||Updated Monday, April 25,
2005 11:24 AM CDT
Producer Peter Sklar will speak
SYCAMORE - What do Mischa Barton of "The O.C.,"
Zachery Ty Bryan of "Home Improvement," Lori Loughlin of "Full
House," Rick Schroder of "NYPD Blue," Sarah Jessica Parker, Reese
Witherspoon and Ricki Lake all have in common?
They've all been coached, directed or discovered
by Peter Sklar, a Broadway producer who will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday
at Artistic Dance Center, 2180 Oakland Drive, Unit D. Sklar's
complimentary lecture will be "Young Dreams ... Fears, Hopes &
Fantasies of Fame."
The free talk will provide insights into
the relationships between self-esteem, health and professional
success, with a behind-the-scenes look at stage mothers, industry
scams, the causes of eating disorders, and the role of talent agents
and casting directors.
The recipient of a master's degree in
education from Harvard University, Sklar is the producer of the
upcoming Broadway musical "The Kid Who Played the Palace," directed
by Bill Martin. Sklar is a nationally known expert in the fields of
child development and the entertainment field. His work has been
featured in numerous major articles in The New York Times, Dallas
Morning News, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City Star, Atlanta
Journal-Constitution and many other newspapers, as well as on VH1,
The Bravo Channel, "Good Morning America" and "Donahue."
Reservations are required for this lecture. Those younger than 18
must be accompanied by a parent; nobody younger than 6 will be
For reservations, call Mindy Walker at (815)