Performing on a West End stage is a dream that many youngsters have. But with such stiff competition, it generally is only the very few who are able to make that dream a reality. But now, students all over the UK are coming together to perform in a gala show in London’s Her Majesty Theatre, home to the long running The Phantom of the Opera.
The incredible opportunity is brought to life by Razzamataz Theatre Schools, a franchise part-time theatre school business with schools up and down the UK. The special performance will feature 12 schools and include more than 300 students on Sunday 13th November 2016.
“Performing on a West End stage is really going to be a magical moment for our students and we are so delighted to be able to offer them this amazing opportunity,” says Denise Hutton-Gosney, MD and Founder of Razzamataz. “It’s so great to see our students perform in such an iconic theatre and from past experience we know that this is something that the children and their families hold very dear. Razzamataz is all about making memories and we couldn’t be prouder of all of our schools.”
Razzamataz came to national prominence after an appearance on Dragons’ Den in 2007 and Duncan Bannatyne became an investor. All these years on and Razzamataz is still one of the top four classic entrepreneurs from the BBC show. A big part of the success of Razzamataz is being able to offer students a range of opportunities such as performing at Her Majesty’s.
“Children of course come to us to learn how to sing, dance and act,” says Denise. “But really they are being offered so much more. We believe that regular performance opportunities, whether that is on a West End stage or within their local community, is a great way to boost children’s confidence and self-esteem and through rehearsing as a team, they are learning important life lessons that are crucial transferable skills that every child can benefit from.”
The show at Her Majesty’s will showcase the work the children learn each week at Razzamataz. Schools will combine singing, dancing and acting in their performances and will demonstrate a range of genres from street dance and commercial singing through to more traditional West End musical theatre.
Razzamataz are currently in talks with a number of other high profile companies to offer even more exciting opportunities for their students. If you would like to find out how you can join the franchise network, Razzamataz is actively looking to open further schools across the UK and in particular Aberdeen and Cardiff. The team will be holding regular Discovery Den days, which give people the opportunity to meet the Head Office team and find out more about this franchise opportunity, across the UK.If you want to find out more about becoming a franchisee of your own part-time Razzamataz Theatre School, make an appointment to come along to one of the regular but informal Discovery Den days in London, Glasgow or Sheffield to find out more about this exciting and flexible business opportunity. Email Hannah for more info.