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NATS-LA Winter Symposium with Benjamin Perez and Tish Oney

  • Lansing Hall- Biola University 13800 Biola Avenue La Mirada, CA 90639 (map)

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Lansing Recital Hall in Crowell Music Building

Biola University
13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada, CA 90639

Free Parking 

Ticket Prices

Students w/ID-$10

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Schedule for the Day

8:30am - Registration & Coffee
9am-11:30am - Musical Theater Master Class - Benjamin Perez
11:30am - In The Heights scene performance - Music Program at Cal Poly Pomona College, Susan Ali, Director
11:50-1pm - Brown Bag Lunch (Bring your own lunch.)
1pm - Zarzuela Power Point Presentation - Melodee Fernandez, LA Opera Zarzuela Project
2-5pm - Afternoon Jazz & Classical Master Class - Dr. Tish Oney



Benjamin Perez performed in the 2nd National Tour of the seminal Latino musical, IN THE HEIGHTS, as the father, Kevin Rosario, under the direction of the original Broadway creative team headed by Lin-Manuel Miranda.  He has since performed the role with many other regional companies and has directed three very successful productions of IN THE HEIGHTS around Southern California.  Nominated for 15 Broadway World Awards, including Best Director of a Musical, his production of IN THE HEIGHTS at the Carpenter Center in Long Beach was Musical Theater West’s highest grossing show in their 65 year history.  In the 1st National Tour of the Gershwin musical NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, he played Senator Max Evergreen under the direction of Tony Award winner, Kathleen Marshall, and David Eggers.  Benjamin won Inland Theater League Awards for his roles as Gomez Addams in THE ADDAMS FAMILY and Tito Merelli in LEND ME A TENOR and is currently starring as Bill Austin in MAMMA MIA!  With his vast knowledge of musical theater from the Golden Age through current contemporary works, he is sought after as a coach, director, performer and IN THE HEIGHTS and HAMILTON consultant.

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