5 Weeks. 5 Skills. 5 Professionals
Join us for 5 weeks of Musical Theatre Masterclasses with some of Singapore’s top musical theatre professionals. Each week you will experience a different skill from the Musical Theatre genre lead by a leading professional in each field. With small class sizes and practical classes, students will gain with new skills and amazing insight from some of the best practitioners in the Singapore theatre scene.
***Limited to 12 Places only! Adults age 16+***
Dates: Mondays, 26 February, 5 March, 12 March, 19 March and 26 March 2018
Meet the Professionals:
Daniel Jenkins – Acting
Daniel has worked extensively throughout the Singapore theatre scene as both an actor and director. Daniel has performed for some of Singapore’s top theatre companies such as SRT, Pangdemonium, Wild Rice, Sing’theatre and Media Corp. Daniel has been nominated 6 times for both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor at the Straits Times Life Theatre Awards and has won best supporting actor twice for his roles in Quills and Cabaret. Daniel also lectures at Lasalle College of the Arts and regularly directs shows for SRT’S Young Company and The Little Company.
In his workshop Daniel will provide students with an “acting toolkit” to help them analyse text, create characters and deliver a confident performance. The students will use scripts and practical exercises to perform during the class and get individual feedback on performances. Daniel will also share his insights into the Singapore theatre scene and share some top tips for preparing for auditions.
Petrina Kow – Voice
Petrina is a voice actor, an ex-Media Corp. radio deejay, emcee and actor who was most recently seen in Kuo Pao Kun’s Lau Jiu:The Musical. Petrina is a Certified Fitzmaurice Voicework© teacher and coaches clients in voice, accent and presentation skills.
Petrina will work with students on the basics of the Fitzmaurice Voicework© and give students practical advice in improving their spoken voice. She will also impart her knowledge in the Singapore voice over scene, media industry as well as her theatre experience.
Andy Benjamin Cai – Dance
Andy is one of Singapore’s top choreographers and is the Chief Choreographer for Singapore’s National Day Parade. He also regularly choreographs for local Singapore Musical theatre companies and his recent works include Mamma White Snake (WILDRICE), Detention Katong (Dream Academy), RENT (Pangdemonium) and The LKY Musical (SRT).
Andy will take students through an intensive musical theatre technique session to improve their dance technique. This will be followed by a choreography session where they will learn a routine from a popular musical theatre show.
Joanne Ho – Ensemble Singing
Joanne is one of Singapore’s Leading Musical Theatre Music Directors and is an associate artist of the SRT, a part-time lecturer at Lasalle College of the Arts and she trained at the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Joanne most recently Music Directed Pandemonium’s Fun Home and SRT’s Chicken Little.
Joanne will take students through a challenging ensemble singing workshop where students will work on musical theatre harmony, ensemble singing techniques and sight-reading tips. She will also share some industry tips on how to ace your singing audition including song choices, sheet music preparation and audition advice.
TJ Taylor – Singing Technique
TJ is a musical theatre performer and voice technique teacher from the UK and is Head Musical Theatre Teacher at Sing’theatre Academy as well as a part-time lecturer at Lasalle College of the Arts. He specialises in musical theatre voice techniques and acting through song and teaches students a strong vocal foundation based on anatomy and character interpretation. He has successfully prepared many students for successful auditions for drama schools and castings around the world in Singapore, UK, USA.
TJ will provide students with a detailed vocal warm up that serves as a safe foundation for any singing technique work. He will then focus on key musical theatre qualities such as legit, patter, speech and belt, how these sounds are formed and how to incorporate them safely into your songs. TJ will also give acting through song tips as well as singing audition advice.