CHILDREN'S AUDITION PREPARATION WORKSHOPS - Feedback Page


"The cost of the workshop is worth every cent …it ’s about having an edge...in a tough audition, every little bit of help counts.”
The Courier Mail

“...it’s money well spent...”
The Australian

“Queenie's industry knowledge is second to none. Her workshops are a fantastic way to prepare, giving you insight and confidence for the audition process. The Children's Audition Preparation Workshops have a great success rate with many of the T&E kids who have attended, going on to land shows! We think Queenie is fabulous and a whole lot of fun.”
Emma Jane Hyland
T&E Management Pty Ltd (Children’s Theatrical Agents)

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Feedback from parent’s whose children were cast in musicals after attending our workshops:

“Queenie is truly INSPIRATIONAL! Thanks to her audition workshop & follow-up audition preparation, our daughter was cast as Marta in The Sound of Music (Sydney). Her workshops are unmissable…I thoroughly enjoyed reading through all of the post-workshop preparation notes you sent to all of the parents. I took a lot away from this & applied your philosophies throughout the lead-up to the audition. Your outlook and guidance towards the children at the end of the workshop was something I won’t forget. Especially your story about the ‘highs’ and ‘lows’ of the industry.”
N. Hoogendyk, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant Focussing on The Sound of Music
Takali was cast in the role of Marta in the Sydney season of The Sound of Music

“I just want to say thank you again for giving Tahlia the opportunity to attend your workshop… it was a fantastic workshop and I would recommend it to anyone. Tahlia can now go into the Matilda audition with confidence and know she gave it her best shot…it's amazing that you guys offer scholarships for those that usually can't do these workshops”.
L. Gerosa, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant Focussing on Matilda
Tahlia was cast in the role of Alice in the Melbourne season of Matilda the Musical


“You are so lovely and encouraging and you had a hand in the success of so many children - building confidence and preparing them for the auditions. Well done to you on your great work and thank you. This will be Jayden's 3rd professional show and now his little brother Kieran is about to embark on an adventure of his own! Kieran made it to the final 7 boys for the role of Kurt - a huge feat as he's only 7 yrs old and he was 2cm below the minimum height requirement - they ended up with 3 boys 10cm taller and 3-5 years older. Your workshop definitely helped him so much and was such a great experience. When one window closes, another opens and now it is his day too as he is playing Gavroche in Les Miserables”
J. McGinlay, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant Focussing on The Sound of Music
Jayden was cast in the role of Friedrich in the Brisbane season of The Sound Of Music and Kieran was cast in the role of Gavroche in the Asian Tour of Les Miserables


"...Landon has been offered the role of Kurt...he is so excited, and was quite adamant that your workshops gave him a real advantage...and much more confidence going into the whole audition process." 
L. Broadley, Parent of Children's Workshop participant focusing on The Sound Of Music
Landon was cast in the role of Kurt in the Brisbane season of The Sound Of Music


"Your workshops are SO valuable Queenie.  Sophie has done two of your workshops and the information has DIRECTLY helped her get callbacks in auditions, and obviously to win roles as well!!...three professional productions (Annie Orphan, Chitty as Jemima, and now SOM as Louisa)...Love your work Queenie!!" 
W. Moman, Parent of Children's Workshop Participant Focussing on The Sound of Music & Annie
Sophie was cast in the Brisbane seasons of Annie, as an Orphan, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, as Jemima, and The Sound of Music, as Louisa

  
"… a great big thank you to you and your team for the fabulous job you have done with our kids in your workshops. Sam did both of your Sound of Music workshops in Brisbane and has been cast as one of the 3 Kurts…he felt so much more relaxed and able to show his true self at the auditions because of the skills you shared through the workshops”. 
K. Halliday, Parent of Children's Workshop Participant Focussing on The Sound of Music
Sam was cast in the role of Kurt in the Brisbane season of The Sound of Music

"I am always passing on details for your workshops to friends. I truly believe they set children up for any audition and give them a great mindset to go into auditions and the businesswith the right frame of mind to cope with the ups and downs."
C. Stow, Parent of Childrens Audition Preparation Workshop Participant focusing on Matilda, Chitty, Chiity, Bang Bang and Sound of Music
Dan was cast as Gavroche in the Melbourne and Perth seasons of Les Miserables, and as Bruce in Melbourne season of Matilda the Musical

"The girls have always received so much from your preparation workshops. I am so glad we found you and I know we will see you again at future workshops or other training."
S. Mirra, Parent of Childrens Audition Preparation Workshop Participant focusing on Matilda the Musical
Tiana was cast in the role of Matilda in the Melbourne season of Matilda the Musical


