PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER SCHOOL TO PERFORM SMASH-HIT MUSICAL ALADDIN
The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts in Scarborough is gearing up for it’s biggest Performing Arts Summer School yet, as this year the organisation takes on the challenge of preparing Disney’s smash-hit West End Musical, Aladdin!
PQA Summer Schools are 5 to 6 day performing arts experiences for children and young people. Young performers have the opportunity to take part in industry professional workshops and a rehearsal period before performing the official Junior version of Aladdin the Musical on the last day. This year, the Scarborough summer school will be taking place at the YMCA Theatre.
We caught up with PQA Principal James Aconley who told us a little more about the event:
“Our Summer Schools are one of our favourite events in the PQA calendar, as we throw open our doors to not just PQA students, but all local young people with a love of performing arts, and work together to create a show in a professional rehearsal environment. Whilst it’s high quality professional tuition the students are receiving, it all takes place in a really fun and friendly environment.”
In previous years, PQA’s sell-out summer schools have included West End Week, where students explored musical numbers and scenes from 5 different musicals, and last year a Matilda the Musical Summer School was on offer.
“This is our biggest summer school yet – it’s the full Junior version of the show, so it’s going to be a real challenge but lots of fun. The team and I have some amazing ideas for the summer school week”.
All participants benefit from 6 days tuition and rehearsals, as well as the performance opportunity. The summer school fee also includes a free Aladdin Summer School T-Shirt, all costumes and a Rehearsal CD.