Created 18 years ago by well-known musical theatre performer Queenie van de Zandt, AMTA's Children's Audition Preparation Workshops have become renowned for having the highest success rate of students cast in professional musicals. Having studied audition technique for over 20 years, Queenie has developed a unique audition practice, that has helped her former young students gain lead roles in shows such as School of Rock, The Sound of Music, and Matilda. It is this success that has recently seen her hailed in the press as a ‘musical theatre star-maker’.
Run over a jam-packed, full day, children are given the knowledge they need to audition successfully through our two-pronged approach – they learn all the material from the show that they need to know to feel confident in the audition and are also taught Queenie's unique approach to auditions which has seen hundreds of children and adults she’s worked with be cast in musicals. Parents are also sent a guide to help navigate their child through the audition process.
And like all of our workshops and courses at The Australian Musical Theatre Academy (AMTA), during the workshop they’ll be working with Australia’s leading performing and creative artists - the people who create and/or perform in Australia’s most prominent, commercial musicals.
Our workshops are comprehensive and fun with your children leaving the workshop:
- Having worked with Australia’s best musical theatre practitioners
- Having had an experience of what is involved in a professional audition and how they run
- Having prepared what they need to know to walk into the audition with confidence and ease
- With new friends and a great attitude towards the whole experience of auditioning
- With a Certificate of Attendance to acknowledge their skill and brave participation
- With the edge they need to get the part!
As well as that, parents leave the workshop:
- Having been sent an email with invaluable follow up material to help you navigate the logistics of having such a talented youngster such as Queenie’s e-book: “How to Audition for a Professional Musical” and research information on upcoming professional musicals starring children
- Having been entertained (and amazed) when you see the children’s presentation of all they’ve learnt, at the end of the workshop
- Having been able to ask 101 questions of the team as part of the Q & A session at the end of the workshop