In Musical Theatre, versatility is everything. Musicals have evolved over time from being classical based to pop based and performers need to be able to sing – and act- it all. At the festival, we believe there’s room for everything and as such we are thrilled to introduce an innovative new workshop in Acting through Style.
Shows such as ‘Hamilton’, ‘Six’ and ‘Moulin Rouge’ all require singing with traits derived from pop styles such as R&B, Country, Rap, Soul, Jazz and more but how do you continue to tell the story, while maintaining stylistic accuracy? What are the style tags that identify each of the above genres and how can you learn to lean into them to ensure you are the most versatile performer you can be?
This session is co-taught by one of Australia’s leading Pop/Soul/R&B performers, Paulini and acclaimed acting teacher, Tyran Parke. For the first part of the class, Tyran will work with Paulini to illustrate a range of styles from their origins before both explore the relationship to contemporary musical theatre, as performed by a small selection of performers (others able to audit).
Also available as part of the Advanced Workshop Package, to book and save see here!
Recommended for advanced skill level.
For those wishing to audition, please prepare a contemporary musical theatre song in one of the above styles and submit via the AMTF Audition portal from 1st Feb – 1st March.
AMTF is committed to diverse, inclusive casting and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, all ages, genders and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.