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Your child can reach their full potential at PTW.
Our expert faculty will engage & teach your child with knowledge, care and passion.

 

PTW Teachers Have Performed in Broadway Shows Such As:
 

The IT Factor

Performers Theatre Workshop’s students past and present have appeared on Broadway, in Film, and on Television, and are accepted into the best performing arts conservatories and leading academic colleges and universities. PTW students credit their training and total experience here for giving them “the PTW edge.”

Fostering a culturally rich environment allows PTW to attract top instructors, who are not only highly skilled educators but also successful and active performers in their fields. With a talented pool of professional faculty, PTW's classical training and curriculum focuses on all areas of the performing arts, including acting and drama for theatre and TV, voice, tap, jazz, show production, guitar, piano, bass and songwriting.

But PTW is not only for young performers with professional aspirations. Just over the past few years PTW students have had the following leading roles in their middle school & high school productions:

Annie in “Annie”

Pippin in “Pippin”

Curly in “Oklahoma”

Sally Bowles in “Cabaret”

Tevye in “Fiddler On The Roof”

Tzeitel in “Fiddler On The Roof”

Charlie in “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory”

Alelaide in “Guys & Dolls”

Sarah in “Guys & Dolls”

Sky Masterson in “Guys & Dolls”

Kim in “Bye Bye Birdie” (2 students each Kim in their middle school production)

The Witch in “Into The Woods”

Jack in “Into The Woods”

The Prince in “Into The Woods”

2 stepsisters in “Into The Woods”

Tinman in “The Wiz”

Glinda in “Wizard of Oz”

Billy in “Anything Goes”

Hope in “Anything Goes”

Princess in “Once Upon A Mattress”

Sharpey in “High School Musical”

Whether a student’s aspirations are to be on Broadway, a lead in their school musical or just feel better about themselves as a performer and learn for fun, our goal is to build self-confidence along with performing technique, and for students to make personal and performing breakthroughs to help them achieve their unique goals

PTW Students

BROADWAY

Aladdin
An American in Paris (Tony Nominee-Brandon Uranowitz)
A Christmas Carol (The Theatre at Madison Square Garden)
Baby It's You
Broadway Kids Sing Broadway
Fame
Grease
Gypsy
Into The Woods
Lion King
Mamma Mia
Once on This Island
Peter Pan

 
 

TV Commercials

TV Commercials
Blingtones
CVS
Federal Express
Hatfield’s Hotdogs and Sausages
Kenmore refrigerators,
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Life Cereal
MCI,
MTV
Nickelodeon
Parker Brothers
Sears
Spaghettios
Wisk

NATIONAL TOURS 

Anything Goes
Evita
Les Miserables
Matilda
Ragtime (Toronto run)
Rent

 

FILM

Get Smart
Murder By Numbers
The Paper w/ Michael Keaton and Glenn Close
The Dreamers

 

PRINT WORK

Better Homes and Gardens
Family Circle
The cover of Newsweek
Parents Magazine

 

COLLEGES

Berkelee School of Music
Boston Conservatory
Brown
Carnegie Mellon
Cornell
Dartmouth
Harvard
Juilliard
MIT
NYU
NYU Meissner Program
NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Princeton
Syracuse University
University of Pennsylvania
University of the Arts
Wellesley
Westminster Choir College
Yale

TV 

All My Children
American Idol
Another World
Baby-Sitters Club
Barney
BET
Boulevard Dreams
CBS MarketWatch
CBS-TV News Anchor/Reporter
Clifford the Red Dog
Conan O’Brien
Cosby Show
David Letterman
Dawson's Creek
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Honey I Shrunk The Kids
Law and Order
Law and Order Criminal Intent
Law and Order SVU
News Broadcaster for WCBS-NY
NYPD Blue,
Out of the Box (Disney)
Saturday Night Live
Sesame Street
Shining Time Station
Third Watch

 

Dance Companies

Alvin Alley

 

MISC

“Amahl and the Night Visitors” with the Hershey Symphony
Miss New Jersey Petite Princess 2003 at Walt Disney World
Producer of Television shows
Agent at top child casting agency
News Anchor Woman for CBS and WPIX
Casting director
Scholastic Productions producer
Wriiter of a Broadway Show, nominated for Tony award

