Monday, March 29, 2021

Song Performance Workshop for Adults and Teens Online at Dreamcatcher

Virtual song performance workshop for adults and teens

WHEN: Saturday afternoons from 12:30-2:30 for seven weeks starting April 10 and ending May 22.
WHERE: online
To register for the class or for information on any of Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre's programs, please visit or contact Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre at The Oakes Center, 120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901, 908-514-9654.

This 7-week Song Performance Workshop is a “master class” environment, offering singers of all levels the opportunity to learn through observation as well as individual coaching on short solo pieces. Veteran teacher Vanessa Parvin gently and enthusiastically works to draw out each performer’s individual personality and passion, with questions and suggestions designed to guide singers toward an authentic, unique, and captivating performance.

Vanessa Parvin has loved singing and the stage since childhood. In addition to a variety of jobs as a musical director and vocal coach, she has been fortunate to perform alongside Broadway legends on theater and cabaret stages. Favorite stage roles include Cinderella in Into The Woods, Marsinah in Kismet, Irene in Hello, Dolly!, Jenny in The Threepenny Opera, and at the Goodspeed Opera House as part of the Angel City Four in City Of Angels. Vanessa has been featured in a number of shows at Disneyland, and has been a professional holiday caroler for over 20 years. She is the soprano for MAC Award-winning vocal quintet Marquee Five, recently described as “Manhattan Transfer for the new millennium.” With Marquee Five, Vanessa has appeared at 54 Below, SOPAC, Feinstein’s, the Metropolitan Room, the Laurie Beechman Theater, and Don’t Tell Mama. You can hear her on Marquee Five’s debut CD “8-Track Throwback". Vanessa holds a BA in Music from UCLA and a MFA in Theater from Brooklyn College. When not performing, she teaches private voice and piano in her Maplewood home. Visit Vanessa’s Web site

About Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre:

Dreamcatcher was founded in 1994, and is a non-profit professional ensemble of actors who build community with the audience by sharing contemporary, life-affirming stories that challenge, energize and entertain. Our work has at its heart a belief in the essential goodness of people and the power of live performance to connect people through our shared humanity.

We expose theatregoers to ideas and lives like and unlike their won, with the intention of awakening their imaginations and creating empathy for others. We deepen the experience of our patrons with personal contact through receptions, talkbacks and interactive programs.

The company’s activities include mainstage productions, improvisational comedy and cabarets, new play readings and a variety of educational and senior outreach programs.

Dreamcatcher’s programs are funded by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, The Summit Foundation, and many other corporations, foundations and individuals.  Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre is an Equity Producing member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.