Director, Choreographer, Musical Theatre Acting, Tap
Mickey, her husband Chuck, and their 4 kids moved to the Augusta area in 1997 after an extensive North American tour with the Broadway musical CATS. They had been based out of Chicago where Mickey and Chuck both performed in area dinner theaters . Mickey has performed in or choreographed many musicals including Hello Dolly, Gypsy, A Chorus Line, Anything Goes, the Wiz, the King and I, and the National Tour of Evita. She also performed in many children’s theatre productions, industrial shows, TV and print ads. She has studied theatre arts across the country and has worked under the direction of Harold Prince and Andrew Lloyd Weber. After settling in Augusta, Mickey saw there was a lively theatre community here but it lacked a young actor’s musical theatre group. MTW, Musical Theatre Workshops was conceived! Ms Mickey has been teaching children of the CSRA musical theatre acting for over 15 years. Her background in professional theatre has made her a unique mentor and teacher. Ms Mickey’s performing career includes Broadway touring companies, regional theatre, industrial shows, commercial and print work, choreography and extensive directing of children’s productions. Her enthusiasm for being creative and helping the younger actors find their gifts is contagious. Her goal is to bring out the gifts that God has given to all the kids that pass through MTW no matter their age. To help them gain confidence and let their voices be heard!
Drama teacher for ages 5-11 years old
Lauren has been a member of the MTW acting studio since she was in elementary school. She has performed with the MTW acting ensembles throughout her training. Now, attending Augusta State University, she is teaching drama, under the mentorship of Ms Mickey, to our youngest actors. She is a wonderful drama instructor. Lauren also works with the entire studio during production time as the stage manager.
Melanie Larson, Classical Vocal technique instructor
Call her directly to make arraignments for private vocal class.
Nathan Lubeck, Choreographer
Nathan studied ballet, tap and contemporary dance with a variety of instuctors around the Augusta area. He is an alumni of the Columbia County Ballet Company, where he danced the roles of Sugar Plum Cavelier, Nutcracker Prince, and Peter Pan. He also enjoyed dancing in pieces from Ashes, Cinderella, and the Roar of Love. Nathan has studied at the Augusta Ballet School under Ms Bon Ellis and Mr Peter Powles and tap with Mrs Mickey Lubeck. Locally, Nathan has choreographed musicals for the Greenbrier High School Drama Guild, Harlem High, and Augusta Richmond County. He has performed and choreographed for both the Fort Gordan Dinner Theatre, The Augusta Players as well as our own Musical Theatre Workshops.
A former MTW student, he now pursues a professional theatre career. Nathan has been seen onstage at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone, GA, The Atlanta Lyric Theatre and Atlanta’s Serembe Playhouse. He is currently touring Europe singing and dancing across the Mediterranean Sea.