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For more information https://www.amtf.org.au/

Workshops will be held at Launceston College - Performing Arts Centre



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AMTF WORKSHOPS and PACKAGES

Buy a Workshop Package and Save + get your complimentray ticket to Once in a Blue Moon - A Celebration of Australian Musical Theatre held at the Princess Theatre Thursday 20 May 8pm

* individual worshop prices available

Lovers & Youths Workshops / Package -@ Launceston College

Thursday 20 May 10am - 1pm Solo Singing

Thursday 20 May 2pm - 5pm Acting the Part

Friday 21 May 10am - 1pm Fitting in to the Ensemble

Saturday 22 May 2:30pm - 5:30pm Audtioning for Musical Theatre

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Makers Workshops / Package -@ Launceston College

Thursday 20 May 10am - 1pm Producing Skills -

Friday 21 May 10am - 1pm Navigating Copyright

Friday 21 May 2pm - 5pm Music as Storytelling - the art of Musical Direction

Saturday 22 May 2:30pm - 5:30pm Costume and Character

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Future Stars Workshops / Package -@ Launceston College

Thursday 20 May 10am - 1pm Acting Through Song

Thursday 20 May 2pm - 5pm Getting Professional Roles

Friday 21 May 10am - 1pm What Makes a Great Audition?

Saturday 22 May 10am - 1pm Well-being for Artists

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Teacher Development Workshops-@ Launceston College

Friday 21 May 10am - 12:30pm - Music Theatre in Schools

Friday 21 May 1:30pm - 4pm - Not just the School Musical online Event - register here

For more information https://www.amtf.org.au/

Prices

Ticket Pricing

  • $35 - Adult : Single Workshop Ticket Price
  • $25 - FT Student: Single Workshop Ticket Price
  • $130 - Adult : 4 Workshop Package Price
  • $90 - FT Student: 4 WorkshopPackage Price
  • $25 - Teacher Development Workshops

Buy a Workshop Package and Save + get your complimentray ticket to Once in a Blue Moon - A Celebration of Australian Musical Theatre held at the Princess Theatre Thursday 20 May 8pm


Workshops will be held at Launceston College - Performing Arts Centre


Please refrain from attending this event if you are feeling unwell or are carrying respiratory symptoms.

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For more information https://www.amtf.org.au/

Lovers & Youth

Buy a Workshop Package and Save + get your complimentray ticket to Once in a Blue Moon - A Celebration of Australian Musical Theatre held at the Princess Theatre Thursday 20 May 8pm

* individual worshop prices available

Lovers & Youths Workshops / Package -@ Launceston College

Thursday 20 May 10am - 1pm Solo Singing with Jane Edwards

“Don’t give up and don’t give in If you’re thinking sink or swim. Courage is your plane to fame When hero is your middle name” – SpongeBob: The Musical

From Festival EP, Tyran Parke; “Each year, as I search Australia for the intake at the Victorian College of the Arts, I look for a particular name on application forms. I know that those taught by Jane Edwards always have a great technical ability but also an inherent musicality and passion for telling stories”. No matter if you are accomplished or new to singing this class is an opportunity to learn from one of Australia’s best in a supportive, enjoyable environment.

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Thursday 20 May 2pm - 5pm Acting the Part with John Xintavelonis and Tyran Parke

“I've got 36 expressions, Sweet as pie to tough as leather – Bob Merrill (Funny Girl)

This workshop is an investigation into playing different characters from one who has made a career from doing just that! ‘John X’, as he is affectionately known, has lived his life on the stage, stepping effortlessly between plays musicals and radio across Australia playing such iconic character roles as Pumba in ‘The Lion King’ and The Cowardly Lion in ‘The Wizard of Oz’. John will join with Tyran Parke to share a range of techniques that allow you to find a range of characters within.

