"I always have a great time ... Really lovely people to work with ... Richard is so inspirational and supportive."
"I've been to every single MTH! so far and loved them all! They just get better and better!"
"Musical Theatre High! was a brilliant experience. Everyone was really hard working and I made lots of good friends!"
"MTH! is one of the best experiences I've ever had. It's so much fun and helped me gain so much confidence and I've met some amazing people. Thank you so much."
MTH! VARIETY PERFORMANCE REVIEW
24 March 2013
Proud families from Leighton and beyond packed into a school’s theatre to see the stars of tomorrow from one of the town’s top theatre schools perform in their first ever variety show.
From the Circle of Life to the razzle dazzle of A Chorus Line, more than 100 children from Musical Theatre High! sang, danced and acted in a sensational debut performance that no-one will ever forget.
Youngsters from Leedon Lower and Newton Longville Schools stole hearts with comedy routines and songs from Mamma Mia and Half A Sixpence; the theatre school’s juniors dressed up to do The Time Warp from Rocky Horror, the Blues Brothers and Legally Blonde; the seniors performed a Hairspray medley and there were outstanding solos from some of the oldest students who make up the tech classes for those serious about pursuing a career on stage.
There were show-stopping performances by Michael Johnson (Miss Saigon); Lizzie Lister (My Fair Lady); Kieran Faulkner as Mr Cellophane (Chicago) and Anna Pridgeon with Avenue Q’s Kate Monster singing There’s A Fine Fine Line from the comedy musical.
But one of the highlights was watching the black clad tech ladies (Anna, Beth Hawkins,Georgia McElwee, Phoebe Munford, Steph Graham) perform Cell Block Tango from the murderously steamy Chicago accompanied by Ashley Jones.
The Scarlett Strallen Standout Award was later presented to Chloe Payne, 15, of Linslade, for her professionalism and her strong progression as a performer.
West end actor and Linslade old boy Richard Reynard, who has appeared in Blood Brothers, Cats, Mamma Mia, Chicago and more, has put his successful career on hold to nurture the area’s children and he has discovered a rich seam of talent.
MTH holds weekly and after-school classes to give youngsters a chance to perform in the spotlight and boost their confidence.
Anne Cox - Leighton Buzzard Observer
The Variety Performance was a great success and much fun was had by all. The kids performed their hearts out and were incredibly well behaved back stage. Well done.
Big thank you to all those who helped out making it such a special weekend. Can't wait for next years one now!
Looking forward to the summer for genre term - looking at different styles of shows. Also to introduce the new MTH! Dance classes - learning different styles of dance.
Happy 1ST birthday Musical Theatre High! Academy.
Where did that year go?!
All Good Wishes
MOST RECENT AWARD WINNER'S:
Our latest scholarship winners are:
Chloe Payne won the NEW Scarlett Strallen Stand Out Award to complete the first year of the MTH! Academy. She has made a massive progression in confidence and improved in all aspects of theatre proving herself to be a versatile actress and performer. With the award she also won the Seniors Academy Scholarship summer term 2013. Well done Coco!
Winning the Juniors Academy Scholarships for next term were Ben Cullen and Issy Isufi - both from the Leedon Lower After School Club. Both stood out for their focus and commitment in class and on stage. Excellent work, guys. Really well done.
BLOOD BROTHERS SCHOLARSHIP
WICKED WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIPS
LEGALLY BLONDE SCHOLARSHIP
WIZARD OF OZ SCHOLARSHIP
THRILLER LIVE SCHOLARSHIP
WE WILL ROCK YOU SCHOLARSHIP
MUSICAL THEATRE HIGH!
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2011
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA SCHOLARSHIP
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG SCHOLARSHIP
SISTER ACT SCHOLARSHIP
MARY POPPINS SCHOLARSHIP
MTH! ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP - summer term 2012
Stephanie Graham (MTH! Seniors)
Cerys Verrier (MTH! Juniors)
LES MISERABLES SCHOLARSHIP
TOY STORY SCHOLARSHIP
MTH! ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP - winter term 2012
Charlie Howley (MTH! Seniors)
Samuel Kilby (MTH! Juniors)
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS SCHOLARSHIP
Alex Bennetts & Adam Derland
MTH! ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP - spring term 2013
Molly Wasway MTH! Seniors
Alicia Turney MTH! Juniors
SUMMER SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
MUSICAL THEATRE HIGH!
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2012