Michigan Opera Theatre is thrilled to announce that its summer teen theater program Operetta "Remix" will feature guest artists from the hit Broadway show, Hamilton! Jonathan Christopher and Nikisha Williams perform in the ensemble of the show's national tour, with Christopher understudying the roles of Aaron Burr and George Washington and Williams understudying for Eliza, Angelica and Peggy.
The two are part of a larger group of guest artists who will offer roundtables on career and educational opportunities. Other guest artists include renowned soprano Cecilia Violetta Lopez and MOT Assistant Music Director, Chorus Master and director of the Michigan Opera Theatre Children's Chorus Suzanne Mallare Acton, among others.
Operetta Remix will take place Aug. 3-7 and provide vocal coaching, acting instruction and dance workshops for students ages 13-18. Under the direction of professional opera singer and instructor Mary Martin, students will explore works from operetta and musical theater.
The program's younger counterpart, Create & Perform, will take place Aug. 10-14. Tailored for students ages 8-12, participants will write and compose short monologues, dialogues and songs which reflect on the events of 2020 as they have experienced them. This program gives participants a platform through which to tell their own stories and to create a sense of community and solidarity through shared experiences and allows them to create a digital time capsule which will capture the events of this unprecedented time.
Both Operetta Remix and Create & Perform will be conducted through Zoom to meet social distancing guidelines.
Aug. 3-7, 2020
Create & Perform
Aug. 10-14, 2020
For registration and additional information, visit https://michiganopera.org/learn/music-and-theater/.