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NY THEATER BARN
JOE BARROS
JOINS LMTA AS
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

"In addition to a rigorous training program, The London Summer Music Theatre Academy experience takes students inside the blueprint of an original culture shifting musical being developed in real time and with living playwrights. Students will have the opportunity to audition and perform in a developmental production of an original musical being developed in real time by New York Theatre Barn. Students will have the opportunity to put their skills into play by being part of the early development of an original culture shifting musical. This will include the unique opportunity of collaborating with the writers and creative team of the show on its evolution in real time. The opportunity will offer the artists an unparalleled performance experience while also building relationships with industry professionals who have their finger on the pulse of the evolving musical theatre scene in New York City, the West End, and beyond."

-Joe Barros

Artistic Director

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Perform in the heart of the West End

ABOUT

A program which propels your career forward

Your success in this business requires proper training and a network of individuals who will support your career.  In London, you will be surrounded by the top talent and leaders in the industry.  

Every participant will sing a role, on stage, with live musicians in the heart of the West End at Leicester Square Theater. 

Your network will expand and you will have individuals you can count in located both in NYC and London. 

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FACULTY

Alice Fearn

Alice Fearn

Voice Teacher

Vincent Connor

Vincent Connor

Voice Teacher

Nico Juber

Nico Juber

Composer

Michael J. Polo

Michael J. Polo

Producer

Graham Newell

Graham Newell

Dance Instructor

Luis Villabon

Luis Villabon

Choreographer/Voice Teacher

 

OUR 2023 PRODUCTION

 

"WINNER"

Winner is an entirely original story based on entirely too many true events, and asks the question: If everyone’s losing, who wins?
Think Jagged Little Pill meets The Prom

 

About the Show:

Today is Election Day for the Y2K senior class of Riverside High students in SoCal. Autumn has prepared her whole life for this election, and her chances of landing a college scholarship depend on her winning. But, when Autumn’s best friend (with benefits) Stevie gets added as a last-minute candidate running against her, tensions rise between the girls. When Stevie unexpectedly wins the election, Autumn hacks into the new electronic system to discover that the election was rigged. Autumn is immediately suspended from school, dashing her college dreams. With the help of her friends, Autumn uncovers a spiral of scandals within the campus walls, including blackmailing, secret affairs, and who tampered with the election.

Why this show? Why now?:

The show is brand new and is currently being written. Prior to this summer program, the show will be developed at New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. For the most part, the young actors will have the opportunity to play characters like them and close to their age and lived experience. Themes: queerness, the convergence of art/policy/advocacy, politics, imbalance of power

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The 4th Wall Studio

​We are delighted to announce the launch of The Fourth Wall Studio.
This is a project that we have been incredibly passionate about for a long time. As working professionals who care greatly about education for performers we want to pass on our knowledge about theatre and performance in a safe and progressive working space.
Whether you are aiming for a place at drama school, recently graduated and in need of a little more preparation or a working professional brushing up on existing skills, we can help.
We aim to create and provide a series of workshops and masterclasses to cater to all needs for a successful performing career, starting primarily with how to deliver an effective audition.
All of our workshops will be delivered by hugely accomplished industry professionals who strive for excellence. Through their wealth of personal experience they will guide you through the challenging aspects of auditioning and aid you in achieving your goals. 
Keeping the focus firmly on the individual performer and working on each persons unique talent we want to help you get to the next stage!
We hope to work with you soon!

PRogram Fee

£4250

every admitted participant is eligible for financial assistance

Program fee includes the following:

  • Daily Courses

  • Local Transit for festival related activities

  • Faculty Fees

  • Masterclasses

  • Private Lessons

  • Housing (Community Kitchen Included)

  • Administrative Fees

  • Visiting Agents

  • Facility Costs

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DAILY REHEARSALS

Daily rehearsals and classes will take place at

 

The Hub Studios

2 Hague Street
London, England E2 6HN

The Hub Studios is located just two stops on the Tube from Stratford One residency where all participants will be staying.  

 
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PERFORMANCES

In the Heart of the West End

Leicester Square Theatre was reopened by Lesley Ackland and Martin Witts in August 2008 with a 12 week run of the late motor mouth US comedienne Joan Rivers.  

The venue soon established itself as one of London’s foremost comedy venues playing host to the major comedy talent of today including Bill Bailey, Michael McIntyre, Richard Herring, Micky Flanagan, Frankie Boyle, Sandra Bernhard, Bridget Christie, Jo Brand, Russell Howard and annual seasons with Stewart Lee. In addition it has established a long standing relationship with Scamp Theatre Company who delight children annually with the seasonal Stick Man and their summer productions of Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales and The Scarecrows’ Wedding.

The theatre has an illustrious history as a live music venue. As the ‘Cavern in the Town’ in the Sixties, Beat group The Small Faces had a regular residency. In the 1970s, as the Notre Dame Hall, The Rolling Stones played there along with The Who. But punk ruled supreme and the venue hosted some riotous early landmark gigs by The Sex Pistols. The Clash previewed their “London Calling” material there in 1979 before recording the seminal album the following month.  Therefore it wasn’t long before music started playing a vital role in the venue’s programming.  Macy Gray, Boy George, Tommy Emmanuel, John Mayall, Michael Feinstien, Stacey Kent, Hazel O’Connor, David McAlmont, Ruby Turner and Tony Christie are just a handful of names that have played the theatre in the last few years.

The programming at Leicester Square Theatre isn’t restricted to the big names - its important (and exciting too) to bring in brilliant up-and-coming artists and the cult names of the underground. You won't recognise all the names on this website but you'll certainly be hearing more from them soon.

A day in the life

Each day is jammed pack with great instruction and information for the success of your future career on Broadway and the West End!

 

10:00am - 12:00pm:  Staging, Lessons, Classes

12:00pm - 1:00pm:    Lunch Break

1:00pm -   5:00pm:    Staging, Lessons, Classes

5:00pm -   6:00pm:    Dinner Break

6:00pm -   Evening:   Optional dance classes (up                                      to ten)

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Application Instructions

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

The LMTA application is currently open and will close May 15th, 2023.  In order to complete the application, please click the button below which says 'Apply Now'.  You will be asked to include your name, email, phone, address, and a downloadable link for us to view your submission materials.  After entering your information, click the 'Submit and Pay' button.  You will be redirected to PayPal in order to pay your $35.00 application fee. 

DATES

Participants will arrive on July 24th, 2023 and depart on August 12th, 2023. 

ELIGIBILITY

Any singer over the age of 18 years old is eligible to apply for the London Summer Music Theater Academy.  

SUBMISSION MATERIALS

LMTA requires singers to submit two recordings where one should be an up tempo song, and the second should be a ballad or a contemporary song written after 1990.  At least one selection must be a video upload.

UPLOADING YOUR MATERIALS

You should upload your materials to GoogleDrive, DropBox, or WeTransfer.  Once uploaded, locate the shareable-downloadable link and copy/paste this link to 'Downloadable Link' in the application portal.  This will allow us to view/listen to your materials.  If you have any questions about uploading your materials, please contact us.