DATE: June 10th 2017
TIME: 2:00pm
LOCATION: 42051 Main St Temecula, CA
VENUE: Old Town Temecula Community Theater
Audition Workshop 2017-06-10

The Barn Stage Company is excited to announce the first in our premiere Audition Workshop series in collaboration with The Barn Stage Conservatory! On June 10th from 2pm-5pm get technique, insights and advice from a few of Southern California’s working industry professionals! Join Ryan Ruge (3D Theatricals, Director of Camelot in Concert), Candice Nicole Dickson (Broadway: Fantine is Les Miserables, Scallops Who in How The Grinch Stole Christmas) and Chelsea Nicole Lapp (Choreographer Urinetown, James and The Giant Peach) share their own professional experience and insights to make smart, creative and effective choices and experience the confidence that is essential to booking the job.

This intensive workshop shows how to break down a song and how to get all the information and common sense insights for auditioning. Curiosity, intuition and deductive reasoning combine in this step-by-step breakdown of the auditioning process. Get specific. Make on-the-spot adjustments. Eliminate fear and doubt. Nail the audition! This intensive will help you instantly connect to any material and is designed for you to see immediate results.

Open to ages 15 and up! 

Price: $150

If you plan on auditioning for a Barn Stage Company show or any professional theatre company in the future, we suggest attending this workshop so you know what to expect!
Please bring an updated copy of your headshot and resume and two audition song selections (upbeat and ballad) to work on. An accompanist will be provided (sheet music only). Please bring a notebook and pencil to take notes.

Produced by The Barn Stage Company


RYAN RUGE (Director) is honored to be working with The Barn Stage Company again after directing Camelot in Concert last spring. A Southern California native, He has been involved with theatre in the southland for most of his life. As a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) with a degree in Musical Theatre, Ryan has enjoyed a career in professional performance on both domestic and international stages. Favorite stage credits include: The Wizard Of Oz (Tinman) and Parade (Ovation Award) with 3D Theatricals, The Wizard Of Oz (Tinman) with Cabrillo Music Theatre, And The World Goes ‘Round (Man 1) at The NoHo Arts Center, Assassins (Leon Czolgosz) at The Cohen Theater, and multiple performances as a Principle Vocalist with the Tokyo Disney Resort and Dublin Worldwide Productions. More recently, he has shifted to work behind the scenes as the Resident Assistant Director for 3D Theatricals. As a creative team member with 3DT, Ryan has had the opportunity to work in collaboration with the talents of Artistic Director T.J. Dawson on his acclaimed productions of Side Show, Beauty And The Beast, and The Addams Family (starring Rachel York and Bronson Pinchot). Most recently, he worked alongside Tony nominated actor/director Marc Kudisch on Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and has served as Assistant Director to Rufus Bonds Jr. on 3D Theatricals’ production of Once On This Island. Love to Bryan.

CANDICE NICOLE DICKSON (Vocal Coach) has been performing professionally since age 11 when she was first hired by Disney. As a teen, Candice headlined with the California Symphony and Reno Philharmonic and played leading roles such as Mary Lennox in Moonlight Amphitheatre’s The Secret Garden. Candice then went on to have a successful career in the entertainment industry. Broadway credits: Fantine/Factory Girl (Les Miserables), Scallops Who (How the Grinch Stole Christmas/Broadway album). She’s performed as a guest artist in Disney in Concert with symphonies worldwide and headlined in venues such as the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Regional: Ariel (Footloose), Sandy (Grease), Dorothy (Wizard of Oz), Wendy (Peter Pan w/Adam Lambert), Martha Jefferson (1776), Cinderella (Cinderella). TV/film: Young Buffy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Toffee (Zombie Prom), Princess Luciana (Barbie: The Island Princess). Candice trained vocally with Seth Riggs, teacher to stars like Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Barbara Streisand. With Seth’s encouragement, Candice began teaching voice 16 years ago. While residing in NYC, Candice met husband Jonathan visiting from South Africa, which led her to teaching acting/vocal workshops overseas. They’ve recently returned to her home town of Temecula where she now has a thriving business as a private voice teacher. For more info:

CHELSEA NICOLE LAPP (Choreographer) is thrilled to be joining The Barn Stage Company as a member of their staff after having choreographed and stage managed a handful of shows for them! Chelsea started off her theatre career as a performer, but soon switched gears when she discovered her love for choreographing and teaching. Early on she spent a number of years working for a children’s theatre company (CYT) and as the resident choreographer at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego. Since then, Chelsea has traveled the nation choreographing shows for various companies; her work has been seen all over Southern California as well as Illinois, Washington, Idaho and New York. In NYC, she had the opportunity to work for Theatreworks USA putting on national tours geared towards kids and families. Chelsea has since moved back to Temecula to help start The Barn Stage Company Conservatory and pursue her passion of helping students develop their theatre skills. Working with youth has been a long time passion, to her there is nothing better than seeing her students grow and succeed as they pursue and follow their dreams. A big thanks to J. Scott, Jordan and Jason for bringing her on and trusting her with this endeavor.

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