“A big thank you. You gave my daughter Amber a scholarship for the Matilda workshop in Brisbane. Now she is busy rehearsing in the role of Amanda & absolutely loving it…her sisters also got down to the final 25 for Alice/Hortensia.”
P. May, Parent of Childrens Audition Preparation Workshop Participant focusing on Matilda the Musical
Amber was cast in the role of Amanda in the Sydney season of Matilda the Musical

"Queenie was truly instrumental in preparing my daughter for the Les Miserables audition, which resulted in her obtaining the part of Young Cosette. My daughter learns so much yet has so much enjoyment at the same time. Queenie has the perfect knack of working diligently towards a goal, building skills and experience along with having fun. My daughter can’t wait to go to every lesson, comes out with the biggest smile and yet is clear about what homework she needs to attend to. I love seeing and hearing my daughter improve as a singer, performer and in general confidence. I have full trust in Queenie teaching my daughter what she needs to know, giving her the best opportunity to succeed in musical theatre.”
P. Hall, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant
Jazi did private coaching with Queenie in preparation for both, the Les Miserables auditions where Jazi was cast as Young Cosette in the Melbourne & Perth season, and for the Matilda the Musical auditions, where Jazi was cast as Lavender in the Melbourne season

“My son Anthony attended your Matilda preparation workshop last October…you chose him to perform the Bruce vocal solo at the start of 'Revolting Children’…I wanted to thank you for your encouragement and once again wonderful workshop…Anthony has been cast in Matilda and I wanted to share the wonderful news with you! I hope we have the opportunity to work with you again in the future.”
C. Abrakmanov, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant
Anthony was cast as Bruce in the Sydney season of Matilda the Musical

"Thank you again for your workshop. You must be very proud!  What a great success rate…Andre was thrilled with the news…Thank you again for all your literature, advice, help and support "
M.  & A.  Karabajakian, Parents of Participant Focusing on Matilda
Andre was cast as Bruce Bogtrotter in the Melbourne season of Matilda the Musical

"We are happy to advise that Erica Giles also made the cast of “Sound of Music” as Marta. Your workshop was a great help to Erica and prepared her for all the challenges they threw at the children over the 4 days. Thanks again."
Giles Family, Parent of Participant in Children's Audition Workshop focusing on The Sound Of Music
Erica was cast as Marta in the Sydney season of The Sound Of Music

"Kiera didn't go to her Sound of Music audition because she was cast in Les Miserables two weeks before that as Young Cosette for the rest of the Sydney season then Brisbane...She is so thrilled and loving every moment of Les Mis!"
B. Dzeparoski, Parent of Participant in the Children's audition workshop focusing on The Sound Of Music.
Kiera was cast as Young Cosette in the Sydney and Brisbane seasons of Les Miserables

“Zoe enjoyed every minute of the workshops, which gave her the confidence and the preparation required for her auditions. Zoe will be playing the role of ‘Pepper’ in the upcoming hit musical Annie.  It goes without saying that Zoe would not miss one of Queenie’s workshops in the future, We found the workshops invaluable and a must for anyone who has an upcoming audition.”
G. and A. Ioannou, Parents of Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW
Zoe made it to the last round of auditions for Dr Zhivago and was cast as Pepper in the Sydney season of Annie

“Thanks for the workshop in 2009 - we never knew it would lead to this!”
F. Chorley, Parent of Mary Poppins Audition Prep Workshop Participant, NSW
Alex was cast as Michael Banks in the Sydney season of Mary Poppins

“...we believe that you gave Maddi the edge for both “Annie” & “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and really helped her get into these productions.”
A. Padula, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant
Maddison was cast in the Melbourne seasons of Annie and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

“I am excited to tell you that my son Liam has been cast as Pugsley in The Addams Family!...The Pugsley audition workshop was terrific for Liam. It helped him to feel prepared and confident to give his best throughout the audition process. As a parent, I found the tips I learnt at the workshop to support Liam throughout this process, invaluable. Thankyou!”
L. Faulkner-Diamond, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW
Liam was cast as Pugsley in the Sydney season of The Addams Family

“The workshop was invaluable . . . Every aspect was professionally run with a sense of adventure and excitement. Queenie is an exceptionally skilled facilitator – a true expert whose warmth and generosity of spirit endear her to all participants. Her professionalism, skill and knowledge of the industry help to create an environment of trust and respect where singing, dancing and acting confidence are accessible to all. The children were able to perform at their best in this environment. I’d recommend this workshop to any child interested in preparing for an audition – regardless of experience or ability . . . As a parent watching I really appreciated [Queenie’s] thoughtful attitude toward all the children, and how everything she said and did helped to build their esteem - they couldn't have ordered a more caring or capable presenter.”
S. Armstrong, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC
Lucinda was cast as an Orphan in the Melbourne season of Annie

