A Cabaret Class for singers and actors ages 16 – 99, this eight-week workshop will pair you with a song or songs perfect for your voice and type, and teach you how to sell it! The once-a-week class will meet Monday evenings and will culminate with a final cabaret show for friends, family, and anyone else on March 16th. Singers of all abilities are encouraged to attend. There will be a professional accompanist for all classes and the final show.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Morgan Vaughan is a professional actress, singer, and director for more than 20 years in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, Morgan Vaughan honed her skills on roughly 50 – 60 venues across the country as Patsy Cline in A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline and Always, Patsy Cline. She also wrote and produced her own cabaret show The Cowgirl’s Got the Blues in Chicago, and was one of the 5-member cast in the critically acclaimed Side by Side by Sondheim at The Attic Theatre in LA. She studied at the Cabaret Convention at the O’Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, Connecticut, with some of the biggest names in Cabaret and on Broadway, and also has an MFA in Classical Acting from The Shakespeare Theatre’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University. She and her husband Tristan founded Round Table Theatre Company in East Hampton, where they produced Macbeth at LTV and Hamlet at Guild Hall. Presently, Morgan is playing Sherri in Hampton Theatre Company’s Admissions which will run January 16 – February 2, 2020 in Quogue, NY. On the East End, Morgan was Margie in Good People, Brooke in Other Desert Cities, both at HTC, Lady Macbeth with Round Table Theatre, has appeared in numerous readings at Bay Street and Guild Hall, and has voiced several radio voiceovers and commercials. She is a member of the Actors' Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.
Amanda Jones (Accompanist/Music Director) grew up in East Hampton and began studying classical piano at the age of 5. Her first foray into musical theatre began in 3rd grade when she was cast in the East Hampton High School production of 'The Sound of Music' as the youngest of the VonTrapp family children. Thus, began her love of the stage. She attended Messiah College where she interned with Linda Tedford as a choral conducting student and then graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education. She then returned to East Hampton where she taught vocal and instrumental music at East Hampton Middle School. She has been the musical director for many local theatre groups including Stages: A Children’s Theatre Workshop Inc; The Jacobson Center of the Performing Arts; Center Stage at The Southampton Cultural Arts Center and many schools in the local area. Amanda collaborates and performs with artists such as Darren Ottati and Valerie DiLorenzo. She continues to coach vocalists and provide piano accompaniment for many local professional musicians. One of her goals professionally has always been to bring educational programming to the east end of Long Island in the areas of music and musical theatre. Her dream is to see young people not only learn about being on stage but how to be on stage in a way where the process becomes more important than the end product. Outside of the music world she is a mother to 3 amazing sons and has been married for 20 years to a wonderful musician as well.