Mini Musicals – Just $25!

If you can’t get enough of shows like Hamilton, Wicked, Lion King, and Sweeney Todd, this is the workshop for you. Come unite your stories and songs into an amazing, must-see miniature musical  - performed by professional actors (jazz hands included!)

Once we write the outlines for our stories, we’ll learn how to break down those stories into scenes, and how to choose a genre of music that sets the mood for your story. You’ll work with your fellow theatre kids, collaborating, writing lyrics, and helping each other create musicals that Broadway will be jealous of, with songs you won't be able to stop singing. Throughout the semester, we'll draw on favorite and lesser-known musicals for inspiration.

No writing or musical experience is needed to take this workshop - all that’s needed is the song in your heart!

*This workshop is available at the special rate of $25 - thank you generous donors!

**Please note, masks now optional in the common areas of the Cornerstone Center. Thank you!


Noelle Tannen  is a Vocalist, Songwriter, Producer Composer, and Educator based in Upper Manhattan. Noelle holds a degree in Composition from The SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music where she studied under Pulitzer Prize Winner Du Yun and Joel Those. Noelle has written and produced 3 studio albums in the past decade and has nationally toured as a solo artist and has performed at theaters such as Merkin Concert Hall, Village Underground, The Neptune Theater, The New Orleans Music Box Village, Jazz festival Rochester Jazz Festival and more! Noelle has been teaching music for the past 7 years, at various community outreach programs and schools in both New York City and New Orleans, LA. (she/her/hers)

Shamie Cuthbert

Shamie Cuthbert is a teacher, writer, and local mom. After teaching creative writing workshops for about a decade, she attended Bank Street College of Education, where she received a Master’s in Early Childhood and General Education. She has been teaching in New York City independent schools for the past five years. Passionate about both teaching and writing, her main focus is to enhance the natural creative abilities of children, while facilitating the development of skills and strategies to execute ideas. As a freelance writer, Shamie has published several social perspective pieces for the independent publication, Circle Magazine. She is currently working on a collection of New York City based short stories for children. (she/her/hers)


Starts 4/22, Saturdays, 12-2PM


4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17










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