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Space Pirates the Musical

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TMA 31 Workshops

Participation Fee

285€ Members
295€ Non-Members

Join us on this galactic musical journey during the winter school holidays. Culminating in a performance of the musical Space Pirates, participants 8-14 years old will develop their creativity, imagination, concentration and expression, while polishing their singing, acting and dancing skills and having a load of fun in the process! Places are limited so enrol now to secure your spot! Enrolment deadline January 8th 2024.

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Week-long Winter School Holidays

Monday to Friday
09:30 - 16:00
Drop off 09:00-9:30
Pick up 16:00-16:30

12th - 16th February 2024
First week of Winter School Holidays

End of course peformance 16th Feb 18:30


6 Bd des Écoles, 31820 Pibrac

Course Description

This week-long daily course for 8-14 year olds will be working towards a performance of the musical "Space Pirates".  Alongside theatre games which help to develop confidence, concentration, imagination and creativity, each day we will learn the songs, dances and rehearse dialogue from the musical.

There are a number of solo parts in Space Pirates but also group chorus roles, so we can cater to all levels of experience, abilities and confidence.  Our main goal is for the participants to have a great time and make new friends while developing their theatre skills.

Auditions for those who wish to be cast in a solo role will be held on Sunday 28th of January between 10:00 and 13:00. Location to be confirmed to enrolled participants closer to the date.

The course will culminate in a public performance of the show on Friday 16th February at 18:30 in the Salle Polyvalente, Pibrac.

Morning and afternoon break snacks will be provided but participants should bring their own packed lunch each day.

SPACE PIRATES - by Gwynne Watkins,  Betina Hershey and Denver Casado

Pirates! Aliens! Space Travel! Space Pirates tells the story of Gabby, a kid who gets picked on during a school trip to the museum. Everything quickly changes when an alien space ship accidentally beams Gabby and her classmates up to outer space. Things go from bad to worse when the alien space ship is suddenly attacked by SPACE PIRATES! It’s only after this whirlwind space adventure that Gabby becomes comfortable in her own skin, and her classmates appreciate her for who she is.

Eve Hirsch is an experienced international concert and stage vocal artist. 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 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 to Madam Butterfly.
Eve has enjoyed an international teaching career and is an experienced teacher. 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 the Mairie de Pibrac. She is active as a musical director, stage director and choral conductor of a pop/rock choir Vocal 31.

Peter Hammer is a professional performer, choreographer, and teacher based in Toulouse, France. For over 10 years, he has devoted his professional dance career to learning, dancing, and teaching the Jump Rhythm® Technique an unique American art form that combines jazz and tap dance with “scat” singing and body percussion to create an energetic expression of whole-body emotion and rhythm. He began dancing when he was 14 and went on to receive a degree in Dance Performance and Choreography from Hope College, in Holland, Michigan. In 2007, Peter began working with Jump Rhythm Jazz Project, an Emmy award-winning Chicago dance company. As a company member, he performed, choreographed, and taught workshops and masterclasses in Finland, Spain, France, and throughout the US. At the end of 2017, Peter received a “Passeport Talent” visa to teach dance and perform in France. Now, his focus is directed to introducing the Jump Rhythm Technique in France, with classes, workshops, and performances in Toulouse and other cities through his association, Association Rythme Américain, and dance company, Sounds of the SOL.

Sarah Bushnell is an experienced orchestral musician, conductor and teacher. In 1995 she 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.

Who's Involved?

Eve Hirsch

Activity Leader

Peter Hammer

Course Leader

Sarah Bushnell

Course Leader

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