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Join us for a once in a lifetime 3 week online session filled with 6 speakers talking about life in the theatre! This class includes speakers from Broadway, National Tours, Disney Cruise Lines and so much more! Their show credits include The Wizard of Oz, Something Rotten, My Fair Lady, A Soldier’s Play, The Book of Mormon, West Side Story, Pretty Woman, Newsies, Matilda, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hamilton, Escape to Margaritaville, Beautiful The Carole King Musical and the list goes on! You won’t want to miss the chance to talk with industry professionals and learn more about Theatre 4 Life!

Instructor: Brent Pedersen

Age:10-18 years











Session 1: May 5th 3:00-4:00 Kaley Were

Kaley Were is an EMC actress, singer, and dancer based in New York City. She graduated from Oklahoma City University’s Bass School of Music with a Bachelor of Music in Music Theatre.

Kaley has performed regionally and across America with companies such as Troika (The Wizard of Oz National Tour – Ensemble & Glinda/Aunt Em U/S), Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma (Bernice Bobs Her Hair, Mary Poppins, Oklahoma!, Big Fish), and Disney Cruise Line (Disney Magic, Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream).

Kaley has most recently been sailing the seven seas with Disney Cruise Line, performing on the Disney Dream in the IAAPA award-winning production of Beauty and the Beast.

Kaley is proud to be represented by The Roster Agency.

Session 2: May 7th 3:00-4:00 Sarah Quinn Taylor

Sarah Quinn Taylor grew up in Wichita, Kansas and caught the musical theatre bug early with Music Theatre Wichita in her backyard! After joining their resident company in high school and learning from the wealth of talent every summer, she continued her education at the University of Oklahoma where she graduated with distinction earning a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre and a minor in Non-Profit Organizational Studies.
She is currently on the National Tour My Fair Lady as a swing and Eliza Doolittle understudy after recently making her Broadway debut in My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center. Other recent credits include starring as Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street at the Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, PA and touring the country on the First National Tour of Something Rotten! Regionally, Sarah has worked at Goodspeed, MUNY, Pittsburgh CLO, St. Louis Repertory Theatre, Fulton, Engeman, MTWichita and Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma. Favorite credits include: Young Sally (Follies), Cosette (Les Miserables), Janet Van de Graff (The Drowsy Chaperone), Chris Hargensen (Carrie the Musical), Marjorie Harvey (Bernice Bobs Her Hair), and Arista (Disney’s The Little Mermaid). She is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.

Session 3: May 12th 3:00-4:00 Michael Andreaus

Michael Andreaus- Feels very grateful to be a part of this amazing opportunity!!! He recently made his Broadway debut in the Drama Desk Award nominated production of A Soldier’s Play. Off-Broadway: Love and Yogurt (NYTB) TV: When They See Us (Netflix) Some of his favorite roles include Coalhouse Walker Jr.- Ragtime, Miguel de Cervantes- Man of La Mancha, Curtis Taylor Jr.- Dreamgirls, and JaKeith Gill/Mayor- Rock of Ages. Michael is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, where he studied voice with Dr. Barbara DeMaio. Michael would like to thank his friends and family for all the love and support. He is repped by Headline Talent Agency, and Prevail Artist Management. IG- @michael_andreaus

Session 4: May 14th 3:00-4:00 Christopher & Clay Rice Thomson

Christopher Rice is an artist originally from Edmond, Oklahoma who works to affect positive change in the world through the arts. He is currently performing in Broadway tour of HAMILTON. Broadway: Pretty Woman, The Book of Mormon. Tours: West Side Story (Baby John, Tony understudy) and White Christmas. His viral #Tappy YouTube videos have received over 10 million views and been featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, The Meredith Vieira Show, On Air with a Ryan Seacrest, and more. He has worked with students from all over the world, is a former professor at NY’s Cap21, and teaches group classes for Wanna Dance Canada, Broadway Dance Center and Springboard NYC. Follow Chris on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter: @ChrisRiceNY

CLAY THOMSON has performed on Broadway in King Kong (King’s Company), Newsies (Spot Colon) Matilda (Michael Wormwood), and the Broadway National Tours of Wicked (Chistery), West Side Story (A-rab), Jesus Christ Superstar and Cameron Macintosh’s Oliver. TV credits include: Saturday Night Live, The TONY Awards, MACYS Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America, The Late Show with David Letterman, The View, Good Afternoon America, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and more. Clay has performed at events featuring Shawn Mendes, Harry Styles and Pharrell Williams. For more, follow Clay on Instagram and Twitter @ClayRiceThomson!

Session 5: May 19th 3:00-4:00 Sarah Hinrichsen

Sarah is a Los Angeles native, New York transplant, and proud OCU alumni! She has spent the last year touring to more than half the country leading the First National tour of Escape to Margaritaville. Prior to that, she lived in New York performing Off-Broadway and in multiple concerts (Broadway in Bryant Park, Fleet Week, Broadway Barks). She has worked at multiple regional theatres as Katherine Plummer (Newsies), Jo March (Little Women), Gabrielle (Cinderella), and many more. Currently, she is hanging out with her two sweet beagles and perfecting her homemade granola recipe! “I can’t wait to meet you guys and spend an hour talking about my favorite subject!”

Session 6: May 21st 3:00-4:00 Isaiah Bailey

Isaiah Bailey’s musical influence started in church at the age of three and was cultivated throughout his youth at the Chotard Institute of Music. This proud Little Rock Central High School graduate went on to Oklahoma City University to receive a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. While studying Opera in college, Bailey was introduced to Musical Theatre and performed in his first professional musical, Ragtime, at the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma. Continuing to study Opera, Bailey found a passion for teaching voice and planned to continue teaching and performing musical theatre in NYC post graduation. After graduation in 2014, plans changed and he went to work at the noted Sight and Sound Theatre in Branson, Mo., where he played one of his favorite roles to date, Pharaoh in Moses and the title role of Samson. After three years in Branson, Bailey moved to New York City where he soon booked his first show, Revelation, the Musical (Off-Broadway). Shortly thereafter he was cast in his first Broadway National Tour, Beautiful: The Carol King Musical. “I count it a blessing to be able to live my dream and to inspire others to go after there’s too!”

$150 for All 6 Sessions or $25 per Session


  • Theatre 4 Life - 6 sessions
    May 5, 2020 - May 21, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Session 1: May 5th 3:00-4:00 Kaley Were
    May 5, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Session 2: May 7th 3:00-4:00 Sarah Quinn Taylor
    May 7, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Session 3: May 12th 3:00-4:00 Michael Andreaus
    May 12, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Session 4: May 14th 3:00-4:00 Christopher & Clay Rice Thomson
    May 14, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Session 5: May 19th 3:00-4:00 Sarah Hinrichsen
    May 19, 2020 - May 21, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Session 6: May 21st 3:00-4:00 Isaiah Bailey
    May 21, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm