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West End Leading Man George Rae joins creative team on YMT Boot Camp.

12/06/18

Youth Music Theatre UK has an unwavering reputation for creating the brightest new musical theatre projects and courses, led by trailblazing creative teams from West End, Fringe, Repertoire and Broadway theatre. And in the year of our 15th anniversary, this is no exception, especially in the case of our London Musical Theatre Boot Camp, taking place 13 – 18 August!

The YMT Musical Theatre Boot Camp comprises 60 hours of intensive tuition, rehearsals and masterclasses spread over a 6-day residential retreat, aimed to equip you with the unique skillset and knowledge needed to be competitive and to excel in the theatre industry. Whilst the course is beneficial for everyone, it is particularly beneficial for those interested in auditioning for drama school or conservatoire at undergraduate or postgraduate levels.  During this course, George Rae will be running several workshops that especially focus on the skill of acting through song.

 

 

George has an impressive background performing in popular West End shows and tours including The Frogs, The Lion King, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Fame, A Slice of Saturday Night and The Mikado.  Not only has he performed in many notable shows, but has actually received recognition for his roles.  George gained three best actor award nominations for his portrayal of Otto Kringelein in Grand Hotel , received best supporting actor for his part in Noises Off, and was featured by Mark Shenton in his ‘The Best Leading Men in UK Musical Theatre’ list.

As an established performer, George’s experiences will make the Boot Camp extremely valuable for those who participate. During the course, participants will have the opportunity to explore different approaches to making new music theatre and cross arts developments, including styles used in physical theatre, mask and Commedia dell’arte, as well as traditional musical theatre and performance techniques.

There is still an opportunity to BOOK ON to the London Musical Theatre Boot Camp to train under George and other creatives, but be sure to book soon as spaces are limited!

Welcome Aaron Newland-Bentley, the vocal coach of our NEW London Boot Camp

12/06/18

Youth Music Theatre UK has an unwavering reputation for creating the brightest new musical theatre projects and courses, led by trailblazing creative teams from West End, Fringe, Repertoire and Broadway theatre. And in the year of our 15th anniversary, this is no exception, especially in the case of our *NEW*Musical Theatre Boot Camp taking place 13 – 18 August in London.

Aaron Newland-Bentley is a highly sought after singing consultant and has taught at some of the countries top drama schools.  He’s even delivered training to clients in many West End productions such as The Book of Mormon, Motown, Hairspray and Matilda!  His expertise has prepared numerous students for professional auditions and helped aspiring performers to gain entrance into some of the countries best institutions and he can coach you too at the Musical Theatre Boot Camp!

The YMT Musical Theatre Boot Camp comprises 60 hours of intensive tuition, rehearsals and masterclasses spread over a 6-day residential retreat, aimed to equip you with the unique skillset and knowledge needed to be competitive and to excel in the theatre industry. Whilst the course is beneficial for everyone, it is particularly beneficial for those interested in auditioning for drama school or conservatoire at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, which is why we believe Aaron is the perfect vocal coach for this course!.

Aaron has a passion for Musical Theatre and a keen interest in the integration of singing and acting.  He is a strong believer in voice work as athletic training and emphasises the balance between craft and artistry.  With that being said, Aaron will test your skills and challeng you vocally during the new 6-day, intensive residential Boot Camp. During the course, participants will have the opportunity to explore different approaches to making new music theatre and cross arts developments, including styles used in physical theatre, mask and Commedia dell’arte, as well as traditional musical theatre and performance techniques.

There is still an opportunity to BOOK ON to the London Musical Theatre Boot Camp to train under Aaron and the other creatives, but be sure to book soon as spaces are limited!

SPOTLIGHT: Introducing Victoria Evaristo, the director of our NEW London Boot Camp

01/06/18

Youth Music Theatre UK has an unwavering reputation for creating the brightest new musical theatre projects and courses, led by trailblazing creative teams from West End, Fringe, Repertoire and Broadway theatre. And in the year of our 15th anniversary, this is no exception, especially in the case of our *NEW* Musical Theatre Boot Camp taking place 13 – 18 August in London.

The YMT Musical Theatre Boot Camp comprises 60 hours of intensive tuition, rehearsals and masterclasses spread over a 6-day residential retreat, aimed to equip you with the unique skillset and knowledge needed to be competitive and to excel in the theatre industry. Whilst the course is beneficial for everyone, it is particularly beneficial for those interested in auditioning for drama school or conservatoire at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, which is why we believe Victoria Evaristo is the perfect candidate to direct the course. 

 

Victoria brings to the table a wide array of experience in the theatre industry. As a Guildhall School of Music and Drama alumna, she has performed as an actor herself at many renowned theatres, such as the Hackney Empire, Royal Court Theatre Liverpool, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Everyman Theatre Liverpool and MANY more. Not only has Victoria made her mark in the UK, but she’s showcased her talents across Europe, Africa and the U.S.A.!  She has even performed a one woman show entitled, “Ma Joyce’s Tales from the Parlour” at the world famous Eidinburgh Festival.

However, it is Victoria's experience in teaching and directing which will make the course unqiue and valuable for those who participate. She has led classes at mnay leading instititutions, including Italia Conti academy, Sylvia Young theatre school, Royal Central School of speech and drama, Identity Drama School, Big Foot theatre company, City University and numerous other places.  In addition to all of this, she privately tutors students and professionals on audition prep, voice and script work.

Victoria will use her expertise to test your skills during the new 6-day, intensive residential Boot Camp. During the course, participants will have the opportunity to explore different approaches to making new music theatre and cross arts developments, including styles used in physical theatre, mask and Commedia dell’arte, as well as traditional musical theatre and performance techniques.  Victoria will give you the tools you need to confidently apply to drama school or conservatoire.

There is still an opportunity to BOOK ON to the London Musical Theatre Boot Camp to train under the direction of Victoria and the other creatives, but be sure to book soon as spaces are limited!

Attending a YMT Summer Camp 'was the best decision I made!'

23/05/18

Having been unsuccessful at auditioning the first time for one of our summer shows a couple of years ago, Lottie decided to attend one of YMT’s Musical Theatre Summer Camps instead. Since attending the camp, she has worked with YMT again after successfully auditioning for one of our shows last year. We caught up with Lottie to hear about her experience with YMT and the Summer Camps.

“My first experience with YMT was in 2015 when I auditioned for their summer season. It was quite daunting and my first time doing group auditions like that - I didn’t get in but decided to do one of their Summer Camp Courses instead. This was the best decision I made!

It was my first ever residential theatre course and it was absolutely amazing! 

I met some amazing people and had a brilliant week, I learnt so much and feel that it led to a real ‘step change’ for me.

I didn’t audition again for YMT until 2017 but then I got into Jabberwocky and that was even more amazing! 

Each time I’ve been involved with YMT it’s got bigger and better and I think that’s partly because I learn so much each time and get new opportunities!

I’d recommend YMT to anyone who loves theatre and performing or putting a show together, to anyone who has a desire to work in the industry in the future, who wants to have a great time with like-minded people during the Summer holidays, to everyone who loves musical theatre (and is the right age!)”

Follow in the footsteps of Lottie and many other talented young people and book on to a Summer Camp today. Open to ANYONE aged 11-17, participants take part in an intense, fun, creative training course in the performing arts by putting on a brand new musical show within a week! This year, YMT’s Musical Theatre Summer Camps are coming to Hertfordshire, Leeds, Wiltshire, Edinburgh, Surrey and London. BOOK NOW WHILE SPACES LAST!

SPOTLIGHT: Ella Grace joins as Musical Director for YMT's Scotland Summer Camp

08/05/18

Youth Music Theatre UK has an unwavering reputation for creating the brightest new musical theatre projects and courses, led by trailblazing creative teams from West End, Fringe, Repertoire and Broadway theatre. And in the year of our 15th anniversary, this is no exception, especially in the case of our Scotland Summer Camp, taking place 6 – 11 August.

As the musical director of our Edinburgh Summer Camp this year, Ella Grace has an exceptional breadth of work under her belt. From writing the music and lyrics for an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s Salome at the Walt Disney Modular Theatre, to working at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, Ella’s work is as technically marvellous as it is dazzling. We’re looking forward to Ella choreographing a brand-new show, The Vampire Hunters of Glasgow, at YMT’s Edinburgh Summer Camp (20 – 25 August).

An intense and creative course in singing, acting and dancing, Ella will put the 11-17 year olds through their paces by directing them in a brand-new musical in a week. Building confidence and developing key performing arts skills, the young people will excel under the direction of Ella and the rest of the experienced creative team. 

As a composer and lyricist, she is a recipient of the Michael Grandage Future Bursaries Award. As a performer herself, Ella fronted the rock bank Hitchcock Blonde for four years. She is writing the book, music, & lyrics for Nethergate, a contemporary Scottish retelling of Peter Pan, and is also adapting Peter Pan for a theatre in the USA.

There is still an opportunity to BOOK ON to the Scotland Summer Camp to train under the direction of Ella and the other creatives, but be sure to book soon as spaces are limited! We also have camps this year in Wiltshire, Edinburgh, Leeds, Hertfordshire, London and Surrey. If you are too old to attend any of our Summer Camps, but are interested in being trained by our industry professionals, consider booking on to our London Boot Camp (13-18 August for ages 17-21).

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