03 Aug - 03 Aug 2020
90 Minutes

High Street Broadway

Become a triple threat with musical theatre training!

Learn from musical theatre experts to hone your craft, develop your characters and push your boundaries.

This training course is perfect for the budding young artists looking to develop their performance skills, unlock the secret tools and techniques of the musical theatre world and get involved in musical theatre productions.

Working in an ensemble setting with your peers, High Street Broadway will give you the confidence to develop your creative voice and bring your character to life as you sing, act and dance!


Suitable for: Students between ages 10 to 18

When: Thursdays 6:30 pm – 8 pm (During school terms)

Cost: $180 per 8-week term

Showcase Performances: 2 per year – July (informal show and tell) and December (highlights show on stage)

January 2021 update: Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, High Street Broadway is currently suspended. 

The regular enrolment process is outlined below. However, please note we are not accepting any enrolments at this stage. If you are interested in High Street Broadway, please email us at: conservatorium@penrith.city

2020 Dates: (Mid-term enrolments welcome!)

Thursdays 6:30pm-8pm (1.5hrs)

  • Term 1: 5 March to 9 April (6 weeks)
  • Term 2: 14 May to 2 July (8 weeks)
  • Term 3: 6 Aug to 24 September (8 weeks)
  • Term 4: 22 October – 10 December (8 weeks) – Final week is the performance

Course Outline

Course Outcomes:

  • Strengthen vocal ability, improve general music skills
  • Reinforce the connection between text/musical analysis and performance
  • Character analysis and development
  • Develop techniques for auditions and performances
  • Received techniques to aid in one’s own learning
  • Assess strengths and weaknesses in performance and propose solutions for improvement
  • Provide a foundation for further study and development
  • Learn to work in a team and bring your character to life

Term 1: Introduction and Basics

  • Ensemble work
  • Spatial Awareness
  • Use of physical space
  • Movement, drama, and acting
  • Performance and communication skills

Term 2: Voice, stage and movement

  • Vocal Use
  • Characterisation
  • Vocal Ensemble work
  • Voice and Vocal Health
  • Song Structure
  • Stage presence and overcoming stage fright

Term 3: Preparing for the stage

  • Scene to a song transition
  • Speech to song transitions
  • Working dialogue
  • Rehearsal room etiquette
  • Music Theatre and Performance Practice

Term 4: Production preparation + Performance

  • Performance focused production
  • Stylized singing
  • Staging – using the stage to enhance performance
  • Expressive development
  • Stage presence and overcoming stage fright
  • Technical skills – how to work in the space

How to Enrol:

We want to hear you sing! All new enrolees are to prepare 2 contrasting unaccompanied songs/musical theatre pieces to submit to us in one of two ways. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN AUDITION! It is simply a way for our tutor to assess your level in order to better prepare the class.

  1. Submit a video (Upload to Youtube/Soundcloud or share your GDrive/Dropbox/OneDrive link on the enrolment form)
  2. Submit a video via email: conservatorium@penrith.city

Click BOOK NOW below and include the link to your clip when submitting the form.

The Tutor

Timothy Wells

Since completing a Bachelor Of Creative Arts (Per) Timothy has been working in all aspects of theatre. As an Actor, Singer, Director and Coach he has taught internationally in Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, SIB KL Productions, and the Malaysian school system. His experience includes working with voice, movement, and direction, crossing all styles of singing from classical to Music Theatre. Theatre credits include Talking With, Hating Alison Ashleigh and Going Nowhere. As a founding member of Cufflink Productions in 2005, the company produced Card Board Box and Popular Mechanicals. The last of which was nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award and had a return season in the Big laugh Comedy Festival. He recently began teaching Voice (Singing) class for Wesley Institutes’ Drama Department and also taking on other private students.

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