Performing Arts students from Cronton Sixth Form where treated to an afternoon workshop with Musical Director Matt Baker last week.
Matt, who is the Artistic Director of the Theatre in the Quarter in Chester, came to the College to do a musical theatre workshop with the BTEC Drama and Musical Theatre Students, A level Performance students and those involved in the Performing Arts Centre of Excellence productions.
Matt brought his vast experience and knowledge of musical theatre to the performance students who were keen to get involved in the activities and listen to his recent successes in directing ‘The Chester Giants’, which was a large scale community opera with giant puppets and his choir ‘The Handbag of Harmonies’ in the final of the BBCs Last Choir standing.
Tessa McMillan,who took part in the workshop and is studying on the BTEC Extended Diploma in Drama and Musical Theatre said, “The Matt Baker workshop was amazing. The energy that was flowing through the theatre was magical. It took me days to come down from the whole thing. I found it Inspirational and it opened my eyes to the world of work that I could be living when I have finished my education. Matt himself was full of energy and I found him really easy to work with. Afterwards everybody was talking about it and I am still singing the songs. I will remember that workshop for a very long time and I’m so glad that I got the opportunity to be a part of the whole thing!”
Daniel Cambridge, Drama tutor at Cronton Sixth Form College said, “Matt’s workshop was a lot of fun. At Cronton Sixth Form College we like to provide our students with these kind of practical workshops, they give the students a sense of what they can achieve in Musical Theatre with a bit of hard work and energy.”