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"We must all do theatre to find out who we are, and to discover who we could become."

~Augusto Boal~

 

"If it were not for Diane Feldman, there is virtually zero chance that I would have the confidence to do what I am capable of now. She was my coach for nine years and while the medium was musical theatre, I learned more about life and the art of presentation from studying under her than I have in any other capacity. The work we did helped prepare me for a lifetime of being a public-facing figure now that I work as a professional journalist. Our time together helped me to be on-camera as well as on the radio but also to find it in myself to showcase myself in the best manner possible. I am eternally grateful for Diane and recommend her as a mentor, teacher and so much more." 

~ Bryan Kalbrosky, Writer/Editor/Journalist

Diane Feldman, director, musical director, theater, theatre, performing arts, theatre coach
Diane is FOUNDER | ARTISTIC & MUSICAL DIRECTOR
of the award-winning
CHILDREN'S CIVIC LIGHT OPERA THEATRE COMPANY!
(CCLO) ™

An introduction to CCLO... (est. 1987)

"Do the WORK,

and the work will work FOR you!"

~ Diane Feldman ~

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I've been sharing this mantra with students for more than 25 years. The more you invest in your process, the greater the reward!

Whether you earn a role or not, you improve your skills simply by taking the steps to prepare for an audition. Whether you are in a coaching session, a class, or a production, the moments you spend developing character, making choices, constructing, deconstructing and reconstructing, move you closer to your theatrical goals.

Keep working, performing artists! Life is a catalyst for creativity!

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

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Celebrating this gloriously talented alum and dear friend as she tours her way across the country playing Satine in MOULIN ROUGE! The Musical, North America Broadway Tour! 

  • Originated the role of “Angelina Baker” in the Broadway musical, PARADISE SQUARE

  • Starred as the “Leading Player” in the Tony Award Winning PIPPIN on Broadway, in 1st National Tour and in Australia.

  • Starred as “Whatsername” in the 1st National Tour of Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT.

  • Played the role of “Annie” and understudied “Velma Kelly” on Broadway in CHICAGO, the longest running American musical.

Gabrielle McClinton as Satine (MOULIN ROUGE! The Musical)

Robert Knight as The Baker (INTO THE WOODS)

It was an honor to see this talented student and dear friend grace the stage as The Baker in INTO THE WOODS at The Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, summer 2023. Another ST     R!

Once upon a time on ZOOM during the pandemic... 
TIRED OF BEING TACET!
Thanks, again, to all who joined me on Mondays for some musical theatre morsels and sing-alongs! 

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Grecian Urn-ing
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Broadway Lullaby-ing
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Jazz Hands-ing
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