West End returns to Monaco

westendISMWest End in Monaco will return to the International School of Monaco (ISM) this autumn having made a triumphant debut this summer.

Award-winning producers Paul Spicer and Matt Firth, along with director Leanne Harwood, will be coming back for a four-day course in musical theatre running October 28-31 at the school, open to all students aged seven to seventeen.

Course director Paul Spicer said, “We were overwhelmed by the response to our inaugural summer course and we’ve had many requests to continue the training we provide, so we’re really excited to be able to return in October to pick up where we left off.”

He added, “We were so buoyed by the level of talent and commitment from our students and we have high hopes for the development of musical theatre education here in Monaco.”

The workshop features a specially selected team of theatre practitioners from London’s Theatreland, offering pupils a chance to work on material from smash hit musicals with cast members from the actual shows themselves.

The 4-days will include sessions in the three major disciplines of acting, singing and dancing., and will be spent working in detail on material lifted directly from many smash-hit musicals.

Paul is a founding member of the West End’s “Notes from New York” concert series and subsequently produced the West End concert debuts of Will & Grace star Megan Mullally, Homeland’s Alan Cumming and the voice of Elsa, Frozen’s Idina Menzel, at the Royal Albert Hall, as well as the Olivier Award nominated When We Are Married by JB Priestley.

Both Paul and Matt began their careers appearing in West End musicals including Avenue Q, Mamma Mia!, The Witches of Eastwick, Sweeney Todd and The Last 5 Years, to name but a few. They recently moved their production company Stage Acts Entertainment to the South of France, having spent 20 years based in London.

Students will also work closely with Leanne Harwood. Direct from London, she has extensive experience in film, TV and musical theatre.

This course is about discovering a love for performing, and exploring musical material in a creative, fun environment, giving students a rare opportunity to work with acclaimed professionals at the top of their game.

For enquiries email info@stageactsentertainment.com or call Paul Spicer on +33 9 50 74 98 89.

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