Carrie The Musical
Amazing performance worthy of the West End. To everyone involved in the production, thanks for a wonderful evening's entertainment.
Carrie The Musical
Foundation degree's performance of Carrie The Musical was outstanding!
Great venue, amazing cast and crew.
Carrie The Musical
Who would have thought that a musical could be based on Steven King's "Carrie".... well you blew me away Northbrook!...A great evening was had by all... well done to all the cast and crew... loved it!...
Broadway Baby Review
The MET @ Northbrook Showcase featured 14 Musical Theatre Degree students, advertising their many performance talents in just over an hour of song and dance. The fourteen-strong company deftly tackled material across a wide range of classic and contemporary styles, from haunting numbers from Carrie and Sweeney Todd to the sugar-sweet harmonies of Waitress. The showcase also featured a number of well-arranged medleys from Boyfriend, and the Tony nominated Dear Evan Hansen, along with accomplished tap and contemporary dance routines.
The talent from the entire company was plain to see from the offset, their focus and energy unwavering and their incredibly strong vocal aptitude filling the auditorium. Although the men were a little overpowered by the women, even if just by number alone, in the ensemble pieces, they came into their own in solo moments. Dylan Andrews and Tommy Smith delivered a particularly powerful interpretive dance sequence exploring the effect prohibitive standards of masculinity has on men’s mental health. This felt especially relevant with Mind and Rethink Mental Illness’ current Time to Change campaign, which focuses on ending the stigma around men’s mental health problems.
Although there were some sound hiccups and the dance routines upset the flow of the musical material a little, it was a small blemish on an otherwise brilliant performance that was well received by an appreciative audience. It was a pleasure, if a little intimidating, to spend an afternoon witnessing the talents of 14 triple threats, all of whom look to be well on the way to treading the boards across Theatreland and beyond.
The Musical Theatre course at Northbrook MET is an in-depth course and is a great stepping stone between university and professional training/jobs. The tutors take time to make the course as personal as possible for each individual. It is a safe environment to develop all disciplines of performance, which ultimately has prepared me for the industry.
I believe the training I received at STAC has provided me with the best training possible, it’s basically a drama school but without the price tag. The opportunities given to the students are invaluable and we have performed in some fantastic venues in London and across the South Coast. One of the things that attracted me to the course in the first place was that STAC has its own theatre and courses in other theatre disciplines to work alongside. I would highly recommend STAC to anyone who is serious about a career Musical Theatre.
Training at STAC greatly developed my knowledge of musical theatre and different styles of performance. It allowed me to push myself in areas of uncertainty in a relaxed yet competitive environment. STAC has provided me with the confidents and determination to achieve my goals whilst keeping me very grounded and under no illusion that it’s going to be an easy ride.
I thoroughly enjoyed my studies here and recommend it to anyone willing to push themselves above and beyond their limits.
My training at STAC has pushed me further then I knew I could go. The amount of one on one time spent with the tutors and the intimacy of working in a small class allowed me to open up and push myself to go further. It gave me an insight to the industry and felt a constant support from my teachers and classmates throughout my 2 years. I have been given so many opportunities to perform in amazing venues; earls court Olympia, battersea arts theatre and Brighton pavilion. Anyone wanting to peruse a career in musical theatre I would advise to train at STAC.
Training at STAC has given me the right amount of confidence and knowledge to succeed in the industry. The training gained from the 2 years being there is definately on par with any top London theatre school at a fraction of the tuition. It really opens your eyes to career choices and pathways to take in the industry. Since leaving STAC, I have had a successful career performing, from being a kids entertainer for a top UK holiday park to being a backing vocalist for 90's boy bond 911. I would definately recommend STAC to anyone looking to further there talents and knowledge in the wonderful world of 'Musical Theatre!
STAC has given me many opportunities from performing under a staircase to the land of theatre itself, London. STAC is an excellent base for anyone who is interested in a career in Theatre. It offers many courses ranging from scenic design to musical theatre, therefore giving a professional environment to further inform the individual of theatre as a working industry. During my time at STAC I enjoyed meeting new people and learning new skills. Not forgetting, that you can have fun and work hard!
It's the wonderful and diverse performance opportunities at STAC, that have strengthened all areas of my performance. I can confidently say I feel I am a triple threat because of the high standard of training it provided. The staff are passionate, enthusiastic and above all else, extremely dedicated to making this establishment even more successful in the future. Anyone considering working professionally in Musical Theatre would learn and develop so much from this course at STAC!
The Southern Theatre Arts Centre offers a professional, friendly environment with excellent teaching standards. The course provides a strong practical approach, with the only theory applicable to further development within the industry. It’s an excellent course but a lot cheaper than an average drama academy. STAC offers the best, expects the best and makes you the best you can be for future exploration in theatre: as an individual and performer.