Advanced Audition Technique for Musical Theatre Course

Advanced Audition Technique for Musical Theatre Course

Are you serious about a career in musical theatre?

 

Are you missing out on the roles you want to play?

 

Take the next step towards the career you’ve always dreamed of!

 

“Queenie’s course is set in a trusting and focused environment.  I highly recommend [it] to anyone serious in learning how to audition for a musical and what the professional panels are looking for in a performer’s audition.”

Darren Yap

(Director Mamma Mia, Miracle City, Miss Saigon)

Check out the journey of the last Advanced Audition Technique for Musical Theatre Course Graduates

 

ABOUT THE ADVANCED COURSE:

The Advanced Audition Technique for Musical Theatre Course (or “The Advanced Course” for short) is produced by The Australia Musical Theatre Academy (AMTA) and run by its co-founder, musical theatre star and Australia’s leading teacher of audition technique for musical theatre, Queenie van de Zandt, who brings together Australia’s most experienced and respected musical theatre professionals to work exclusively with 20 talented performers!

Having studied audition technique for over 20 years, Queenie has developed a unique audition practice, that has helped her former students gain lead roles in shows such as The Sound of Music, Matilda, Singing in the Rain, and We Will Rock You.  It is this success that has recently seen her hailed in the press as a ‘musical theatre star-maker’.

What makes The Advanced Course so unique, is that performers not only get to learn Queenie’s audition practice, they also get to work with, and be seen by, Australia’s leading musical theatre directors, choreographers and musical directors.

Previous years' graduates were lucky enough to work with extraordinary creative artists such as:

·   Musical Director Max Lambert (King Kong, Miracle City, Hairspray)

·   Choreographer Nathan M. Wright (Avenue QXanadu, The Rocky Horror Picture Show - West End)

·   Director Darren Yap (Mamma MiaMiss SaigonMiracle City)

·   Choreographer John O’Connell (Strictly Ballroom, King Kong, Moulin Rouge)

·   Director Craig Ilott (Velvet, Smoke & Mirrors, Hedwig & the Angry Inch)

·  Director Stuart Maunder (Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George)

The course also includes specialist industry master classes with top producers, casting agents, and high profile performers, with the course culminating in a public performance where graduates perform for invited industry guests as well as friends and family.

The 20 highly motivated and skilled performers selected for this course participate in:

  • 9 one-day workshops held over 5 weekends
  • As well as private, one-on-one tutorials with Queenie and one-on-one tutorials with the courses own Musical Director
  • Culminating in a public performance with Queenie in front of invited industry guests
  • Adding up to over 70 contact hours of tuition
  • With 3 professional networking opportunities
  • Working with 12 of the most influential and experienced creatives, currently working in commercial musicals in Australia
  • Participating in 4 specialty master classes
  • Learning all the techniques and skills needed to audition successfully and get the parts that you want
  • Receiving Queenie’s booklet on audition technique, two specialty CD’s to help overcome nerves and a professional industry certified C.V. template
  • Auditioning for the people who cast commercial musicals in Australia
  • With the possibility of being seen by top agents and the opportunity of being signed with them
  • Graduating with an amazing audition-ready repertoire, including personalised backing tracks and sheet music for your new songs
  • Leaving the course with a database of contacts including directors, theatre companies, producers, arts festivals, cabaret venues and much, much more
  • Having mapped out your future as a successful, performing artist!

This will be the only Advanced Course that will be run this year, and there are only 20 places available.

Course specifics and application requirements:

There are 2 ways in which you can apply to be a part of The Advanced Course – either audition to be one of 20 participants or by auditing the course.

(Auditing is a common practice in performing arts studios in the USA.  It's a process of attending a class informally, but actively learning through observation).

