Friday, August 1, 2014

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Junior Theatre Project - MEET THE TRAINERS - Train the Trainers Intensive - Auckland NZ

This intensive is a go-to workshop for anyone producing musical theatre with young people. This hands-on, interactive workshop is the perfect way to spend a day being inspired, educated and refreshed.

This Intensive will be lead by a dynamic team of trainers who each have varied backgrounds and expertise and are so excited to share with you their experience and learning. So, let us introduce you to our industry professionals?

Doug Kamo - Drama Specialist

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With 20 years in the performance and entertainment industry Dunedin-based Douglas is one of the busiest producers, directors and entertainers in the country having amassed an impressive array of drama, television, concert and musical theatre credits.

As a producer and director he has been responsible for over 50 national and international musical theatre productions including The Rocky Horror Show, Les Miserables, The Producers, JC Superstar, Cabaret, Chess, and A Chorus Line. He toured New Zealand & Asia in the international casts of Chicago & Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He has just finished producing and directing the sell out season of Mamma Mia in Dunedin.

With an envious reputation within the lower South Island, his company DKCM Ltd is a market leader for corporate entertainment solutions, tours, concerts and theatrical experiences.

Michael Nicholas Williams - Music Specialist

Michael was born in Petone and studied Music at the Wellington Polytechnic.
He made his professional debut as Musical Director in 1983 with Tom Foolery at Circa Theatre.

Since then has been Musical Director of many National Tours including Ken Hill?s Original Phantom of the Opera (also in Japan), Blood Brothers (also in Australia) and Starlight Express. A career highlight was Downstage?s Sweeney Todd.

He created Dead Tragic (which has a return season at Circa in November) and has composed scores for many productions including 6 Roger Hall pantomimes.
He wrote the music, lyrics and script of Lonely Heart which premiered at BATS theatre. His new musical Upstage will premiere in August.

Teesh Szabo - Dance & Movement Specialist 

Teesh?s association in dance and musical theatre spans over 35 years. Classically trained in New Zealand and UK she has worked successful as a teacher, award winning choreographer, musical stager and performer in the UK, US and NZ.

Highlights have been the opportunity to work with some of the greatest legends in musical theatre such as Chita Rivera, Tommy Tune, Rita Moreno, Cyd Charisse, and Russ Tamblyn, as well as the outstanding London casts of Martin Guerre, Lautrec, Whistle Down The Wind, Mamma Mia and Princess Cruise Lines. She recently finished a successful run as choreographer on Mamma Mia at the Civic in March 2014.

Teesh relishes any opportunity to inspire and guide others to find their passion and understanding of Musical Theatre and is excited to be a part of the introduction of The Junior Theatre Project here in New Zealand.

Stuart Hendricks - Director of Licensing and Hire & Program Support

With a diverse background in music, education and business, Stuart brings a unique passion and dedication to the theatre community, stemming from a deep appreciation of and long-standing involvement in the industry.?

Stuart completed a Bachelor of Music Education and the University of Melbourne and spent the following years applying his expertise to music, teaching and theatre. After gaining further qualifications in Arts Management and Business, Stuart joined Hal Leonard Australia in 2002 to establish their theatrical rights division.

Over the next 10 years, Stuart has overseen the expansion of Hal Leonard Australia?s Licensing and Hire Department, which now represents a number of major agencies, including Music Theatre International, Dramatis Play Service Inc and Boosey and Hawkes Ltd.

Nikol McKail - Client Relations Manager & Program Support

Nikol holds a Bachelor of Music Performance (Honours) from the Victorian College of the Arts and a Graduate Diploma of Education (Music/Drama) from The University of Melbourne. A semi-finalist in the Herald Sun Aria competition, Nikol has worked with a variety of theatre and opera companies here and abroad; including Melbourne Opera, The Puccini Festival and performed throughout Italy.

Principal credits include Mabel (Pirates of Penzance), Madame Thernadier (Les Mis?rables), Musetta (La Boheme), Ancella (Turandot), Jack?s Mother (Into the Woods) and most recently Carlotta (Phantom of the Opera).

Along with being engaged as vocal coach at Sharon Lawrence Academy of Dance, Nikol is the Client Relations Manager at Hal Leonard Australia, responsible for the promotion and performance licensing of a wide catalogue of musicals, plays and classical works.


...whether you are a seasoned pro, or you?re just getting started,?you will acquire new skills, learn best practices and walk away energized and ready to tackle any musical theatre challenge that comes your way.

All attendees will also take home some valuable resources & discount vouchers, valued at OVER A$260.00 for their next musical and one lucky organisation will WIN major discounts off their next musical.


Read more on this exciting Train the Trainers Intensive HERE

In order to keep up with all this action and so you can find all the exciting information on The Broadway Junior Collection in one place... we have developed a dedicated section on our website especially for The JUNIOR THEATRE Project. CHECK IT OUT HERE!!!

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