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West Side Story is coming to Cirencester this summer: Stage Companies MJ-UK and StageSmart unite for annual summer show, Music Theatre Project
Auditions to be held in Cirencester and London in search for top young talents
MJ-UK and StageSmart are pleased to announce the launch of Music Theatre Project, a brand new annual performing arts company. They are bringing in a professional team and unveiling the Summer Project with a full-scale musical of West Side Story. The team includes West End Director Kirk Jameson (Seussical the Musical), and Musical Director Jonathan Gill (The Lion King, The Sound of Music). Auditions are confirmed for both Cirencester (28th May) and London (30th May).
The two successful music theatre companies are joining forces to bring the West End to the Cotswolds. MTP aims to showcase the talent of young performers and launch the careers of those looking to embark on a career in the industry. The course will provide students with essential technical skills taught by a professional team, as well as valuable contacts and credit for participating in a huge scale performance. A two week intensive course will run from 30th July – 13th August, culminating in the final shows on the 11th, 12th and 13th August.
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“West Side Story is widely recognised as a major milestone in the history of musical theatre. In addition to Leonard Bernstein’s epic score, the piece boasts Shakespeare’s genius as a foundation for the entire story and also served as the first outing for the now legendary Stephen Sondheim, who wrote the lyrics. It’s little wonder then that almost 60 years on, it remains one of the world’s most treasured musicals. Working with Musical Theatre Project on this piece feels like a natural fit, and with the fantastic creative team we’ve assembled, we’re sure to produce some very exciting results.”- Kirk Jameson, Director
Co-founders of MTP, Maria Jagusz and Iwan Lewis, are delighted to see their project coming into view. Earlier this year they worked together to co-produce ‘The Clockmaker’s Daughter,’ receiving fantastic reviews. The success of this production spurred them on to officially team up, forming an unparalleled partnership that will ensure a superb ensemble this summer.
Anyone wishing to audition should register on www.musictheatreproject.com, which has just been launched.