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Stiles + Drewe & The British Theatre Academy launch the annual Musical Theatre Young Singer Award

Published 13 July 2020

British composers Stiles + Drewe (the award-winning team behind Disney’s Mary Poppins, Half A Sixpence, ‘The Wind In The Willows, Betty Blue Eyes, Soho Cinders and Honk!) and The British Theatre Academy are launching a search for the next generation of West End talent.

If you know someone who sings musicals with passion and has got a belter of a voice, read on!

To enter the annual Musical Theatre Young Singer Award (free of charge!), youngsters aged 6 – 18 from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have to video themselves performing a song from any Stiles + Drewe show.

Winners in both 6 – 12 and 13 – 18 categories will be crowned the UK’s Musical Theatre Young Singer of the Year and will win £200 in theatre gift vouchers.

This is a fantastic opportunity for youngsters who have been missing out on regular performing arts classes this summer due to the pandemic.

George Stiles and Anthony Drewe said: “This virtual competition will hopefully inspire young people to get their voice heard. Let’s get young artists from around the UK singing again!”

The judging panel will include Stiles + Drewe, theatre producer Danielle Tarento, actor Maiyah Quansah Breed (‘SIX’), director Steven Dexter, casting director Harry Blumenau and Willy Mukendi, who runs one of the UK’s largest musical theatre fan platform, MTAS (The Musical Theatre Appreciation Society).

So, if you or someone you know would like to apply, get prepping as the deadline for entries is Friday 31 July 2020.

Click here to find out all the details, and if you need a little push, you can catch a video of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe talking about the competition here.

Musical singers, go get it!


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