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Fall Teen Academy: Musical Theater Numbers

Categories: Teen Programs | All Events
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October 9 – November 13, 2022
The Armory: Vigeland Rehearsal Hall
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Grades 9-12, all levels of experience welcome!

Experience the excitement and fun involved in creating musical theater. Participants will work with professional musical theater artists to explore vocal performance and learn how to make strong acting choices when performing musical theater.

Sundays, October 9 – November 13, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Local credits include Persephone with Bedrock Theatre, The Most Massive Woman Wins at Deep End Theater, Dream/Logic with Hand2Mouth Theatre, and Sleepwalker at Headwaters Theatre (Fertile Ground Festival). New York credits include Volupté with World Theatre Lab, Spring’s Awakening and Balm in Gilead at The Marilyn Monroe Theatre, and The Darger Projects at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. Recent film credits: Magnificent (winner of the LGBTQ category at Oregon Independent Film Festival), Lonesome Georgeirl, and Love, Cheryl. She has a B.F.A. in acting from New York University and has studied at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and Stonestreet Studios.


Tara Velarde is a singer and actor in her hometown of Portland, OR. Her recent theater work includes The Bells that Still Can Ring (Portland Center Stage), Once (Broadway Rose), The Music Man (Third Rail Repertory Theater), West Side Story (Broadway Rose), The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors (Oregon Children’s Theater), and the title role in Antigone at the Border (Milagro Theater). She tours the US as a vocal artist, and has opened for artists such as Michael Franti and Gaelynn Lea (NPR Tiny Desk Contest Winner). She released her first studio album, Rise, in 2019, and has headlined two European tours. Velarde has a BA in Music Education from Pacific University (Outstanding Vocalist, 2013). She teaches music, has directed choirs (Pacific Youth Choir, Ethos, CS Lewis Academy), and has sung with The Oregon Symphony, White Bird Dance, and Resonance Ensemble. Velarde has also won awards in dance performance and competition. She hosts the podcast Making the Move: Conversations with Full-Time Musicians in partnership with Vortex Music Magazine. Find her online at taravelardemusic.com, and on Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktok.

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