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The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year archive

Archive listings for The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year

Work type: Concert.

and Stiles & Drewe Best New Song Prize - T0363219280

The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year Competition (SSSSPOTY), now in its seventh year, was created to give musical theatre students a platform to showcase their work before graduation. Students from the UK's leading drama schools compete for the prize, with a value of ?1,000. The students sing a song by Sondheim and a new song written by members of Mercury Musical Developments, an organisation dedicated to the craft of writing book, music and lyrics for musical theatre.Performer Michael Grandage (judge). Performer Imelda Staunton (judge). Performer Reece Shearsmith (judge). Performer Adam Cork (judge). Performer George Stiles (judge). Performer Anthony Drewe (judge). Performer Jenna Russell (host). Performer Julia McKenzie (presenting awards).
19 May 13Garrick Theatre, West End :: V394
listing details L0310929973

and Stiles & Drewe Best New Song Prize - T1060390041

The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year Competition (SSSSPOTY) was created six years ago to give a platform to musical theatre students to showcase their work before graduation. Students from many of the UK's leading drama schools and other colleges including Mountview, RADA, LIPA, Kingston University and Arts Ed compete for the Student Performer of the Year Prize of ?1,000 and a runner up prize of ?500. The twelve finalists will be judged by Danielle Hope (Dorothy in Wizard of Oz and soon to be in the film of Les Mis?rables), Michael McCabe (Producer, Wicked), David Shrubsole (Conductor, London Road) and Laurie Sansom (Artistic Director, Derngate Theatre, Northampton). The chairman of the judges will be Edward Seckerson, Chief Classical Music and Opera Critic for The Independent and the prize will be awarded by Julia McKenzie and a representative of Overtures: The Bunnett-Muir Musical Theatre Archive Trust, sponsors of the SSSSSPOTY first prize. The event is being hosted by Claire Moore (London Road/Miss Saigon) and takes place at 3pm on Sunday 27 May at the Queen's Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London. The students sing one song by Sondheim and a new song by members of Mercury Musical Developments, an organisation dedicated to the craft of writing book, music and lyrics for musical theatre. Stephen Sondheim who is a patron of both The Stephen Sondheim Society and MMD was keen to incorporate a Prize for new writing in musical theatre within the event and with support from UK writers George Stiles & Anthony Drewe there will be a presentation of the fifth Stiles and Drewe Best Song Prize, which also has a prize value of ?1,000 for the best new song of the evening.Performer Claire Moore (host).
27 May 12The Sondheim Theatre (formerly Queen's Theatre), West End :: V410
listing details L56167928

and The Stiles and Drewe Best New Song of 2010 Award - T01349239934

The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer Of The Year Competition & The Stiles and Drewe Best New Song of 2010 Awards are presented by The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments (MMD). The awards strive to showcase the most exciting new talent and best new musical theatre writing by selecting 12 promising students from a selection of musical theatre training schools based throughout the United Kingdom.Performer Hannah Waddingham (host). Performer Maureen Lipman (judge). Performer Edward Seckerson (judge). Performer Sally Ann Triplett (judge). Performer Martin Koch (judge). Performer David Grindrod (judge).
6 Jun 10The Sondheim Theatre (formerly Queen's Theatre), West End :: V410
listing details L0440913115

The Stiles and Drewe Best New Song Award 2008 - T1022642078

Musical theatre students from performing arts courses all over Britain will perform one song by Stephen Sondheim and one new musical theatre song by writers from Mercury Musical Developments in a competition to be named best performer and to win: The Stanley Salver and prize of £1,000 plus a part in Fly With The Stars, a charity gala at the London Palladium. The writers of the new songs featured will compete to win: The Stiles and Drewe Best New Song Award of £500Producer Richard Douglas Productions. Musical Director Nigel Lilley. Performer Sally Ann Triplett. Performer Barry Burnett (judge). Performer Kim Criswell (judge). Performer Edward Seckerson (judge). Performer Gareth Valentine (judge). Performer George Stiles (judge). Director Martin Connor.
1 Jun 08Trafalgar Theatre (formerly Trafalgar Studios), West End :: V420
listing details L01945067536

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17 May 15Garrick Theatre, West End :: V394
listing details L01343158949

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