studio2stage is a unique experience and the first of its kind in the United States. It is a full scale live show performance experience that gathers together musicians, singers, Irish dancers and other dance styles who want to break into the touring show industry. This is an amazing opportunity for aspiring performers worldwide to be a part of a professional Irish music and dance show production.
Dancers: All Irish dancers have the opportunity to audition to join the studio2stage crew and our team of professional choreographers to develop their show dancing skills and have first hand experience of what it's like to be a professional dancer on tour! The 2015 choreographers will be announced very soon.
Note for CLRG dancers and teachers: As discussed and agreed with An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha, dancers from CLRG schools taking part in studio2stage are NOT associated with each other. Producer, Jim Murrihy (ADCRG) will however be associated to any of the dancers that pass through the audition process and are performing for the week of studio2stage and the final show. However, Jim will not be adjudicating any world championships, qualifiers or USA feiseanna in the next 2 years.
Musicians: There would be no dance show without music! The studio2stage team are privileged to have one of the finest musical directors in the world and the elite selection of Irish dancers will perform to music written and composed by Mr Anthony Davis, who will carefully select young musicians from the audition process to be part of the studio2stage challenge.
studio2stage brings together the very best non professional musicians, singers and Irish dancers and turns their dreams into a reality! Our world class musical director and choreographers will work together to bring out the best in each and every dancer and musician to create a full scale live show production.
The Challenge: Eighty Performers............Nine Days............One Show!
Dancers and musicians will witness first hand, life as a professional performer, experience living away from home, making new friends, immersing yourself in nine days of intense rehearsals and watching a full scale show production come to life! This will be a fantastic opportunity for those musicians, singers and dancers who long to be in a professional show, and will give them an amazing insight into the world of professional show performance. You will also learn about production management, the role of a tour manager, how to become a dance captain or musical director, what to look for in your first touring contract and much much more!
Kean University, 100 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey
studio2stage takes place from Saturday 25th July to Sunday 2nd August 2015 with the live show performance on Sunday 2nd August 2015 in Wilkins Theatre at Kean.