Sarah de Tute
Sarah is a musical directing graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, where she gained a master's degree with distinction. She has recently returned from her work as musical director for Ultimate Broadway in Shanghai, China, and for CATS the musical for the Really Useful Asia Pacific tour. Other credits include BBC Children in Need, Night of a Thousand Voices (The Royal Albert Hall London), Sunday Night at the Theatre Royal (Drury Lane London), Evita (Leeds Grand Theatre), Hello Dolly (Pitlochry Festival Theatre), Sunday in the Park with George, Into The Woods, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Joseph (Bill Kenwright Ltd).
She has also musically directed a number of new works, including Freak Show (Covent Garden and Camden Theatres, London), Watertight (Richard Taylor) and The Riot (Richard Lewis). Sarah has recorded for BBC radio with the Orchestra of Opera North, Inspiration Choir and Singlive UK and for Australian and Asian Television.
She has arranged and composed a number of theatre scores during her many American summer residencies for the Brownledge Theatre, in Vermont, USA and for the New York and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. She has collaborated with a number of creatives and artists for cabarets and musical nights including An Evening of Song for the First Minister at Edinburgh Castle, In concert at the Scottish Parliament, Brussels and Candid Cabaret at Oran Mor and Pitlochry Festival Theatre. Sarah has also worked as a visiting lecturer and musical director at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Arts Ed London and Leeds College of Music.
Session: Musical Theatre in Rehearsal: Revelling in the Classics
“No, no they can't take that away from me.” Ira Gershwin
Are you a devotee of developing your knowledge and skills in singing and acting through song?
Would you benefit from a week in the rehearsal room with the best of musical directors developing understanding and rehearsal tactics?
Are you a fan of the music of recent revivals on the West End stage?
Then we have the ideal course combination for you…
Following the commercial trend of rediscovering the joy in classic musicals, students will wallow in the pleasures of productions such as Half a Sixpence, 42nd Street, Me and my Girl and An American in Paris. Whether you’re an actor or a singer, there is something to challenge and inspire as you examine, in depth, the musical and lyrical style of a variety of classic works, both ensemble and solo.
During the week you will:
- explore the diverse music and uncover the rehearsal technique required to tackle songs and lyrics from a range of writers – Gershwin, Mercer and Warren, Cross and Heneker
- tackle acting through song in both solo and ensemble masterclass workshops
- gain insight into preparing for performance, audition or directing.
Musical Theatre in Rehearsal allows you to delve into a wide selection of musical material without the pressure of performance and touches on every aspect of the rehearsal room experience.
The week is aimed at singers and actors who sing who want to find a new challenge or those who love this vintage style of musical and want to spend a week discovering more and gaining new skills in a rehearsal environment.
Tutors – Ian Good and Sarah de Tute
What students say…
“The best thing was being able to take in so much about lots of different aspects of musical theatre which are also applicable to other composers and shows.”
“Summer School is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about theatre from such knowledgeable tutors who are flexible and work so well to accommodate the needs of all the class.”