Monday, April 01, 2013

London theater group at PETA Theater Center


MANILA, Philippines - London’s most prestigious drama school, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), will be holding a workshop in Asia for the first time through a course on Musical Theater at The PETA Theater Center from May 21 to 26.
One of the oldest drama schools in United Kingdom, being founded in 1904, RADA’s roster of graduates includes Sir Anthony Hopkins, Clive Owen, Vivien Leigh, Tom Hiddleston and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

The Musical Theater course is a week-long intensive training offered to professional actor-singers who have undergone formal vocal training and are intending to pursue a career in Musical Theater.

Participants will work with RADA instructors to develop necessary skills for a successful career in Musical Theater, working on solo pieces, a duet or trio and an ensemble number.

Participants will also be given guidance on casting and with developing an audition repertoire.

At the end of the course, students will perform selected pieces for an invited audience then followed by individual feedback.

The course is a rare chance for Filipino performers to earn a RADA certificate upon completion of the workshop.

Children, teens, young professionals and theater enthusiasts of all ages are also invited to explore the world of theater through this year’s PETA Summer Program from April 9 to May 11.
Basic courses include Children’s Theater 1 (ages 6-9), Children’s Theater 2 (9-12), Teen Theater (13-16), and Theater Arts (17 and up). Basic Acting and Creative Musical Theater are also available as advanced courses for while the advanced courses for participants ages 17 and up.
Every course uses PETA’s unique integrated theater arts approach, which blends the five different disciplines in theater, namely creative drama, body movement and dance, creative sound and music, creative writing, and visual arts.

The summer program ends with the participants’ final showcase at the PETA-Phinma Theater, in which they will present a production that is truly their own. True to this year’s tagline “Your Story Takes Centerstage,” the program’s final showcase draws inspiration from the participants’ experiences, turning their stories into memorable theater productions.

To join the PETA Summer Program, schedule an interview for enrollment through 725-6244, 410-0821, (0916) 309-0707, or To join RADA’s Musical Theater Workshop at PETA, please contact (0906) 211-5003, or


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