TCT MasterClasses

Learn from Professionals

Professional experts will help you to expand your training and learn more about the business.

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All MasterClasses take place at The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati, 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH  45227.

Sign up for one MasterClass or all five for $135 (a $25 savings!) -- after selecting all sessions, the discount will be reflected in your cart before payment.


Saturday, March 30, 2019

10 AM - 1 PM

Cost: $25 ($30 at the door)

Ages 7-9 from 10 AM -11 AM

Enjoy an unarmed Master Class in stage combat

Ages 10 and up from 12 PM - 1 PM

Work on single sword stage combat techniques.

Instruction by Carnivale Sword Play.

Carnivale Sword Play is dedicated to the instruction and performance of safe and effective theatrical violence.  We specialize in everything from a simple prat fall or stage slap to the most elaborate Shakespearean sword

fights and epic battles. All members of Carnivale Sword Play have extensive and continuous training in the art of Stage Combat to ensure safety and knowledge  of the most current systems of technique.  Live theater is an

ever-evolving art that needs constant study and adaptability.  Not only do our members teach at both the High School and Collegiate level, but they host and attend international workshops that invite instructors from all over the world to teach their various styles to ensure a world knowledge of this specialized art. Most importantly, we understand that Stage Combat is only a tool intended to further the story and trials of the play's characters. Each step, attack, and defense is uniquely choreographed to tell the story of your individual production.  All of our lead choreographers are College Graduates with a degree in Theater, giving them not only technical knowledge of the anatomy of a fight but also the insight to a character's motives.

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Featuring Touring Star, Bethany Xan Jeffery

Monday, April 1, 2019

5:30 PM - 7 PM

Cost: $25 ($30 at the door)

Ages 12+

Participate in a Music Theatre Dance Class focused on Broadway choreography from the musical KINKY BOOTS. 

Q&A will follow where students can ask questions about the show and the industry.

About Bethany:

Bethany has called NYC her permanent home since October of 2016. In that time she has worked both on stage and on camera.  She flew off and explored Colorado while performing Sister Mary Patrick

in Sister Act at Lake Dillon during the summer of 2017, before leaving to travel the entirety of the US playing Pat in the National Tour of the Tony Award Winning Musical, Kinky Boots. She made her national TV debut on ABC's What Would You Do? on a special episode co-starring

Supermodel Ashley Graham. The episode focused on our culture of body shaming. She was also a featured dancer in Beachbody's workout series Youv2.  Before moving back to NYC, Bethany spent two years in her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. Bethany moved to Cincinnati after completing her Master's in Musical Theatre from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, Scotland. She graduated with Merit and while there, she performed in London, Glasgow, and Edinburgh- where she was seen at the Fringe in the critically- acclaimed musical, The Addams Family. Out of the 2000+ shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Bethany won the award for Best Performance in a Musical for her portrayal of Alice Beineke. Alongside her performing and studying, she was also Certified with Distinction by the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat in both Unarmed and Rapier/Dagger Stage Combat.

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Featuring Broadway and Touring Star, ADAM ROBERTS, direct from the National Tour

Monday, April 15, 2019

5:30 PM - 7 PM

Cost:  $25 ($30 day of class)

Ages 12+

Participate in a Music Theatre Dance Class focused on Broadway choreography taught and coached by Adam Roberts. 

Q&A will follow where students can ask questions about the show and the industry.

About Adam:

Adam Roberts is currently in the Ensemble of the National Tour of Miss Saigon. Adam Roberts (@adamant9 on Twitter and Instagram) was born into a musical family, his father a singer/guitarist and grandfather in the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame, so it was inevitable that he’d follow suit and pursue his dream of performing onstage for the masses. He began working professionally at age 10 and went on to further his education, receiving his BFA in Musical Theatre from Coastal Carolina University. Adam is elated to be a part of this beautiful show! Broadway credits include Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark and Pippin. He has been seen in the national tour of Dirty Dancing, Off-Broadway in Standard Time and most recently as Cornelius in Ozark Actors Theatre’s production of Hello, Dolly! He just finished associate directing and choreographing Broadway Backwards.

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

2 PM - 5 PM

Ages 9 to 18


Cost: $35 ($40 day of, if space is available) 

Instructors: Roderick Justice, Eric Byrd, Jay Goodlett, Scott Hunt, Ally Mellick, Natalie Bird and Madeleine Burgoon.

Does your child want to perform on stage but you don’t know where to start?  Or perhaps they need to freshen up their audition material to better their chances to land that role?  In this new MasterClass, your child will receive professional audition tips from the TCT staff! You will learn about the shows, what directors are looking for when they are casting, and your child will even participate in a mock dance call where they will learn actual choreography from TCT’s upcoming MainStage audition callbacks! Plus, they’ll hear from local talent agents.  

Parents, even you will get a chance to get answers to your burning questions with a Q&A just for you!  *Note: participation does not guarantee a callback 

Here’s the schedule:

Group MasterClass Sessions: (2-3 PM)

  • Audition Prep Welcome
  • Song Selection and Presentation: Do’s and Don’ts
  • An Agent’s Perspective (Featuring Heyman Talent)
  • Know the Show: Selecting Material Suited for Roles Available.

Break-Out Sessions: (3-4 PM)

  • Group Audition Coaching Sessions (Must bring piano sheet music)
  • Parent Q&A

Finishing Touches (4-5 PM)

  • Mock Dance Callback- Learn a portion of the Dance Callback TCT will use for the 2019-20 MainStage Shows. 
  • Final Check List:  How to be prepare on the day of and fight the nerves. Learn professional tricks for how to be warmed-up and fully prepared to audition and be ready for your callback.

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Featuring Phoebe Koyabe direct from the National Tour

Monday, April 29, 2019

5:30 PM - 8 PM

Cost: $50 ($55 day of class)

Ages 12+

Audition Masterclass featuring Q & A.

Class format to include a vocal coaching session from Phoebe Koyabe (PLEASE PREPARE A 32 BAR musical selection and bring the sheet music for your selection) 

Q&A will follow where students can ask questions about the show and the industry.

About Phoebe:

Phoebe Koyabe is currently playing the role of "Alana Beck" in the First National Tour of Dear Evan Hansen.  

Phoebe Koyabe (Alana) Born in France and raised in the US, bi-lingual Phoebe has been homeschooled most of her life.  At the age of 9 her mom presented her with a choice of learning pages in books or doing theatre. Luckily she picked theatre… and that was the beginning of a love story.

Like all love stories, it was a little complicated. At one point there was heavy flirting with dance… Phoebe danced full time for a few years but realized that she missed singing.

As a teenager, Phoebe captured the French nation’s heart when the judges of The Voice turned their seats for her stunning rendition of the Etta James classic “Something Got A Hold On Me.” She went all the way to the finale, narrowly missing out on the title. But she missed dancing…

At the age of 14 she realized that nothing would take the place of musical theatre, the only place where she fills complete. She has been since working to become a triple threat musical theatre actress.

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