musical theatre

Learn from the best that London West End has to offer!


Musical Theatre is arguably one of the hardest practices on stage.
Three hours of dancing, singing and acting is not easy.


You have to consistently work on your voice and body to make sure you are performance ready, eight shows a week.
Your voice and body are your tools for work... so they need to be maintained and encouraged to flourish.

The Actor's Community can offer both one-to-one coaching and classes for all actors who want to improve their vocal skills. Whether you are just starting out, looking to get into drama school, are a recent graduate or a professional actor who is needing to go over audition material, The Actor's Community is here to give you a helping hand.

Want to split the cost with a friend?

If you want to split the cost of a coaching session with a friend, then you can share the Zoom link and train together. They MUST also be a member of The Actor's Community and you must have prior permission from the coach. (Mention on the booking form when signing up for your session)

This offer only applies to coaching sessions.

ACTING THROUGH SONG CLASS WITH ADAM GIllian

The Actor’s Community is delighted to announce that Adam Gillian (Hadestown, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, BBC’s Counsel) will lead our online Acting Through Song class during the Covid-19 outbreak.


-Caroline Kane, Ireland

-Kacie Layne Craven, USA

"Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the acting through song course. Genuinely one of the best I've done - online or in person - and really going to miss it! ... the whole structure was brilliant and I've learnt loads in a pretty short space of time - feeling a million times more confident about auditioning."

-Natalie Addis, UK

£150

5 classes with Adam via Zoom.

Only 5 students per class.

Next course available soon.

Time:

Please note all sessions are in British Summer Time (BST) 7pm - 9pm.

Each class will look at a specific genre within Musical Theatre including Contemporary, Legit, Rock/Pop and Sondheim. Within these classes, actors are asked to perform a song from their rep with a backing track as accompaniment. Every actor will receive feedback and constructive critique along with re-direction. We’ll be looking at how the music and lyrics can inform your interpretation of the song and how to make those bold choices that will make you stand out.
 

The final class will look at working each actor’s go-to audition piece for a first-round audition and making sure you get that recall!
These classes are designed for actors over 18 years of age who have acting and singing experience, are auditioning for drama school or have just graduated and want to keep their skills sharp!

 

It’s also perfect for any classical actors to feel confident with their musical theatre skills if it’s not something they have trained in specifically.

rep sessions WITH musical director zach flis

The Actor’s Community is delighted to welcome Zach Flis (We Will Rock You, Sleepless in Seattle) who will be offering online Rep Sessions for our members during the Covid-19 outbreak.

1 Hour Session: £50

30 Minute Session: £25

Once you book a session with Zach, send him a message to let him know what you'd like to work on here:-

zach@theactorscommunity.org

It's difficult to get a session to work on your rep at the moment. Zach is now taking rep sessions online and as a leading West End MD, you'll struggle to find better!

Whether it's a 30 minute session to refresh material or a 1 hour session to work a new song into your voice and body, Zach will work with you on whatever you need.

If you've just graduated from drama school, are applying for next year or are an industry professional wanting to stay match-fit, these sessions are for you.

INTRODUCING
Our musical theatre coaches

Zach Flis

To say Musical Theatre is Zach's passion is an understatement - he lives and breathes Musical Theatre!

Zach is currently working as Associated MD on both the UK tour of We Will Rock You and Sleepless, due to open in June. He is also a regular vocal coach for the top drama schools in London.

Working with West End casting teams, Zach has witnessed all the 'do' and 'don't' scenarios in an audition. He has a rare insight into the audition process meaning he is the perfect person to get advice from to boost your chance of booking the job. You have to be incredibly talented in the Musical Theatre game, so don't leave anything to chance. Book a session with Zach and improve your craft!

Zach can teach all levels: beginner, intermediate and professional. He can also play seven instruments and bake really good cakes - you can tell we are a fan of his!

Adam Gillian

The Actor's Community is thrilled to have Adam Gillian joining the ranks as an online Musical Theatre and Songwriting coach.


His recent work includes the multiple Tony award-winning Hadestown at the National Theatre, The Tony and Olivier Award winning UK and Ireland Tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical in which Adam played the lead role of Gerry Goffin.

Adam, the Irish charmer, will focus specifically on lyric analysis, self direction, acting through song and bringing your individual truth to the role. Not only is he top of his game when it comes to Musical Theatre, he is also a qualified Songwriter and Musician. So if you are an aspiring Actor-Muso or you want to create your own work ... Adam is definitely your guy!

Adam's sessions are designed to be online via Zoom.

Molly Dobbs

Molly Dobbs is an American born actress with a background in Musical Theatre and a Masters Degree in Classical Acting from LAMDA.

Molly trained in Musical Theatre at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland before gaining a Masters in Classical Acting from LAMDA. She has worked all over the United States in some of America's biggest theatre's - notably playing Sophie in Mamma Mia, Katherine in Newsies and Johanna in Sweeney Todd.

Molly has taught at both secondary and university level, everything from monologue and audition preparation to ESTIL style voice lessons. She specialises in masterclasses in acting through song from the perspective of scanning and notating a Shakespeare soliloquy. A great mentor for anyone serious about entering the Musical Theatre World.

Molly will tailor the session to whatever you need. Whether you are starting out, auditioning for drama school or want to improve your voice, Molly can help.

MT DANCE CLASS WITH shannon mcavoy

The Actor’s Community is excited to welcome Shannon McAvoy as an MT Dance coach during the Covid-19 outbreak.


In a fun and nurturing environment, you will learn new choreography each week, similar to what you would be given in musical theatre auditions. Each class will focus on a different musical within a vast variety of genres ranging between Golden Age Broadway and contemporary West End. We will research each show’s storyline and original creative team, prioritise storytelling as we perform, fine tune your dance technique, and consider what the audition panel may be looking for. There will be a limited amount of spaces to ensure the ability to receive personal attention and feedback.

 

You will finish this course with six new pieces of choreography that you are welcome to film and use for showreels and self promotion. You will also leave feeling more confident in your knowledge about musical theatre as a whole and the specific shows we work with.

 

This course is intended for intermediate to professional level dancers.

£60 (£10 per class)

1hr 30min duration.

Intermediate/Professional Level

6 weekly classes with Shannon via Zoom.

Limited spaces.

Dates:

Thursday 23rd July

Thursday 30th July

Thursday 6th August

Thursday 13th August

Thursday 20th August

Thursday 27th August

Time:

Please note all sessions are in British Summer Time (BST) 7pm - 9pm.

all level Ballet class with molly dobbs

The Actor’s Community coach Molly Dobbs will be taking our ballet course during the Covid-19 outbreak.

All Levels Ballet class with variations throughout for more advanced students.

Molly will be leading a technical ballet barre stretch and warm up suitable for all students from beginner to advanced. There will also be some floor work in the center.

This is a tiered class, so there will be variations throughout combinations to cater to whatever your skill level is. Open and suitable for all levels from “Whats a first position?” to “How many pirouettes do you want?”

£60 (£10 per class)

1hr 30min duration.

All Levels.

6 weekly classes with Molly via Zoom.

Limited spaces.

Dates:

Tuesday 21st July

Tuesday 28th July

Tuesday 4th August

Tuesday 11th August

Tuesday 18th August

Tuesday 25th August

Time:

Please note all sessions are in British Summer Time (BST) 7pm - 9pm.