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  • Theatre Students Attend Senior Showcase in New York City

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    Just last week, the School of the Arts held its Senior Showcase in New York City at the West Bank Café's Laurie Beechman Theatre!

    During the showcase, our students performed songs, monologues and scenes before industry professionals…and, industry leaders couldn’t be more impressed! Below are a few highlights:

    • Barry Shapiro, President of Herman & Lipson Casting in New York City, made his second visit to Dean’s Senior Showcase. After viewing our students, he already invited several students to see him in New York for potential commercial work.
    • Dale Brown, a major NY casting director, also made his second visit to the showcase and is a regular visitor to Dean for master classes and workshops.  He is interested in sending our students for regional theatre auditions.
    • Broadway composer of Legally Blond, Lawrence O’Keefe, attended the showcase and has offered to see our production of his show for the Fall of 2017.
    • Tina Marie Cassamento from Bob Cline Casting, one of the largest casting agencies in New York, worked a master class with our Seniors and has offered to come to Dean next year, continuing her support of our program and students. 
    • Jody Prusan, personal manager, attended and has already sent information to our students for voiceover work.

    In addition to the rave reviews above, many other casting directors, managers, and agents attended the showcase and continued to promise to support our students as they prepare for careers in show business.  

    Well done, Seniors! 

    Visit the Dean College School of the Arts webpage to learn more about our incredible theatre program.


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