“After more than 4 and a half hours of auditions today, Blake was filmed and has made it thru to next lot of callbacks!! I think this is a fabulous outcome. Thanks again as I’m sure your workshop helped Blake today in a major way with his performing and in terms of his confidence.”
D. Hurford, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, QLD
Blake was cast as Michael Banks in the Brisbane and Perth seasons of Mary Poppins and as Pugsley in the Sydney season of The Addams Family

“Thanks for the workshop...we never knew it would lead to this!”
F. Chorley, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW
Alex was cast as Michael Banks in the Sydney season of Mary Poppins

“My daughter Gabriella went to your (Children’s Audition Preparation Workshop focusing on) Annie workshop…she managed to land the role of one of the orphans – July!”
M. Munro, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, WA
Gabrielle was cast as July in the Perth season of Annie

“My daughter Caitlin Marks enjoyed your workshop very much.  She is looking forward to performing as Annie!”
D. Marks, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC
Caitlin was cast in the lead role of Annie in the Melbourne season of Annie

“Thank you very much. Anthony made it through to the final call back and the last 8 boys for the Mary Poppins auditions. Participating in the workshop was a wonderful experience for him and obviously gave him an edge.”
K. Garcia, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW
Anthony was cast as Pugsley in Sydney season of The Addams Family

“Max has been offered the role tonight and he is beside himself. We thank you for your workshop...he commented on how well prepared he was! Thank you again!”
L. Walburn, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant
Max was cast as Michael Banks in the Sydney season of Mary Poppins

“My daughter made it through as one of the orphans . . . Thank you for all your help. As you said preparation was the key. This is the second workshop she has done. Not only was she well prepared for the audition but she also thoroughly enjoyed it. Well worth the effort.”
K. Mills, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW
Natasha was cast as an Orphan in the Sydney season of Annie

 “Queenie, you were one of the first people I thought to tell when she was successful . . . Thank you so much for the workshop experience you gave her I am sure the experience that follows with Annie will be a wonderful one for her and in part the success is yours to share.”
D. Rath, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, QLD
Stephanie was cast as an Orphan in the Brisbane season of Annie

“My daughter said the workshop helped her gain an understanding of what may be needed on audition day.  She feels she is so lucky to have been selected to be one of the 5 Jane Banks for the Sydney Season and even luckier to end up being selected to perform Opening Night.”
J. Ross, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW
 Ashleigh was cast a Jane Banks in the Sydney season of Mary Poppins

"Our daughter Noa has been cast in the children's ensemble of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang after doing Queenie’s wonderful audition workshop. Noa loved the workshop, she gained a lot of confidence and we feel it really made all the difference when it came to the actual audition. Queenie really prepares the children for the realities of real auditions and is a wonderful mentor and role model to young performers. Anyone who is thinking of doing an audition should definitely do the workshop as they will not only have a fun and interesting day but they will walk away with very valuable insights generously shared by someone who has the experience...Thanks so much for your excellent workshop and wonderful mentorship.”
J. Lubotzky, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant
Noa was cast in the ensemble of the Sydney season of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

“Eliza made many friends at the workshop, as did I. I met a lovely lady as we were waiting for our daughters on the Sunday and we met again at the auditions and now both of our girls are in Annie. I have a feeling we will be life-long friends. The workshop was wonderful preparation for Eliza . . . Your workshop was invaluable! So pleased to hear that you are continuing to offer workshops in the future. Eliza will definitely be attending!
K. Carlin, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC
Eliza was cast as an orphan in the Melbourne season of Annie

Jessica attended one of your courses & thought it was “the best day ever.” The knowledge & confidence she gained was invaluable in her being selected as an understudy for Jemima & in the ensemble for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Thank you so much for your congratulations as well as all your help & support.”
L. Zylstra, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant
Jessica was cast as an understudy for Jemima in the Melbourne season of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

“I wanted to thank you for the classes you held in Melbourne for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. My son Jack took one of these classes and was fortunate to receive the role of Jeremy understudy and ensemble…he found the class very helpful and enjoyed the day. Jack would be very interested in any other classes you may hold in the future…”
D. Lyall, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC
 Jack was cast as an understudy for Jeremy in the Melbourne season of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

“My daughter Kiara did your Gold Coast workshop for Annie. I just wanted to tell you she made it into Brisbane shows coming up as an orphan. Thank you, Kiara loved your workshop and I'm sure the training you gave the girls on the day was a great advantage for them heading into the auditions. Thank you again.”
K. Smith, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, QLD
Kiara was cast as an orphan in the Brisbane season of Annie

