Musical Theater Workshops with Rony Fortich
Musical Theater Workshops
ABOUT RONY FORTICH
Rony Fortich is a musical director, arranger, composer, and accompanist. As the Music Director of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort from its grand opening in 2005 to 2017, Rony oversaw all of the Park’s musical offerings. In 2013, he received the Walt Disney Legacy Award for his contribution to the resort. In the Philippines, he has worked with many theater actors and with various theater companies such as Trumpets, Atlantis Productions, Actor’s Actors Inc., and Repertory Philippines.
He wrote the music for the musicals BREAKUPS AND BREAKDOWNS, STAGES OF LOVE, N.O.A.H., the award-winning THE BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS, NIA AND ANWAR, and most recently, QUEST FOR THE ADARNA, which won the Aliw award for Best Children’s Musical. He was musical director for the ASEAN closing ceremonies in 2017 and in 2018, he arranged the music for the Ayala Triangle Lights show called “Reimagining the Magic: A Festival of Lights.” Rony continues to work on a variety of shows, concerts, musical projects both in the Philippines and abroad.
To share his passion for musical theatre, he gives workshops year round in various arts locations such as the BGC Arts Center. For his musical efforts, he was awarded as one of the Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines in 2015.
"My daughter has enrolled thrice on the program and loves it! She is always looking forward to her class. It has also greatly improved the way she sings and puts more life into the song. The class is very enriching and engaging. It's a big deal during these extraordinary times where kids have very limited chance to socialize and interact w other kids. My daughter had an amazing experience w you!" - Mommy Gracie
""I chose to join these classes so I can improve my singing and voice acting skills and to also meet new people. It was a very fun experience and it made my summer so much better." - Iñigo Carlos, "My experience with the BGC Online Theater Workshop" via Inquirer.net
"Since this pandemic, I've never seen our little girl so enthusiastic and excited for her classes. Although we always knew that she loved to sing, it was a pleasant surprise to see her bloom not only as a singer but a performer. The way that Teacher Rony conducted the classes was fun and encouraging. He helped develop her confidence and showmanship. I think the common experience with the other classmates allowed her to make friends. Looking forward to more workshops with Teacher Rony!" - Mommy Dette
CLASSES & SCHEDULES
***Schedules may be subject to change.
On-site Musical Theater Workshops return this summer at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC Arts Center.
Explore the exciting world of musical theater with acclaimed Musical Director, Rony Fortich. In-depth workshops are available for aspiring performers and theater enthusiasts, ages 8 and up!
I. CLASS SCHEDULE
*Schedules may be subject to change.
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Kids 8-12 2:00 - 4:00PM
Teens 13-18 4:30 - 6:30PM
Adults 19+ 7:30 - 9:30PM
Class starts on June 28 (Wednesday)
June 28, 30
July 3, 5, 7
July 10, 12, 14
July 17, 19
July 21 Friday Recital Rehearsal, Time TBA
July 23, Sunday RECITAL
On-site Recital will be on July 23 (Sunday), Time TBA
II. AVAILABLE CLASSES
MUSICAL THEATER, SONG INTERPRETATION WORKSHOPS KIDS, (Age 8-12)
2 hours/session | 2PM to 4PM | Php 15,000
With so many musicals today featuring children, from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to Matilda to Christmas Carol, the workshops will help kids learn how to interpret them for an audience. Children must come in knowing at least 3 musical theater songs and must be open to learning more.
MUSICAL THEATER, SONG INTERPRETATION WORKSHOPS, TEENS (Age 13-18)
2 hours/session | 4:30PM - 6:30PM | Php 15,000
For the teens who love musical theater and wish to further their understanding of musical theater songs and build on their performance skills. Participants must be ready with several musical theater songs memorized.
MUSICAL THEATER, SONG INTERPRETATION WORKSHOPS, (Age 19+)
2 hours/session | 7:30PM - 9:30PM | Php 15,000
Proper singing for musical theater means more than just having a beautiful voice and singing with emotion. It means really diving into a piece. It is understanding a composer's choices for writing a song a certain way. It calls for grasping what a lyricist intends when he writes a lyric. It means analyzing how music and lyrics work together. And most importantly, making sure that understanding comes across from the actor to the audience, that it reads to an audience. Come in with song choices. Must have musical theater experience.
MUSICAL THEATER, AUDITION WORKSHOPS (All Ages)
2 sessions, 2 hours/session | Php 6,000
July 8 (Sat) and July 15 (Sat) | 10AM-12PM*
A musical theater audition begins the minute you enter the room. We aim to cover everything from the importance of song choice to how you present yourself to understanding what you're actually good at. Begins with a mock audition. Come in with 32 bars of music.
JOIN THE WORKSHOPS
Here is the registration process to enroll in the class:
STEP 1: Read all program information before registering.
STEP 2: Fill up the Online Form
STEP 3: Await email confirmation from email@example.com with payment details.
STEP 4: Settle payment to confirm your slot. Slots are first come, first served.
STEP 5: We send program details and reminders to participants via email.
Class sizes are kept small so that each student can be given the proper attention and learning is enhanced. The group activities aim to build confidence and allow participants to motivate, inspire, and also learn from each other.
CONFIRMING YOUR SLOT
Due to the limited number of slots available, participants must register and wait for an email confirmation re: slot availability BEFORE settling any payment.
Special rate available for returning students & BGCitizens, please inquire.
Bank Deposit / Online Fund Transfer
● Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
● Account Name: Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc.
● Savings Account Number: 1923-1245-58
Send the proof of your payment confirmation via email firstname.lastname@example.org
For overseas participants, please email email@example.com for assistance.
Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to providing distinct experiences of Filipino artistry in all its forms and fusions, enriching lives and building on a nation’s ever-evolving culture. All proceeds go completely into supporting our art programs.
SCHEDULE CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS, AND REFUNDS
If I don’t make the class/es, is the program refundable?
No refunds will be issued.
How will you let us know about possible schedule changes and/or cancellations?
We make every effort to make an announcement about program changes as quickly as possible. This will be done through email or by mobile phone.
BGC Arts Center reserves the right to cancel programs/events that do not meet the minimum enrollment, and/or pose risk due to community quarantine status or severe weather conditions.
If the program is cancelled by BGC Arts Center, all participants will receive full refund.