FREE Acting Seminar & Workshop with Judy Norton


Sponsored and hosted by The Whole Backstage Theatre for ages 15 years old and above.

Take your acting to the next level and learn from award winning Hollywood actor and award winning director / producer. Jeffery Patterson and Judy Norton will be teaching a FREE Acting Seminar & Workshop at The Whole Backstage Theatre on Friday, July 7th from 6pm to 10pm!

Judy Norton launched to international fame when she starred for 9 years in the Emmy Award winning series THE WALTONS. Since then, she has gone on to numerous other TV appearances, as well as roles in feature films. On the stage she has starred in productions of such classics as HELLO DOLLY, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, SOUND OF MUSIC and BLOOD BROTHERS.

Judy’s theatre directing credits include such popular musicals as CABARET, A CHORUS LINE, and ALL SHOOK UP. In total she has written and directed more than 50 productions. 

Branching out from her musical theatre roots, Judy sang on the DOVE nominated single THAT’S WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS TO ME and has gone on to record two CDs and perform in concerts all over the world. 

Judy has coached numerous actors and also taught a Master Class in acting for film and television helping guide students who have gone on to star on TV series, films and Broadway shows. 

Jeffery Patterson founded Once Upon A Dream Productions which is a feature-film production company based in Hollywood, California that focuses on family friendly theatrical content. Patterson just recently completed feature film, Woman on the Edge, in which he co-starred with Rumor Willis. Patterson’s production company has four additional movies now in post-production, slated for theatrical release this year. 

Patterson and Norton paired up on their first feature film together, Finding Harmony which was shot in Muscle Shoals, Alabama at Fame Ranch. Norton wrote, Patterson produced, and they starred alongside Billy Zane, Alison Eastwood & Ed Bruce. 

The most recent collaboration between Patterson and Norton is another script Judy Norton wrote titled Another Day in Paradise starring Patterson’s identical twin daughters (Madeline Paige and Autumn Patterson) along with Frankie Muniz, Joanna Krupa, Angie Everhart. Jeffery and Judy played brother and sister in the film. Another Day in Paradise won best drama at the International Family Film Festival this year.

Limited spaces are available, so RSVP TODAY by calling 256-582-7469 Monday Through Friday between 9a-3pm. You must RSVP by June 30th for your chance to meet face to face with these two Hollywood stars. 

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