Musical Theatre Masterclass Season ALL WELCOME!

We are delighted to have some incredible industry professionals lined up to take MUSICAL THEATRE GUEST WORKSHOPS at ITW Studios in January and February 2019. Musical Theatre Students of all ages are welcome to join us for what will be inspiring and intensive sessions designed to develop each individuals technique, confidence and understanding of the Musical Theatre Genre!

** LIMITED OFFER!! 4 MASTERCLASSES FOR JUST €125!! SORRY now FULLY BOOKED**

Clodagh Long as Lucy Harris in The English Theatre Frankfurt production of Jekyll and Hyde

Clodagh Long as Lucy Harris in The English Theatre Frankfurt production of Jekyll and Hyde

Clodagh Long brings us on a journey into Victorian England and creates the world of Jekyll and Hyde with an ensemble workshop and short performance for young performers from 11-25 yrs of age. Building characters and bringing an era to life this will be a unique and engaging experience for everyone involved.

Learn the music and perfect your acting through song skills as you enter the world of Frank Wildhorn’s gothic Jekyll And Hyde with West End performer Clodagh Long.

Clodagh recently played Lucy Harris in the sell out run of Jekyll And Hyde at The English Theatre Frankfurt. Clodagh was awarded The Andrew Lloyd Webber Scholarship for her training at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and has appeared in original west end and touring productions including The Commitments, Rebel Song and The Sound of Music.

This workshop is fun over two sessions: Friday 11th January 6-9pm and Sunday 13th January 3.15-6.15pm at ITW Studios Clonskeagh. €65

BRIAN GILLIGAN - ACTOR / MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMER

BRIAN GILLIGAN - ACTOR / MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMER

Brian Gilligan has just come off a 5 year stint playing leading roles in London’s West End including Deco (The Commitments) Guy (Once The Musical) Cornelius (Doctor Faustus) Mad Magician (Bananaman) Stock Jock (Eugenius) and Bruno Coqtruix (Piaf)

He has also been starring in many critically acclaimed Irish productions, playing Zangarra (Assassins) at The Gate and Tommy Gilroy (Jimmys Hall) at The Abbey Theatre. 

ACTING THROUGH SONG
Join Brian for a unique workshop where you can discover the depth, detail and approach of bringing individual approaches to song repertoire and acting through song.

This workshop will give you fun but detailed and wholistic approaches to developing an understanding of your character within a song. It will also explore vocal technique and how best to incorporate it in your song material. Whether you’re performing in a musical, auditioning or simply want to boost your confidence, this is a great workshop for you!!

Brian’s workshop is for teenagers and young adults in particular - but do get in touch if you are a younger student who would love to do this! We are considering adding a second date for younger singers. Sunday 20th January 3-6pm €35 - FULLY BOOKED

Tony Finnegan Director / Actor / Adjudicator

Tony Finnegan Director / Actor / Adjudicator

Tony, a graduate from The Guildford School of Acting and Dance, is lucky enough to able to split his time between acting and directing in equal measure and considers himself fortunate to work in some of the loveliest theatre venues. These include The National Concert Hall (Dublin), The Gaiety Theatre (Dublin and The Isle of Man), Landskrona Theatre (Sweden), The Waterfront Theatre, (Belfast) and Opera Houses in Belfast, Wexford and Buxton. 

In November 2017 he made his debut in Ireland’s National Theatre - The Abbey - directing FLYNN – a world premiere - in The Peacock Theatre.  

Tony directed two TV specials for PBS, America and one of these received 4 Emmy’s in the 2015 awards ceremony in the USA.  

Amongst the shows in 2019 that Tony will direct are Spamalot on the Isle of Man, Urinetown, Chitty Chity Bang Bang, The Wizard of Oz, Bugsy Malone and one of his favourites, Miss Saigon.    

Tony will be facilitating two Masterclasses with us on Sunday 27th January - one for 10-12yr olds and the other for Teenagers and Young Adults!

