Musical Theatre

Vocal/Performance Intensive

Eastside Arts welcomes Musical Theatre Performer/Teacher KRISTA SUTTON and Musical Director ZACH MARSH for a weekend of musical theatre training! Kids will learn the ins and outs of vocal performance, including singing, "acting" the song, and choreography.  The following weekend they'll perform their individual pieces at our holiday show, along with a group number from HAMILTON.



December 1, 4-7 PM

December 2, 2-5 PM

December 10

2-3 PM Dress rehearsal & 4 PM Performance at our holiday show


Back Studio at TwinkleToes

5917 N. Figueroa Street, LA, CA 90042



  • Prepare 16 bars of a song you love.

  • Bring your song/sheet music to class & work with Krista and Zach to hone it.

  • Learn about musical theatre technique, including singing, acting, and choreography.

  • Rehearse a group number from Hamilton.

  • Perform for friends and family at our Holiday Show!

No prior experience necessary, just a great attitude and willingness to learn! 

Class cost is $195 - Sign up by November 15.   

Spaces are limited, and your place in class will not be confirmed until you have paid in full. Sorry no discounts available for this for this very special opportunity! Scroll to bottom for Registration/Payment.

After you are registered, you will receive guidelines and resources for song selection. You may choose to do solo or a duet to do with a friend, but no "Hamilton" numbers please, since we are doing a group number from this show. 

Krista Sutton
A graduate of the University of Toronto’s UC Drama Program I have worked as an actor since my first professional film role at 12.   When not performing I have always loved teaching.  Some of my favorite workshops have been with New York City schools where I worked with at risk youth, at The Drama Workshop, a school I co-founded and ran in Toronto for over 15 years, Gotham City Improv in NYC, TheaterSports Chicago and on Broadway, with the school program for the New Victory Theater.  I co-founded and was Artistic Director of Canada’s Georgian Theater Festival for 10 years where I also ran the kids’ program.  Most recently I have been performing with MiscastLA,  a Broadway musical comedy cabaret , worked on the TV sitcom The Neighbors and recent indie film 30 Nights (with Tony winner Dan Fogler).  Favorite Musical theater roles: Pam in the Full Monty opposite Hunter Foster and Sally Struthers, Mary Magdalene in Godspell,  Queenie in The Wild Party and Girl in This Could be Love (opposite Jonathan Crombie), a role I originated and went on to perform Off-Broadway in New York. (Dora Award Nominee, Canada’s Tonys).  As an instructor for all these years and now as a Mom I see how important theater and the arts are for our kids in fostering confidence, self-expression, co-operation and…. joy.

Zach Marsh
Zach Marsh grew up on the stage in a family full of actors and singers. After taking over for the accompanist in his high school’s production of Footloose, he found he preferred directing and conducting from behind the piano. Zach lives in LA and writes and music directs original musicals for the Miracle Project, a fully inclusive theater troupe for teens and young adults on the autism spectrum, in partnership with The Wallis. He also orchestrates and co-writes multiple original musicals throughout the year for Lifehouse Theater in Redlands. Apart from theater, Zach has written additional music for film and TV including such shows as Daredevil, Veggie Tales: In The House, and The Stinky and Dirty Show. He’s currently writing additional music for two holiday films debuting this season and a WB film coming early next year.