THE MUSICAL THEATRE PROJECT

Join us for a day of dance with our amazing faculty from Broadway and Australia! Ian Knaur “Mamma Mia” USA, Ben Veitch –Finalist SYTYCD, and Amy Campbell –Finalist SYTYCD (Full bios listed below)

COURSE OUTLINE

3 Dance Classes:
Musical Theatre Jazz, Lyrical Jazz, Broadway Repertoire +
a lecture and performances from our faculty.

Age Groups Level
12-14Intermediate
15-17Intermediate
18 +Intermediate/Advanced

When:
Sunday September 20, 2009

Cost:
$66.00 (incl GST)

Where:
Ed5 International Bakehouse Lane, 9 George Street North Strathfield, Sydney 2137

What to bring:
Comfortable dance clothes, jazz shoes, chorus heels -if you have them- notepad and pen, water, snacks and lunch. There are cafes and restaurants nearby if you prefer.


FACULTY

Ian Knauer

Ian Knauer

Broadway: Upcoming - Mamma Mia!. By Jeeves (Rev. Pinker), State Fair. National Tours: Mamma Mia!, 42ND Street (Billy Lawlor), The Will Rogers Follies, Doctor Dolittle, Sunset Blvd., The Wizard Of Oz (Tin Man), Seven Brides. . . (Gideon). Performances at NY City Opera, Carnegie Hall, NY City Center, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center and all over the world. Ian recreated the role of Rev. Pinker for the film of By Jeeves. He can be heard on numerous recordings. He graduated with a BFA from the University of Michigan.

Ben Veitch

Ben Veitch

Benjamin Veitch studied dance and acrobatics under the direction of his mentor Robert Sturrock on the Gold Coast. He recently was a
 finalist on SYTYCD 2009 and performed as a featured dancer in The Boy From Oz starring Hugh Jackman. Ben made his musical theatre
 debut in the Australian world premiere production of Dirty Dancing, in which he performed as part of the ensemble and understudied 
 the role of Billy. Other stage credits include Hidden palace and Rhythm of the Night for Jupiter’s Casino. He also performed at the
 Luna Park Opening Concert and for Coast Italian Cruise Line and Dreamworld, for whom he has also choreographed. 
 In addition to performing at many large corporate events, fashion shows and conventions, Benjamin has featured in film clips for 
 Marcia Hines and Guy Sebastion and at the MO Awards. Television credits include Big Brother (with Deni Hines) and The Footy Show.
 He also worked as an actor/dancer on George Miller’s Academy Award winning animated feature film Happy Feet.

Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell

You would have last seen Amy on So You Think You Can Dance Series 2 where she was in the Top 3. Amy’s career has spanned many different areas and credits include: Saturday Night Fever (Australasian Tour), Il Trittico (Opera Australia), Get 
 Out Get Funky Tour, Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Sleeping Beauty, Stage to Screen (Royal Caribbean), 
 Black Rock, Le Grande Cirque (TML Enterprises), Hole in the Wall (TVC – Ch9), Dangerous (Foxtel), All Saints (Ch 7), Pizza Hut 
 (TVC), Video Ezy (TVC), Comedy Inc (Ch 9), as well as large Corporate Events, trade shows and Conventions too numerous to 
 mention. 
 
 






[ Dates and Location ]  [ Course Outline / Fees ]  [ Class Descriptions ]


DATES AND LOCATION

The Musical Theatre Project will be held January 13-21, 2009

Sydney Dance Company Studios,
The Wharf
Pier 4, Hickson Road
Walsh Bay NSW 2000


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COURSE OUTLINE AND FEES

TMTP is offering a Student Workshop and a Professional Workshop.

*Fees for these workshops are listed on the application form. To receive more information on our fees please go to our registration page and an application form will be sent to you.


Student Workshop - Tuesday to Friday, January 13-16

This workshop is especially designed for those who are 14- 19 years old and have a keen interest in musical theatre. Disciplines covered will be Singing, Dancing and Acting.

Students should have a strong base in one of these disciplines and a good knowledge of at least one other. Students will be placed in classes according to their strengths and abilities to ensure a comfortable learning environment. This workshop will also include an intensive rehearsal process with faculty that will conclude in a showcase on the last day.

Classes offered: Singing, Acting, Dance, Audition Technique Master Class, Q and A Panel with Faculty and Guests.


Professional Workshop – Monday to Wednesday, January 19-21

This workshop is especially designed for the working professional and for those who are completing their training (ie full time course or similar) and are now starting work in the industry. Disciplines covered are Singing, Dancing and Acting. Applicants should have a strong base in at least two disciplines and a good knowledge of a third. This workshop will conclude with a short rehearsal process and a showcase of the work covered on the last day.

Classes offered: Singing, Acting, Audition Technique Master Class, Guest Artist Lecture and Q and A Panel with Faculty


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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Dance:

Class begins with a brief but thorough 25 minute warm up, continued with an across the floor progression to brush up on basic or advanced turns (depending on the level of class) and get the blood flowing, followed by an exciting, originial, musical theater piece, using well known show tunes, pop tunes, and classics, focusing on performance, technique and attention to style and detail.

Ladies if you have chorus shoes please bring them along with a flat pair of shoes for total preparation. Form fitting clothing and dance attire is encouraged for ultimate learning experience. Recommended color: All black for optimum line and sillouette.


Singing:

Will involve working through repertoire choices in performances by class students as a starting point for discussions on musical styles, vocal coaching, repertoire choices, warm ups and vocal maintenance for a professional musical theatre schedule. Also include question/answer section on expectations of a professional singer/dancer or dancer/singer in an ongoing performance environment.


Acting:

To provide the student with the opportunity to develop an acting technique derived from a variety of acting methods. The essence of this technique is applicable to a range of acting forms and styles eg. plays, musicals, television etc.


Audition Technique Master Class:

Will involve working through and directing repertoire choices for the specific purpose of auditioning in professional musical theatre. Discussion will include appropriate repertoire choices for auditioning, musical expectations of singer/dancers and dancer/singers in a singing audition, technical expectations from a musical director’s point of view, preparation of music, knowledge of vocal capabilities and call back preparation.


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Please be aware that advertised faculty are subject to change at any time at the discretion of The Musical Theatre Project. No refunds can be made based on a change in faculty.

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