“A Week In The Life” is the brainchild of DLS Productions and Ben Darmanin. It aims to give aspiring musical theatre performers an idea of what its like to spend a week in the shoes of a performer in training.
Participants have a jam packed timetable, working from 9am to 6pm full of classes in various dance styles, acting improvisation, solo singing, and most importantly the integration of acting and singing. Students will be working with leading coaches in the industry such as Mary Hammond, Karen Rabinowitz, Vivienne Saxton and Kerrie Dearlove. During the week they will be exposed to classes they are familiar with and others they are not.
Many participants have never tapped before so we have organized a beginners tap class for them. The aim is to get as much exposure as possible to what is required in the industry.Every participant will be given one on one singing coaching by vocal coach Kevin Fountain who will also be coming to Malta in advance of ‘A Week In The Life’ in order to give some preliminary workshops to the participants.
During their week in London the participants will have the opportunity to watch some West End shows and gain exclusive backstage access to one of London’s longest running musicals Les Miserables. Noel Zarb & Lucienne Camilleri from DLS Productions said ‘ This is a fantastic opportunity for our members who will be exposed to every facet of the industry – This will in turn translate itself into our shows and the training we provide to the students here in Malta. We hope that this will be the start of a long term collaboration with the tutors and we hopefully look forward to welcoming them to Malta in the near future.’
More information about this event can be found at www.dls-productions.com/weekinthelife, on Facebook (DLS Productions) and on Twitter @dlsdrama.