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BCT will host a performance master class

BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon Community Theatre is excited to announce that Tony Award Winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia (best known for his portrayal of Angel Dumott Schunard in “RENT”) is coming to Buckhannon.

Heredia is also a highly in-demand master class instructor, and he is offering his expertise to Buckhannon Community Theatre!

Buckhannon Community Theatre is hosting an audition-style theatre performance master class with Heredia, where he will share how to be better musically prepared for auditions, as well as offer one-on-one coaching based on the musical selection each participant chooses to bring. This can be a fantastic opportunity for participants in the classes to build their skills with guidance from a Tony Award winner.

Our Master Class will be Dec. 7, with two class sessions offered: Session One from 10-11:40 a.m., and Session Two from 1:30-3:10 p.m. Classes will be held in the basement of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 88 S. Kanawha St. in Buckhannon. Participants will have 10-15 minutes of one-on-one coaching from Heredia. If you aren’t comfortable with performing or participating in the class, you can still observe and learn from Heredia, as observation tickets are available. Everyone who participates or observes will have the chance to get a photo with Heredia after the class.

Participant tickets are limited. A special VIP package will also be available. This VIP packet includes an autographed 8 inch by 10 inch and admission to the Knorr Award, where Heredia will be performing a song with BCT (The Knorr Award, an annual award to spotlight an honoree who has greatly contributed to BCT, will be held on the night of Dec. 7, following completion of classes). Participation slots are first-come, first-serve. Tickets for participation and observation can be purchased through Eventbrite.

Wilson Jermaine Heredia, born Dec. 2, 1971, is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Angel Dumott Schunard in the Broadway musical “Rent,” for which he won the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actor in a musical. Heredia also originated the role at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre in the West End theatre district and in the 2005 film adaptation.