“My son Ben Muston did your course in Sydney and has been cast in the Ensemble for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  We are all very excited – thank you so much for advice and assistance.”
J. Muston, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW
 Ben was cast in the ensemble of the Sydney season of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

“Claire Bignell attended your Brisbane Annie workshop and was selected to play an Orphan . . . If you are going to run anymore workshops in Brisbane please include us on your list. Many thanks.”
R. Bignell, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, QLD
Claire was cast as an orphan in the Brisbane season of Annie

“Just wanted to let you know that Tahlia got a part as an Orphan in the Brisbane production of Annie. Thank you for all the information and advice from your workshop and subsequent emails, it was really informative and big help for us.”
M. Tracey, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, QLD
Tahlia was cast as an orphan in the Brisbane season of Annie

”...my daughter Aishah has been cast in South Pacific for the Melbourne season...Aishah participated in the Annie (with you) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (with Tyran) audition preparation [workshops]. I cannot thank you enough. I'm confident that the skills she learned in the workshop were of great help for her in the audition. I must thank you also for the resource material you provide and the chat at the end of the workshops, all very helpful!”
A. Sant'An, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC
Aishah was cast in the Melbourne season of South Pacific

 “After attending your Annie workshop, my daughter auditioned for Regals Musical Society production of Annie last week and was successful in getting the role of Annie. The other ‘Annie’ also did your workshop. Morgan said doing your workshop definitely helped her.”
K. Townsend, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW 2011
Morgan was cast as an orphan in the Sydney season of Annie

 “…a great intro into the world of Musical Theatre auditions…”
R. Gregg, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW
Indianna was cast as a supernumerary in the Sydney season of Love Never Dies

“Liam feels that the workshop was very beneficial for any auditions in the future, especially gaining an understanding of the amount of preparation that is required before attending an audition…He put his audition skills to the test on Friday and has now been accepted by Brock Mohr agency.”
R. Wigney, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, QLD
Liam successfully auditioned to be represented by the Brock Mohr Agency

You do an amazing job sharing your wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to many of young people coming through the business… you did provide an amazing array of confidence and knowledge in your workshop and with that she has just got the part of 'Lucy' in a local production of The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe.”
E. Leahy, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, QLD
Her daughter was cast in the role of Lucy in an amateur production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

“She had a wonderful time at your workshop and recently was cast in a local musical society’s production of Annie . . .”
N. Binns, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW
Her daughter was cast in an amateur production of Annie

“My daughter Ella did your workshop in Sydney and absolutely loved it … she auditioned for the musical Pinocchio with Gosford Musical Society and got in as a dancer so she is very excited and said that doing the workshop with you really helped her at the auditions. Thanks again and we look forward to any future workshop opportunities with you.”
T.Chapman, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant
Ella was cast in an amateur production of Pinocchio


Feedback from children who were cast in musicals after attending our workshops:

"I wanted to thank you for helping me reach my goal, of becoming part of the cast of Matilda the Musical.  I feel that you helped me massively and deserve a GIANT round of applause.  You have been such a big part of my musical journey and you are very important to me".
J. Hall, Children’s Workshop Participant and Private Student
Jazi was cast in the Melbourne and Perth seasons of Les Miserables as Young Cosette and as Lavender in the Melbourne season of  Matilda the Musical

"I had such a great time at the Love Never Dies workshop. The teachers were great...it taught me what to expect and I felt a lot more prepared for my actual audition...Thank you Queenie for helping me get this great opportunity as Gustave in ‘Love Never Dies’. I couldn't have done it without you.”
K. Baldwin Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW
Ky was cast as Gustave in the Sydney season of Love Never Dies and as Michael Banks in the Sydney Season of Mary Poppins

“I would just like to thank Queenie for helping me excel . . . I'd recommend her to anyone who is interested in musical theatre. Thank you...Thank you...Thank you!!!!!"
Serena Suen, Private Student, NSW
Serena was cast as one of the Young Talent Time Team - Channel Ten 2012

“I loved learning the songs and routines it was so fun.  All Queenie’s advice has been so helpful for me.  The best part was to perform what we had learned through the day for our parents. I will take what I’ve learnt with me through my journey towards a successful musical theatre career”.
K. Boyden, Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW
Cast as Debbie in Billy Elliot – Sydney season

Feedback from parent’s whose children were more successful in their auditions after attending our workshops:


“Stella felt that the workshop gave her valuable preparation, a heads up on the songs she should focus on and knowledge of the main roles.  She had a great time too!"
L. Barahona, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant focussing on Matilda
Stella made it to the final cut for the role of Alice in Matilda the Musical

“This is just a quick note to say thank you for a great session. Lachlan ended up getting a call back for Dr Zhivago and will meet with the Director in the New Year. We greatly appreciate your feedback – the session did help Lachlan’s confidence.”
J. Falconer, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW
Lachlan was asked to audition for the director of Dr Zhivago