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Friday 21 May 10am - 1pm Fitting in to the Ensemble with Deone Zanotto

“I see stars, we shine as bright as day I will look out for you; we’ll light each other’s way.” Mean Girls

For almost all performers, the journey begins in the ensemble. This class is designed for those who love this position, don’t necessarily wish to step out as a soloist yet but are looking to develop skills in contributing to the story energetically, without drawing focus.

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Saturday 22 May 2:30pm - 5:30pm Audtioning for Musical Theatre with Natalie Gilholme, Amanda Hodder

“We can do it, we can do it This is not the time to shirk We can do it, you won’t rue it Say goodbye to petty clerk” The Producers

Auditioning is a skill in itself. So many great performers wish to be in ‘the room where it happens’ so they can better understand the best ways to make this inevitable process work for them. Casting Director, Natalie Gilholme has worked with many children in Professional Musical Theatre including ‘The Secret Garden’, ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘Dream Lover’, ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’, ‘Matilda’ and been responsible for casting Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘School of Rock’ in Australia. If there’s someone who understands the process of auditioning for children or beginners, it is Natalie. Joined by Musical Director, Amanda Hodder, Natalie will guide you through the do’s and don’ts of audition rooms, how to control your nerves, choose appropriate material and be your best under pressure!

Makers

Buy a Workshop Package and Save + get your complimentray ticket to Once in a Blue Moon - A Celebration of Australian Musical Theatre held at the Princess Theatre Thursday 20 May 8pm

* individual worshop prices available

Makers Workshops / Package -@ Launceston College

Thursday 20 May 10am - 1pm Producing Skills with Natalie Gilholme

“I want to be a Producer” – Mel Brooks

So, what does it take to get the show on the boards? Hear from one who knows the industry from every angle. Natalie Gilholme performed in countless musicals before investing her time on the other side of the footlights as Dance Captain, Resident Director, Agent, Casting Director and Producer. Natalie has worked on musicals all over the world from Athens to Asia before settling in New York where she was employed as a producer for many years. In this workshop, she brings her extensive knowledge to an interactive conversation about how to produce a show for success!

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Friday 21 May 10am - 1pm Navigating Copyright with Stuart Hendricks, Kim Ransley, David Spicer

“There’s no business, like show business Like no business, I know” Annie Get Your Gun

If you are wanting to produce a piece of existing theatre, at any level, then you must know about copyright, and who better to learn from than those who control it? This panel discussion was a sell out in our 2019 program, so we are thrilled to invite back our three industry leaders in the field, Stuart Hendricks from Music Theatre International, Kim Ransley from Origin and David Spicer from David Spicer Productions. If you are thinking of producing a musical, chances are you’ll be needing to talk to one of these three and through this panel, you can find out all you need to know about the business side to launching a show.

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Friday 21 May 2pm - 5pm Music as Storytelling - the art of Musical Direction

with Michael Tyack

“And I'd go along as was the fashion- Waiting for the music to begin” The Witches of Eastwick

This class is a must for those interested in how music is used to tell stories in theatre. Acclaimed Musical Director, Michael Tyack and guests will reveal how to be a detective when it comes to music, how to uncover the clues, how to make them work for you in performance and how to use these clues practically when shaping a song for performance. A chance to be in the room with one of the best!

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Saturday 22 May 2:30pm - 5:30pm Costume and Character with Anthony Phillips

So, forget the inner me, observe the outer I am what I wear and how I dress Aida

Whether you are a budding designer or a director, the art of costume design and making is inherent in visually representing a story. Costume reveals character, assists in establishing time and place and is a central part of creating the world of a show. This is part workshop, part interview where everyone is given opportunity to learn from the best in Anthony Phillips, costume maker for countless musicals including visual extravaganzas, ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Sunset Boulevard’.

