Saturday 15th June 2019
Beyond Broadway Productions is delighted to welcome back musical theatre legend and tap superstar ADAM GARCIA to Edinburgh!
12-13:45 Musical theatre masterclass
14:00-15:30 Tap masterclass
Adam has starred in many hit musicals and shows including WICKED, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, GREASE, TAP DOGS, in the movie COYOTE UGLY, and on TV in the UK with GOT TO DANCE, and in his home of Australia on DANCING WITH THE STARS.
Saturday 15 June at St Stephen’s Theatre
Ages 14 and up only
£40 both classes
£25 individual class
Places are limited /strong>You must book early to ensure a spot.
To book, visit the BB Shop
* booking fee applies
Masterclasses take place at St Stephen’s Theatre, 105 St Stephen Street, EH3 5AB
Saturday 18th May 2019
Beyond Broadway Productions is thrilled to welcome TELLY LEUNG, who recently played ALADDIN in Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway, and WES THE WARBLER on the hit TV show GLEE to Edinburgh for a musical theatre masterclass!
Broadway Masterclass with Telly Leung on Saturday 18th May, 10am – 1pm
Telly Leung is a New York City native. His Broadway and national touring credits include Aladdin in Disney’s Aladdin, In Transit, Allegiance (with George Takei and Lea Salonga), Godspell, Rent (final Broadway company), Wicked (Boq, original Chicago company), Pacific Overtures, Flower Drum Song. In 2010, he starred as Angel in Rent at the Hollywood Bowl opposite Wayne Brady, directed by Neil Patrick Harris. Television audiences will remember him as Wes the Warbler on Glee, as well as his guest star appearances on Instinct, Odd Mom Out, Deadbeat and Law and Order: Criminal Intent.
Telly is featured on many original Broadway cast recordings and he has released two solo albums: I’ll Cover You (2012) and Songs for You (2016) on The Yellow Sound Label. BFA Carnegie Mellon University.
Twitter / Instagram / Snapchat: @tellyleung
About the workshop
- Musical Theatre Audition Techniques
- Vocal Performance Skills
- Authentic Storytelling
- College Audition Tips
- Q and A Session
Places are limited – age 18+. You must book early to ensure a spot. If you are interested in singing in this masterclass, please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song that represents your skills, style, and personality. An accompanist will be provided, so bring sheet music in the correct key that is clearly marked. Sheet music should be placed in a binder with non-glare sheet protectors. Telly will engage ALL students in the entire class. Those who are interested in singing will put their name in a hat at the top of the class. Telly will pull names from the hat and work with as many singers as possible in the allotted time, utilising those students and their selections to engage the entire class in a close examination and discussion of vocal and story-telling techniques to find deeper connection to their pieces. You do not need to sing to participate in the class. Singing participants and observers are welcome.
Saturday 18th May at The MGA Academy
10.00 – 13.00
Ages 18 and up only
To book, visit Ticketsource
* booking fee applies
Masterclasses take place at The MGA Academy of Performing Arts – 207 Balgreen Road, Edinburgh EH11 2RZ
Superstar vocalist Natalie Weiss returns to the UK offering her unique ‘Breaking down the Riffs’ workshop package through Beyond Broadway Productions. Contact Beyond Broadway to enquire about hosting a workshop at your school, college or venue.
Natalie’s workshop (4 hours) consists of:
- First 60 minutes: Group work starting with a music theory review, moving onto riffing and scaling basics, and ending with an interactive riff circle (followed by 5 minute break)
- Next 2 1/2 hours: 8-10 individuals will get up in front of class and work one on one with Natalie (Natalie can choose these singers at random or host can preselect these individuals). Individuals chosen to work one on one with Natalie should preferably be ages 13 and up. Any exceptions must be pre-approved by Natalie.
- Last 25 minutes: Group Q & A with Natalie + pictures
Natalie provides students with:
- a stronger music theory foundation
- the necessary tools to be able to “break down riffs” on their own
- a stronger sense of pitch awareness
- increased confidence to ad-lib/improvise/riff
- tools to enhance their pop singing technique
- guidance to help personalize song lyrics
10th – 22nd September 2017 (tbc)
To book Natalie for a four-hour workshop, please contact Beyond Broadway Productions by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button.