 “…my son Aidan attended your workshop for The Addams Family and he made it to the final round last Saturday…he really enjoyed the experience. I just wanted to thank you again for preparing him so well for the audition process (as it was his first one). He went into it quite confident as a result of attending the workshop.”
L. McLeod, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant
Aidan made it to the final round of casting for Pugsley in The Addams Family

“Vivienne received a callback for the part of Annie . . . she is in with a real chance for this role. Vivienne took careful note of your instruction, thought about it, and applied it with success . . . Same weekend she has been short-listed for Young Lisa in Moonshadow . . . Your workshops are superb and enabled her to enjoy the process and to show off her best.”
L. Cooney, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC
Vivienne made it to the last day of auditions for the role of Annie in Annie

“…my son Aidan attended your workshop for The Addams Family and he made it to the final round last Saturday…he really enjoyed the experience. I just wanted to thank you again for preparing him so well for the audition process (as it was his first one). He went into it quite confident as a result of attending the workshop.”
L. McLeod, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant
Aidan made it to the last day of auditions for the role of Pugsley in The Addams Family
 
“Fantastic news. Isabella got a callback . . . Thank-you so much for your support.  Your workshop really helped her with the whole process. . . to be considered for a lead at age 8 is brilliant.”
O. Sideropoulos, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC
Isabella made it to the last day of auditions for the role of Annie in Annie

“My daughter managed to get down to the last 9 girls for Jane after attending your Mary Poppins workshop.”
S. Whitmore, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW
Her daughter made it down to the last 9 girls for the role of Jane Banks in Mary Poppins

“My daughter attended your Annie workshop last year. Despite not making the Annie cast I kept reminding her that you said it is often not the first but subsequent auditions that you can take this learning from. My daughter was lucky enough to score an audition (for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) and on Sunday made it past the singing and dance phase, made the last cut and attended the workshop at Ministry yesterday. So now we wait patiently for 3 weeks to find out the news! Am sure your workshop helped her tremendously”.
C. Cleary, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC
Her daughter made it to the final rounds for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

“Charlotte has previously done a Mary Poppins workshop with you a few years ago . . . Last year she was in the final 6 that were chosen from Victoria for the touring Mary Poppins which was very exciting . . . to get to the final group and still be standing after 2 days of auditions.”
M. Plum, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC
Charlotte got the final 6 to play the role of Jane Banks in Mary Poppins

“…my two girls, Tara and Zoe, did really well in the auditions also. Zoe made it to the second day and Tara made it to the final 5 for Tessie…Zoe has also been featured in a couple of online videos and was in the newspaper after the auditions. This was their first audition of any sort and they really weren’t expecting to make it past the first 5 minutes, so we were all very impressed! They have heard about Chitty Chitty [Bang Bang] and now they have a taste of this, they are keen…”
C. Smith, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC
Zoe made it to the 2nd round and Tara made it to the final 5 to play Tessie in Annie

“Just wanted to thank you for working with Jordan yesterday.  She had a great day and is going into the audition with a lot of confidence thanks to what she learnt.”
T. Warner, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW
Jordan made it through to the final 10 girls for Mary Poppins and was subsequently asked to audition for the director of Doctor Zhivago

“Molly had such a good time and really enjoyed her day at your workshop. Thank you. She said that she learned a lot and everyone was really kind…Molly had her audition today and got 3 callbacks and is now up for lead…Molly really did enjoy your workshop and I feel went there today really looking forward to it with absolute confidence and surity of having a good time.”
S. Ellison, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant
Molly made it through to the final auditions for Annie in Annie

“Jaymie really got a great deal out of the day and found it to be a very supportive and educational experience - and fun too.”
M. Perl, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW
Jaymie got through to one of the final rounds of auditions for Annie

“Olivia has never auditioned for anything… and I highly suspect that she was only granted an audition for Annie because we did the Queenie workshop . . . Out of the 10 girls that we knew who applied to audition; Olivia was the only one who got to show up for the audition. Because of the Queenie workshop Olivia was very prepared. The Queenie workshop showed her what to focus her preparation on, and helped me as a parent . . . Olivia made it to the VERY END, she was essentially one of the last kids cut . . . We could not be prouder with the outcome!”
S. and A. Swinton, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC
Olivia made it to the last round of auditions for the role of Molly in Annie

“Some fantastic news – Mitchell has a call back for Doctor Zhivago. They said . . . ‘Our panel were very impressed with Mitchell and would like him to audition for the Doctor Zhivago Director Des McAnuff . . .’ Thank you so much for the workshop. We listened to your advice and chose a totally different song to the one he used at the workshop. Mitchell said they seemed to love the song at the audition”
S. Treeves, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW
Mitchell was asked to audition for the director of Doctor Zhivago

