This course will prepare you for auditioning for musicals. All students will work on at least one up-tempo song and one ballad. This exciting, fun class is designed to develop the performing talents and style of the individual student. You have a story to tell, an emotion to communicate, and we’ll help you choose a song to do it. No class on Oct. 6. INSTRUCTOR BIO: ROLAND BRANFORD GOMEZ has been a professional actor and theatre director since he was 19, and has directed over 100 productions. He has directed over 30 musicals – many at LTA, including The Will Rogers Follies, Victor/Victoria, Crazy for You, and Oliver! Roland has received numerous Best Director awards or nominations. He has worked with three Broadway directors: Alan Schneider (Arena Stage), Harold Clurman (New York), and Jose Quintero (New York), and has appeared in several major films. Roland is currently LTA’s Governor for Education, and has taught at LTA for over 20 years.