Sing Dance Act & Design
WHO WE ARE
Musical Theatre for KIDS was founded in August 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand by performer Kristen Rossi and artist Young Ji Kim with the help of the creative space of The Hop. We began as an experiment to see how we could create workshops that would help bring the heart and soul of Broadway to youth in Asia.
The joy of sharing our passions of performance, fine arts, and the soft skills these disciplines teach is what motivates us year after year. Always emphasizing quality over quantity, we aim to keep classes small, shows manageable in content and for each child to leave everyday feeling a sense of achievement, increased confidence and passion.
WHY CHOOSE US?
All our teachers are professionally trained, working artists with a passion to share their love of the arts
Small classes, no greater than 15 children
Low teacher to student ratio, 1:8
Our values: safety, positivity, acceptance, and growth
Past shows include:
The Wizard of Oz, Moana, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Mamma Mia, James and the Giant Peach, The Lion King, Aladdin, The Jungle Book,
The Muppets, The Little Prince, Matilda, Lilo & Stitch, Peter Pan, Newsies, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice in Wonderland, Annie, The Princess & the Frog,
Castaway Pirates, The Gruffalo, The Lorax, Inside Out, Frozen, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
CLASSES WE OFFER
MINI MUSICAL & MUSICAL STORIES
SING - ACT - DANCE & DESIGN,
4 hours a day for 5 days.
Our Mini Musical program uses the process of putting on a short musical production to facilitate learning and improving on performance skills such as diction, projection, character motivation, improvisation, commitment, team work and more!
The final hour of every afternoon the children work with our art teacher/stage designer Youngji Kim to create the show's backdrop.
6,500THB/child, costumes and materials are included. Performance on Friday at 1:15pm.
For health and safety we ask that all parents pack a light lunch for their child.
CUSTOMIZED SCHOOL TRIPS
Does your primary school need help with their holiday or end of the year show?
Want a fun one day workshop to develop your classes' soft skills?
Musical Theatre can provide a customized program and performance for one year group to an entire lower school.
AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Musical Theatre for KIDS provides after-school workshops for local international schools.
We offer weekly, 45-minute musical-theatre, storytelling, art and acting sessions backed by lesson plans and delivered by our professionally trained staff over the course of the school term.
Currently we work with:
Sing Dance Act & Design with our themed theatrical birthday parties.
Disco, Princess, Heroes, A specific musical/story, 1940s jazz
Agenda (2.5 hours):
Learn song/dance. Birthday cake. Rehearsal and performance
2. We also offer custom vintage afternoon-tea birthday parties
To provide a place where any child, regardless of talent, can embrace their love of the arts.
Leverage our experience and passion as professional artists to drive quality learning and delivery.
SAFETY. We aim to ensure both physical and emotional safety by providing a secure, stable space and focusing on nurturing each child’s natural ability.
POSITIVITY. Everyone needs feedback to grow, but we focus on giving constructive, positiive feedback.
ACCEPTANCE. In acting there is the practice of always saying ‘yes’ on stage, of accepting what is given. Each child is different and each will have a different approach to the same end. Musical Theatre for KIDS and The Hop provide a space for children to try out any idea they may have; to accept, experiment and see where the idea leads!
GROWTH. We encourage growth, in taking a chance. We would rather see a child challenge themselves then coast in mediocrity. Our workshops are about the experience, with performance as a by-product.
For each child to leave everyday feeling a sense of achievement, increased confidence and passion.
"behind the scenes"
Founder & Art Director
Operation during school holidays
Absolutely the best camp for children in the capital. Over 5 days my two restless and crazy boys rehearsed and remembered their lines, got involved in costume design, learned their choreography, actively took on set design duties, learned to be a team and took over when one cast member fell sick, asked to work on songs and lines with us after every dinner and showed dedication throughout.
I have placed my boys in multiple camps in BKK through the years (fun camp, swimming camp, football camp, you name it) and this is the first time where they looked forward to each day, worked hard while facing difficulties, never gave up, and actually learned important life lessons and were not just baby-sat over the holidays.
I wish I could describe the sense of pride I felt as a father when I saw the fruit if their work on the performance day, and the sense of joy and pride in my boys when we cheered at the end.
And the icing in the cake: as we were walking out, my boys both asked when woukd be the next performance.
Not every camp can influence a child with this much positivity and reach thejr young hearts with such love, but certainly the teachers here can!
5 stars from me and our whole family!
What our parents say
"I just wanted to send a quick word to thank you so much for the wonderful 3 weeks that (child's name omitted) spent with Anna, Young Ji and all the kids. I really can't say enough how fantastic the programs were, and the two teachers are just phenomenal, it was really such a privilege."
"We were so happy that (child's name omitted) got to do the thing he loves.
We are looking forward for the next one."