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Australian Musical Theatre Academy

Testimonials

AMTA’S workshops and courses have helped many young people over the years to achieve their professional dreams, such as:

SHREK
1 out of 5 Young Fiona's cast in the Sydney season

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
1 out of 5 Charlie's cast in the Melbourne season

BILLY ELLIOT
1 out of 4 boys cast as Michael and
3 out of 13 girls cast as Ballet Girls in the Sydney season

SCHOOL OF ROCK
14 out of 36 kids cast in the Melbourne season

DREAM LOVER
1 out of 3 boys cast as the Young Bobby Darin

THE SOUND OF MUSIC
9 out of 12 kids cast in the Adelaide season
13 out of 18 kids cast in the Melbourne season
1/2 the kids cast in both Sydney and Brisbane seasons

MATILDA
1/5 of the kids cast in the Brisbane season
1/4 of the kids cast in the Melbourne season
1/4 of the kids cast in the leading roles of Matilda, Bruce and Amanda in the Sydney season

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
5 out of 6 children cast as Jeremy and Jemima in the Sydney season

THE ADDAMS FAMILY
2 out of 3 boys cast as Puglsey

To name just a few!

"I loved learning the songs and routines it was so fun. All Queenie’s advice has been so helpful for me. The best part was to perform what we had learned through the day for our parents. I will take what I’ve learnt with me through my journey towards a successful musical theatre career”
Kelsi Boyden
Participant of the Children’s Audition Preparation Workshop
(Kelsi was cast as Debbie in the original Australian production of Billy Elliot in 2007)

"You can’t get this anywhere else! The wealth of experience that my daughter has gained with the opportunity to hear tips and advice from leading tutors in the Musical theatre industry has been invaluable. My daughter can’t wait to take part again."
C. Devlin
Parent of Child Participant in the Youth Musical Theatre Intensive Weekly Masterclass Course, VIC

"Queenie's knowledge and thorough understanding of the musical theatre industry was invaluable to my learning. Her guest tutors were excellent: the best in their field of expertise."
O. Thomson
Teenage Participant in the Pre-Professional Musical Theatre Intensive Weekly Masterclass Course, VIC

"“Thank you Queenie for creating these unique workshops so children can experience, gain confidence and learn from quality tutors"
D. Szabo, Parent – Melbourne
(Amelia was cast in the role of Brigitta in the Melbourne season of The Sound Of Music)

“Working closely with the very talented guest tutors, was a great insight into the professional world…as they say, it's not what you know, but who you know!”
D. McCully
Participant in the Advanced Audition Technique in Musical Theatre Course, Sydney

"…I wanted to thank you for your encouragement and once again wonderful workshop…Anthony has been cast in Matilda!"

C. Abrakmanov, Parent - Sydney

(Anthony was cast as Bruce in the Sydney season of Matilda)

“Not only will they have a fun and interesting day but they will walk away with very valuable insights generously shared by someone who has the experience...Thanks so much for your excellent workshop and wonderful mentorship.”
J. Lubotzky, Parent – Sydney
(Noa was cast in the Ensemble of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Sydney Season)

"… many young hearts had been opened, careers inspired, techniques learned, and insight gained into the music theatre industry. By their own gushing admission, the journey that the students had embarked upon with Queenie was of significant depth, in some cases even life changing."
Anne-Maree McDonald
Musical Director & NIDA Lecturer (Floyd Collins, Jekyll & Hyde, Hats Off)

“Queenie's industry knowledge is second to none. Her workshops are … fantastic…”
Emma Jane Hyland
T&E Management Pty Ltd (Children’s Theatrical Agents)

"Your workshops are SO valuable Queenie. Sophie has done two of your workshops and the information has DIRECTLY helped her get callbacks in auditions, and obviously to win roles as well!...She had a good run - three professional productions (Annie orphan, Chitty as Jemima, and now in Sound of Music as Louisa)”
W. Moman
Parent – Brisbane
(Sophie was cast in the Brisbane seasons of Annie, as an Orphan, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, as Jemima, and The Sound of Music, as Louisa)

"Queenie's master classes are an incredible introduction to the industry…I was hugely impressed by the quality of the participants – and the teachers and tutors are a who's who of the entertainment industry.  I cannot recommend this course highly enough."
Neil Gooding – Producer
(In The Heights, The Bridges of Maddison County the Musical, Dogfight)

“The cost of the workshop is worth every cent… it’s about having an edge… in a tough audition, every little bit of help counts.”

The Courier Mail

“Demand for van de Zandt's services as an audition coach… has skyrocketed.”

The Sydney Morning Herald

“…a musical theatre star-maker…”

The Morning Show, Channel 7

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