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BCT Academy of Performing Arts


Young Actors Theatre


Master Classes with Ben & Katie Hope


Broadway stars, Ben and Katie Hope, are coming back home to teach a master class for YOU!

Hurry and book your class of choice now! Space is limited!


Get to know Ben Hope and Katie Barton!











Ben and Katie are a married couple that have more than 20 years professional experience between them in the theatre world.  Ben is a Birmingham native and Katie is a BFA graduate from the theatre department at Birmingham Southern, so they are thrilled to share their experience with the students in Alabama.  Katie just recently came off of 3 years of a Broadway tour with the hit show Million Dollar Quartet and Ben just finished a 3 year Broadway run with the Tony Award winning musical ONCE.  Ben and Katie bring a fresh, real world perspective to theatre training, as they’ve worked in almost every level and capacity in the business.  They both started their careers as apprentices and they love to share their experience from humble beginnings to their successful professional careers.  Please join them for some great fun and informative classes! 


Audition Class

Oct. 17th. 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Cost $125          Ages 12 & up    Class Max: 20 students!

The audition is the day job of the actor.  Working on a show is the easy part, getting into a show is where the real work comes in.  From prepping your material to what outfit you should wear, there’s help on the way!  Ben Hope and Katie Barton have been in NYC for a decade and have worked at the highest levels in the theatre world.  Let their experience be your guide as they give live coaching to students and lots of great advice from the auditions they’ve done well and the ones that slipped away.  Students will have the opportunity to perform cuts of audition material for Ben and Katie and will also hear first hand advice about auditions for regional theatre, Broadway theatre, TV and film, and college programs.  Sign up now!  Only 20 slots available.


Character Building/Scene Study

Oct 18th – 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Cost $125          Ages 12 & up    Class Max: 20 students!

You’ve got the job, now what?  Building a character is only the beginning.  The character building/scene study class by Ben Hope and Katie Barton will help guide you through analyzing the text, building a three dimensional character, and working with a scene partner to create powerful, action driven scene work.  Finding the truth in a scene is not as easy as it sounds, so why not let a few professionals help you with their expertise.  Students will perform scenes from new works as well as classics as Ben and Katie guide them through techniques they’ve honed in real world scenarios in the professional world.  Sign up today!  Only 20 slots available.


Want to take both classes?


Take both classes for a special offer of $200 dollars!

Call 205.458-8185 for this special offer!