Hewlett High School students will be among the 17 Nassau County high schools attending the annual Day with the Arts Adelphi University’s performing arts center in Garden City on Oct. 11.
Roughly 230 aspiring student actors, dancers and musicians in grades nine to 12 will hone their skills during several hands-on workshops led by Adelphi’s faculty. Workshops will include acting with accents, theater improvisation, stage combat, scenic painting, stage lighting, ballet, digital media in music and several more.
The Taylor 2 Dance Company will host a modern dance workshop for students. The company brings the modern dance choreography of Paul Taylor to life with a company of six dancers.
Ryann Redmond, who is currently starring on Broadway as Olaf in “Frozen: The Musical,” is the guest speaker. Redmond received her formal training at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts CAP21 Conservatory.
She originated the role of Bridget in the reading, workshop, world premiere, national tour and Broadway production of the Tony-nominated “Bring It On: The Musical.” She starred alongside Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp and LaChanze in the original cast of “If/Then” in Washington, D.C., and on Broadway.
Redmond was recently featured in the world premiere of Ming Peiffer’s “Usual Girls” at the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City. She will perform and take in a question and answer session moderated by Nicholas Petron, an Adelphi professor and chair of the Department of Theatre.
Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. It serves more than 8,100 students at its main campus in Garden City — just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities — and at learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, as well as online.
Adelphi offers liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with a focus the arts and humanities, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and the social sciences, business and education professions, and health and wellness.