Island young folks with an interest in musical theatre are being kept busy this through An Lanntair’s Youth Musical Theatre Summer School, which this year will present ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
Open to people aged 10 to 18, the Summer School sees professionals tutor participants in a stage production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice classic.
It’s a fantastic opportunity for any young budding theatre lovers to develop their skills over the two week long summer school – including singing, dancing, stage management, set design and make-up – culminating in a performance of the rock opera.
The preforming arts tutors are Catherine Fish, Michaela Smith, Dee Jones, Sineag Blane and Kirstie Anderson.
Catherine, Michaela and Sineag are all old friends and have wanted to put on a musical together for years. And having managed to ‘pull in’ Dee and with a bounty of experience in staging productions with children and young people, between them, they are the perfect choice to host the school.
Dee has been a teacher of Dance and Drama for over 30 years and has acted, directed and choreographed for a number of Theatre groups.
Catherine is a teacher, singer, violinist and pianist. She also conducts the NYCos Isle of Lewis Youth choir and the Stornoway Singers.
And Michaela is experienced in all aspects of design and sewing including costume making. She has also been involved with The Stornoway Thespians, as an actor and singer, and has been responsible for costumes in a number of their shows.
Michaela also runs the Music Funtime sessions for young children and their carers at An Lanntair.
The Summer School will be held from July 29th to August 10th in the Bridge Community Centre and will cost £100/£80 concession (sibling £75/£60).
There are only 60 spaces available and these are expected to fill quickly.
For tickets and information call 01851 708 480 or visit www.lanntair.com