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An Interview with Cora Mcgarry, star of our recent production of Danny The Champion of the World in Geneva

Posted by Kate Lemon on Jul 27, 2017 11:23:12 AM
We sat down with Cora Mcgarry, who recently played the role of Danny in our Geneva production of Danny The Champion Of The World - and talked about playing the role of a boy, auditions - and all the benefits of participating in Performing Arts - improved confidence and new friendships!
 
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Topics: Performing Arts, Friendships, Performance Opportunities, Drama, Performing Arts Classes, Acting, Audition, Theatre, Confidence, Danny The Champion Of The World, Fun

Part 2 of our interview with Swiss and World Tap Dance champions Olivia and Rebecca Grobety, who join the Simply Theatre team in September

Posted by Kate Lemon on Jul 11, 2017 4:45:26 PM

What classes will you be teaching at Simply Theatre?

We'll mostly be teaching dance for the Performing Arts courses. We're really looking forward to this, as we've choreographed quite a few musical theatre numbers in the past and that it's a dance style which we really enjoy teaching.

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Topics: Performing Arts, Drama, Performing Arts Classes, Acting, Teamwork, Switzerland, Musical Theatre, Dance, Tap Dance

Part 1 of our Interview with World Tap Dance Champions Olivia & Rebecca Grobety who join the Simply Theatre teaching team in September...

Posted by Kate Lemon on Jul 10, 2017 1:03:26 PM

For those of you who aren’t already aware the Grobety Sisters - Olivia and Rebecca - will be teaching at Simply Theatre from September. If you haven’t heard of them before, they happen to be the current Swiss tap dance champions and are also World champions in the elite duo category. Olivia and Rebecca managed to find time in their busy dancing and teaching schedule to answer a few questions about themselves:

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Topics: Switzerland, Dance, Tap Dance, Competing, Dance Careers

An American In Paris - Part 2 of our interview with Haydn Oakley

Posted by Kate Lemon on Jun 20, 2017 3:33:16 PM

 In Part 2 of our interview with Haydn Oakley he tells us about getting his first job, the best thing about playing Henri in An American in Paris; and words of wisdom for young performers.  Enjoy! And thank you Haydn!

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Topics: Life Skills, Potential, Productions, Career guidance, Acting, Drama School, Employment Skills, Audition, An American in Paris, Haydn Oakley, Careers, Musical Theatre, Confidence

An American In Paris -  2 part Interview with Haydn Oakley: Part 1

Posted by Kate Lemon on Jun 16, 2017 6:09:33 PM

Over Easter, Simply Theatre Directors, Thomas Grafton and Jenna Melling caught up with Haydn Oakley (a youth theatre friend), playing Henri Baurel in Christopher Wheeldon’s London production of An American in Paris.  We hope you enjoy our 2 part interview with Haydn...

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Topics: Career guidance, Acting, Drama School, Audition, An American in Paris, Muscial Theatre, Haydn Oakley, Careers

6 Reasons why Simply Theatre's approach to the Performing Arts is different

Posted by Kate Lemon on Jun 7, 2017 2:59:24 PM

Simply Theatre Academy’s approach to the Performing Arts is perhaps a little different than other performing arts providers – partly because of the background of our founder, and partly because of our unique situation as a provider of Performing Arts classes to the children of Switzerland in English. Here's 6 reasons why we think we're different to other Performing Arts providers:

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Topics: Performing Arts, Productions, Friendships, Performance Opportunities, Career guidance, Drama, Drama Classes, Performing Arts Classes, Acting, Drama School, Community, Montessori, Professional, English-Speaking, Switzerland, Theatre, Children

Why our children's careers will depend on theatrical skills

Posted by Kate Lemon on May 30, 2017 6:30:28 PM

A British Chamber of Commerce Workforce Survey conducted in 2014 concluded that 88% of school leavers are not prepared for work. 57% of these employers believed that this was due to a lack of soft skills, such as communication, team working and resilience.[1]

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Topics: Life Skills, Performing Arts, Potential, Career guidance, Drama, Acting, Communication, Teamwork, Resilience, Soft Skills, Employment Skills, Leadership

2 Simply Theatre students gain places at prestigious New York University Tisch School of the Arts

Posted by Kate Lemon on May 24, 2017 11:55:31 AM

We’re always incredibly sad to see our students fly the Simply Theatre nest – but at the same time incredibly proud and excited for them! Huge congratulations and good luck to both Paula at Simply Theatre Zurich and Floris at Simply Theatre Geneva who have secured places at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Paula recently played Sergeant Samways in Danny The Champion Of The World in Zurich and Floris played the title role in Shrek at The Casino Theatre Geneva.

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Topics: Performing Arts, auditions, Performance Opportunities, Career guidance, Drama, Acting

From Page To Stage - Choosing the right showcase material for our students

Posted by Kate Lemon on May 17, 2017 7:17:55 PM

As students busy themselves preparing for their end of year showcases, Simply Theatre’s Head of Drama, Richard Tunley, who has many years of experience as an actor, director, producer and teacher - gives us an insider’s view of choosing the best materials for our students. “Choosing the right Acting Showcase scripts for our students takes time and a great deal of preparation. I am lucky that we have a terrific team of Drama teachers in Geneva and Zurich and we start to discuss the scripts for performance for the following year even before the run of Showcases are over at the end of the current year!

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Topics: Performing Arts, Showcases, Scripts, Drama, Ensemble Work, Acting, Ensemble

Our Blood Brothers experience...

Posted by Kate Lemon on Nov 6, 2016 11:26:49 AM

The cast of Blood Brothers recently did a workshop with Mike Southern, who was in the West End production of Blood Brothers for 10 years and runs workshops endorsed by Willy Russell.  Here's what the cast had to say about their experience:

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Topics: Blood Brothers

Enriching Lives, Brightening Futures

Confidence, Life Skills & Culture

In an increasingly complex, challenging and competitive world, Simply Theatre has supported over 10,000 parents who want their children to have the maximum opportunities, greatest freedoms and happiest possible lives. Specifically the courses and experiences we deliver equip the children we care for with the confidence, life skills and cultural awareness that will help them achive this.

Find out more about:

  • our courses in the performing arts (acting, singing, dancing)
  • opportunities to watch english theatre for your family.
  • our venues in Geneva, Zurich & Zug

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