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Workshop: A superb and rare opportunity to learn from one of Australia's best known and respected performers, Peter Cousens.
Workshop: A superb and rare opportunity to learn from one of Australia's best known and respected performers, Peter Cousens.

Taree Arts Council, in conjunction with the Manning Entertainment Centre, is delighted to present the well known actor, singer, producer, teacher, and stage and film director Peter Cousens, conducting a two-day musical theatre workshop in Taree. 

Mr Cousens has played lead roles in "Les Misérables ", "Miss Saigon " and many other shows and he has a wealth of experience in all aspects of the performing arts including film, musical theatre, drama, direction, and talent development.

The workshop is open to adults and older teenagers (17 years and over - you may be asked for proof of age) and will be held at the Manning Entertainment Centre on Saturday February 10 from 1pm to 5pm (PLEASE ARRIVE AT 12.30PM FOR REGISTRATION) and Sunday February 11 from 9am to 4pm.

Participants can expect to learn and develop performance skills in voice, singing, characterisation, analysing a song, working with a team, and interpreting a song.  

This is a superb and rare opportunity to learn from one of Australia's best known and respected performers, and numbers are strictly limited. 

It is particularly valuable for anyone thinking of auditioning for the upcoming Taree Arts Council production of "Les Misérables" and future productions.

Peter leads singing workshops all around the country, and shares his thoughts about his craft in a blog on his website:  www.petercousens.com. 

In one entry entitled “What is ‘successful singing’?” he writes: “Success is measured in so many different ways. It certainly could be fame and fortune. But in my thinking, singing ‘success’ is the measure of the power a singer has over an audience. The extent to which the singer is able to move, inspire and change the inner life of the listener. That is success and the true purpose of singing. Singing is a powerful vehicle for ideas.”

Sign up now for this wonderful weekend of tuition from one of the countries great musical theatre talents. You can book online at www.theMEC.com.au, by phoning 6592 5466 or through our Box Office, or Stockland Forster.

For those interested in singing, we’d also love to see you at the workshop and show of The Spooky Men’s Chorale on Sunday February 25. There’s a two hour workshop from 10:30am to 12:30pm prior to their performance at 2pm. Spaces are limited so book now!