A long-standing performing arts college is preparing to host its first in-house production at its brand new, state-of-the-art facility.
Tiffany Theater College has produced countless shows and musicals in theaters in Essex and central London for over two decades.
Founded in 2001 by Chriss Campbell-Welch, the renowned school nurtures future stage stars and acts as a gateway to the more professional aspects of the industry.
More recently, for example, Tiffany graduates could be seen dancing alongside world-famous artists at the EMA Awards and with pop group Steps on their comeback tour.
“They’re really all over the industry, and it all starts with their training at Clacton,” added Phil Gostelow, senior director of musical theater.
“Our course is a three-year professional performing arts diploma, which all students must audition to be accepted.
“Following their training with us, their objective is to leave with an agent and directly embark on their professional career.
“Of last year’s graduates, all of our musical theater students have secured professional representation, and nearly all are already rehearsing for professional jobs.”
College staff and students are now preparing for what will be the inaugural show at their new studio in Oxford Road, Clacton.
Having only set up camp about two months ago, Phil, 39, and his team decided to celebrate the move by hosting their in-house Christmas show.
Boasting 40 ‘triple threat’ artists, all of whom are equally skilled and trained in song, theater and dance, the extravagance was curated by pillars of the industry.
English National Ballet’s Dilly Greasley and West Side Story’s Tim Major are just two of the many names who helped produce the performance.
“This performance will really be a showcase for the stars of the very near future,” said Phil, who worked on Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
“The show will feature Christmas classics, as well as some new and interesting additions, spanning eras and certainly including something for everyone.”
Tickets for the Christmas shows at Tiffany’s, which run at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on December 3, cost £ 12.50 and can be purchased by visiting tiffanytheatrecollege.com.