THTR Productions & Redwood Theatre Company presents
Youth Showbiz Camps
Work with a team of professional Broadway & Disney performing artists
Award-winning International Director & Educator
Ken Urso is an international director, actor, producer and teaching artist. He served as the Director of Professional Development and on the MFA Directing faculty at the prestigious Actors Studio Drama School, home of Bravo's Inside the Actors Studio, where he produced a series that interviews such guests as Alec Baldwin, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn, and Lonny Price, among others. He has taught courses and workshops for The City University of New York, Pacific University, Gonzaga University, Pace University, Colby College and at the Kennedy Center. In 2014, Ken directed the world premiere of the opera The House of Murgatroyd which opened at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival in Harrogate, England. Regional directing credits include tick, tick… BOOM!, Mamma Mia!, The Producers, Chicago, Always… Patsy Cline, among others. NYC directing credits include Worth House, Kidnapping Laura Linney, Red Light Winter and Fallen Angels. Ken produced the award-winning play Gay Camp, which ran for years at the Duplex Theater in the heart of NYC's Greenwich Village, and also toured the nation. He and his work have been featured on Playbill.com, Broadwayworld.com, NYTheatre.com, in StageLight Magazine, Time Out New York, Next Magazine, Out Magazine, and All That Chat. www.KenUrso.com. @kenurso
Broadway Director, Educator & Performer
Danny has worked as a director, choreographer, and theater arts educator throughout the United States and abroad for the past decade. He recently served as the Associate Director for the Tony Award-winning production of A Christmas Carol in San Francisco. Danny directed the world premiere of Transformation: Personal Stories of Change, Acceptance, and Evolution at Jazz at Lincoln Center starring Glenn Close, Christian Slater, and Wayne Brady, with original jazz music by Grammy Award-winner Ted Nash. He Assistant Directed the Broadway and West End revivals of Sunset Boulevard also starring Close, Man of La Mancha starring Kelsey Grammer, and Carousel starring Alfie Boe, all at the English National Opera, as well as Scotland, PA at the Roundabout Theatre Company and Sinatra: Voice for a Century at the New York Philharmonic. He served as an artistic consultant for Lincoln Center curating a series of events called Lincoln Center Originals which debuted original content inspired by the Lincoln Center campus. Danny has worked at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, New York University, Arizona Broadway Theatre, the CRY HAVOC Company, United Solo, FringeNYC, NAMT, and Broadway For All. Select regional credits include Gypsy, The Spitfire Grill, The Addams Family, Titanic, The Bridges of Madison County, Hands on a Hardbody, Lombardi, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Les Misérables, and Urinetown. MFA: Actors Studio Drama School; BA: NYU. www.DannyGorman.com @dannygorm
Broadway Dancer & Choreographer
Dan Gutierrez is a performer and choreographer originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but called New York City home for 15 years. After graduating with his BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, he moved to NYC and the very next day booked the Broadway National Tour of Chicago, the longest running American musical. He performed with the company for five years, working with some of Broadway's biggest celebrities such as John O’ Hurley, Michelle Williams from Destiny’s Child, Brandy, Christie Brinkley, Tom Wopat, Sophia Vergara, Bebe Neuwirth, and more. He toured the world performing all over the U.S., Canada, Thailand, Tokyo and Dubai. He then made his Broadway debut with the production in 2017, eventually understudying the lead role prior to moving to the west coast. Dan has been seen on TV as a guest performer on ABC's “The View” for the Barbara Walters return special featuring Mario Cantone, on NBC for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with the Goo Goo Dolls, and on CBS where he danced along Bebe Neuwirth to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Chicago. You may have also seen him on CBS's “The Price is Right” when he won the Showcase Showdown in 2011. Regional credits include Mary Poppins, Starlight Express, Thoroughly Modern Millie, West Side Story, and more. He currently calls Sebastopol, California home and is excited to be pursuing his next adventure. @dannygcreative
Live Host with Disney On Ice & Musical Performing Artist
Carmen grew up as a competitive figure skater and ballet dancer. She now works as a professional singer and actor in both New York and California. Her body of artistic work includes many leading roles in musicals, short films, commercials, motion capture and professional ice skating shows. Carmen recently appeared as a principal performer on a National Tour of Disney on Ice, where she originate the role of the “Live Host” and was also hired to do voice over work for Feld Entertainment. Some of her favorite roles include: Louise in Gypsy, Christine Daae in Phantom of the Opera, Maria in West Side Story, Fantine in Les Misérables, Lady of the Lake in Spamalot, Juliet in Romeo & Juliet, Viola in Illyria, Aida in the musical Aida, and Brooke Windham in Legally Blonde The Musical. During her competitive ice skating career, Carmen became a US Figure Skating double gold medalist and was the Artistic National winner. She was also the overall winner of many showcase competitions throughout the Bay Area where she received multiple artistic awards including "Most Artistic Freeskate" as a single and similar pair team. Carmen danced as a soloist with the San Francisco Academy of Ballet and Santa Rosa Dance Theater where she performed principal roles as a guest artists for several full-length ballets. Carmen studied "Performing Arts & Social Justice" at the University of San Francisco.
THTR Productions & Redwood Theatre Company presents a series of Youth Workshops and Master Classes featuring a staff of renowned Broadway artists!
Hello, Broadway stars in the making!
Welcome to this incredible journey of self-discovery and artistic growth.
Join us at the Broadway Academy in the heart of Sonoma County, CA. We'll explore vocal techniques, delve into the art of movement, and dissect the nuances of character development. It's not just about hitting the high notes or executing the perfect pirouette; it's about telling a story, connecting with your audience, and leaving an unforgettable impression.
You are the next generation of Broadway! Each of you has a unique spark that lights up the stage, and today, we're going to fan those flames into a blazing showcase of your talents!
Are you ready to dive into the magical world of Broadway?
THTR is a new theatre and production company in Sonoma County that explores the untapped intersection between nightlife and live theatre. THTR offers a range of services including theatrical productions, specialized personal events, master classes, concerts and more to create a transformational cultural experience in the heart of wine country.
Visit thtrproductions.com to learn more!
Our students will experience all aspects of the theatre through our workshops. They also gain skills in areas of communication, self confidence, and teamwork in a supportive, positive and most of all FUN environment!
These classes encourages spontaneity, creativity and fun as a way to authentically create a character.
The class begins with ensemble building exercises, improvisation games, as well as voice and movement techniques. As the course progresses, students will use short monologues to apply the techniques learned in previous sessions, as well as incorporate script analysis to truly hone their acting and storytelling abilities.
Work with current Broadway performing artists
Personalized Guidance: Our guest instructors will provide individualized feedback and guidance, helping you unlock new levels of performance.
Insider Insights: Gain valuable insights into the world of Broadway, from audition tips to navigating the industry with grace and resilience.
Q&A Session: Have burning questions about the Broadway experience? This is your chance to get answers directly from a seasoned professional.
Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow performers and build relationships within the Broadway community.