Musical Theatre Beginners Wednesday- Canada Water


Wednesdays 7.30pm-9pm

WINTER TERM28th September 2022-30th November (10 weeks plus Showcase)
WINTER TERM£275 OR £220 with 20% Early Bird Discount-fees can be split into TWO instalments

Canada Water Studios, Vancouver House, Surrey Quays Rd, Rotherhithe, London SE16 7BW

Jack Holliday Jack has performed professionally for a number of years, alongside his teaching career and photography business. He first started his career in pantomimes around the midlands, he went on to perform around the country in musical theatre and concert based performances, including touring the country performing as ‘Harry Styles’ in the UK’s number 1 ‘One Direction’ tribute act. He graduated from one of the top teaching universities in the country, graduating while it held the number 1 spot for most employable and best teaching based degree, studying Drama in the Community. He is a vocal coach and creative director who has directed over 60 productions in his career.

Other credits include: Annas (Understudy Jesus & Judas) in Jesus Christ Superstar, Chris in Miss Saigon, The Baker in Into the Woods, Corny Collins in Hairspray, Grantaire in Les Misérables, Alan Strang in Equus
Musical Direction credits include: Addams Family, Aladdin, Annie, Fame!, Footloose, Grease, Hairspray, Into the Woods, Joseph and the Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat, Legally Blonde, Mamma Mia, Peter Pan, Oliver!, Singing in the Rain, Thoroughly Modern Millie, West Side Story, The Wizard of OZ, 13 the Musical and many more.

Rebecca Dyer has been performing from a very young age and she appeared in her first professional show at the age of 7, the UK Tour of Annie. She attended Bird College where she gained a First Class Honours Degree in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre. Since graduating, Rebecca has performed as a featured dancer in the Beauty and the Beast Pantomime at Hartlepool’s Town Hall Theatre, as a dancer in Elton John’s Bennie and the Jets official music video, she also appeared in Viewpoint which recently aired for ITV.


*This discount is only for new students. Returning students have already been emailed their discount code.

If you do not enjoy your first class, let us know within 24 hours and you will receive a full refund minus the cost of the first class.

***We are holding a £10 taster workshop on the first day of term for anybody unsure about signing up for the full course. Click here for more details. ***

“Make believe you’re brave and the trick will take you far. You may be as brave as you make believe you are!” Anna-The King and I

This course will be delivered each Wednesday evening for one and a half  hours and is the next step up from our Introduction to Musical Theatre course. However, you are welcome to join this course even if you haven’t done the Intro course; this is a longer weekly session compared to our Intro course so we can get you up to speed. For those that have already completed a Beginners course with Stage & the City, or an alternative elsewhere, you may wish to consider auditioning for our Musical Theatre Troupe.

Over the 10 weeks for this winter term you will work with Stage & the City’s Musical Director Jack Holliday and choreographer Rebecca Dyer who will guide you through a selection of musical theatre numbers, working on the essential components of acting, singing and dance, to create a number that can be included in the Stage & the City Charity Showcase this December, working on improving and developing your essential components of acting, singing and dance.

Sign up for our Winter term for the chance to perform at our Stage & the City Charity Showcase in December!

You will develop the skills needed to perform in a musical and what it takes to keep an audience entertained. This is a great fun and fabulous way to develop upon skills already learned in our Intro to Musical Theatre Classes and take your talent to the next level!

All of our classes are taught in a fun and supportive environment. Most of the singing will be done as a group but there are opportunities for solos!

Course Content Winter Term: (subject to minor changes)

  • SPECIFIC SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN THIS TERM: Learn individually how to sing in 3 part harmony, learn the basic breakdown of the voice box and how it functions, how to be uniform with any parts of the choreography to be performed in unison
  • WEEK ONE: Fun get to know you name game to learn each other’s names and start to connect with your classmates. Learn the choreographic sequence and simple harmonic number used in the showcase finale to assess the ability of the group.
  • WEEK TWO: Revisit get to know you name game to reaffirm names and fun facts. FIRST NUMBER – CHICAGO MASHUP. Use the previous week’s number as a warm up and start working on the first group number both with vocals and harmonies.
  • WEEK THREE: Use number from week one as a warm up and continue working on the Chicago mashup finishing the 1st section of the mashup and starting on part 2
  • WEEK FOUR: Use number from week one as a warm up and continue working on the Chicago mashup finishing the 2nd section of the mashup and starting on part 3
  • WEEK FIVE: Use number from week one as a warm up and continue working on the Chicago mashup finishing the 3rd section of the mashup and starting on part 4
  • WEEK SIX: Use number from week one as a warm up and clean the Chicago number making it look almost show ready. Start on second number for the showcase (SECOND NUMBER – TBC)
  • WEEK SEVEN: Use number from week one as a warm up and continue working on the second show number
  • WEEK EIGHT: Use number from week one as a warm up and continue working on the second show number
  • WEEK NINE: Use number from week one as a warm up and continue working on the second show number
  • WEEK TEN: Clean and perfect both show numbers ready for the showcase

This course is our Level 2 Musical Theatre course.  It is a stand alone course.

However, once you have completed this course you will have the opportunity to audition for our exciting Level 3 Musical Theatre Troupe.

Please note that as we are an adult performing arts school, any video footage or photographs taken during your class may be used on our social media for marketing and promotional purposes.

This course will take place on Wednesdays 7.30pm – 9pm,  28th September 2022- 30th November. ALL profits from this course will go towards Saving the Anna Fiorentini Kids Charity Theatre School.

**Click BOOK NOW to secure your place on this course. If, however, you wish to pay in TWO instalments please send an email to and someone will get back to you within 48hrs to arrange.**


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