 “My daughter had NO PREP AT ALL, except for your workshop . . . I am stoked to say that with such little prep, she made it through to the top 55 before being cut. I accredit her success in making it through 2 call backs to . . . your comprehensive workshop and in depth knowledge and information which you have kindly imparted to all of us. I will highly recommend your workshops . . . Thankyou so much, you yourself are a gift!!!
A. Tanasi, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC
Her daughter made it to the last 55 kids for Annie

“Maddison made it to the final 40 [for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang] which was amazing. She loved every minute of your workshop and it absolutely helped to move her in to the finals. I really feel that what you taught her...was invaluable…Maddison is already planning to attend another one of your workshops.”
J. Smith, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW
Maddison got down to the final 40 children for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

“Thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity to learn some valuable skills. Annie was Georgia’s first audition and she did really well. She got two call backs and was being considered to play the role of Pepper . . .”
J. Chalfon, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC
Georgia got through to the 3rd round and was being considered for the role of Pepper in Annie

“Georgia is in the final 36 . . . Thanks for all your help . . . Your workshops have been amazing and Georgia has really enjoyed them.”
S. Marin, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC
Georgia made it to the last 36 girls at the auditions for Annie

“Just a short note to let you know that Rebekah made it through to the final round of auditions today for Mary Poppins (last 20 girls). Unfortunately she didn’t make it past the last hurdle, but your workshop gave her great confidence and an understanding of what she might face at the auditions, so we can’t thank you enough for this”.
R. Liepa, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW
Rebekah made it to the last 20 girls for Mary Poppins

Further feedback from parent’s whose children attended our workshops:


“…I absolutely loved that you taught the children how to handle rejection and to strive for their best.  The level of teaching and instruction was outstanding and I am truly grateful for my child to have received such level of teaching.   I am absolutely blown away by the skills and confidence she developed in such a short space of time.
T. McInnes, Parent of Children's Workshop Participant Focussing on The Sound of Music

I just want to thank you though for yesterday.  Besides having an ‘awesome’ time, Huddie raved all the way home about how much he had learnt from you.  He really admires and respects you… he offered to pay for [the workshop] himself from the money he had won at Sydney Eisteddfod a couple of weeks ago, and, to me, that says a lot about you and what he learnt from you back in January, that he was willing to come back to you and pay for it himself this time.”
L. Purchase, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant

“I'd just like to say how well you handle all the kids and parents.  I just felt compelled to write to you to say thanks for the services and enthusiasm you provide...my daughter had the best day - she learnt a lot and had a wonderful, supportive, beautiful day...keep up the great work you do - you bring a lot of inspiration to many people”.  
M. Junge, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC

You did a wonderful job; taught the girls valuable life skills which will stand them in good stead forever, no matter whether they choose a life of theatre or not. Thank you.
S. Hardy, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, QLD

“Many thanks again for the opportunity you provide young kids to get a taste of what an audition is all about, the workshop was loved by my daughter, I suppose I really enjoy listening to you speak at the end, your words are valuable & much appreciated as I’m a novice when it comes to this field . . . It’s a great “life learning” and grounding experience that your workshops provide to children interested and talented in this field – there is just not that much of this around these days.”
M. Costa, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC

“Your words of expected kindness, love and support from the students to each other was music to my ears.”
J. Murray, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC

“We feel that if you’ve never done a musical theatre audition, attending your workshop is imperative! It’s the best experience for them, My daughter had a ball!”
J. Bennett, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC

“Thank you Queenie and your incredible team – This was my daughter’s second workshop with you and once again she came home beaming with enthusiasm, overflowing with information and experiences and singing and dancing the night away. The devotion and leadership you extend including your time, patience, effort, experience and belief in our children is phenomenal – not to mention your generosity with your written information, tips and guidelines from your upcoming book.”
P. Sullivan, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC

“…we mainly did the workshop for confidence in all auditions not just Sound of Music and I think it really helped take the fear out of the unknown....The course provides the skills needed to prepare children in a positive realistic environment for a future in the arts. It is also just a great day of fun…A massive thank you for giving my daughter in her words: “the best day ever"
S. Baker, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant Focussing on The Sound of Music

“My daughter had a ball . . . The course gave her valuable information not just about the upcoming audition but also about auditions and life in general . . . She came away with more confidence in herself and her abilities. Thank you Queenie, when’s the next one??”
S. van Hilten, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW

