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The No B.S. Talk on Where You Belong and How to Get There
On Zoom, 7 to 9 pm EST, Monday, August 23
If you are—or have—a high school student interested in applying to college musical theater or acting programs, this talk is for you! Trapper Felides is coming to Triple Threat with his energetic no-nonsense approach to the Musical Theater BFA college audition process (plus some input on BFA in Acting and BA options). It has been a year and a half since the pandemic rocked The Great White Way and the graduating class of 2021 bore that brunt. The world is getting back from Covid (let’s hope!) and this audition season will be the beginning of yet another new paradigm.
Zoom has changed the audition sphere. A few short years ago, social media was to be avoided; now it’s a big part of the package. The industry has changed but the end game remains the same: ya gotta get in. If you’re in high school, no matter what grade, now’s the time to capitalize on the wealth of information that Trapper and his colleagues have put together over the last 20 years.
Join Trapper and a group of graduates, current students, and faculty from the top schools: University of Michigan, Carnegie-Mellon University, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Pace University, Penn State, Boston Conservatory at Berklee and more.
Hailed by the New York Post as "the go-to voice coach for pint-size triple threats," you may have seen Trapper Felides starring on the Oxygen Network's The Next Big Thing: NY, following his work as a star-maker for young talent on Broadway, in TV and film, and in the recording studio. His clients have starred on Broadway in Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Come from Away, Wicked, Frozen, Moulin Rouge, The Lion King and many others. Additionally Trapper has created entertainment for Nickelodeon, The Disney Channel, and NBC, and his proteges have made it to the finals of The Voice, America's Got Talent, and American Idol. His recording works spans all genres of the industry from pop to R&B to Broadway, and he has played keys on countless top 40 songs over the past 15 years. Live highlights include music directing Arts Horizons’ Tribute to Paul Simon (with Paul himself in attendance) and directing Broadway Takes Charge (benefiting the Trevor Project) for the finale of his TV show. Other charitable work: performances for The Point Foundation, GLAAD, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, The Human Rights Campaign, Susan G. Komen for a Cure, United Cerebral Palsy, and The Make-a-Wish Foundation. Concerts include over 75 performances of L.A.'s famed Upright Cabaret (co-creator and music director, now known as the For the Record series), Our Hit Parade, Trapper’s Greatest Hits, and bawdy Obie-winning downtown performer Bridget Everett’s We’ve Got Tonight (Time Out New York’s pick for Top Cabaret Show of the year). Trapper has been seen on The Today Show, Showbiz Tonight, and Nightline, filmed for E! and the Oprah Women’s Network, and profiled in the New York Post, The New York Times, Backstage, and OK! Magazine. On the college audition front, his clients land at top programs: Carnegie-Mellon University, University of Michigan, Pace University, Penn State University, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Baldwin Wallace University, and many more.