Musical Theater performer, director and teacher Justin Blake is offering a one day seminar for
the singing actor on May 18th in Palm Desert and again on June 1st in Yucca Valley.
The course is based upon a technique developed by famed New York performance coach David
Craig with whom Blake studied for five years. His classic text “On Singing Onstage” has become the
industry standard and is used by universities across the country.
Performers of all skill levels will learn to blend acting, singing and body language into a single
art form, enabling them to shine in musical performances and even improve their public speaking skills.
Students learn how to select songs that work to their best advantage, how to captivate the audience
with personalized interpretations, and move with organic grace. Strong singers come away with
heightened confidence in acting and movement while experienced dancers and actors quickly realize
that anyone can sing.
“Of all the great teachers I’ve been fortunate to have, David Craig had the greatest impact on
my career,” says Blake. “His method puts the artist in control, and those who master the basic rules will
overpower the competition at auditions.”
Justin Blake has appeared in more than 100 stage productions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las
Vegas, New York and San Diego as well as the Coachella Valley. He has produced and/or directed shows
at the McCallum Theatre, Marquis Hotel, Fantasy Springs Casino, the Playwright’s Circle, La Quinta
Playhouse, The Rancho Mirage Public Library and other locations throughout the west. He holds degrees
in acting and vocal music and is a graduate of the prestigious Musical Theater program at the Los
Angeles Music center. He has presented classes and workshops in performance technique throughout
Southern California, including at Idyllwild Arts Academy.
Blake has served on the Board of Directors of Actors’ Equity Association in Los Angeles and
currently sits on the Board of Education for Palm Springs Unified School District.
Call 760-328-1483 or email OnSingingOnstage@gmail.com for further information and to reserve a place
for the upcoming seminars in Palm Desert and Yucca Valley, Seating is limited. Tuition is $50.00.