Activities 2011

Summer in the City Activities 2011

Individual courses of intensive study were designed for each participant, as well as a variety of workshops, classes, and master classes for the entire group.

Eleven youth attended the 201 Summer in the City program:

Student/Artist Discipline School
Virginia Asbury Musical Theatre West Ashley HS
Rachel Dalton Theatre Bishop England HS
Arianna Marlett Theatre Laing Middle School
Alexandra Martindale Classical Voice Chas. County SOA
Helen McDonaldPhalon Musical Theatre Rollings Middle School for the Arts
Jana Miley Musical Theatre Chas. County SOA
Annalise Morelli Musical Theatre First Baptist Church School
Corey Ryan Musical Theatre Pinewood Prep
Sebastian Sanchez Theatre Wando HS
Caroline Scruggs Musical Theatre Bishop England HS
Campbell Wiltshire Theatre Colleton County HS


  • Cirque du Soleil’s “Zarkana”
  • “Anything Goes”
  • “Born Yesterday”
  • “War Horse”
  • “Phantom of the Opera”
  • The NY Philharmonic:  “The Cunning Little Vixen, Opera by Leos Janacek

“Company” by  Steven Sondheim

Daily Classes with Instructors and Mentors:


  • David SabellaMills is an extremely prominent NYC voice teacher who enjoys constant referrals from talent agents and casting directors.  He has trained performers in many, many shows:   Billy Elliott, Jersey Boys, In The Heights, Gypsy, The Little Mermaid, Guys and Dolls, The Pirate Queen, Curtains, The Color Purple, Chita Rivera  A Dancer’s Life, Sweet Charity, Avenue Q, Wicked, Hairspray, Fosse, CHICAGO, Beauty and The Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Mamma Mia, Man of La Mancha, …Forum, The Life, Miss Saigon, Naked Boys Singing.
  • Bill Lewis: Classical coach and Music Director for Ronan Tynan (Irish tenor). Has appeared twice at The White House.
  • Mary Gould: Voice Technique; Founder and Producer:  South of Broadway Theatre Co.
  • Badiene Magaziner: Highly respected voice teacher. Graduate of The Juilliard School of Music.
  • Has students in:  Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins, Shrek, Rent, Lion  King, and more.

Musical Theatre Song Performance Classes:

  • Mary Gould, see above
  • Bill Lewis, see above

Kinesthetic Performance and movement Classes:

  • Nicole Russo:  Studied at Musical Theatre Works Conservatory (NYU), American Academy of Dramatic Arts, HB studios, Broadway Dance Center, Joffrey Ballet and Steps on Broadway.  She is currently working on her PhD. in Physical therapy.

Stage Combat Technique Classes:

  • David DeBesse, stage combat instructor at the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts.


  • Bob Luke: Casting Consultant/ Talent Management, NY/LA; Onset acting coach:
    • “The Cosby Show”, “Music of the Heart”(featuring Meryl Streep),
    • “Racing Stripes” and “Ransom” (featuring Mel Gibson), Disney’s ’07 release:
    • “Enchanted” (featuring Susan Sarandon and Patrick Dempsey).
  • Neal Lerner: Chairman for professional actors at the School for Film and Television. Has appeared in over 150 TV shows and movies including “LA Law” and “Seinfeld.” “My Idiot Brother.”

Improv Classes:

  • Judith Searcy:  Head of Improv at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and was part of The Chicago City Limits New York Company.

Workshops & Seminars with Agents and Casting Directors:

  • Duncan Stuart and Co., Theatre/Film/TV:  ‘Chicago,” “La Cage aux Folles,” “Gossip Girl,” “The Sopranos,” “The Office,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and more.
  • Eileen Haves, Talent Agent.  One of the most respected names in the business for the last 20 years.
  • Merri Sugarman of Tara Rubin Casting – one of NYC’s biggest!!!! “Jersey Boys,” “Billy Elliot,” “Shrek,” “Mammia Mia,” “Mary Poppins,” and many, many more.
  • Charlie Winfield, Talent Agent, Funny Face Today
  • Michael Cassarra, Casting Director.  Casts for legit theatre in NYC and around the country
  • Joel Carlton, Talent Agent, Nicolosi & Co.  Casts Broadway Shows:  “Wicked,” “Adams Family,” “Priscilla Queen of the Desert,” “Mamma Mia” “Sister Act,”  “Boardwalk Empire,” “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” “Gossip Girl,” and many more.
  • Cindi Rush, Casting Director “Urinetown,” “Made for Each Other,” “Master Class” and many more.
  • Film Intensive featuring:  Peter Sanfilippo, Agent, HartigHelepo Agency, Paul Schnee, Casting Dir., Barden Shnee Casting, CJ Molidor, Assoc. Casting Dir. Tucker/Meyerson Casting,
  • Mia Cusamano, Assoc., Casting Dir., ABC Studios, Paul Davis Assoc., Casting Dir., Calleri Casting “Army Wives,” Jamie Schulman, Assoc. Casting Dir., Cathleen Chopin Casting, Peter Kaiser, Agent, The Talent House, Scott Swiontek, Agent, The Gersh Agency.
  • Camera Intensive: Paul Davis, Assoc. Casting Dir. Calleri Casting “Army Wives.”