IN THE SPOTLIGHT!
OBDC is still accepting registrations for the
2016-2017 Dance Season!
Classes begin Monday, September 12, 2016
OBDC is THRILLED to welcome Master Instructors
Jane Brockman and Tim Shew
to our Professional Faculty!
Offered to Grades 8-12, the couple will be teaching the Master Class Series
"Acting The Song...Telling the Story Through Music and Lyrics"
During our time together each studet will experiece group AND one on one coaching with
Tim & Jane in vocal production & acting and how they apply to create a better
understanding of telling a story through song.
See Bios Below...
Jane has just finished three and a half years traveling all around the country on the National Tour of WICKED where she played the Midwife and Madame Morrible and will be playing the same part on Broadway this winter. She is thrilled to be back home in Central Pennsylvania where she and Tim are brand new residents! For six years Jane performed on Broadway in A CHRISTMAS CAROL starring: Jim Dale, F. Murry Abraham, Tim Curry, Frank Langella, Tony Roberts and Roger Daltry. Jane was seen as Lady Anne in CAMELOT with the NY Philharmonic broadcast “Live From Lincoln Center” starring Gabriel Byrne, Christopher Lloyd and Marin Mazzie. She performed the role of Inga-Lena in ABBA’s latest Musical, KRISTINA at Carnegie Hall and The Royal Albert Hall, London and was the Mother Superior in SHOWBOAT at Carnegie Hall. Other NY performances include Off Broadway: THE KID, The York Theatre’s ZORBA and Encores! KISMET. Jane also sings throughout the year with the NYC Ballet. Prior to that, Jane was privileged to be a part of the National Tours of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA where she understudied and performed the role of Margaret and THE SOUND OF MUSIC playing Sister Berthe.
Film and TV credits include THE AMERICANS, THE PRODUCER’S movie directed by Susan Stroman, LAW & ORDER SVU, All My Children and various commercials.
Regionally Jane played the role of Mille with her husband Tim Shew in GRETNA THEATER’s production of 7 BRIDES FOR 7 BROTHERS. Other regional credits include both Nettie Fowler and Mrs Mullin in
CAROUSEL, Marme in LITTLE WOMEN, Chelsea in ON GOLDEN POND, Glinda in THE WIZARD OF OZ, Marion in THE MUSIC MAN, Maria in LEND ME A TENOR, Rose in GOD’S FAVORITE, Anna in THE KING AND I, Mrs.
Upson in MAME, Lizzie in 110 IN THE SHADE, and The Baroness in THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Other performances include EVITA at The Papermill Playhouse and STARCROSSED at the Goodspeed Opera House.
Jane has a B.M. degree in Voice from Penn State and a M.A. degree in Opera/Music Theatre from Southern Illinois University. She teaches Voice in New York and travels all over the country leading workshops in audition technique and working as an actor in New York
Tim just finished appearing in a legendary Broadway event called THE VISIT starring CHITA RIVERA and ROGER REES. This was Tim’s 11th Broadway show. Prior to that, Tim comes directly from an out of town development production of THE VISIT @ WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL. Tim was the third Jean Valjean in the original Tony Award winning Bway production of Les Miserables and went on to perform that role more than 2200 times, twice on Bway and 1 year in the 10th anniversary producion in Australia. Tim’s Other Broadway credits include: EVITA with Ricky Martin, BYE- BYE BIRDIE with John Stamos, Officer John Lonigan in WONDERFUL TOWN with both Donna Murphy and Brooke Shields. THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL as St. Cyr, The Alan Menken/Tim Rice Production of Disney’s KING DAVID, 1144 performances as Rusty Charlie in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of GUYS AND DOLLS starring Nathan Lane, SUNSET BOULEVARD w/ Betty Buckley, and the pre- Broadway Andrew Lloyd Webber- Hal Prince musical, WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND. Tim made his film debut as Officer O’Rourke in the movie musical, THE PRODUCERS. Tim can be heard on Disney’s 3-D animated feature TANGLED and the CHICAGO and SHAGGY DOG Movie soundtracks and has been seen in 3 New York City Center’s ENCORE productions: TENDERLOIN, FACE THE MUSIC and JUNO. Tim has performed with symphonies and orchestras worldwide including the Baltimore Symphony and the National Symphony with Marvin Hamlisch at the Kennedy Center’s 35th Anniversary Celebration. Tim has numerous television and radio commercials to his credit including LAW & ORDER SVU, CUPID, RYAN’S HOPE and had a recurring role as BRUNO on GUIDING LIGHT. For 15 years, Tim has produced “Broadway Sings on Park Avenue;”a concert to benefit children affected and infected with HIV and AIDS and works extensively to educate and assist at-risk kids.
Audiences may be familiar with his work in American touring companies of SHOWBOAT, EVITA and SOUTH PACIFIC and in the multi award-winning LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA. For
many years, Tim performed the role of the “Big Fat Man with a Bag” (Santa Clause) at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall’s “CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR”! He was thrilled to be a part of the new and
revamped version of Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID as Chef Louis. He has also appeared regionally as Daddy Warbucks in ANNIE, a pre-Broadway run of the new Kathy Lee Gifford musical SAVING AIMEE, and a
performance at the world famous Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. in Frank Wildhorn’s CIVIL WAR. Tim had the privilege of soloing in Leonard Bernstein’s MASS w/the Baltimore Symphony/Marin
Alsop conducting at Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center. That recording was nominated for a Grammy.
Tim and his wife, Jane are new residents of Hershey and continue their work in New York City and around the country.Tim's extensive work as a vocal director/teacher/clinician and adjudicator for theatre, choral and showchoir festivals has taken him around the world.