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: First Rate Revues (Musical Theatre)
“Do it big, do it right, and do it with style.” Fred Astaire
Would you like to spend a week practically immersing yourself in the riches of musical theatre revues?
Are you a devotee of developing your knowledge and performance skills in singing and acting through song?
Do you have a desire to create or be part of revue shows that leave your audiences spellbound?
Then we have the ideal course for you…
Revue shows are valued by both amateur and professional companies alike, they are a chance to play to the company’s strengths and aspirations and a valuable form of fund raising. This musical theatre course provides students with the opportunity to look again at this performance genre and explore ways of making it utterly engaging and entertaining for both the performers and their audience – from creating concepts through to choosing material and into rehearsals, staging and finally performance.
During the week you will:
- explore a range of musical theatre material and techniques required to tackle songs and lyrics that would be an asset to any revue
- develop your confidence and technique in acting through song in both solo and ensemble masterclass workshops
- gain insight into how to create a vision and programme for entertaining and engaging revue shows
- explore innovative staging ideas and devise creative links to ensure your revue is more than just the sum of its parts
This course welcomes singers and actors who sing who like to tell stories and portray character in their performance both in song and script - although there will be some movement no dance experience is needed.