Musical Theatre is undoubtedly one of the most popular forms of live entertainment; millions of people all over the world sit in theatres anticipating that first note of the overture.
Here at NAPA, our Musical Theatre classes are aimed at arming students with all the skills they might need to appear in their very own full scale musical production.
Giving the students as much performance experience as possible ensures that NAPA students get practical opportunities to continually improve.
Students work towards rehearsing for a full show from their very first class; building on their musical technique by doing solo and ensemble songs, giving them individual chances to shine as well as valuable skills such as blending and harmony.
Alongside this they learn dance skills with the show’s choreographer and characterisation & stage craft with the director as they set and shape the show’s scenes and creative concept. This all results in an all round great performance education.
Class TimetableClick on class name to find out more
|6.00pm||-||7.00pm||Jnr Musical Theatre ages 7-11|
|7.00pm||-||8.30pm||Snr Musical Theatre age 16 -22|
|5.30pm||-||7.30pm||Musical Theatre Production|
Musical Theatre team
Patrick Start (Head of Musical Theatre), Beth Barry, David Blackburn, Olivia Hewitt-Jones, Ben Newton, Georgia Aldous, Sarah Sidaway, Andrew Siddle
Patrick Start, Head of Musical Theatre
Paddy trained at the prestigious Bird College graduating with a distinction in Professional Dance and Musical theatre. While training Paddy studied under tutors such as David Leighton, Nick French and Sue Brice, where he was taught a wide variety of styles and techniques both in Dance and Musical Theatre. Paddy has also passed his exams in FDI Modern and Tap with the ISTD while on NAPA’s teacher training course. He has also achieved distinction in Grade 8 London College of Music (LCM) and Rock School singing exams. Since graduating Paddy has had several professional engagements, his first was with Graeme Henderson’s Tap Company where he performed at events such as Move It and the IDTA teachers conventions. Paddy’s most notable performance was in the world premiere of Jackie the Musical where he took on the role of Robert and dance captain. While in training Paddy performed the roles of; Bill – Steel Pier, Herr Schultz – Cabaret and Ensemble/Dance Captain – The Hot Mikado. Since returning to Hull in 2013 Paddy has choreographed for an array of successful musicals, including the academy’s productions of Betty Blue Eyes, Phantom of the Opera and Hello Dolly.