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Pied Piper Production Presents: Master Class with Shawn Ryan


Jan 13, 2018
10:00 AM until 04:00 PM


Pied Piper Production Presents: Master Class with Shawn Ryan

One Day Only: January 13, 2018

Shawn Ryan, Semi-Finalist from NBC’s America’s Got Talent and Actor/Singer/Director from “Famous in Love” brings his One Day Intensive Master Class, as a joint venture, to the Pied Piper Production Master Class Series

Saturday, January 13, 2018

The West End Theater, San Rafael, CA

“A charm that is rare!” New York Times

"The only thing I don’t like about YATC is that it wasn't around when I was a teenager!"

Megan Hilty, Smash

“Camp YATC is like heaven for all the drama geeks of the world!”

Jonathan Groff, Hamilton

“(YATC) is sure to rival any theatre camp in the country!”

The San Francisco Chronicle


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact Paul Fernandes, Publicist at 415-721-1446 or paul@mcgsf.net

San Rafael, CA December 20, 2017: Pied Piper Productions, led by Sharon Boucher, who has been a vital part of the theater world in Marin for over 30 years as an actress and director. She is the artistic director for Young Performers Theatre, North Bay Rep and Pied Piper Productions and was awarded a Milley Award for outstanding achievement in the arts, Sonia Perozzi, who was classically trained in Vocal Performance and received her BA in Music from Sonoma State University. She has performed in countless theater productions, films, and voice over projects, both in the LA and San Francisco. In 2007, she received the Uni Award for Best Actress in a Dramatic Podcast. Her experience in the performing arts is both in front and behind the curtains, or camera, including performing, directing, writing, and production coordinating. Sonia has been working with and teaching children voice, theater and music for over 10 years and Todd Ghanizadeh, who was classically trained at The San Francisco Ballet; and started out his career right here in San Rafael at Marin Ballet. He went on to great success performing with Michael Baryshnikov’s, American Ballet Theatre in NYC and Bruce Marks, The Boston Ballet.  Todd is formerly the Owner of ”Georges Nightclub” booking the likes of Carlos Santana, The Tubes, Grace Slick, Jesse Colin Young and Frank D’Ambrosia (Longest running Phantom of the Opera) have teamed up with Shawn Ryan, who can currently be seen on ABC Family’s “Famous in Love” opposite Bella Thorne and is Co-Founding Director of the Young Actors’ Theatre Camp, to present one of his program’s most requested Master Classes, “Selling the Song,” as a joint venture with Pied Piper Productions, where Shawn (always Shawn, never Mr. Ryan) is going to lead kids age 10-18 through their chosen piece with care, support and artistic guidance that will allow them to grow their artistic skills, within a Broadway setting, where the goal is to get the audience cheering for them when they hit their last note!


In this class Shawn and his team delve into Performance, Creating a Character, Understanding the Intention behind the Lyrics and truly selling the song to the audience while feeling the song as the artist.


Shawn realized one day that it was his passion and obligation to inform young artists and their families that there are amazing ways to get into show business by using the “path least taken” and a little creative ingenuity.


Shawn has had numerous roles on TV shows such as “Bones”, “The Mentalist” and produced his own one-man Cabaret shows for the past 18 years, which eventually led him to TV specials such as “One Night Stand Up” and “America’s Got Talent” as a semi-finalist.


His films include “Charlie”, an Award Winning Short Film which played at the Cannes Film Festival that was self-created by Shawn and his partner, John Ainsworth. Other Films include: “Sleep Away” and “Randy”, also self-creation projects that continue to win awards and wonderful reviews. He hopes to inspire you and open your eyes to a life in the creative arts.




View map West End Theater
1554 4th St
San Rafael, CA

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