“I wish to say thank you for helping make my daughter's first audition experience a very positive one. Although she didn't win a role, she honestly did enjoy it. After progressing through the singing round and getting "sent home" after the dancing round, I was thrilled that she still came out smiling and didn't take it personally. I give you and your team the credit for building this resilience in my daughter and helping her have the right mindset at the age of 10 to take home a lot of positives from a process that to me, as a parent, seemed quite daunting!! . . . even the family members sitting in the audience at your workshops are taking away life skills!!!”
M. Walker, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC

“Thank you for an invaluable experience. On a parents’ point of view - Money well spent.”
K. Thurlow, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW

“. . . my daughter loved every minute and learned more in a day than she does in other classes she takes in a term. The skill set taught will be a valuable asset for children well beyond auditions.”
V. Peters, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW

“Georgina and Emma both attended your Annie Workshop in Perth and Chitty in Melbourne.  We love your work and because of you both girls have successfully auditioned for musicals in Perth... I definitely feel these successes were a direct result of your workshops.  All those hints and discussions you had with them really paid off. Your workshops have taught the girls how to approach auditions with confidence and how to handle themselves in a professional way which shines through with their recent successful auditions”. 
C. Thorpe, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, WA

“Thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity that you provided my daughter Amelia on Saturday in Canberra . . . Amelia loved every minute and came home exhausted but exhilarated . . . Thank you also for the providing the children with the opportunity of watching the adult group perform. How inspirational and demonstrative of the true meaning of performance with their presence and command. My eldest daughter was so inspired by what she saw from the adults that she went on to win a ballet competition the next day.”
G. Dixon, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, ACT

 “Tyra-Jay has not stopped singing the songs since the workshop!!”
M. Kelly, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, WA

“The workshop was tremendous and the material you provided was so informative and inclusive - thanks you so much.”
A. Stevenson, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant

“Phoebe, our youngest (6 turning 7) [auditioned for Annie on Sunday and] was asked to come back for the next round. Phoebe was one of the littlies you chose to sing Tomorrow for the parents at the end of the workshop.”
V. Lee, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW

“Emily got through the [Annie] singing and dancing auditions yesterday . . . Thanks for all your help at the workshop Emily learnt a lot which helped her in the audition.”
J. Boesen, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW

“ . . . she was one of two selected out of her group of 15 girls for a second chance at the singing . . . thank you for the workshop that you arranged it helped her a lot to prepare for the [Annie] auditions.”
R. Martins, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW

“Julia got so much out of [the Annie workshop] and was lucky enough to get through the 1st round of auditions to the second round. I think so much of what she learnt at your workshop helped so much . . .”
V. Green, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW

Queenie’s workshop has given Aaron an invaluable gift – confidence - and a realistic sense of what to expect at the audition. He has taken away a load of fantastic tips and a belief that he can now give it his best, knowing what’s in store on the day. Aaron particularly enjoyed having fun with a like-minded group of boys, and enjoyed the opportunity to perform the parents at the end of the session.
M. Carey, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant

“Your workshop gave Jess the opportunity to not only learn from your tutors but from the other participants as well.  Jess loves singing, dancing and acting and she had a lot of fun and really enjoyed working with the tutors. Your workshop restored Jess’ confidence…she now feels better about her abilities and realises hard work does pay off – if she decides to continue. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.”
J. Andrew, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant

“On behalf of my daughter I wish to thank you for such a wonderful experience she had attending your workshop yesterday.  You will see that in her positive feedback on the attached sheet.  She gave the workshop a 9.75 out of 10 and she hopes to be able to attend more of them in the future.  And for me, it was so rewarding firstly, in hearing how much she enjoyed the day and secondly, watching the little presentations at the end of the day… It was totally worth the money spent.”
J. Burrows, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, QLD

“My daughter hasn't stopped singing all evening and has a smile from ear to ear. The workshop really boosted her confidence and regardless of the outcome (and even if she doesn't even get to audition), the whole experience, from the focus and dedication of teachers, to meeting new people and applying herself wholeheartedly to a goal, has been very rewarding.”
Z. Elenberg Fraser, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC

 “I would like to thank you for today in letting my child find fun in dancing again . . . The way her face lit up I knew it was well worth it.”
P. Sprague, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC

“What a fantastic, jam packed workshop. The smile on my daughter’s face said it all…”
N. Little, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW

“With the content of the workshop not too dissimilar to the actual audition process, our daughter came out of it feeling much more confident, informed and totally excited about what to expect in the real world of auditioning.”
E. Leahy, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, QLD

 “ . . . Queenie’s course was amazing – just the attitude she told the kids to approach things with . . . If ever we get a chance to do that again count us in!”
Dianne, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW

“My son recently attended your workshop in Canberra held at Legs - he has never done anything like that before and has never danced a step in his life...he had an absolute ball and I just wanted to thank you!!”
K. Cocking, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, ACT

