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Ghost Story Telling Work Shop

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Looking to up your storytelling game? Then this invitation is for you!

Learn proper story preparation, speaking, breathing and gesturing tips and specific microphone techniques during this two-hour workship. Then practice what you've learned by telling a story in front of your classmates. 

Meet Jaime Sandoval

Mamma Mia! Spotlight

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Jaime Sandoval has been gracing musical theater stages in the Chicago area for many years, playing a wide range of roles from Nathan Detroit in Guys & Dolls to the Leading Player in Pippin.

Director's ambitious choreo gives disco musical a leg up

Emma Gingold 0 475 Article rating: 4.5

Chicago-area choreographer Samantha Sieghart’s name has appeared in playbills all over the ‘burbs. You may have seen her dance moves in the regional premier of The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Natural Talent Productions in St. Charles. She created movement for the Chicago premier of Helvetica at Death & Pretzels in the city. She is also a veteran stage actor and singer. But Sam’s newest project is also her newest role: she is both choreographing and directing Mamma Mia! at Summer Place Theatre.

Meet Marie Groh

Mamma Mia! Spotlight

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What do Marie Groh and Meryl Streep have in common? They're both Donna, the leader of the Dynamos, in Mamma Mia! Our Donna holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in musical theatre from Millikin University, teaches voice lessons, directs musicals, and has performed in and around the Chicago area for 20 years.

Meet Dan Judy

Mamma Mia! Spotlight

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Dan is making his Summer Place Theatre debut as a member of the ensemble in our Mamma Mia! Dan graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2010 and has worked on many shows, like Bye Bye Birdie, The King and I, and The Good Doctor. When he's not attending community theatre performances or festivals, listening to live music, and enjoying a good museum, Dan drives a truck and is involved in the sale and distribution of industrial footwear.

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