Walton Arts Center to host Virtual Broadway Master Class for teens over spring break

Walton Arts Center will host a week-long Virtual Broadway Master Class in Musical Theater with award-winning Broadway actor Adam Kantor over spring break this year.

The class is intended for students between the ages of 13 and 18, and classes will be held via Zoom from 6-8 p.m. from March 22-26.

For those who aren’t familiar, Kantor is kind of a big deal.

From his bio:

Kantor recently won an Outer Critics Circle honor for his performance as Harry in Darling Grenadine at Roundabout Theatre Company. Prior to that, he won a Grammy Award® and an Emmy Award® for his performance in the Tony®-winning Broadway production of The Band’s Visit, in which he played Telephone Guy. Also on Broadway, he starred in Rent as Mark and Next To Normal as Henry, as well as in Fiddler On The Roof as Motel.

Off-Broadway he played Jaime in the Second Stage revival of The Last Five Years. He also played Princeton/Rod in Avenue Q at New World Stages. On TV he was in “Billions” on Showtime in the role of Pununzio, and “The Good Wife” on CBS in the role of Ezra.

Along with Brian Bordainick (founder of Dinner Lab) and Benj Pasek (songwriter of LaLa Land and Dear Evan Hansen), Kantor co-founded StoryCourse which creates interactive immersive dining experiences. He produces StoryCourse events including Saturday Night Seder, a star-studded virtual Passover which raised over $3 million for The CDC Foundation. Kantor is a graduate of Northwestern University.

Two options are available for registration. Students can participate in an interactive version of the course including 10 hours of instruction with direct feedback from Kantor for $250. A second option to audit the class and learn by watching others is available for $75.

For more info or to register call the box office at 479-443-5600 or visit waltonartscenter.org.