College brings a touch of Broadway to town
Students from Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) will be taking part in an exclusive master class provided by a top Broadway and West End star.
Musical Theatre star Kerry Ellis will be providing a Theatre Master Class to Performing Arts students in the College's 200-seat Auditorium on Tuesday 15 January at the College's main campus on Knutton Lane.
Jill Clewes, Artistic Director for the Academy for Theatre Arts, said: "The students are exceptionally lucky to be able to work so closely with such a high profile musical theatre star. The students are very excited and have been working hard to perfect performances ready to impress Kerry on the day."
In addition Kerry will be taking part in a Questions and Answers session with the students, where they will be able to gain an insight of how to pursue a career in the performing arts industry.
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Kerry is best known for her award-winning roles in the Musical's We Will Rock You and Wicked. She has stared in a number of Broadway and West End Musicals including My Fair Lady, Miss Saigon, Oliver! and Les Miserables.
Kerry is fast becoming recognized as the First Lady of the West End, and has also achieved chart-topping success as a recording artist performing at Wembley Stadium and the Royal Albert Hall alongside Josh Groban and Queen legend Brian May.
Jill added: "The College is dedicated to providing outstanding opportunities to its students and visits like this from industry professionals allows the students to gain an insight in to the industry and employability skills, which will help them in their career progression."
NULC currently provides a range of performing arts courses including A Level Drama and Theatre Studies and the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts. In addition the College works in partnership with the Jill Clewes Performing Arts Centre based in Basford, which is home to the College's Academy for Theatre Arts, where students study the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts.
Students from the Academy for Theatre Arts are encouraged to gain practical experience in the industry, which has recently seen 16-year-old student Fran Mills from Market Drayton spend three months in Mansfield where she played Happy in the Pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs alongside stars of Coronation Street.
Students from the Academy for Theatre Arts have progressed on to outstanding careers including Oliver Ramsdale who fought off strong competition from across the country to be awarded a place at top London performing arts school; Laine Theatre Arts College, sponsored by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.
To find out more about studying Performing Arts at Newcastle-under-Lyme College visit www.nulc.ac.uk or contact the Information Point on 01782 254254 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.