Pocono Mountains Music Festival

Pocono Mountains Music Festival

Pocono Mountains Music Festival



Students of the Performing Arts Camp will receive special masterclasses from some of the most successful professionals of the performing arts world. Get a jump-start on your career with these highly engaging and inspiring talks.

See below for the 2017 Masterclass leaders. Stay tuned to see who will be joining us in 2018!


“Dressing Up Broadway” with JoAnn Bethel – Principal Dresser at Chicago the Musical on Broadway

Jo-Ann Bethell Pantuso, (Photo: Jeremy Daniel)

JoAnn Bethel is celebrating 33 years in the Entertainment industry, starting with New York City Opera and New York City Ballet. Broadway highlights include: Meet Me in St. Louis, Oh Kay!, Victor Victoria, Secret Garden, Tommy and the longest running American musical Chicago. National Tours of Saturday Night Fever and La Cage Aux Folles. Production Wardrobe Supervisor for Barry Manilow Music & Passion Las Vegas as well as U.S., Canada and European Tours. New projects include: Associate Producer for George Hamilton – A Helluva Life, Carol Woods – Ain’t We Got Fun / The Music of Richard Whiting at the Metropolitan Room, New York City August 2016 and the new musical Son of Captain Blood.

“No Drama: Acting for the Real World” with Barbara Andres- Award Winning Broadway Actress 

Barbara AndresBarbara Andres
Barbara Andres was born-in-a-trunk to the musical comedy team, Masters and Rollins. She debuted on Broadway in the 1969 musical Jimmy followed by The Boy Friend, Rodgers and Hart, Rex, On Golden Pond, Doonesbury, Kiss of the Spider Woman, A Delicate Balance, and Cabaret. Ms. Andres’ extensive television and film credits include Law and Order, all three productions, Gossip Girls, Damages, RescueMe, What About Bob?, After the Storm, Random Hearts, and Thirteen Conversations About One Thing. From New York to Tokyo she has created more than 200 roles at theaters including Lincoln Center, Roundabout Theatre, Manhatan Theater Club, Signature Theater, The Public Theatre, The Guthrie Theater, Arena Stage, and American Repertory Theatre.   In 2014 she received a Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress as Mama in the Transport Group Company’s production of I Remember Mama.

Special Guest – Seth Stewart from Hamilton on Broadway

Seth Stewart
Seth Stewart is one of today’s most exciting and energetic all around entertainers! Recently, Seth performed as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, after previously being an original broadway cast member in the Award Winning hit show, Hamilton the Musical. With Hamilton, he has performed for the President of the United States, as well as the Grammy’s, where the show won for Best Musical Theater Album, and the Tony’s where the show won Best Musical! Seth also played the OBC role of Graffiti Pete, in the Tony winning musical In The Heights on Broadway, and was an original cast member in the Tony nominated musical Sweet Charity.

Seth has graced the silver screen in the Sex and the City Movie, Music and Lyrics, and Friends With Benefits. He played the lead role of Owen, for award winning independent film, Karma Club. As well as, Jason, in the award winning independent film, Inside a Change, directed by Rik Cordero.

He has performed all over the world alongside some of the world’s most well known artists including Madonna in her “Reinvention Tour,” Jennifer Lopez “Brave” European Tour, Mariah Carey, Ne-Yo, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Hudson, and Jay-Z.