Audition Bootcamp with Queenie van de Zandt

Audition Bootcamp with Queenie van de Zandt

More musical theatre shows featuring children than ever before are playing in Australia or coming soon, including Annie, Mary Poppins, Love Never Dies, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Addams Family.

But with thousands of amazing young performers out there vying for these leading roles, kids are looking for a way to get ahead.

Leading teacher of Audition Technique Queenie van de Zandt will run a one-week intensive Audtion Bootcamp in Sydney during January for children aged 7-15.

Students have landed roles in Love Never Dies, Mary Poppins and Annie after attending Queenie’s preparation workshops. Five of the 24 young girls in the upcoming production of Annie attended Queenie’s course.

Joining Queenie will be a great line-up of Australian Musical Theatre talent:

  • Musical Director - Max Lambert (How to Train Your Dragon, Fame, King Kong, Hairspray)
  • Actor – Mitchell Butel – (Avenue Q)
  • Director –Darren Yapp(Mamma Mia, Miss Saigon)
  • Actor/Choreographer - Chloe Dallimore (Annie, The Producers)
  • Actor/Choreographer –Jack Chambers(Hairspray, 2008 Winner - So You Think You Can Dance)
  • Actor - Josh Quong-Tart – (“Milko” on Home and Away)
  • Dancer/Singer – Wayne Scott-Kermond (Oliver, Singing in the Rain)

Queenie believes the students will gain a lot from this chance to work with such renowned artists.  “If you’re wanting to do musical theatre, these are the people to learn from,” Queenie said. “They actually perform in and cast the biggest musicals in the country and the knowledge they pass on to the students is absolutely invaluable.”

Musical Director Max Lambert will be coming in to teach at the course, taking a break from rehearsals of the new arena production of How to Train Your Dragon.  He has previously taught at Queenie’s adult courses. “Many auditionees long for some feedback after their audition,” he said. “This almost never happens….Industry professionals can offer insights and shortcuts that sometimes mean the difference between landing a role and working tables.”

Queenie van de Zandt is a Sydney based performer and teacher, having most recently appeared as the Bearded Lady in Helpmann Award winning Smoke & Mirrors. She has been nominated for Helpmann, Sydney Theatre and Green Room awards for her performances in shows such as: Oliver!, Women of Troy, I GET THE MUSIC IN YOU, an evening with Jan van de Stool, The Full Monty, and Abigail’s Party. She has taught at NIDA, the VCA and BAAPA and has garnered the reputation as being a leading teacher of Audition Technique for Musical Theatre.

Dates: Monday 16th – Friday 20th January

Closing date for enrolments 9th January 2012

Cost: Early Bird Price (before 2nd January): $790.00

Enrol and pay after 2nd Jan: $870.00

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