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Musical Theatre Ensemble & Showcase

Musical Theatre 

Ensemble & Showcase w/ Shaun Rennie

A very special 8 week Musical Theatre Masterclass and a final showcase.  

Course Outline | Course Outcomes | Session Details | Apply Now

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. 

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? 

  • To be truthful in song
  • To be relaxed physically whilst singing
  • To be clear and specific in your storytelling 

Autumn Series Session Details

When: 8 x Monday Nights, plus a Sunday evening

Dates: 23rd July – 10th September 2018, plus a final showcase (Details to be confirmed).

Time: 7pm – 10pm

Venue: 18 City Rd, Chippendale, NSW 2008

Cost: $640.00 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.

Course Application Form

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    Terms and Conditions: Please make 100% sure you are available for the course before agreeing to these terms and conditions. Once agreeing to these terms and conditions you are liable to pay for the course in full, regardless - even if you don't start or complete the course - UNLESS you satisfy the below cancellation allowances, and give written notice. - You notify us via email with a minimum of three (3) business days before the start of the first class. All unpaid invoices, refunds and cancellations will incur a charge of $75. Any cancellations made after three (3) business days before the course starts are non-refundable and non transferable. - Please note by agreeing to these terms and conditions you also give consent to be subscribed to any potential HubStudio mailing lists and marketing material. To opt-out at any time in the future simply follow the link provided. The HubStudio withholds the right to accept or refuse entry onto any course at all times.

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Contact Us

For further questions or queries please contact us directly during 10am – 5pm / Monday – Friday on the below details:

Our office and studio is located across from Victoria Park and the Broadway Shopping Centre in Sydney’s Chippendale. For best parking and travel options please click here.

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.


18 City Rd Chippendale, NSW 2008
Main: (02) 9212 0522