Musical Theater Master Class set for Oct. 24

October 17, 2022
Submitted By: Office of Marketing and Communication

Two current 2022 cast members of “Into the Woods” on Broadway are running a free Musical Theater Master Class entitled, “Hartt to Broadway—Broadway to Hartt,” at The Hartt School.

Ta’Nika Gibson and Brooke Ishibashi are offering the program Monday, Oct. 24, 4-6:30 p.m. at Roberts Theater of the Handel Performing Arts Center at Hartt. It’s free and open to students, faculty, and friends of The Hartt School and the Hartt Community Division. Seating is limited. Participants do not need to pre-register.

When: Monday, Oct. 24, 4-6:30 p.m.

Where: Roberts Theater, Handel Performing Arts Center, The Hartt School

What: Musical Theater Master Class

Who: Ta’Nika Gibson and Brooke Ishibashi, “Into the Woods” Broadway cast members

Gibson received her early training at the Hartt Community Division, while Ishibashi’s sister is a graduate of Hartt. In the upcoming class, they’ll discuss their experiences in starting their careers, conduct a Q&A, perform, and work with students in a master class setting.

Gibson currently performs as Lucinda in “Into the Woods,” and has also performed on Broadway in “Ain’t Too Proud.” Regional credits include “Oklahoma,” “Dreamgirls,” “The Wiz,” and “Aida.” She’s also recently recurring as Debbie Allen in HBO’s “Winning Time,” and appeared in “Bull” on CBS, as well as “Iron Fist” on Netflix.

Ishibashi currently performs as Florinda in “Into the Woods” for her Broadway debut. She previously originated and developed “Cambodian Rock Band” (South Coast Repertory, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, La Jolla Playhouse), and is a former Actors’ Equity Association national councilor, Fair Wage Onstage core member, NYCLU ambassador, and Be An #ArtsHero/Arts Workers United cofounder. 

The class will also be livestreamed. 

Presented by The Hartt School Theatre Division, The Hartt Community Division, The Hartt School Dean Dale A. Merrill, and Thomas A. Scavone, director of Hartt Community Division.