PTW Faculty

BROADWAY

A Chorus Line
A Class Act
Cabaret
Cinderella
Damn Yankees
Flower Drum Song
Grease
Gypsy
How To Succeed In Business
Into The Woods
Mary Poppins
Merchant of Venice (w/Al Pacino)
Smoky Joe's Cafe
The Three Penny Opera
Titanic

 
 

TV COMMERCIALS

Fabreeze
Geico

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL TOURS

Anything Goes
Cats
Oklahoma
Rent
West Side Story

 

FILM

Annie
Crutch
Hello Lonesome
New Years Day
Spiderman
Welcome to the Bates Motel
Wolf of Wall Street

 

COLLEGES

Berkelee School of Music
Boston Conservatory
Brown
Carnegie Mellon
Cornell
Dartmouth
Harvard
Juilliard
MIT
NYU
NYU Meissner Program
NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Princeton
Syracuse University
University of Pennsylvania
University of the Arts
Wellesley
Westminster Choir College
Yale

TV 

Celebrity Ghost Stories
Conviction
Gossip Girl
Honey I Shrunk The Kids
Hope & Faith
Jake and the Fatman
Knots Landing
Law & Order SVU
Law and Order Criminal Intent
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Murphy Brown
One Life To Live
Picket Fences
Saturday Night Live
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: Voyager
The Colbert Report
The Good Wife

 

DANCE COMPANIES

Houston Ballet
Moscow Ballet

 

VENUES

Avery Fischer Hall
Carnegie Recital Hall
City Center
Disney World
Kennedy Center
Lincoln Center
The Fox in Detroit and Atlanta
The Pantages
The Shrine

PTW STUDENT JOHN ALLYN AS "MICHAEL" IN PETER PAN LIVE ON NBC

PTW student John Allyn ‘s feet may never touch the ground! Fresh from the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan where he performed with the cast of NBC’s Peter Pan Live, our PTW performer will star as Michael in the new live production of Peter Pan which will be broadcast live on NBC TV, December 4th. John also appeared in The Making of Peter Pan Live which aired on November 26th showing the whole cast’s journey from auditioning to mounting the full production. A poignant moment in the broadcast was when John learned he was cast in Peter Pan. After John delivered his callback audition, star Allison Williams posed the question, “Does the idea of flyingdoes that sound fun to you?” Williams continued, “Does the idea of learning how to fly with me sound like fun?” What a way to learn he had just landed the role of a lifetime.

 

 

John Allyn's PTW Training: John Allyn was first introduced to PTW through an after school enrichment class at Deerfield, his elementary school. Taught by longtime PTW instructor and Broadway veteran, Cathy Trien (who understudied for Bernadette Peters in the Broadway production of Gypsy, starred on Broadway in Grease and was featured in the national TV show Honey I Shrunk the Kids), John’s first taste of PTW left him wanting more. He began private voice lessons in the spring of 2014 and enrolled in the 2014 Summer Theater Conservatory Broadway Showcase. John’s PTW training includes studies in Jazz and Hip Hop with Jordan Fife Hunt who has recently performed in national tours of A Chorus Line and On the Town. He has also studied with Beth Southard who played Christine in Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, and PTW veteran instructor, Brian Loeffler who took a hiatus from his teaching duties when Broadway called. Loeffler served as Dance Captain for Grease on Broadway and later returned to PTW where he continues training, inspiring and choreographing our promising students like John Allyn. John’s training in the PTW classes TV Acting and Comedy Improv were helped prepare him for the Peter Pan audition process. In addition to his PTW classes, John’s PTW instructors rallied around him throughout the audition process offering expert coaching to ensure his success.

 

Perfect Fit: Seven year old John really found a “theater home” at PTW where he was welcomed into the world of expertly tailored training in classes that put the student first, rather than the schedules. Since PTW divides class sections into levels of training rather than merely age groups, John was able to be challenged, unlike at his former performing arts school where he found himself in classes with students his own age, but not with his level of training. He felt like a fish out of water, but here at PTW, John continues to study and grow. He will be performing with his fellow PTW students in the special PTW Mid-Winter Broadway Showcase in New York City at Don’t Tell Mama on February 7th and 8th. PTW Pride: The entire PTW family, staff and students, congratulate John! We will all be watching on Thursday, December 4th as John flies into Never Never Land. We’re so excited, our feet may never touch the ground, either!

We would love to welcome your child into the PTW theatre family and help them on their own creative journey.

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