5-Star Academy



5-Star Academy, Guiding Kids Toward Their Inner Star

Musical Theater Technique

Thursdays, 4-7 p.m.  Ages 12-18 (Start date: Sept. 13-Dec. 6)

Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Ages 8-13 (Start date: Sept. 15-Dec. 8)

Class Details

Musical Theater Technique will focus on expanding a deeper, more precise understanding of the student’s acting ability and development of his/her acting skills in a song. Students will be assigned songs appropriate to their age and development, and workshop it over 12 weeks. Each student will have the opportunity to perform and observe other students during each class. Throughout the session, a guest from the entertainment industry (actor, choreographer, musical director, agent, etc.) will attend to provide feedback.

Class will not meet the week of Thanksgiving (November 22 and 24).
Cost: $50 per class for 12 weeks + $20 materials fee.
Location: Class takes place at Breakthrough Studios (1489 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, Ste. C, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362)

Special Guests






Anneliese van der Pol (TV: That’s So Raven, Raven’s Home. Broadway: Beauty and the Beast [Belle]…)
Ashley Argota (TV: Nickelodeon’s Lab Rats, True Jackson VP, The Fosters…)
Jason Michael Snow (Broadway: The Book of Mormon [Elder Davis], South Pacific [Quale], Xanadu. TV: This Is Us, A Christmas Story Live, School of Rock…)
Erin McIntyre (Wicked [Glinda], Love Never Dies [Christine Daae], Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder [Phoebe Dysquith]…)
Todd M. Eskin (Agent/Head of the Theater Department at Across the Board Talent Agency- Los Angeles, New York, and Las Vegas)

*Guests are subject to change

 The 5-Star Academy of Performing Arts is run by educational director and artistic associate, Tal Fox. Tal has worked professionally for more than 10 years in the entertainment and education industries. She holds a bachelor’s in fine arts in musical theatre and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Pace University in New York City, and has lectured and taught across the United States at schools, acting programs and theaters. In her five years as a talent agent at Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates she ran the bi-coastal (Los Angeles/New York) Equity/Theater department and developed the Youth TV/Film/Theater department. She has advanced many careers and put a multitude of actors on Broadway, in television and film, in national tours and in regional theater productions. Tal has experience performing, casting (credits include Center Theatre Group, Kirk Douglas Theatre, Theatre @ Boston Court, Bleecker St. Theatre in NYC…), theater tech, and in producing (with Broadway theater producer, Ken Davenport). With all of these resources, she brings an extremely high quality of understanding of both acting technique and business savvy to her students.

*Register before August 22 and receive an Early Bird discount of $45 per class (plus materials fee) for 12 weeks!

To sign up, email:  TAL@5startheatricals.com with the following documents!