STAGECRAFT for the YOUNGER PERFORMER will include dialogue interpretation, stagecraft and audition technique giving our young performers a great insight into the skills required to be a part of a professional musical theatre production. Sunday 27th January 5.15pm- 7.15pm at ITW Studios, Clonskeagh €20

THE SPOKEN WORD will include script interpretation, character building, drama within musical theatre and audition technique. Focussing on the acting side of musical theatre and developing the performers ability to engage with character and communicate with their audience. Sunday 27th January 3-5pm at ITW Studios, Clonskeagh €20 FULLY BOOKED

STELLA BASS

STELLA BASS

ACHIEVE CONFIDENCE IN YOUR SINGING

Experienced singers put in endless amounts of training to hone their skills in order to perform assuredly to their audience. It’s no myth, however, that even the most well-prepared and well-trained singer can suffer from confidence issues; that ‘inner critic’ we so often hear about these days. 

Good preparation is vital to your performance; however, what happens when you’re faced with performance situations you can’t prepare for? An audition, perhaps–where you may be requested in the moment to perform an additional piece you haven’t prepared. Or a situation where–through no fault of your own–you’re under-rehearsed: maybe you’ve been requested last-minute to step in to cover a role.

Such situations are likely to cause stress in your performance, so while your singing voice is theoretically in perfect working order, the ‘inner critic’ will try to sow the seed of doubt: the resulting stress can adversely affect the voice, meaning your performance won’t be what it could or should be.

This Masterclass will help you get the most out of not just your voice, but out of your performance, offering you essential hints and guidance to best prepare and to overcome self-doubt and unhelpful nerves. 

ABOUT STELLA BASS

Dublin native Stella studied voice and piano accordion from a young age, later completing a BSc degree in UCD. Stella then took up the piano, and in 2017 completed her Master's Degree in Music in Dublin's Conservatory of Music and Drama.

Studying is one thing, but music is often best honed through performance. Many years of singing in musicals, bands and cabarets helped her finely-tune her craft, generating a versatile repertoire crossing over jazz, classical and musical theatre.

In 2014, she released her first album, “Too Darn Hot"–featuring songs from Cole Porter, Jerome Kern and newly-arranged songs by Amy Winehouse and Robert Palmer–to critical acclaim; indeed, upon hearing Stella's album cover of her daughter's song Back to Black, Amy Winehouse’s mother got in touch with Stella directly to say how much she loved the version, and indeed that Stella's album was being played non-stop in her house! The album gets regular radio airplay in Ireland–it was Album of the Week on RTE Lyric FM, on its release–and has made waves on jazz stations in the UK, the USA, Germany and Switzerland. Indeed, the album was selected by Aer Lingusfor inclusion on its longhaul in-flight entertainment schedule since April 2016.

In January 2015, she created and performed her jazz-inspired take on the music of Stephen Sondheim; this show was selected by the Arts Council to tour Ireland, and has been performed on three occasions in the National Concert Hall, the most recent concert in late 2018 being a sellout.

Stella sings with the Hot House Big Band, has recorded with the Dublin City Jazz Orchestra, and was the resident singer for almost a decade in Dublin's iconic Café en Seine. She has also made numerous TV/radio appearances on Ireland’s national stations and in late 2017 was invited to perform in Hong Kong for the Ireland Funds Gala Ball. As an actor, she has been in several short films and late in 2018 was cast in a small role in the feature film “Sweetness in the Belly”, performing opposite Dakota Fanning.

In 2013, Stella added to her producing credits, returning to her early musical theatre roots to co-produce and perform in the Irish première of the hit off-Broadway show,“Shout! The Mod Musical”, which sold out its 7-week run in Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre. She also completed an Irish tour of her own one-woman show,"Smoke & Sound,a tribute to the cabaret era of inter-war Berlin, featuring the music of Kurt Weill, Berthold Brecht and Marlene Dietrich; she returned to the NCH in August 2016 and July 2018 with this for further sellout concerts, and was invited in November 2018 to perform the programme for the German Ambassador to Ireland. She has toured in Germany, and performed in London’s celebrated Pizza Express Jazz Club in April 2017. Throughout 2017, Stella toured her show celebrating the centenary of the birth of Ella Fitzgerald; the show sold out the National Concert Hall, the Cork Jazz Festival 2017 and two nights in the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast

Stella’s workshop is on SUNDAY 3rd February 3-5.30pm and is for Teenagers and Young Adults. €35

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Clodagh Long is available for One on One classes in both ITW Drumcondra and ITW Clonskeagh up until January 15th. Intensive work on your Audition Monologues and Songs can be covered and times can be arranged to suit you.

Please contact ITW 01 2600831 to book a time.