Carmarthen stage school pupils ready for a Grand show
Students from Stagecoach Theatre Arts in Carmarthen are getting ready for a special appearance at the Grand Theatre in Swansea.
A total of 25 young performers from the school will be treading the boards at the Grand, getting experience of the ‘stardust’ at one of our top provincial theatres.
“It’s a great opportunity for our pupils,” said Stagecoach Theatre Arts Carmarthen and Haverfordwest principal Liane Davies.
“Live shows give the youngsters a real chance to dazzle and show off their talents. They are all very excited at the prospect of appearing at the Grand.”
Sunday, November 17 is the big day for the students as they join representative groups from 15 other Stagecoach schools, including a 50-strong Welsh choir, for what promises to be an exciting programme of song, dance and musical theatre.
The piece they’ll be performing is based on the award-winning musical 13.
Liane said: “Carmarthen’s 25-strong performance troupe has been newly set up this term, so this will be the troupe’s debut performance.
“So far, it’s been a busy year for the school with 100 of our students performing the musical Cats at the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, followed by our ‘home’ performance of the musical Hairspray in the summer 2013.
“We will start rehearsals for our 2014 musical performance of the ever-popular The Wizard of Oz early in the new year.
“We are delighted to be sharing the Grand theatre stage with our fellow Stagecoach schools. It is a very special year for us as Stagecoach celebrates its 25th anniversary.
“Stagecoach is Britain’s largest part-time theatre school, offering quality training in drama, dance and singing to young people from four to age18 at weekends. Classes are designed to build confidence and develop communication through performance skills. Currently there are more than 600 schools throughout the UK.
The musical 13 was written by Jason Robert Brown from a book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn. Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents' divorce, prepares for his impending Barmitzvah and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school.
About Stagecoach Theatre Arts Carmarthen and Haverfordwest
Stagecoach Theatre Arts Carmarthen and Haverfordwest has its Carmarthen base at the Queen Elizabeth High School, Johnstown, Carmarthen and its Haverfordwest HQ at Sir Thomas Picton School, Queensway, Haverfordwest, SA61 2NX.
The school opened in May 2009 and became an instant success. The school now attracts students from the three counties of Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion.
In recent years, Stagecoach Theatre Arts Carmarthen has staged the musicals Billy Elliot, Oliver, Annie and Hairspray.
Stagecoach school Principal Liane Davies said: “Our aim is always to nurture and develop four to 18-year-olds to fulfil their potential through dance, drama and singing.
“It’s not all about treading the boards on stage. Early stages classes focus on allowing the children to express themselves, while at the same time building up confidence, poise and self-esteem. Above all, we make sure the experience is fun! The children love it.”
To find out more about Stagecoach Carmarthen, contact Principal Liane Davies, phone: 0845 604 1422. Email - firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Pictures: Stagecoach Carmarthen pupils prepare for their Grand Theatre, Swansea, appearance.