Friday, 28 September 2007
St Mary's Youth Theatre has had members from far and wide but Yui Suzuki holds the distance record by far. She joined SMYT in May after enroling at the Leeds College of Music to study Performing Arts. Yui is from Tokyo in Japan and has come to Leeds to enhance her chances of becoming a musical star back home. She met a boy in her 2nd year at Senior High School who was a young rising star in Musical Theatre who told her how wonderful it was to appear in Musicals. He said his dream was to play Marius in Les Miserables, a dream which has now been fulfilled. Inspired by this Yui decided to study in the UK to gain experience of life abroad and to learn to be strong morally.
She said " There's nothing that I can't do if I try really hard"
Yui is appearing in SMYT's production of We Will Rock You which is being performed at the Carriageworks, Leeds at the end of November. Tickets are now on sale.
Posted by ST MARYS YOUTH THEATRE at 08:54
Wednesday, 5 September 2007
Monday, 3 September 2007
SMYT would like to congratulate an ex-member of the group who has just joined the company of the West End hit musical WICKED.After being awarded a Dance & Drama Award, Nicola Brazil (we knew her as Nicola Yeowart) recently graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London where she studied Musical Theatre Performance. Recent credits at Mountview include the roles of ‘Nancy’, ‘Tina’ and ‘Judith’ in Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens and ‘Albina’ in Brezhnev’s Children. Other credits include ‘Medea’ in Jason & The Argonauts - showcase performance, and ‘Elizabeth’ in Whistle Down The Wind - National Youth Music Theatre. TV Credits include the role of ‘Fran’ in Children’s Ward. In the year 2000, Nicola recorded her debut album, Cross The Battleline and was subsequently awarded the HMV Rising Star Award and named Touring Artist of the Year. Nicola is delighted to be making her West End Debut in WICKED. Nicola appeared in a number of early SMYT productions including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Billy and Oliver (playing the lead role of Oliver). Steve Archdale and everyone at SMYT wish Nicola the very best of luck and if you are in London why not go down and see her and say "hello".
Posted by ST MARYS YOUTH THEATRE at 13:27