Free Musical Theater Workshop



Our free acting workshops are offered between each class session to give prospective students the opportunity to participate in a class and learn about all our offerings in a fun and supportive environment.

In the workshop students will:

  • actively engage in acting exercises
  • work with fellow classmates
  • learn about upcoming classes and programs
  • Students who register for and attend this workshop are eligible for a 20% discount toward an upcoming class.  The promo code will be distributed to all attendees. Discount expires one week after workshop date.


Safety for our students and staff is our top priority. With safety in mind and in close consultation with local health experts, the Alliance will require all students aged 12 and older attending classes in person on the Woodruff Arts Center’s campus to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and show proof of vaccination upon arrival at the first scheduled class. Unvaccinated students must show a negative COVID test. Students under the age of 12 are not required to be vaccinated and do not need to present negative COVID-19 test results to attend classes.  

All students are required to wear cloth face coverings (as recommended by CDC guidelines) properly indoors at all times. Learn more about our safety policies here

Meet the Teacher

Mary Michael

Mary Michael

Mary Michael is an Atlanta based performer, director/choreographer, and educator. As a performer she has been seen as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, Liesl in The Sound of Music at Carnegie Hall, Meg Giry in the First National Tour of Love Never Dies, Hope in the Broadway revival of Anything Goes, Marianne in the World Premiere of Sense and Sensibility at the Denver Center, Kathy Seldon in Singin’ in the Rain at Chicago’s Marriott Theatre, and over a dozen regional productions at the St. Louis MUNY, Pittsburgh CLO, Asolo Rep, Syracuse Stage, Music Theatre of Wichita, and Casa Mañana Theatre. She has been featured in concert work at Lincoln Center, and as a lead vocalist with the American Pops Orchestra in Washington D.C. As a director, her work includes Between the Folds at The Green Room 42, Oklahoma! and Footloose at Pioneer Theatre Guild, Pied Piper, and The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly at Arena Stage, A Very Silly Vaudeville at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and as the Assistant to the Supervisor on the Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera. Mary Michael holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan, and is a certified Pilates and Restorative Yoga instructor.

Alliance Theatre

The Alliance Theatre is the lead producing theatre in the Southeast, creating the powerful experience of shared theatre for diverse people on two stages. We value excellence, pursued with integrity and creativity, and achieved through collaboration. We deliver powerful programming that challenges adult and youth audiences to think critically and care deeply.
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