Broadway comes to Jackdaws

JACKDAWS Music Education Trust at Great Elm near Frome expands its repertoire with the inclusion of a three day course led by West End music director Paul Knight, from 23rd to 25th June.

The Golden Age of Broadway brings new tutor Knight to the Jackdaws team, and he will lead an exploration of the musical from 1943 through to 1959. This was a  golden age for Broadway, and its legacy is a clutch of musicals still loved and performed to this day.

It was not just Rodgers and Hammerstein, but also Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Lerner and Loewe, Cole Porter and Frank Loesser who were  creating a musical theatre genre that pioneered a new form of narrative storytelling. Oklahoma, On The Town, Carousel, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady and The Sound of Music will all be explored by the course.

Paul Knight, whose production of Twelfth Night for the Watermill Theatre is on stage at Salisbury Playhouse this week, has huge experience working on this repertoire. He asks participants to take a minimum of two pieces to work on over the weekend.

On Sunday 18th June four places were available, good news for the many interested and experienced in the music theatre genre across South Somerset and Dorset.  For more information, telephone 01373 812383, email or visit the website,