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Session: Forgotten Musicals for Actors and Singers (Musical Theatre)

“There must be an awful lot of folk searching for a Brigadoon” Lerner and Loewe

Would you like to spend a week practically immersing yourself in the riches of yesteryears musical theatre? 
Are you a devotee of developing your knowledge and performance skills in character singing, text and acting through song?
Do you have a desire to rediscover quality musicals that, in the wake of contemporary blockbusters, have begun to go by the wayside – the unsung heroes of this wonderful genre?

Then we have the ideal course for you…

Musical theatre progresses at such a rate that sometimes some wonderful works are forgotten. Whether it be the early years of Kern, Gershwin and Berlin, or the Golden age of R&H, Loesser, Lerner & Lowe and Meredith Wilson to that of Weill, Bernstein and Sondheim, our greatest ‘forgotten’ musicals can still be brought to contemporary life. 

This musical theatre course provides students with the opportunity to re-discover and re-imagine a selection of the musical theatre gems that defined the genre and gave the basis to musical theatre as we know it today.

During the week you will:

This course welcomes singer/actors who like to tell stories and portray character in their performance.  Who love to work collaboratively, like a performance challenge and who are comfortable with movement and staging (no dance experience required).

The Forgotten Musicals for Directors course can also provide the opportunity for up to two student directors* who would work alongside the class director to develop their directing technique in a live, collaborative and supportive training environment. 

*Ideally suit returning students who have attended one of the past directors programmes or new students who have at least some assistant directing experience with their own company.

NB that group and solo material will be chosen by tutor to best fit the final mix and ability levels of the group and will be notified in advance. 

Tutors - Susie Dumbreck  Musical Director - Laura Baxter

Session: Forgotten Musicals for Directors (Musical Theatre)

“There must be an awful lot of folk searching for a Brigadoon” Lerner and Loewe

Are you looking for a practical course to develop your skills in working with actors and as a company?
Do you have a desire to rediscover quality musicals that, in the wake of contemporary blockbusters, have begun to go by the wayside – the unsung heroes of this wonderful genre?

The Forgotten Musicals for Actors and Singers course is providing the opportunity for up to two student directors* who would work alongside the class director to develop their directing technique in a live, collaborative and supportive training environment. 

*Ideally suit returning students who have attended one of the past directors programmes or new students who have at least some assistant directing experience with their own company.  For further details contact Beverly Clarke at Head Office.

Musical theatre progresses at such a rate that sometimes some wonderful works are forgotten.  Whether it be the early years of Kern, Gershwin and Berlin, or the Golden age of R&H, Loesser, Lerner & Lowe and Meredith Wilson to that of Weill, Bernstein and Sondheim, our greatest ‘forgotten’ musicals can still be brought to contemporary life. 

NB Preparatory reading will be sent in advance to complement the group and solo material chosen by tutor to best fit the final mix and ability levels of the Actors and Singers.

Tutors - Susie Dumbreck  Musical Director - Laura Baxter