Wednesday, October 31, 2018

FSPA to hold “Up Your Game” Musical Theater Workshop - Nov 10

Franklin School for the Performing Arts Director Raye Lynn Mercer will lead an "Up Your Game" workshop on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 AM - 12 PM. The class will focus on audition techniques, preparing your audition binder, and wardrobe. Students will receive individualized instruction and feedback with the chance to focus on personal development. Parents are invited to observe, listen and ask questions. The class is open to Grades 5-12, however enrollment is limited. Please call (508) 528-8668 to register.

Founder of FSPA, Raye Lynn Mercer received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from Middlebury College and attended the Vienna International Music Center in Vienna, Austria, where she studied with Maria-Regina Seidlhofer of the Academy of Music. Pianist, director and choreographer, Raye Lynn has presented over three decades of musicals, plays, concerts, and dance productions with FSPA as well as the Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC), established in 1991. 
Raye Lynn Mercer
Raye Lynn Mercer

Her FSPA students’ résumés include Broadway, national tours, off-Broadway, regional and touring companies, European concert tours, Fox-TV’s American Idol finals and performances at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris, as well as placement in top college and conservatory arts programs. Internationally, she has developed Electric Youth’s professional concert tours in Europe and taught musical theater workshops in Austria and Hong Kong. 

President and Executive Director of the Franklin Performing Arts Company, Raye Lynn is the visionary of THE BLACK BOX and most recently directed FPAC’s production of Disney’s Newsies starring Broadway’s Christopher Rice, collaborating with choreographer Chaz Wolcott of Disney’s Newsies and So You Think You Can Dance.

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