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More exciting events from our schools.

Welcome to Part 2.

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Thank you to Florence Andrews who plays Rosalie Mullins in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit West End show School of Rock – The Musical. Read the full interview in the latest issue of RazzaMagazine out soon.

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Q. What advice can you offer our students with aspirations to work on the West End stage?
A. Keep believing and find self-worth in areas that aren't solely based around your performing otherwise it can be very hard to deal with the rejection that is part and parcel of the industry and can feel personal, or a reflection of your talent, but is not! Be open to what might seem like much smaller jobs at first but which will build your reputation in a very small world and your experience. One of my favourite jobs was in rep at the Stephen Joseph theatre in Scarborough. The West End was always my ultimate dream but I have some incredibly special memories from smaller jobs I have done too, so be open to everything. And, I think, trust. You know what you can do. Perseverance is everything. This is my most high-profile job so far but it's taken me ten years since graduation to get here.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit West End production of School of Rock – The Musical will hold open auditions on 15 July in Birmingham and 23 September 2017 in Liverpool, for the opportunity to join the band as part of the kids’ cast of the hit musical currently playing at the New London Theatre. If you’re between 8 – 12 years old and play the drums, keys or the electric or bass guitar, we need to hear from you!

Tom Abisgold, 13 years old from Cheshire, one of the original West End cast said: “I’ve had the best time ever being part of the band at School of Rock. I made my West End debut playing the guitarist Zack – how cool is that?! When I auditioned for the part I never imagined that I’d be joining an actual band and working with Andrew Lloyd Webber and the rest of the amazing cast and crew. I am so glad that my Mum and Dad encouraged me to audition in the first place. I have been on TV, walked red carpets and won an Olivier award. It’s been hard work and we practise hard but it’s really a dream come true, and I’d encourage any kid who plays one of the band instruments to come and audition, you’ll have the time of your life!”

To register your interest and for more details on what we’re looking for please visit www.schoolofrockthemusical.co.uk/opencall For further information please contact the team at Jessica Ronane Casting on rock@jessicaronane.com

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War Horse workshop at Sheffield

Razzamataz Sheffield:

Not one, but two special workshops at Razzamataz Sheffield. Approximately 140 students took park in the War Horse theatre workshop run by Matthew Forbes, Associate Director in Puppetry & Movement for the National Theatre’s smash hit, War Horse. The younger students were treated to a chance to learn the songs and dances from Channel 5’s TV show Milkshake with presenter Sita Thomas.

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Sita Thomas from Channel 5’s TV show Milkshake at Sheffield

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Cassie Clare, cast member from the Little Shop of Horrors at Medway

Razzamataz Medway:

The Minis had an exciting Shrek Workshop with West End Cast Member Leigh Ann Stone and the older students enjoyed a workshop with Cassie Clare, cast member from the Little Shop of Horrors.

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The Minis had an exciting Shrek Workshop at Medway

Razzamataz Cambridge:

The students at Cambridge have had a lot of fun with a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory workshop with Thomas Ing. Thomas transported the students into a 'world of pure imagination' and taught routines performed by the Oompa Loompa’s. Inters and Seniors had the chance to test their skills in an audition technique workshop based on the audition routine that Thomas performed when auditioning for Charlie. The students have also enjoyed a stage combat workshop and magic and circus skills one, helping them develop new skills and confidence.

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Magic workshop at Cambridge

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Razzamataz Leeds

The Leeds Juniors sang four songs at a Special Event at Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds for "Sunshine and Smiles," which is a local support group for parents with Down Syndrome Children. Well done Principals Phil and Jude for helping this lovely group.

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Both the Junior and Minis groups at Sheffield got involved in their local community over the last few months. The Juniors performed at the Sheffield Town Hall as part of one of the Children’s University Ceremonies and the Minis performed at Sheffield Children’s Hospital with an Easter Egg donation.

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Sheffield Minis at the Childrens' Hospital

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Faye Hall, has recently signed her two daughters, age 4 and 7, to Razzamataz Maidstone. Well done to Principal Charlotte and her team. 
“I found Razzamataz online and was impressed by the professional website and sent in a request for my daughters to attend a taster session. I received an email within 24 hours of making contact and when my husband called to confirm our daughters would be attending he was pleasantly surprised by the enthusiastic and comprehensive explanation he received about the company and what the children could expect. We arrived on Saturday with a keen 7-year-old and a very shy 4-year-old who was clinging to my leg. We were met by Charlotte who was very warm and engaging. I was struck immediately by how professionally all the staff were. They are a young team with a maturity that exceeds their years.”

Some very happy parents at Razzamataz Newcastle. Well done to Principal Kayleigh and team.

“My son has been in the minis group for six months now and he absolutely loves it. He looks forward to going each week and always has a great time. It's been fantastic for his confidence. The teachers are fantastic and always so approachable. I would definitely give 5 stars plus,” Laura Gathercole.

“Classes get the best out of the students with the element of fun and enjoyment incorporated. My daughter has made some strong friendships and is taught by experienced staff who give constructive advice and improve her skill base in all elements of performing. My daughter is privileged to be part of something so special,” Joanne Emms.

To find your nearest Razzamataz and to book on to a free class visit www.razzamataz.co.uk
For more information about joining our team of Principals and teachers, email franchise@razzamataz.co.uk

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