Sunday, July 7, 2013

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Hal Leonard Australia welcomes iTheatrics to Australia

We are super-jumping-excited to welcome Youth Theatre gurus:
Tim McDonald & Steven G. Kennedy here from iTheatrics, New York.  

They are here to present at both the Maryborough Music Education Conference (QLD) and Sounds Great Conference (VIC).

A wealth of industry experience in both the performing arts and education, read on to learn more about these dynamic presenters and pioneers in Youth Theatre!

Timothy Allen McDonald
(CEO and Founder of iTheatrics)

In 1996 Tim was recruited by Music Theatre International to develop the MTI Broadway Junior Collection® after spending years working at his own theatre in Chico, California. Ten years later, Tim founded his own company, iTheatrics, a musical theater education company whose clients include Music Theatre International, Disney Theatrical Licensing, Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc., the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, as well as NBC Universal, The Jim Henson Company, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and New York City’s Department of Education. Tim is the cofounder of the Junior Theater Festival and Musicals, Musicals in our Schools Week, and has initiated a program for building musical theater programs in under-served schools that has built over two hundred sustainable programs in the United States. Tim has written the book for a number of musicals including Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter, and Roald Dahl’s James and The Giant Peach as well as directed The Phantom Tollbooth at the Kennedy Center and the Off-Broadway premiere of Dear Edwina. 

Steven G. Kennedy
(iTheatrics Resident Choreographer)

Steven performed in New York and touring productions including; Me and My Girl, Oklahoma!,  Crazy For You, 42nd Street, Joseph…, West Side Story and The Toy Shoppe, in which he had the distinguished honor of acting alongside and backing-up the one and only “Gambler,” Kenny Rogers. Steven has enjoyed introducing arts educators and thousands of under-served young people to the arts through teaching workshops across the country including numerous engagements at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Steven has developed a series of show specific choreography DVDs for MTI and iTheatrics and has choreographed a number of national tours and the Off-Broadway smash hit production of Dear Edwina.

For information on:

  • Maryborough Music Education (QLD) conference (4-8 July 2013) - click here

  • Sounds Great (VIC) conference (10-13 July 2013) - click here

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