Workshop for kids to feature Broadway performer

Madison kids will get the chance for some insider insight from Broadway performer Ian Knauer at a special Anastasia workshop on March 9.

Sellwood Studios, run by Tom Sellwood, is organizing the event. Sellwood is a Madison resident and Central Avenue School parent. He has been teaching voice to kids for about two years. HIs studio features kids group singing lessons, voice lessons and a summer camp. He also offers audition coaching and singing lessons for adults.

Prior to teaching, Sellwood was a working actor on Broadway and London’s West end.

“I met Ian working on a show called 'And The World Goes Round' by Kander and Ebb in New York,” said Sellwood. “We met again in the West End. It's a small world for actors.”

Knauer later landed a role in the original cast of “Anastasia” on Broadway. Knauer will lead the workshop, which is split into two sessions. The morning is for kids aged 5 to 11 years and the afternoon is for kids 10 and up. There will be singing, dancing and time for questions. The cost is $45 per person, and discounts are available. (Spotlight Kids Company participants can get $5 off, for example.)

“I have many Broadway friends and would like to set up a quarterly 'Bringing Broadway to Madison' series of workshops and possibly even a concert or two,” said Sellwood. “Broadway Workshops would include 'Mamma Mia', 'Phantom Of The Opera',  'Fiddler On The Roof', 'The Prom' (currently running on Broadway) and much more.”

To register or for more information go to or www.facebook/sellwoodStudio.

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