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Stephen Sondheim Masterclass with Gareth Valentine

Stephen Sondheim Masterclass with Gareth Valentine

Previously at Chichester Musical Director for Guys and Dolls (and Savoy Theatre/UK tour), The Pajama Game (and Shaftesbury Theatre), Oh, Kay! and My One and Only; Musical Supervisor for Kiss Me, Kate (and Old Vic).

Gareth works extensively as a Musical Director, Musical Supervisor and Arranger. Recent credits at the National Theatre as Musical Director include Home (Shed) and the National Theatre’s 50th Birthday Gala.

As Musical Director Singin’ in the Rain and 42nd Street (Théâtre du Châtelet Paris), Janie Dee in Divas at the Donmar and Nine (Donmar). His many West End credits include Chicago (also Gottenburg/Tokyo/Seoul/Madrid/Moscow), The Baker’s Wife, Damn Yankees, Miss Saigon, Into The Woods, Merrily We Roll Along, Kiss Me, Kate, Camelot, Company, 42nd Street, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Cabaret, Cats.

As Musical Supervisor Ruthless, Wicked, Acorn Antiques, Porgy and Bess, AnythingGoes, Crazy For You, My One and Only, Aladdin, Sinatra, Maria Friedman’s Rearranged, End of the Rainbow, The King and I, Gone With The Wind, Tonight’s The Night (all West End).

Regional theatre includes Annie (Sheffield), Oliver! (Toronto/UK Tour).

Concerts include Barbara Cook and Friends, Children Will Listen (Coliseum), Brynfest (Royal Festival Hall with Bryn Terfel) and Sondheim at 80 (Donmar).

He was Musical Supervisor for the Channel 4 series Musicality; and arranged and conducted the music for Strictly Gershwin for English National Ballet, Queensland Ballet and Tulsa Ballet.

His Requiem was recorded on the TER label.

This unique workshop gives performers the opportunity to perform and work with one of the most exciting and experienced Musical Directors of our time. Performers will be given the chance to perform their song to Gareth and the rest of the participants and observers. Gareth will then work on the song with the performer focusing on the acting through the song and also the performer’s approach to the song itself.

Each performer will be given around 10-15 minutes each to work with Gareth in front of the group. 

Please note that whilst the workshop is open to everyone to observe, participants must be of a suitable standard and have relevant performance experience. 



Date: Monday 6th July 2020

Times: 6.30pm – 9.30pm

What to Prepare: Please prepare one song by Stephen Sondheim (with sheet music). A pianist will be provided. 

Venue: Associated Studios, 204 Latimer Road, London W10 6QY

Fee: £40.00 to participate
£10.00 to observe

Entry: Via applications. Please note that this Masterclass is not suitable for beginners and all applicants will be asked about their previous performance experience/training and may be asked to provide their show reel / any performance footage.

How to Apply: To apply, please email info@associatedstudios.co.uk with your headshot, your current CV and your show reel / any performance footage.