LTW to Host Masterclass, Concert by VOTE FOR ME Composers Drew Fornarola & Scott Elmegreen, May 16-17

The London Theatre Workshop is delighted to announce that it will host an exclusive Masterclass and Concert by American Musical Theatre composers Drew Fornarola and Scott Elmegreen to celebrate the UK Premiere of their musical 'Vote For Me: A Musical Debate' at the boutique Fulham theatre.

West End stars Rebecca Trehearn (Ghost, City of Angels), Jill Rensing (Les Miserables), Ceili O'Connor (Wizard of Oz, Elf), and Tom Kay (American Psycho) will bring the music of Fornarola and Elmegreen to a one-off concert, alongside the composers themselves.

Masterclass - Sat 16 May 2015

American musical theater writers Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola offer students a masterclass in song performance and song interpretation, giving both technical and dramaturgical feedback.

Students sing from their audition repertoire, and the participants and Scott and Drew work together, through score and script analysis, to better understand the meaning of the song, the craft behind its construction, and how to communicate it to the audience. By unlocking the tools the composer is leveraging in the writing, the actor can have a deeper understanding of how to perform the song most effectively. They will also field questions about the business of musical theater creation and performance in New York City.

The class is open to performers, composers, and audience.

Saturday 16 May, 12pm

London Theatre Workshop, above the Eel Brook Pub, 65 New King's Road, London SW6 4SG

Only 10 Participant slots available! To book, email LTW.Vote@gmail.com

£25 for Participants | £8 for Audience

£30 for Participants PLUS ticket to Vote for Me: A Musical Debate performance at 3pm 16 May

£15 for Audience PLUS ticket to Vote for Me: A Musical Debate performance at 3pm 16 May

All reservations can be made by emailing LTW.vote@gmail.com. Any questions can also be sent this this address.

Concert - Sunday 17 May 2015

Sunday 17 May 2015

London Theatre Workshop, above the Eel Brook Pub, 65 New King's Road, London SW6 4SG

£8 for Concert tickets only (Available Online: http://bit.ly/drewandscott)

£20 Concert PLUS ticket to Vote for Me: A Musical Debate performance at 3pm 17 May by reservation (LTW.vote@gmail.com)

VOTE FOR ME: A Musical Debate

Production: 'Vote for Me: A Musical Debate' by Drew Fornarola and Scott Elmegreen

Production Dates: 5th May - 23rd May 2015

Press Night: 8th May 2015

Time: Tuesday to Saturday at 7:45, Saturday & Sunday matinees at 3:00pm

Location: London Theatre Workshop, above the Eel Brook, 65 New Kings Road, London SW6 4SG

Closest Tube/National Rail: Fulham Broadway, Parsons Green, Imperial Wharf

Price: £15 (£12 concession, £10 Equity rate for Sunday matinees)

Box Office: www.londontheatreworkshop.co.uk

Produced by: London Theatre Workshop

Director: Dom O'Hanlon

Musical Director: Chris Guard

Produced by: Olga Marie-Pratt on behalf of London Theatre Workshop

ABOUT THE COMPOSERS:

DREW FORNAROLA: is a songwriter and playwright from New York. He is currently developing both a new stage musical and an animated movie for DreamWorks. Other Theater: Molly Shannon's Tilly The Trickster (Atlantic Theatre Company, collaboration with SNL's Molly Shannon); Thucydides (Winner Samuel French Play Festival); COLLEGE The Musical (NYMF Award for Excellence); Claudio Quest: A Videogame Musical (Best Musical, DC Fringe, optioned by DreamWorks); and 2 musicals for children. NYMF Award for Excellence in Lyrics, John Wallowitch Award for Songwriting, Finalist for the 2014 Kleban Award and 2009 Richard Rodgers Award, three-time MAC Award nominee. Drew's new play, STRAIGHT, is under option by Tony Award-winning producer Andy Sandberg, and highlights from his new musical TIANANMEN premiered in a recent concert at 54 Below starring Telly Leung. www.drewfornarola.com

SCOTT ELMEGREEN: is a playwright and songwriter whose shows include TIANANMEN (in development with Stafford Arima), COLLEGE The Musical (NYMF Award for Excellence), Vote For Me: A Musical Debate (Roy Arias Stages; London Theatre Workshop), Thucydides (Samuel French Play Festival winner), Straight (under option by Tony Award-winning producer Andy Sandberg), and the children's shows Ivy + Bean: The Musical, based on the NYTimes bestselling series (national tour; Atlantic Theatre Company; Bay Area Children's Theatre; South Coast Repertory; Orlando Repertory; Oregon Children's Theatre), Magic School Bus, Live! The Climate Challenge, based on the award-winning books and television series (national tour; Bay Area Children's Theatre; Oregon Children's Theatre), Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy, The Musical, based on the NYTimes bestselling picture books (Bay Area Children's Theatre), and Awesome Allie: First Kid Astronaut (Vital Theatre). Scott's music is featured in numerous plays and films, including the Drama Desk- and Emmy Award-nominated Colin Quinn: Long Story Short, directed by Jerry Seinfeld (Helen Hayes Theatre; HBO Special; national tour). He is a graduate of Princeton University and lives in Brooklyn. www.scottelmegreen.com

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