Full details of workshop content, hosting requirements and booking costs can be downloaded below.
Additional offer: Dance masterclass with Andrew Hodge
Andrew offers both a Theatre/Jazz or a Street Tap Class. Andrew combines what he learned touring in Broadway musicals with his own fresh perspective on movement, storytelling and musicality. The Theatre/Jazz class focuses on style and expression – dancers can expect to learn phrases from classic stage shows (many from Andrew’s own career as a dancer), or a fresh new piece of choreography in the Broadway style by Andrew. This class is perfect for dancers who want to feel more confident at their next musical theatre audition, and for the experienced dancer who is ready to shine! In Street Tap class, dancers will find an exciting blend of theatrical and street techniques – bring your hip-hop swagger but don’t forget your tap shoes. Learn a piece of Andrew’s upcoming choreography, an interdisciplinary exploration of rhythm, technology and urban style, set to one of today’s hottest tracks! Since emphasis will be on performance and we’ll be covering a lot of material, there will be a brief warmup so don’t come ice cold. As an added bonus, Andrew’s best friend Natalie Weiss will assist, showing off one of her most impressive hidden talents! We’ll be dancing hard but we play as hard as we work.
For more information or to include a dance workshop in your booking, please contact Beyond Broadway Productions.
About the artists
Natalie Weiss’ voice can be heard on the soundtrack for the upcoming Hugh Jackman movie musical, The Greatest Showman, based on the life of P.T. Barnum, with original music by Pasek and Paul. She can also be heard on the Original Broadway Cast recording of Dear Evan Hansen as part of the virtual community voices. In the summer of 2015, she played Candy in the U.S. premiere of the new version of Saturday Night Fever at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. In August 2013, she completed a 2 1/2 year run swinging the national tour of Les Miserables. Back In 2010, she made her Broadway debut understudying the Menonettes in Everyday Rapture, starring Sherie Rene Scott. She also performed in the ensemble and understudied Elphaba in the 2nd national tour of Wicked. Natalie was an American Idol season 4 semi-finalist, has performed the National Anthem at Cowboys & Shea Stadium, has toured internationally teaching & doing solo concerts, but is most well known for her Youtube videos. She has gained an international following from her performance videos & popular web series, “Breaking Down The Riffs”, which have collectively reached over 3 million views. Check out her self-titled EP on iTunes. Please visit: Natalieweiss.net
Andrew Hodge, New York dancer/choreographer has traveled all over the United States and abroad, performing, teaching, and sharing choreography. Hodge took part in Workshop Presentations of Top Hat in New York with Tony-winning choreographer Chris Gattelli and featured in the #CUPS tap dance viral YouTube hit, with over 3 million views! US tours: White Christmas, A Chorus Line, Cats and 42nd Street. Regional credits: Arena Stage (Oklahoma! Helen Hayes Outstanding Ensemble nomination), Westchester Broadway Theater (42nd Street, Billy understudy), Theatre Under The Stars, North Shore Music Theater, Ogunquit Playhouse, Berkshire Theatre Festival. He’s performed on The Adventure of the Seas for Royal Caribbean, for Tyra Banks on America’s Next Top Model and with Liza Minnelli on the TV Land Awards. Andrew is a certified SCUBA diver, visual artist, rapper.
A two-hour Jazz Technique class including stamina, strength, flexibility corner work and a combination, led by international choreographer and teacher Murray Grant.
This class is for students that are 14+ with at least two years training in Jazz/Ballet.
Limited to 20 spaces per class
Friday 4 August jazz class 11.30 – 13.30
Monday 7 August jazz class 11.30 -13.30
Thursday 10 August jazz class 11.30 -13.30
Tuesday 15 August jazz class 11.30 – 13.30
Tuesday 22 August jazz class 11.30 – 13.30
Thursday 24 August jazz class 11.30 -13.30
All at The MGA Academy of Performing Arts, 207 Balgreen Road, EH11 2RZ
£8 per session
About the artist
Graduating in 2001 from Bird College, Murray Grant immediately won a contract to tour the USA with Columbia Artist Management Inc. and enjoyed several years dancing around the globe before undertaking contracts as a choreographer. Murray has performed as a dancer all over the world and most notably Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Sydney and Vienna in musical theatre, opera and cabaret productions. In addition to a lengthy performance career, Murray’s directorial and choreographic credits include: touring China and Europe with Musical Starlights, European tour of Best of Musicals, Twelve International Tenors tours of Europe and China, Moulin Rouge (German TV Production), The Phantom of the Opera and Carnaby Street Capers for P&O World Cruises, Macphersons Rant (World Premiere, Scotland), Union Square Opening Ceremony (Scotland), and many productions for The MGA Academy of Performing Arts including The Producers, Flashdance and Zanna Don’t.
