Musical theatre has a reputation of being light and frothy, but it deals with serious social issues, too. Within the confines of a lighter entertaining style, musical theatre audiences have got to grips with major political and social challenges. This is particualry true of the award-winning production, Miss Saigon.
In This is the Hour: A Musical Theatre Workshop, perform songs from this smash hit musical, including ‘This is the Hour’ and ‘The Morning of the Dragon’. Led by professional West End performer, Nigel Wong, and Broadway choreographer, Leonora Stapleton, discover how musical theatre can pack an emotional punch and make us look at the world from a different perspective.
A fun movement and song workshop, for all musical theatre lovers, whatever your experience. Enjoy the camaraderie of singing and dancing together to powerful, emotive music.
Please note: this workshop is open to all levels, including complete beginners (16 yrs +).
WHEN: Sunday 27th January 2019, 11am – 1.30pm.
WHERE: Dance Studio Leeds, Mabgate Mills, Leeds, LS9 7SW.
Leonora was a professional dancer for over twenty five years. In 2000, she was invited to become a dancer in The Lion King on Broadway and later became part of the management team for the show in New York and the Netherlands. After leaving the show she went on to become an Associate Choreographer for Disney’s musical Tarzan, which has been performed on Broadway, the Netherlands and Germany.
Nigel is an actor, singer and musical theatre director. An original Carnival Messiah cast member in 1999, Nigel has since performed in the West End, at the National Theatre and on the BBC. He starred in Miss Saigon at the Drury Lane Theatre from 1995-96, playing the role of ‘the commissar’ as well as in the ensemble, and also covered the part of the Engineer.