Musical Theatre 

Ensemble & Showcase w/ Shaun Rennie

A very special 6 week Musical Theatre Masterclass and a final showcase. 

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Course Overview

The HubStudio is offering an incredible opportunity to work on musical theatre craft with a final industry showcase. This eight-week masterclass series coached by director, Shaun Rennie focuses on song interpretation and presentation. Sharpen your ability to get to the emotional core of a piece. Interpret the lyrics, and then personalise the storytelling.

Learn how to move people through song every time. Indulge in the essence of musical theatre.

You will finish this course with a stronger sense of how to prepare for musical theatre auditions. For those more experienced actors you’ll be challenged to dig deeper, and raise the stakes. Then take to the stage for a one off one night concert experience. 


Shaun possess a love and understanding of great acting, he knows how to bring out the best in each performer and elevate the work. His contributions as both a director and teacher are raising the standards of Australian Musical Theatre

Andrew Hofman
Actor & Coach

Course Outline

The course will involve a weekly masterclass. Each student will prepare one song every two weeks to perform for the masterclass culminating in a performance to industry professionals. This structure allows for experience and growth in:

  • How to work with an accompanist in auditions and otherwise
  • Picking the correct material
  • The preparation needed before an audition
  • How to action a song for most bang for your buck
  • Pushing your own technique further, and to work with a director who will challenge and encourage you to push past your comfort zone.
  • An opportunity to be seen by representatives from the Hayes Theatre Company

Course Outcomes

Throughout the six weeks you will learn, through a series of classes and practical masterclasses:

  • How to ground yourself for clear and authentic storytelling. 
  • How to choose songs that are appropriate for you, and the audition
  • To decide “who am I singing to?”
  • And “Why am I singing? 
/What do I want from them?”
  • To be truthful in song
  • To be relaxed physically whilst singing
  • To be clear and specific in your storytelling 

Session Details

When: 6 x Monday Nights, plus a Sunday evening

Dates: 5th November – 10th December 2018, plus a final showcase (Details to be confirmed).

Time: 7pm – 10pm

Venue: 18 City Rd, Chippendale, NSW 2008

Cost: $480.00 incl GST (10% off for members)

Participants12-14 Maximum

Session Details


About Shaun Rennie

Shaun Rennie is a director as well as an actor. He is the recipient of the 2017 Sandra Bates Directors Award at the Ensemble Theatre

Most recently Shaun directed The View UpStairs (Sugary Rum Productions) at the Hayes Theatre for the 40th Anniversary of Mardi Gras. Last year, Shaun directed Only Heaven Knows also at the Hayes Theatre Co (Luckiest Productions) which received 9 Sydney Theatre Award Nominations, including Best Director of a Musical.


Shaun's Full Biography

Apply For The Course

Please send an expression of interest including your C.V. to or use the below form. Please note the course is by invitation only. If accepted we shall send out an application form with all the course information. Notification for acceptance will be made no later than one week before course commencement.

If offered your place will only be held once payment is received in full. Failure to do so will forfeit your place on the course. For more information or queries please don’t hesitate to call on (02) 9212 0522 or alternatively email us on the above address.

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Further Questions

The HubStudio prides itself on helping professional actors to facilitate their training journey. If you would like more information about this course, or more importantly which courses would suit you best, then please email or call us to discuss your training goals.