The Picketwire Players’ Cast of Mamma Mia was treated to a very special rehearsal Friday evening, May 31st . Made possible by a generous donation from Picketwire Player and Patron Judy Hensley, the cast was able to participate in a superb vocal workshop by Tanya Perkins. Tanya has taught voice and musical theatre technique at NYU’s Musical Theatre Conservatory, Perry Mansfield School of the Arts, Swallow Hill and The Academy of the Arts. She teaches group and private voice lessons for men and women in her own studio in Denver. Tanya was nominated by the Denver Drama Critics Circle for “Best Actress in a Musical” for her role as Mrs. Mister in The Cradle will Rock.
According to her website, “Tanya is a classical-crossover artist whose work spans many different musical styles from Broadway to classical to folk and pop. She has performed across the country in musical theatre, Shakespeare, light opera and concerts. She unexpectedly found teaching when looking for work on her way to NYC. It changed her life; expanded her own understanding of singing technique, styling and performance. She was a natural born teacher. She took everything she so effortlessly did on stage and poured it into her teaching. Her career took on a new path as venues wanted her to perform and give coaching seminars. It became a perfect fit when her son arrived. She was able to manage family with shorter performance commitments and throw in recording projects along the way.” The Picketwire Board of Directors and Cast of Mamma Mia want to thank Tanya for coming to La Junta for this workshop and Judy for making it possible! Don’t miss Mamma Mia, performance dates are July 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20 at 7:30PM at Picketwire Center for Performing and Visual Arts. Tickets go on sale online June 24th www.picketwireplayers.org/tickets.