Monday, February 10, 2014

Hollywood Star to Teach Adult Acting Classes in Union City

The Grace Theatre Workshop, Inc. will be offering adult professional acting classes taught by critically acclaimed actor and renowned acting coach Renoly Santiago, star of "Con Air" with Nicolas Cage & John Malkovich, "Dangerous Minds" with Michelle Pfeiffer, "Hackers" with Angelina Jolie, "Daylight" with Sylvester Stallone; also TV's Law & Order and Broadway with Marc Anthony and Paul Simon.  The classes will begin Thursday, March 6, 2014 at The William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 - 15 Street, Union City, NJ.

About the Classes
The classes will consist of Monologues & Scene Study
The classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Classes begin on Thursday, March 6, 2014
Tuition:  $200 for ten weeks
Showcase for a general audience and invited VIP guests at the end of the ten weeks.
Possible inclusion of participants in future fully-staged productions.
Pre-registration is a must.
Limited space.

Registrations begin Monday, February, 17, 2014
from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jose Marti Freshman Academy
1800 Summit Avenue
Union City, NJ


Renoly Santiago was born in Lajas, Puerto Rico and he spent his childhood in Union City, New Jersey, he currently resides in New York City. Renoly made his film debut co-starring in the blockbuster hit 'Dangerous Minds' alongside Michelle Pfeiffer. He played other major roles in Hollywood films, including: 'Hackers' with Angelina Jolie, 'Daylight' with Sylvester Stallone, and 'Con Air' with Nicolas Cage and John Malkovich. He has appeared in indie films such as 'Punks' at the Sundance Film Festival, 'The Street King', 'Just Another Romantic Wrestling Comedy' and 'Lavoe: The Untold Story', as Latin music legend Johnny Pacheco.  Among his episodic television appearances are guest leads in 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent', 'Touched by an Angel', 'Big Apple' and 'Stand Up'. 

He has appeared in many off-Broadway productions under such notable directors as Liz Swados in Lincoln Center and later, in workshops with Graciella Danielle in 'Blood Wedding' and Gabriel Barre in the Kander & Ebb musical 'Skin of Our Teeth' with Audra McDonald and Sara Ramirez. Renoly was nominated for a Drama Desk Award by the press as Outstanding Featured Performer in a Musical in his Broadway debut 'The Capeman' written and composed by Paul Simon. He starred alongside Marc Anthony, Ednita Nazario and Ruben Blades. 

His writing credits include: the Emmy-nominated television series 'City Kids' in which he was also a lead character and the book to the musical 'Bring in the Morning…A Wake-Up Call' at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York starring Lauryn Hill. 

As a singer, Renoly can be heard as back-up for recording artist India on her album ‘Latin Songbird’, duetting with Danny Rivera and Marc Anthony amongst others, having performed with many artists of international renown. He is currently using his talents on community Arts projects; new acting, writing and production ventures across some exciting genres at home and abroad; writing new songs in English and Spanish and is presently recording music for his debut album. Renoly’s next feature film is ‘Grand Street’ with Kelly McGillis.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

West Hudson Opera returns for 2014

"Live On Stage" Winter 2014 NYICF

"Live On Stage" hosted by Lucio Fernandez, featuring the Winter 2014 NYICF.  This episode features an interview with Jahye Kim founder of the Hudson Fine Arts Foundation, Union City Philharmonic Orchestra, and the NY International Concerto Festival.  It showcases the Winter 2014 NY International Concerto Festival, and performances and interviews with the winners of the Young Artist Competition.  Featuring:  Soa Cho, Pallavi Seth, Jaehak Lee, Jiseul Min, Jihye Park, Abigail Yoon, and Charis Yoo.  Also an interview with Michael Yun, General Manager of the Winter 2014 NYICF.