Music Theatre Bristol is one of the university’s biggest performing arts societies. Every year we put on two shows in the 200-seater Winston Theatre. The first, Showcase, features extracts from eight different musicals, and is the biggest show the Winston stage has ever seen with a cast of 70 performers. Additionally, we produce full-length musicals, with our most recent productions including CHICAGO, RENT, and MACK & MABEL, as well as 48 Hour Musicals and themed cabarets throughout the year. This year we will be hosting a Newbies' Cabaret, providing opportunities for those new to MTB to try their hand at directing, choreographing, and producing, as well as performing alongside other freshers. Our new MTB Ensemble is another great opportunity to hone your skills and meet new people, with weekly MT repertoire classes and lots of performance opportunities!
MTB is arguably the most social of the performing arts societies so it’s great for meeting new people. We have regular socials which range from themed nights out to open-mic nights. There is also a family system which helps new members to get to know others in the society better. Additionally, we annual tours abroad, with previous trips taking our members to Prague, Budapest, and Amsterdam. We also join up with the other performing arts societies for socials, workshops, and the annual ‘Performing Arts Gets Poshed’ Ball.
The shows we put on are proposed and voted for by our members, and we pride ourselves on having a great reputation within the performing arts scene. We have both auditioned and un-auditioned productions and initiatives, allowing anyone who loves musical theatre to build upon their performance skills, learn new songs and dances, and meet lots of people. MTB also hosts Musical Theatre workshops by industry professionals, with recent favourites including a ‘SHOWSTOPPERS! Improvised Musical’ workshop. So whether you’re a singer, dancer, actor, or completely new to musical theatre, there are opportunities to get involved in the society all year round.
If you want to find out more about MTB, ‘like’ our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MusicTheatreBristol/) or follow the link to our website (www.musictheatrebristol.com). If you’re unsure about anything please don’t hesitate to contact our Communications Officer, Nieve Fay via Facebook or Instagram (@musictheatrebristol), or by emailing our President, Sasha Eastabrook, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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