MVA Alumnus, Justin Baret (’14), Star of “Sesame Street Live!”
Montverde Academy has an amazing theatre program that produces fantastic productions from small, thought-provoking pieces to eye-popping Broadway-style show stoppers. We are proud to have one of those students, Justin Baret (’14), take what he learned here on to the next level.
Justin is currently playing the lead character, also named Justin, as host of the nationally touring company, “Sesame Street Live’s Make Your Magic!” The show features eight beloved Sesame Street characters and is scheduled to appear in 50 cities across the country.
We were excited to have Justin and cast mates, Liz Sanford and Brandon Wagner, conduct a master class for a group of our theatre students. The three discussed the audition process and working professionally in the entertainment business, providing insight as to how to get a job and work in theme park entertainment. Justin talked about his past experience performing with the original cast of "Memphis," and appearing at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City.
“It was such an honor coming back to Montverde Academy to give insight and answer questions about working in the industry,” said Justin. “It also gave a point of reflection of how much I love what I do and what led me to where I am now. Thank you Montverde Academy ‘s Fine Arts Department!”
Thank you Justin, Liz and Brandon for taking time to speak with our students.