AUDITION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ADVANCED COURSE:

Admission into The Advanced Course is by audition only. Submissions are only open to intermediate, experienced or professional performers who have done one or more of the following:

  • have graduated from a performing arts course
  • have 3 or more years of performing experience
  • are currently studying in a performing arts course
  • studied with Queenie previously

Course Dates: One-day workshops on the following dates:AUGUST: Sat 20, Sun 21, Sat 27, Sun 28 & SEPTEMBER: Sat 3, Sat 10, Sun 11, Sat 17, Sun 18

Private Tutorials: ½ hour private tutorials will be held between 11:00am – 7:00pm on several Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays during the course, at a time that suits both the students and the core tutor and rehearsal pianist during those hours.

Cost:

$1,785 (incl. GST)

$1,760 (incl. GST) – Early-Bird Enrolments (pay before Wednesday 10 August)

Closing date for applications to audition for a place in The Advanced Course: Friday 5 August

NB: Participants should be aware that, depending on enrolment numbers, the course times may vary slightly.

AUDITION FOR THE ADVANCED COURSE:

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AUDITING THE ADVANCED COURSE:

Auditing is a common practice in performing arts studios in the USA.  It's a process of attending a class informally, but actively learning through observation.

When you audit The Advanced Course, you will be exposed to the work of some of Australia's best musical theatre artists, directors, choreographers and musical directors. You will watch them work with talented and experienced performers as they reach a level of excellence.

Through auditing you learn and deepen your understanding about musical theatre performance and audition technique and can then apply that knowledge to your own practice.

Course Dates: One-day workshops on the following dates:AUGUST: Sat 20, Sun 21, Sat 27, Sun 28 & SEPTEMBER: Sat 3, Sat 10, Sun 11, Sat 17, Sun 18

Cost:

$485 (incl. GST)

$460 (incl. GST) – Early-Bird Enrolments (pay before Wednesday 10 August)

Closing date for applications to audit The Advanced Course: Wednesday 17 August

NB: Participants should be aware that, depending on enrolment numbers, the course times may vary slightly.

AUDIT THE ADVANCE COURSE:

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ADVANCED COURSE TUTORS:

Part of the commitment at AMTA, is to only work with the best instructors in Australia.  During the Advanced Course participants will work with 12 of the most influential and experienced creative artists, currently working in commercial musicals in Australia.  The following tutors have already been cofirmed for this year – and as further tutors are added, you can find them on the website here.      

Queenie van de Zandt  - Core Tutor  - (Follies, Into the Woods, King Kong)

Martin Croft - Director -  Jersey Boys -  Les Miserables, Oliver)

Dana Jolly - Choreographer - (Funny Girl, We Will Rock You, Fiddler on the Roof)

Mitchell Butel  - Actor  - (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Avenue Q, Little Shop of  Horrors)

Michael Ralph - Choreographer - (Georgy Girl, Pacific Overtures, Avenue Q)

Liza McLean - Producer (Little Shop of Horrors, Sweet Charity, The Ten Tenors)

TESTIMONIALS:

"The Advanced Audition Technique Course was pivotal in me being cast in my first musical. It allowed me to approach auditions from a more relaxed and positive frame of mind. As a result, the panel was able to see my talent and not my fear. I performed the song I worked on in the course at my first audition for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The producer later told my agent that after the audition, they wanted to put me straight into a costume fitting for the show. This course changed my life!...I am absolutely it's BIGGEST advocate!" S. Clark

“It changed the way I think as a performer. In fact, within a fortnight I had been cast in a professional musical…I’d recommend this course to anyone and if you’re serious about a career in Music Theatre – DO IT!!!!” F. Pearson

“I walked straight into a musical audition just before Christmas and channeled everything I learned…and guess what, I got the part…I auditioned for a part in the Mikado a few days before her class and I bombed so badly, so it’s no fluke, she really did help!” V. Athanassiou

“...I have been accepted to study at the Con in Brisbane to study Music Theatre!! I just wanted to thank you for your guidance and support in the masterclass last year! Without doing that I don't think I would have had the knowledge and the ability to gain entrance in the degree I wanted!...I really hope you continue teaching it because it’s so vital ...I would not be where I am today without you!” M. Skeggs

“Working closely with the very talented guest tutors, was a great insight into the professional world. I'm sure that if and when I audition for them in the future, they'll remember my face . . . as they say, it's not what you know, but who you know!” D. McCully