Musical Theatre Master Class with Linda Kerns
1 – 5 p.m.
This free workshop is open to anyone who loves musical theatre. The Master Class is sponsored by the local NATS chapter.
Linda Kerns has been a working actress and singer for over 30 years. She made her Broadway debut in the original cast of “Nine: The Musical.” Other theatre credits include “Big River” (Broadway), “Les Miserables” (National Tour), “Beauty and the Beast” (LA/Shubert Theatre) and the Los Angeles production of “Wicked” at the Pantages Theatre. She received the LA Weekly Award for Best Musical Performance for her work in the Actors Co-op’s production of “Into The Woods” and an Ensemble Performance Award for her work in the World Premiere play “Gulf-View Drive.”
Linda is also an accomplished Director and Music Director. Her work in these areas includes directing productions of “I Do, I Do!,” “Two By Two,” “The Fantasticks,” “The Triumph of Love,” “All I Really Needed To Know I Learned In Kindergarten,” “The Traveling Lady” and the World Premiere of Matthew Goldsby’s “Makin’ Hay” for the Actors Co-op, and Music Directing such shows as “Side By Side By Sondheim,” “Big River,” “Little Shop Of Horrors” and “1940’s Radio Hour.”
No stranger to the worlds of film and television, Kerns’ screen work includes roles in “Titanic,” “Mrs. Santa Claus” (starring Angela Lansbury), “Gepetto” (starring Drew Carey), “The Guardian,” “Without A Trace,” “Zeke and Luther” and many more.
Ms. Kerns studied Music Education (Voice Major/Piano Minor) at Temple University and is a graduate of New York’s American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is now on the faculty of UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television.