July 12, 2013
Starlight STARS Learn Dance Moves From Broadway Actress
To be a smart actor, you need to get involved in anything you can and be fearless .
Kelly Felthous, who plays Gloria in Flashdance –The Musical at Starlight Theatre, was joined by 11 Starlight STARS of Tomorrow on July 11 to learn a dance number to “Maniac” from the show. Starlight STARS of Tomorrow is a musical theatre training and performance program for 7th through 12th grade students.
For the first hour of the master class, it was down to business and Felthous quickly moved through the boxing-infused routine. The STARS spent the last 30 minutes of class doing a question and answer session with Felthous. They learned about auditioning, college training, developing new musicals and more theatre topics. Felthous ended the session with a piece of advice for the aspiring actors.
“I think the most important thing for an actor is to be a ‘smart actor.’ A smart actor is a good actor. To be a smart actor, you need to get involved in anything you can and be fearless - strong but wrong, in it to win it. Just try it, and if you fail you fail. If you don’t, you have a new skill. You can always use everything you learn in life on the stage,” said Felthous.
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