Future Stars

Buy a Workshop Package and Save + get your complimentray ticket to Once in a Blue Moon - A Celebration of Australian Musical Theatre held at the Princess Theatre Thursday 20 May 8pm

* individual worshop prices available

Future Stars Workshops / Package -@ Launceston College

Thursday 20 May 10am - 1pm Acting Through Song with Natalie Gamsu

“But all I know is nothing happens if you just give in It can’t be any worse than how it’s been And it just so happens that we just might win So whatever happens! Let’s begin!” Newsies

A singing actor who has made a splash across three continents, Natalie is also one of Australia’s most celebrated and respected teachers and we are thrilled to be bringing her to Tasmania for the first time. With significant roles in ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘Strictly Ballroom’, ‘Kiss of the Spiderwoman’ and many more, Natalie balances her time on stage with her thriving teaching practice. Her students frequently appear in major productions across the country and her unique and nurturing technique will give each performer permission to interpret songs with authenticity, ease and joy.

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Thursday 20 May 2pm - 5pm Getting Professional Roles with Natalie Gilhome

“I will beat the odds I can go the distance I will face the world Fearless, proud, and strong” Hercules

For even the most experienced performers, auditions can be an intimidating exercise. In this workshop, you are invited into the audition process from the perspective of one of our most successful theatre practitioners and casting agents.

Having cast many musicals including ‘School of Rock’, ‘West Side Story’ and ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, Natalie knows what it takes to stand out in an audition and in this workshop, she shares her experience in order to demystify the experience and empower you to shine!

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Friday 21 May 10am - 1pm What Makes a Great Audition? with Jane Edwards, Nataliw Gilhome and Roger Hodgman

“Don’t hold me back cause today all my dreams will come true!” Hairspray

Auditioning is a skill in itself. So many great performers wish to be in ‘the room where it happens’ so they can better understand the best ways to make this inevitable process work for them. Three distinguished teachers, Director Roger Hodgman, Casting Director, Natalie Gilholme and Singing teacher, Jane Edwards will guide you through the do’s and don’t’s of audition rooms, how to control your nerves, choose appropriate material and be your best under pressure!

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Saturday 22 May 10am - 1pm Well-being for Artists with Deone Zanotto

“And this present will be past so here we are where the world has come together”. Come From Away

The road performers travel along, is not always a smooth one. With growing clarity on how the pressures of uncertainty, nerves and anxiety affect individuals, the industry has collectively responded with increased awareness and support. Deone has performed all over the world, and while working on Broadway, Deone was not sleeping well and highly stressed, and knew she needed something in her life to get through the daily grind. She found meditation, and suddenly life looked completely different.

Deone teaches many practical techniques to reduce stress, find balance and develop routines that allow you to remain healthy in a precarious industry. She has worked extensively with the Arts Wellness Collective in Melbourne to help extend Wellness in the Arts community.

This practical session focuses on how to use meditation to create space and energy in your everyday life.

Deone will share how meditation works, the importance of breath and how we use it, as well as several practical exercises including Mindfulness, Guided meditation and Present Moment Awareness Techniques and exercises.

Teacher Development

Teacher Development Workshops-@ Launceston College

Friday 21 May 10am - 12:30pm - Music Theatre in Schools with Natalie Calia

“It's a very ancient saying, But a true and honest thought That if you become a teacher By your pupils you'll be taught” The King and I

For many teachers, the school musical comes at a significant cost. The process of putting together a production often falls to a teacher with limited experience of leading theatrical endeavours. This workshop is a chance to look at how to enrol others in your vision, share the load through collaboration, meet the learning outcomes and all with a sense of fun!

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Friday 21 May 1:30pm - 4pm - Not just the School Musical

“I don't want to go along with the crowd Don't want to live life under a cloud Give me some air and space And sun on my face I want to live out loud.” The Little Princess

Covid 19 has taught us many things, including how to ‘pivot’ and use our creativity in new ways. Unable to access performances in the same way, practitioners all over the world adapted to various alternate forms of presentation including online and streaming. This panel will look at the changing possibilities in how to present the school musical and will include a representative from one of the chief copyright agencies that license musicals in Australia as well as the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) to discuss their easily accessible curriculum for use in schools.