Musical Theatre Workshop at PE's Barn Theatre.

Calling all budding young singers, actors, dancers and drama students! Here’s an opportunity to learn the art of musical theatre or fine tune your singing, dancing and acting skills from two of South Africa’s highly regarded and experienced musical theatre performers.

Director, musician, actor, singer and songwriter Anton Luitingh and choreographer, dancer, dance teacher, actor and singer Duane Alexander are hosting a Musical Theatre Workshop for the first time in Port Elizabeth at the PE Opera House's Barn Theatre on Friday 10th - Sunday 12th February. They will be presenting a workshop for Juniors ages 07-13 and Seniors ages 14-25. Times vary depending on which workshop you attend. They have just returned from New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore after several successful workshops there. Bookings and information available at

Both Anton Luitingh and Duane Alexander have performed locally and internationally in major international music productions including Rocky Horror Picture Show, Evita, Cats, Beauty & the Beast, Grease, Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cabaret, The Sound of Music, Singin' in the Rain and most recently Annie which received rave reviews and critical acclaim.

The Musical Theatre Workshop was established in 2010 to offer scholars, students and upcoming professionals practical training in the field of musical theatre in a safe environment that is stimulating, educational and entertaining. Students have the opportunity to mix with other young people who share the same passion and interests in dance, acting and singing. Not only do students benefit from participating in professional vocal coaching, dance training and acting classes they also build on their confidence, make new friends and further their communication skills while at the same time becoming a little more expressive – perhaps even finding their true potential.

Says Duane Alexander; "We started the Musical Theatre Workshop to give children and teenagers a taste of the performing arts industry. We expose them to professional-level production techniques, hoping to instill them with greater appreciation and fonder love of this

fantastic industry. As two individuals passionate about our craft, we really value the opportunity to discover new potential, to help develop their skills, all the while building confidence and boosting self-esteem in a safe, creative and professional environment. Our hope is to uplift 'Musical Theatre' in South Africa in the broader sense, but also to gear young talent for a shining career in the performing arts."

For those interested in embarking on a career in musical theatre, the Musical Theatre Workshop creates a foundation to help them on their way, with up to date triple-threat (dancing, acting and singing) training including repertoire, dance classes, acting, audition preparation, vocal training and improvisation.

The course content includes triple threat training; acting, dancing, singing and many educational fun-filled activities relating to musical theatre. Your child will learn things about themselves and musical theatre that will be invaluable in assisting them on their journey to reaching their dreams. To book, or for more info visit or email

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