Numerous choreography contracts and World Premieres followed prior to teaching contracts as well as producing credits for his own company in Edinburgh. Murray is also Guest Tutor for the Institute of the Arts, Barcelona and Creative Director and Founder of Beyond Broadway Productions. He created and choreographed The Beyond Broadway Experience, working on both Bring It On and Fame.
A day-long workshop for actors on audition preparation. The day is divided into two halves. One focuses on preparing for theatre auditions – including work on interview technique, preparation, cold reading and audition monologues – and the other on preparing for screen castings and self taping.
Workshops are most suitable for recent drama training graduates or those wanting to improve their performance at auditions.
They will be led by Seb Harcombe and David Ledger. Seb is a former Head of BA Acting at both RADA and Drama Centre in London, and David was a founder member of Fourth Monkey theatre training courses.
Places are limited on the courses, to allow for as much individual attention as possible, but as such tend to fill quickly.
Saturday 29 July 2017
The MGA Academy of Performing Arts, 207 Balgreen Road, EH11 2RZ
10am – 6pm
Cost: £25 per half session or £40 for full day
About the artist
Seb is a former Head of BA Acting at both RADA and Drama Centre in London, and David was a founder member of Fourth Monkey theatre training courses.
Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th June 2017
Back due to popular demand! Beyond Broadway is thrilled to offer yet another world-class workshop here in Edinburgh. This is your chance to take part in a dance class with YouTube sensation Yanis Marshall! Yanis will be holding a masterclass for Dancers in the beautiful studios at Dance Base, Edinburgh in April. Dancers must be age 16 or over.
Saturday 24th June at Dance Base
Class 1: 16.30 – 18.00
Class 2: 18.30 – 20.00
Sunday 25th June at Dance Base
Class 1: 13.00 – 14.30
Class 2: 15.00 – 16.30
Costs: Both classes on one day £60, one single class £35
Yanis will do different choreography in each class
To book, Visit the Beyond Broadway Shop and select the classes you wish to attend.
Masterclasses take place at Dancebase (Studio 1) – 14 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JU
Sunday 29th May 2016
Nikki Snelson originated the role of Brooke Windham in Legally Blonde on Broadway and has also, among many other fabulous credits, toured the USA as Cassie in A Chorus Line.
Join us in May 2016 for you opportunity to participate in her two-hour dance workshop in the heart of Edinburgh. With only 35 spaces available on her only workshop in Scotland it may well be worth booking early to avoid disappointment.
Check out www.nikkisnelson.com for more about Nikki.
Sunday 29th May at Dancebase Studio 1 (Grassmarket, Edinburgh)
4pm – 6pm
Workshop costs £40.00 plus £1.40 online booking fee marked as shipping
Book now at the Beyond Broadway Shop to ensure your place
We are thrilled to announce that Natalie Weiss (Breaking Down The Riffs, Everyday Rapture, Les Mis) will be teaching an open riff workshop in London. Her class will start with a music theory review, move onto riffing and scaling basics, and will end with an interactive group riff circle and group Q&A session.
Natalie’s workshops provide students with a stronger music theory foundation, the necessary tools to be able to break down riffs on their own, a stronger sense of pitch awareness, and increased confidence to adlib/improvise/riff.
ALL LEVELS WELCOME
Friday 29th April 2016, 1pm – 4pm
Venue: Pineapple Studios (Studio 12)
7 Langley Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9JA
Masterclass is £45 per participant, book here to guarantee your place!
In addition, Natalie’s best friend, Andrew Hodge (dancer/choreographer), who is accompanying her throughout Europe, will be offering a Hip Hop/Tap Fusion dance class the same day! Add Andrew’s dance class for just £10 more!!
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– Tickets are non refundable or exchangeable
– There is an online payment fee marked as shipping.