Karis Scarlette – En Avant Ballet

En Avant Ballet was founded by Karis Scarlette, a former Royal Ballet dancer. Throughout her training, she was lucky enough to be coached by Royal Ballet dancers and teachers such as Sir Anthony Dowell, Anya Linden, Jay Jolley, Dame Beryl Grey, Wayne Sleep OBE and Darcey Bussell CBE. Karis has danced in a wide range of productions with The Royal Ballet including The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and Tales of Beatrix Potter. She graduated from the Royal Ballet School alongside current ballet stars such as Sergei Polunin, Claire Calvert and Bethany Kingsley-Garner. Continue reading Karis Scarlette – En Avant Ballet

London Musical Theatre Orchestra to perform Mack and Mabel

Earlier this summer it was revealed that the London Musical Theatre Orchestra is set to perform the iconic musical production Mack and Mabel as part of its new season. For musical theatre fans this will be a unique opportunity to hear the score performed by an orchestra dedicated to the musical theatre industry. Continue reading London Musical Theatre Orchestra to perform Mack and Mabel

Starlight Express

Attention all die-hard musical theatre fans! The iconic musical production Starlight Express is set to make a return to the London stage this month, delighting its diverse fan base. The musical is one of the classic productions, still held in high regard by both audiences, creatives and performers alike. It’s eclectic mix of singing, dancing and roller skating make it a thrilling production to witness. Continue reading Starlight Express

Musicals live on television

NBC has been leading the way for live television musicals, a trend which was revived in 2013 with the television channel’s adapted revival of The Sound of Music starring Carrie Underwood. Since then, many musicals have been presented: Peter Pan Live! by NBC, The Wiz Live! by NBC, Grease: Live by Fox, The Passion by Fox, Rocky Horror Picture Show by Fox, Hairspray Live! by NBC and Dirty Dancing by ABC. Continue reading Musicals live on television

The Birmingham Weekender

The full programme for Birmingham’s biggest arts festival has been announced, taking place from 22 – 24 September. Across the city over three days, there will be 120 performances, 300 artists and 26 new commissions. It will be a cultural adventure for audiences, with some special treats for dance lovers too. The award-winning Birmingham Weekender promises a packed weekend of free outdoor theatre, music, art installations and performance. With opportunities to take part and watch as the weekend unfolds, the city’s streets, shops and squares will come alive with something to entertain and delight all the family. Continue reading The Birmingham Weekender

Stan Hodgson’s The Letter Room

Stanley Hodgson trained at LAMDA. Recent credits include: James and the Giant Peach (Northern Stage); Manifesto for a New City (Northern Stage/Live Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (RSC); Breakfast Hearts/Choirplay (The Six Twenty/Live Theatre); Rum, Sodomy and the Lash (Channel 4). It was his experience at Northern Stage which led to the forming of The Letter Room, and the consequent creation of No Miracles Here. Continue reading Stan Hodgson’s The Letter Room