Hayes Theatre Co reaches out to the industry with talks, masterclasses

As part of the Hayes Theatre Co Cabaret Season 2015, the company and venue will play host to a few special events aimed at bolstering and supporting the local musical theatre cabaret industry.

The cabaret season is packed to the brim with exciting performances – you can read about them here – but these extra events are designed to engage artists and creatives with making their own shows, and making them better.

Industry Events at Hayes Theatre Co Cabaret Season


Kerry Comerford
Kerry Comerford

A panel discussion with leaders in the industries supporting Australian theatre Friday 5th June, 11am. Tickets: $35

What does it take to produce a musical? Other than a great script, an amazing director and talented cast. Components is a panel discussion assembled to answer this very question featuring the expertise of licensing agent, Stuart Hendricks of MTI Australasia and Hal Leonard Australia; Kerry Comerford, VP of Really Useful Australia; and marketing and publicity expert, Kendra Reid, Managing Director of AKA Australia. Hosted by producer Richard Carroll, whether you want to produce the next big (or small) musical or you’re just looking to dip your toe in the water, Components tells you how to do it.

Audition Masterclass

Acclaimed Director and Choreographer Kelley Abbey and celebrated Musical Director and Composer Max Lambert
Friday 19 June, 11am. Tickets: $75

Photo by: florriebassingbourn

An exclusive Masterclass in which a number of participants will be invited on stage to present audition pieces and receive invaluable expert feedback. During the Masterclass, Kelley and Max will reveal what a professional audition panel is looking for, what they are thinking, and exactly what it is that separates a good audition from a remarkable one.

Come to the Cabaret

Come to the Cabaret Key ImageRevamping bum deals to bums on seats Saturday 13th June 2:00pm Tix: $40/$35

Australia’s leading cabaret performers, writers, festival/venue programmers and producers chew the fat and discuss the not-so delicate art of cabaret production. Running the gamut of all things cabaret, the panel will present their perspectives on how artists can craft a show that stands out from the crowd and turn bum deals into bums on seats. Come to the Cabaret is a need-to-know guide for cabaret artists of all styles.

A Masterclass with Hayden Tee

Friday 26 June, 11am. Tickets: $75

Hayden Tee, currently starring as Javert in Les Miserables, will teach a masterclass at the Hayes. Photo by Matt Murphy.
Hayden Tee, currently starring as Javert in Les Miserables, will teach a masterclass at the Hayes. Photo by Matt Murphy.

Award-wining star of Les Misérables, Hayden Tee is an extraordinary talent with an incredible career both behind and in front of him. From cabaret in New York City to starring roles in major musicals and opera the world over, there are few avenues of musical-performance Hayden hasn’t ventured into. And now Hayden arrives at Hayes Theatre Co to share that extensive experience as part of this very special Masterclass event.

For more information about these events at the Hayes, and to secure your tickets (there are limited places available), visit the Hayes Theatre Co website.

Cassie Tongue

Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney, and was the deputy editor of AussieTheatre. She has written for The Guardian, Time Out Sydney, Daily Review, and BroadwayWorld Australia. She is a voter for the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Cassie Tongue

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