iStage annual production 'Sing', opening for audition!

September 23rd, 2021

Part ONE.
Performance Information

Performance Time: 22nd March, 2022
Venue: to be announced

Part TWO.

iStage Students: Pre Academy and up.
Non iStage students: 10+.
Cast numbers: 30 students.

Audition Information

Audition Time: September 30th, 630-830PM
Practical Information
Time:Every Thursday 630-830PM (Starts from October 14th)
Address:  203, Building A1 Betwin, No.889 Shangcheng Road, Lujiazui(Pudong)

Audition process:
Students prepare a song at home. The materials will be sent after the audition registration.
No need to prepare anything in advance. Students will learn a choreography on the audition day.
No need to prepare anything in advance. Students will be assigned a scene to prepare on the audition day.
The audition results will be announced after the National Day holiday.

Part FOUR.
iStage Production

Sing! tells the story of the daughter of a former Broadway star who owns a struggling theatre. To save her theatre, she decides to hold a singing competition. Her assistant accidentally misprints the flyers promising the winner a prize of $100.000. Many hopefuls gather to audition for the show and everything looks promising with rehearsals in full swing, until she finds out about the misprinted flyers. And that is not the only problem that arises. Will she be able to save her show and her theatre?

Words from iStage Academic Team
In 19 weeks, we will work intensively towards a fully staged production in an outside theatre! This course focuses on performance techniques and students will be challenged with great choreography, challenging staging, beautiful harmonies and solo opportunities, all combined in a spectacular production. We are asking for fully dedicated students - age 7 to 21 - that love to be on the stage, and who are not afraid to work hard inside and outside the classes to create this amazing production.

Part FIVE.
Artistic Patron

Gerry Tebbutt

West End Director, Educator, Head of the Foundation Course in Musical Theatre Guildford School of Acting, University of Surrey.
In the West End, Gerry appeared for fifteen years in many long running musicals . 
He was Associate Director of the Wolsey Theatre Company, Ipswich for ten years where he directed and choreographed over eighty plays and musicals and was a regular Guest Director/Choreographer at the Queens Theatre, Hornchurch, Palace Theatre Watford, Mercury Theatre Colchester, Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Playhouse Derby.
Gerry recently appeared in the European Premier of the Broadway musical Ballroom at Waterloo East Theatre . To date Gerry has been involved in over three hundred theatre productions either as a performer, choreographer or director and continues to lecture on theatre. Dramatic Lines published his book on “Musical Theatre” which is aimed at young people hoping to follow a career in performing arts.
Gerry has been a guest director/lecturer for many leading drama schools including Mountview, Italia Conti, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Urdang and was external examiner for Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Jill Francis

Jill trained as a dancer and began her professional career with Danny La Rue in Queen Passionella at the Saville Theatre, London and is now well known as a choreographer for musicals, opera and pantomimes. In the opera world she has worked for the English Bach Festival, Central Festival Opera, McEvoy Productions and Crystal Clear on operas such as L’orfeo, Cosi Fan Tutti, The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, Carmen many Gilbert & Sullivans and the National tour of Richard Baker’s Grand Tour To Melody. 
To date Jill has choreographed over 100 musicals which include My Fair Lady, Girl Crazy, West Side Story, Privates on Parade, Pippin and so on.
Other choreographic credits include: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical Cinderella, A Little Night Music, Hair and the first post-West End production of Spring Awakening. For the last 14 years she has worked as choreographer and children’s director on the critically acclaimed Yvonne Arnaud Theatre pantomimes.
Alongside choreography Jill works as a freelance dance teacher and over the years has worked at The Arts Educational School London, Central School of Speech and Drama, The Guildford School of Acting, RADA, The Guildhall School of Music & Drama, The Italia Conti Academy, Artts International, York, PPA, Guildford, The National Theatre of Nairobi, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts The Bernstein Academy, Bologna.

Part SIX.
How to Enrol

1. Wechat:ISA_2016(Pudong),iStage_2017(Puxi);
2. Tel:021-50725172(Pudong),021-67286068(Puxi);