Australian Musical Theater Festival workshop program announced


Australian Musical Theater Festival (AMTF) is delighted to announce the extensive program of workshops taking place as part of its annual festival in Launceston in May 2022.

Festival headlining artists Paulini, Philip Quast and Chloe Dallimore will all lead workshops in their areas of expertise. And some of Australia’s best teachers, coaches, trainers and choreographers will be sharing their skills and knowledge with participants from across the country.

Paulini will join a small audience for “In Conversation with Paulini,” where she will share her journey to success and the many challenges that come with it. Paulini will also partner with VCA Head of Musical Theater Tyran Parke to present an exciting and advanced workshop on singing contemporary styles, covering everything from soul music to rap.

Philip Quast will present a masterclass focused on deepening connections with text and character. He will also have an “In Conversation” session, sharing his stories from some of the biggest stages in the world. Being able to see Philip in action and hear about his long career will be a delight for all attendees.

Chloe Dallimore’s masterclass will aim to enable you to excel in the three most important areas of musical theater – singing, acting and dancing. Chloe will use her world-class skills, education and experience to build the confidence of all participants. Chloé will also lead “Acting Through Song” and “Intimacy Coordination” workshops at the festival.

Paulini’s headlining masterclasses and advanced voice workshop were made possible through the generous support of the Theater Council of Tasmania.

In-demand choreographer Freya List will present beginner and advanced dance and artist wellness workshops, and Tasmanian Jimmy Harrison will lead a workshop on vocal health, ensuring a long and sustainable career for singers.

Lisa Gormley will lead an advanced level workshop for playing in autocassettes. As traveling for auditions has become increasingly difficult, self-cassettes have become the “new normal” for music and television auditions and for those wishing to attend drama school. Tyran Parke, who recently streamed musicals entirely through online calls and self-tapes, will be participating in this workshop, to ensure attendees can showcase their new skills in the best way possible.

Acclaimed teachers Jennifer Peers and Robin McLeavy will also offer lessons focused on acting and singing.

Festival Artistic Director Tyran Parke is delighted with the range of topics covered in the workshops and is proud to offer a workshop program focused on teaching core industry skills in exciting formats. He adds:

We all like to watch musicals. But we all know that one of the best ways to learn is to do it. This is why our workshops are so important. It offers participants a real-life experience, right in front of professionals, who can offer feedback, support and advice

Parke adds that there are workshops for everyone:

Regardless of a person’s level of experience or area of ​​interest, everyone will be able to soak up some knowledge. And just being in the presence of these superstar artists and world-renowned teachers will be exciting and uplifting! Seeing them sing, dance and perform on our home stages is always amazing!

Places in all workshops are limited and reservations are available through the Théâtre Nord box office. Tickets for all shows, workshops and other events are on sale now.

The Australian Musical Theater Festival is supported by the Government of Tasmania through Events Tasmania, the City of Launceston, Theater North and many local businesses.

Season details

Venue: Australian Festival of Musical Theater
Date: May 18 – 22, 2022

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