Chris Pizzello, Associated Press
Actor Jason Alexander arrives at "From Vision to Reality," an event to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the state of Israel, at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008.

OREM, Utah — Jason Alexander, best known for his role as George Costanza on "Seinfeld," will be visiting Utah Valley University on Feb. 27-29 to offer acting workshops to UVU students and faculty.

The workshops will be held each day from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on the Noorda Theater stage, and will cover monologues, two-person scenes and musical theater songs. The workshops are open to all UVU students but School of the Arts students and faculty will be given priority.

UVU's Student Association is hosting a free and public "Evening with Jason Alexander" event at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28 in the Sorensen Student Center's Grande Ballroom. At the event, Alexander will participate with UVU students in an acting presentation, which will follow with a question-and-answer session.

“This is Jason’s first visit to UVU, and he is excited to work with our students and to meet our faculty to share ideas and a love of the theater,” Traci Hainsworth, events manager for UVU’s School of the Arts, said in a press release. “His workshops will give our acting students an opportunity to learn from an award-winning actor and fantastic teacher. He will also be sharing stories and insights on acting as a career and what it takes to ‘make it.’”

Hainsworth said the students are really excited for his visit. "The students that have been chosen to work with him on stage are thrilled, but nervous," she said.

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