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31 Musical Fun!

Founded In

2020

Enrolments for workshops will be opened a couple of months before commencement of the new course.
Workshops are open to any children between 7 and 11 and only limited by course numbers.

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About this Activity Group

Formed in 2020 this new group offers workshops in musical theatre for 7 to 11 years which culminate in a performance of a children's musical. Workshops involve acting, singing, dance, crafts and puppetry and lots of fun theatre games.
The first project which started in September 2020 and was be performed in the garden was Otto's Journey Around the World. Following on from this very successful workshop were two productions in 2021/22; Anansi and the Moss-covered Rock and Vacation on Mars. In 2022/23 we took to the large stage of TMP for a production of Roald Dahl's The Three Little Pigs. In 23/24 we are excited to be preparing another Roald Dahl musical, this time Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

COURSE PRESENTERS

Eve Hirsch is an experienced concert and stage vocal artist and has performed in Australasia, Continental Europe and the UK. After graduating with a Bachelor of Music (University of Auckland) she went on to complete a Graduate Diploma of Vocal Performance (Queensland Conservatorium) and was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 1999. She has performed solo with many orchestras, including: Queensland Pops Orchestra (Aus). Brandenburg Sinfona (London) and, to an audience of 6000, with the New Zealand Symphony. On the theatrical stage, she has appeared in professional productions of both musical and operatic works, ranging from South Pacific and Wonderful Town to Merry Widow, Madam Butterfly and La Bohème.
Eve has enjoyed an international teaching career and is an experienced teacher, having worked for 35 years with students of all ages from 3 months to seniors. Since moving to Toulouse she has been running her own private music studio Butterfly Vocal as well has being employed by the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Toulouse, the International School of Toulouse and by the Mairie de Pibrac to direct 2 musical theatre productions in English with children from local primary schools. She is active as a musical director, stage director and choral conductor of a pop/rock choir Vocal 31.

Sarah Bushnell is an experienced orchestral musician, conductor and teacher. In 1995 sh graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy in Glasgow with a Master of Music . Concurrently, she performed with several orchestras, including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, string quartets and session work for bands and television. She has performed with orchestras throughout the UK, Ireland and Spain, including the South bank Centre with the London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sarah has also organised and led many orchestral tours in France and Germany with teenagers and coaching staff.
Her teaching career spans almost 35 years with students of all standards and ages with several past students graduating to Music college and careers in music themselves.
Sarah, has also had extensive experience in the theatre, having begun performing in plays and musicals as child and growing up acting in school and local Theatre group productions. She has continued as an adult in France appearing in Oliver in 2015 and most recently in numerous Secret Panto Society's (SPS) Pantomimes and in Viva La Vie Bohème with TMA 31 and Scaramouche in TMP, Pibrac.

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Interested?

Check the Projects & Workshop Page to see if we're doing anything!

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Help Needed

Directing, producing, make scenery or costumes - we are always looking to expand our team!

Our Projects

Project

Performance

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Otto's Journey Around the World

2020

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Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock

2021

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Vacation on Mars

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Wicked Theatre Fun for Kids

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The Three Little Pigs - Roald Dahl

2022

2023

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Roald Dahl

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Who's Involved?

Eve Hirsch

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Activity Leader

Sarah Bushnell

Course Leader
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Got A Question?

We'd be happy to answer any questions from finding out more about our activity, asking about payments to learning about our association! Feel free to use the links below to write to us and we will try and get back to you as soon as possible!

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