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Acting Masterclass with Jason Alexander

School of the Arts SOA 2018/19 Season
NCPA Smith Theatre
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM (MT)

Utah Valley University's School of the Arts presents:

An Acting Masterclass with Jason Alexander

Jason Alexander (August Miller, UVU Marketing)


This class will be spent doing exercises that will allow students to learn techniques to elevate their acting abilities. This is an advanced level workshop. Students should have previous experience in professional or educational/school theatre and be ready and open to recieve honest feedback.

This event is free and open to high school students to observe Jason working with UVU School of the Arts students. MINORS must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Though best known for his award-winning, nine-year stint as the now iconic George Costanza of television’s Seinfeld, Jason Alexander has achieved international recognition for a career noted for its extraordinary diversity. Aside from his performances on stage, screen and television, he has worked extensively as a writer, composer, director, producer and teacher of acting. In between all that he has also become an award-winning magician, a notorious poker player and a respected advocate on social and political issues.

For his depiction of “George” on Seinfeld, Jason garnered six Emmy nominations, four Golden Globe nominations, an American Television Award and two American Comedy Awards. He won two Screen Actor Guild Awards as the best actor in a television comedy despite playing a supporting role and in 2012 he was honored to receive the “Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement” from the Actor's Fund.

Aside from Seinfeld, Jason has starred and guested in shows as The Grinder, Drunk History, Friends, Two and a Half Men, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Criminal Minds, Monk, Franklin and Bash, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Bob Patterson, Listen Up, Hit the Road, Orville and Young Sheldon. He also starred in the television films of Bye Bye Birdie, Cinderella, A Christmas Carol and The Man Who Saved Xmas. Additionally, his voice has been heard most notably in Duckman, The Cleveland Show, American Dad, Tom and Jerry and Kody Kapow. He can also be heard in the upcoming animated series Harley Quinn.

His many films include: Pretty Woman, Jacob’s Ladder, Love Valor Compassion, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Dunston Checks In, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Shallow Hal. In addition he directed the feature films For Better or Worse and Just Looking. He is also a distinguished television director, overseeing episodes of Seinfeld, Til Death, Everybody Hates Chris, Mike and Molly, Criminal Minds and Franklin and Bash. He won the American Country Music Award for his direction of Brad Paisley's video “Cooler Online.”

While still in college, his desire to work as a stage actor in New York came to be with his debut in the original Broadway cast of the Hal Prince/Stephen Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll Along. He continued starring on Broadway in the original casts of Kander and Ebb’s The Rink, Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound, Rupert Holmes’ Accomplice and his Tony Award winning performance in Jerome Robbin’s Broadway. Jason also authored the libretto for that show which went on to win the Tony Award for Best Musical. After moving to LA, Jason continued working in the theater, notably serving as the artistic director for the Reprise Theatre Company and for the hit West Coast production of Mel Brook’s The Producers in which he starred along with Martin Short. Most recently, Jason returned to Broadway to star in the Larry David comedy Fish in the Dark at the Cort Theater and in John Patrick Shanley’s The Portuguese Kid at Manhattan Theatre Club.

He has also helmed a number of stage productions including: The God of Hell at the Geffen Playhouse; Broadway Bound at the Odyssey; an updated revival of Damn Yankees and The Fantasticks, as well as Sunday in the Park with George for Reprise, the world premiere of Windfall by Scooter Pietsch for the Arkansas Repertory Theater, and most recently Native Gardens at the Pasadena Playhouse.

Mr. Alexander tours the country and the world performing his one-man show, “As Long As You’re Asking, a Conversation with Jason Alexander,” which contains music, comedy and conversation. He can also be seen in his whimsical salute to Broadway musicals with some of the finest symphony orchestras throughout the United States.

You can stay in touch with Jason via Twitter (@IJasonAlexander)

Save the Date: Join us for "The Week of Dreams"
Take a look at these events coming up in March as we celebrate the grand opening of our Noorda Center for the Performing Arts featuring Broadway star Sierra Boggess, Tony-award Winner Jason Alexander, and film and TV star Terry Crews.

Noorda Center Ribbon Cutting & Open House
March 25th, 2019

Jason Alexander in Concert
March 25th, 2019 | Learn more: click here.

The Utah Symphony
March 26th, 2019 | Learn more: click here.

Curtain Up! An Evening of Broadway with UVU Theatre
March 27th & 28th, 2019 | Learn more: click here.

Festive Overture: A UVU Musical Celebration
March 27th & 28th, 2019 | Learn more: click here.

Bodies in Motion: A Showcase of UVU Dance
March 27th & 28th, 2019 | Learn more: click here.

Terry Crews: Fools, Victims, & Kings
UVU Presidential Lecture Series
March 28th, 2019 | Learn more: click here.

Sierra Boggess in Concert
March 29th, 2019 | Learn more: click here.

Noordapalooza featuring The Strike
March 30th, 2019

To view the full list of activities during UVU's Week of Dreams, please click here.

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Noorda Center for the Performing Arts Orem, UT 84058

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