Sir Anthony Hopkins, who launched his career onstage, once commented "I love life because what more is there?" Besides Anthony's knack for sage observations, is his acclaimed brilliance - forged and etched via theatre. One of his earliest roles back in the day, as understudy to Laurence Olivier. Where Olivier described him as "like a cat with a mouse between it's teeth" (c/o of "Olivier's Confessions of an Actor").
And Anthony, merely one of many who found themselves through the joy of theatre. Others include Julie Andrews, Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Jackman. Each of them, glowing examples. The stage has that effect. It awakens the spirit, enlivens the soul. So why not give your child an opportunity to experience that same transformational magic.
'Getting into Character' c/o nationaltheatre.org.au
Meet award-winning choreographer & director David Harford. David, part of the National Theatre Drama and Ballet School, and company member/movement director of Present Tense (an ensemble of theatre makers). Besides David's title, he's choreographed 50 stage shows, including the multi-award winning Cats for Ballarat Lyric Theatre. So far in 2015, directing/choreographing/designing the successful season of Hairspray. And Present Tense, enjoying a sell-out season of Chants Des Catacombes at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.
David Harford c/o nationaltheatreballetschool.org.au
In this two-hour intensive on offer at the National Theatre, kids (ages 10 and over) won't only recieve an introduction to musical theatre, but also one on basic singing, acting and dancing. All in a fun, supportive environment.
COST: Only $10!
WHERE: The National Theatre, 20 Carlisle St, St Kilda VIC, (studio 2)
WHEN: July 7, 10am-12pm