Yes, I have reached the point where I don’t need to double-check the spelling of Sara Gettelfinger’s last name — a sure sign that she has made a big impact on the Fresno theater scene. Many of you got to see her this past summer in StageWorks Fresno’s superb “Grey Gardens,” in which she delivered one of those superbly crafted performances that remain etched somehow on your brain long when the details have faded. Now the Broadway actress, who recently finished up a long run as Morticia in the national tour of “The Addams Family,” returns to offer two sets of master classes through StageWorks:
- Dance Master Classes will both take place on Saturday, Oct. 26 at DanceWorks Unlimited. There are two opportunities to attend this three hour dance workshop: 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. Performers are invited to participate in this dance workshop (limited to 20 students) that will feature choreography from the Broadway smash hits CHICAGO (9 a.m.) and THE ADDAMS FAMILY (1 p.m.). Fee is $50.
- Musical Theatre Song Coaching Workshop. During this 5 day song-coaching workshop, Gettelfinger will work with students to craft a style that is all their own celebrating them not only as a performer but as an individual. Throughout the five days (3 hour sessions each) this limited class (20 students) includes coaching by Gettelfinger as well as auditions book consultation. This workshop will take place on Nov. 4, 5, 11, 12 & 13 from 6-9 p.m. Fee is $200.
For details, go to the StageWorks Fresno site.