Join us for this special two-day workshop in musical theatre
with instructors Gary De Mattei and Caryn Hartglass.

Saturday, May 21, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM and Sunday, May 22, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The workshop focus is on acting through the presentation of a song, as it arises from the life of the character within the context of the musical or play with music. Actors will work to balance correct vocal technique and sound production with the effort to bring truth and clarity to the song and the role they are creating. The class will cover audition material, solo performance work, scene study work, and ensemble work. This class is appropriate for all levels, from professional performer to aspiring actor.

This two-day workshop will give the participants a series of vocal and acting exercises essential in developing and interpreting songs for auditions, callbacks and performance purposes. An accompanist will be provided.

What to prepare:

Students should come prepared with two songs, an uptempo and a ballad, of 16 bars each, from the standard Broadway repertory, memorized. Please bring two copies of each song in separate sheet music form (do not bring the score or book your songs come from). One set of songs needs to be properly prepared in a three ring binder for use by the accompanist and the other copies can be stapled together for use by the participant and the instructor. Bring a bottle of water, and a pencil with an eraser.

Workshop Price: $150.

Workshop Location: Historic Hoover Theatre, 1635 Park Ave., San Jose, CA, 95126

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Gary2013-72Gary De Mattei is an actor, director, producer, filmmaker, writer and teacher living in New York City. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the nonprofit theatre company, The Artist's Theatre Repertory Ensemble (TheATRE). Gary was last seen on the New York stage in the award-winning new play, No One Asked Me by Kate Ballen. Before moving to New York in 2008 Gary worked extensively in Bay Area theatre as an actor, director, writer, producer, teacher, and arts administrator. He was the co-founder and producing artistic director of Theatre On San Pedro Square (TOSPS) in San Jose from January of 2000 to April of 2008. During that time Gary produced plays and musicals that showcased local, national and international theatre artists. Gary was the Theatre Department Chair at Presentation High School in San Jose. During his tenure at Presentation Gary directed plays and musicals and taught acting. His theatre department was awarded the prestigious Best High School Musical Award from the American Musical Theatre. Gary is a Bay Area Theatre Critics Award nominee for his portrayal of Fiorello H. LaGuardia in Foothill Music Theatre's production of Fiorello. A proud member of Actor's Equity Association, Gary trains at HB Studios in New York under the guidance of his acting teacher Austin Pendleton. For more about Gary go to his website,

A classically trained singer, Caryn Hartglass has performed in opera and musicals in the United States and abroad. Some of her favorite roles include Queen of the Night (Magic Flute), Blonde (The Abduction From The Seraglio), Rosina (Barber of Seville) Aldonza, (Man of La Mancha); Dot (Sunday in the Park with George); Johanna (Sweeney Todd); Eva Peron (Evita) and Cunegonde (Candide) for which she was nominated for a Bay Area Theatre Critics Award. She won two international operatic vocal competitions: the Eisteddfod Classical Voice Competition in South Africa and the Concours International D'Oratorio et de Lied in France and recorded a collection of French, German and American art songs on the French label, Ligia Digital. Caryn studied voice with the legendary coloratura Mady Mesplé in Paris. Audio and video clips of her musical performances can be accessed at