities around the world. They are proud graduates of the University of Michigan BFA Musical Theatre program and members of the Dramatists Guild of America.
They are currently at work on a new original musical with playwright Steven Levenson.