News Archive 2010

Peter Pan - 23rd/24th July 2010

Our summer show, "Peter Pan the Musical" was held at the People's Theatre, Heaton on Friday 23rd July and Saturday 24th July 2010 - We had around 80 children performing from age 8 to 18. All had a fantastic time and really enjoyed performing in such a large scale production to a sold out audience. Congratulations to everyone involved. Click the "Show" tab on this website for a few photos of the dress rehearsal.

Pantoni Pantomimes - Aladdin

Congratulations to TTSS students who have once again been selected to perform alongside Pantoni Pantomimes in this year's production "Aladdin" at the Empire Theatre, Consett. Sixteen of our juvenile dancers and five senior dancers successfully auditioned and are looking forward to performing over Christmas and New Year with this fantastic company.


Mr Panda's Adventures - 29th May 2010

TTSS pupils were once again invited to perform at the Customs House, South Sheilds alongside Rainbow Productions in their show "Mr Panda's Adventure". We performed two routines: The Boy Does and The Pirates of the Caribbean. Everyone taking part had a great day and the young audience seemed to really enjoy themselves too.

BCA Cheerleading Competition - 8th May 2010

Fifteen TTSS students, from our Gold Disco class, competed in the British Cheerleading Associations "North East Classic 2010", which was held at the Metro Radio Arena. There were over 20 different teams and around 300 cheerleaders participating on the day.  This was the first time we had ever entered a cheerleading competition and were thrilled to be awarded 1st place in our category!! All performers and spectators left delighted if not a little overwhelmed. Fantastic job girls!

Elsa Wilkins Bursary Award - 16th May 2010

Congratulations to Chelsea Swales, Sherrie McKale, Rebecca Edwards, Natalie Hall, Hannah Clementson and Jodie Short who were given the opportunity to attend the Elsa Wilkin's Bursary Award at Felling Community Centre on 16th May. The girls competed in four very challenging classes, where they had to demonstrate skils in Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz and Musical Theatre.

Four awards of £200 were given out on the day with two being presented to TTSS pupils Hannah Clementson and Sherrie McKale for their outstanding performance. Well done girls!

Eldon Square's Got Talent - 4th June 2010

Huge Congratulations to Ewan Clementson and Dalton Straughan (AKA Notorious) who wowed the judges at "Eldon Square's Got Talent" with their street dance routine. They were awarded 2nd place and both received £50 in Eldon Square vouchers.

Festival 4 Stars - Newcastle Heat - 20th June 2010

Tyne Theatre Stage School had a very successful day at the Newcastle Heat of Festival 4 Stars on Sunday 20th June. We entered 7 categories and made the finals in every section.

Solo Dance - Sherrie McKale / Gary Walsh (overall winner)

Solo Singing - Naomi Inkster

Solo Musical Theatre (14 yrs and under) - Beth Clarke / Katie Roberts

Solo Musical Theatre (15yrs and over) - Gary Walsh / Natalie Hall (overall winner)

Group Dance - When I Grow Up / Lion King

Group Musical Theatre - 13 / Both Reached for the Gun (overall winner)

We were very lucky to win three categories and will be performing in the Regional Finals at the Journal Tyne Theatre on Saturday 26th June. Come along and show your support!


Festival 4 Stars Regional Final - 26th June 2010

Congratulations to Gary Walsh and our Senior Musical Theatre class who were successful at the Festival 4 Stars Regional Finals this weekend. The event held at the Journal Tyne Theatre in Newcastle was a fantastic display of North East talent and all students enjoyed the event immensely. Next stop Scarbrough for the national finals - Good Luck!

New Cheerleading Classes

T.Y.N.E T.H.E.A.T.R.E Come along and learn the rest of our school chant at our all new cheerleading lessons starting in September. These will initially be grouped by age 6-9, 10-12 and 13+ and give students the chance to follow in the footsteps of our gold disco class and work their way towards cheerleading glory. To be able to attend this class pupils must also attend a disco lesson.

Musical Theatre Scholarship Winners - 9th September 2010

Congratulations to our musical theatre scholarship winners

Rachael Bell (14+), Eleanor Monaghan (11-13) and Ellie Bryant (7-11)

We have decided that every term three children will be given the chance to gain a bursary in one class. On Thursday 9th September Musical Theatre pupils performed a solo song and dance of their choice. All performances were excellent and the three pupils above were chosen as the best of the day. These pupils will now receive a free term of musical theatre lessons as well as performing their solo routines at our Christmas medal presentation.

Next term will be a different subject, look out for details at the end of term.


Tiny Lives Ball - 3rd September 2010

We have once again been asked to perform at the Tiny Lives Charity Ball at Gosforth Park Hotel. This years theme is carnival. so look out for some bright and colourful photographs in our gallery after the event.

Great North Run - 19th September 2010

Thank you to TTSS cheerleaders who volunteered to cheer at the 30th annual Bupa Great North Run 2010. We were invited to support the Great Ormand Street Hospital Children's Charity. Kitted in GOSH purple TShirts the girls entertained elite athletes, fun runners and passing members of the public with motivating chants and made plenty of noise for 4 hours non stop!!! Give it up for the team say OH OH!


Festival 4 Stars National Final - Scarbrough

We all had a great time at Cayton Bay holiday park from 24th-26th September. There were huge amounts of talent on display from all over the country with some special performances by finalists from Britain's Got Talent and Got to Dance, as well as guest judges.

Our senior musical theatre participated in the Musical Group category with their routine "Both Reached for the Gun" from the musical Chicago and huge congratulations go to Gary Walsh who performed a fantastic modern jazz solo to Lemar's "Weight of the World" in solo dance (13-20 yrs). After leaving the judges (literally) speechless, he was announced overall winner! Gary won the opportunity to perform at "The Dance Show" at Birmingham NEC arena in December, and won a scholarship to Urdang Academy's Summer School in 2011. Everyone from TTSS was extremely proud and Gary was over the moon.

It was a fun filled weekend in Scarbrough, and we just about managed to survive in the caravans with thunderstorms and gale force winds outside!


Goodbye and Goodluck

In September TTSS wished good bye and good luck to four of our senior pupils who are all going on to continue their performing arts training.

Hannah Clementson - who will be attending the prestigious Laine Theatre Arts

Jodie Short who is off to Colchester University to study Musical Theatre,

Sherrie McKale who gained a place at Phil Winston's Theatreworks

And Natalie Hall who was given a full scholarship for the degree programme at London Studio Centre

They will all be missed at TTSS, and we wish them all the best in their training. We can't wait to see them on a West end stage in a few years time!

Halloween Fancy Dress

On Saturday 30th October, stage school pupils and staff dressed up in spooky Halloween costumes to raise money for Children in Need.

We raised just over £130 on the day and had lots of fun doing Halloween themed lessons all day.