Category: Theater

The Green Room: Erika Henningsen

A masterclass with Mean Girls actress Erika Henningsen was one of the highlights of our July Impact Musical Theater camp. Now Erika’s preparing to star as entrepreneur Joy Mangano in a new musical which we hope is Broadway bound.

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The Green Room: Zonya Love

A performing arts education may build a good foundation for a career in the limelight, but the act of learning never stops. From singing in

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Up Close and Personal

As if Halloween weren’t scary enough, Academy of the Arts students found themselves in the middle of a unique situation when they were asked to perform just inches away from an ever-changing audience. Naper Settlement’s All Hallows Eve turned out to be the perfect place to blend their acting and improv skills as they brought to life Hansel and Gretel: A Twisted Fairytale.

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Broadway Baby

When 10-year-old Layla Cummings took part in a mock audition with renowned Broadway casting director Merri Sugarman at our Impact Musical Theater Camp in July,

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Class Act

Actor and writer Galen Williams has always been a big believer in education. “I’ve always loved it and being in a position to further educational

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