Musical Theatre Syllabus

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Musical Theatre Syllabus 2019

  • Musical Theatre  Section closed for online entries.

  • 9 March to 17 March 2019.

  • Prior’s Field School, Godalming

  • To enter using a paper entry form please contact section secretary



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  • All enquiries to Musical Theatre Secretary:

    Samantha Cooper Davidson
    40 Admiral Way
    GU7 1QN

    07795 005767

    [email protected]

Fees must be paid online or accompany entry forms otherwise entries will NOT be accepted. Competitors may be asked to take part on any of the days designated for this section.


  1. Competitors may enter more than one class, providing the age limits are complied with.
  2. Performances should be a musical scene. These should be chosen from a published work of musical theatre and should include a balance between song, movement and dialogue. Please provide a copy of the music / script for the Adjudicator, preferably before the day.Competitors may use their own accompanist.  Please notify at the time of entry, if a backing track is to be used (CDs only, and to be played on your own machine). Teachers using elements from commercial sources are advised that they should, themselves, seek permission to re-record from the record companies concerned, as the Festival cannot take responsibility for this.

Our Adjudicators: Ann Bauer and Jenny Thornton


Ann Bauer

Ann has spent her working life in education teaching in secondary and primary schools, theatres, university and therapy teams, as well as examining drama and theatre studies. Ann ran her own drama school for many years, and has worked in mainstream education as a drama and English teacher, a SENCO and specialist teacher for pupils with SEN.

Ann trained to teach under John Hodgson at Bretton Hall, his major influence was the importance of improvisation. Ann continues to be an enthusiastic teacher of improvisation for developing all performance skills.

She believes strongly in the inclusive power of drama, that it offers confidence building, team work, and the discipline of controlling body, voice – and nerves. Combining that with her love of the written word, her first degree was English; she counts herself lucky to spend her life talking about what she loves.

Currently Ann combines her teaching with doctoral research into teaching maths to young people with complex special needs. She is also an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals. Drama skills are never far away in her strategies whichever subject she is teaching.

In her spare time Ann still attends ballet and tap classes, a lifelong passion, and enjoys walking, theatre going and precious time with her family.


Jenny Thornton

AGSM (teaching), ALAM (Acting and Public Speaking),Certificate in Education, LISTD, CDE (Dance)

Jenny trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama gaining awards for Character Acting and Most Promising Teacher.  Jenny has led the Performing Arts Teams in a large Comprehensive, been an Assistant Principal for Edexcel, LAMDA examiner and now enjoys running her own Performance Centre with ages from 4 years to adults delivering drama, dance and musical theatre and also writing. Her play called “Gone” gained a Commended when performed at The Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond as did her most recent play “Young Love”.  She was delighted when LAMDA chose two of her pieces for their new acting anthology. Her most recent teaching experience is working in a state school as a peripatetic teacher as part of her “Outreach” programme extending the work of the Richmond Festival for which she is the secretary.

“Drama is a life skill that changed me from a stuttering introvert to a confident individual. We can give our children no better opportunity.”

Musical Theatre Classes and Prices

ReferenceClassTime LimitFee
Musical Theatre Solo
MT01MT Year 6 & under5 minutes£5.50
MT02MT Year 7 - 115 minutes£5.50
MT03MT Year 12 - 135 minutes£5.50
MT04MT Adult5 minutes£5.50
Musical Theatre Duet
MT05MT Year 6 & under5 minutes£8.50
MT06MT Year 7 - 115 minutes£8.50
MT07MT Year 12 - 135 minutes£8.50
MT08MT Adult5 minutes£8.50
Musical Theatre Trio
MT09MT Year 6 & under5 minutes£10.50
MT10MT Year 7 - 115 minutes£10.50
MT11MT Year 12 - 135 minutes£10.50
MT12MT Adult5 minutes£10.50
Musical Theatre Quartet
MT13MT Year 6 & under5 minutes£12.50
MT14MT Year 7 - 115 minutes£12.50
MT15MT Year 12 - 135 minutes£12.50
MT16MT Adult5 minutes£12.50
Musical Theatre Group
MT17MT Year 6 & under7 minutes£16.50
MT18MT Year 7 - 117 minutes£16.50
MT19MT Year 12 - 137 minutes£16.50
MT20MT Adult & under7 minutes£16.50
CRITERIA:Basic singing skills including intonation, phrasing, correct breathing technique, right choice of song for voice.

Basic performance skills including interpretation of song, characterization;
Basic movement skills: any movement must be relevant and meaningful.

The F & R MARSHALL MEMORIAL TROPHY awarded for best performance in Year 6 & under.
The IVY SHARP MEMORIAL TROPHY awarded for best performance in Year 7 & over.