“As a parent it was very rewarding to come back at the end of the workshop and see my child sparkling with confidence and enthusiasm for everything they had been taught.”
M. Underwood, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC

“Molly…just loves your workshops and always has great things to say about the experience. Overall an excellent intensive audition workshop. Very useful and my children learnt a lot. Queenie is a very professional mentor and has significant audition tips and techniques to pass on.”
T. Waters, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant

“He has crashed into bed in a blissful state of exhaustion after his exhilarating day with you! He loved every second of the workshop. Timothy is new to the exciting world of auditions! He has no formal singing or dancing training. In fact he is quite shy and I encouraged him to join your workshop to boost his self-confidence. To watch him stand up on that stage this afternoon and sing solo after just a few hours under your wing is a moment I will cherish forever. Thank you so very, very much to you and your team for sharing your talent and inspiration. "How was your day?" I asked. Timothy's reply says it all in one word: "Brilliant"!”
B. Courts, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant

“William had an absolutely fabulous day with you, he did not stop talking about it and singing all the way home. Thank you so much.”
L. Barnard-Richardson, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant

“Bonnie absolutely loved the workshop and is now keen to have a go at the formal audition - she didn't find it at all stressful, just really enjoyable which is what it is all about.”
K. Cox, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, WA

“... a  VERY  BIG THANK YOU to you and your team.  It was an amazing week...I can see just from the performances they did this afternoon that Laurie-Ann has already learnt so much and it has built up her confidence tremendously...”  
C. Wooley, Parent of Audition Bootcamp Participant, NSW

“I feel that Meggyann gained much from your workshop including confidence for auditions in general not just for Annie.”
A. Davie Smythe, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC

“Thanks for the time and energy put into your fabulous workshops, the girls just love, love, love them.”
V. Koo, Parent of Audition Bootcamp Participants, NSW

I appreciated the down to earth advice and realistic view given to the girls. Each of the seven (BCMA students) had an enjoyable day, consolidated skills, learnt heaps and have now been exposed to a new experience in the world of performing arts. Thank you.”
Paula Heenan, Director, Ballarat Centre of Music and the Arts, and Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC

“Molly came home in the evening still full of energy and enthusiasm to share her day. Thanks Queenie, we will most DEFINITELY be on the lookout for your workshops again!”
L. Waters, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant

“The amount of additional confidence it gave her was amazing – especially as you only had a day to work.”
S. Johnson, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant

“ . . . my daughter loved every minute and learned more in a day than she does in other classes she takes in a term. The skill set taught will be a valuable asset for children well beyond auditions.”
V. Peters, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW

“Sasha had 'the best day ever!!' She absolutely loved every second of it, and thought you were wonderful. Sasha has even been trying to find out what workshop you will do next, so she can be a part of it!!”
N. Missell, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC

“Thanks again Queenie for a great day yesterday…The day was a real eye opener for Fraser…some big lessons learnt on so many levels. Thank you!...I acknowledge your willingness to give back to the kids who share your passion for theatre and performing arts – so valued and so wonderful!”
K. Crane, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, QLD

“…we'd travel to Swaziland for the opportunity to attend one of your kids workshops.”
S. Burgess, Parent of Children’s Workshop Participant, ACT

Feedback from children who have attended our workshops:

“It was really fun and I learnt a lot about professional auditions and what is expected in them.”
Constantine, Children's Workshop Participant, VIC

“It was fun and I enjoyed learning about auditions. The instructors were fantastic.”
A. Planincis, Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC

“The tutors were friendly and made [me] feel less nervous. It made me more confident about auditions and even more keen to audition for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”
W. Perkins, Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC

“I found the workshop fun, enjoyable and I gained lots of insights into the audition process for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”
J. Gibson, Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC

“This course was a fantastic introduction to the audition process.”
G. Lozanovski, Children’s Workshop Participant, VIC

The workshop gave me great confidence to undertake professional auditions.”
E. Stevenson, Children’s Workshop Participant

“I had a GREAT time, meeting new people and trying out new things. I learnt a lot about auditions in general and feel more confident about performing generally.”
K. van Hilten, Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW

“I’m now inspired to become who I truly believe I can be.”
J. Hauenschild, Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW

“She was just awesome fun!”
A. Burgess, Children’s Workshop Participant, NSW

“Thank you for such a wonderful, fun and encouraging workshop that has built my confidence.”
L. Castellana, Children’s Workshop Participant, QLD

 “I liked how I got to meet many people who were also interested in singing, dancing and acting…”
P. Rogers, Children’s Workshop Participant, QLD

“…what an amazing experience it was to work with you!!! I think you are INCREDIBLE in what you do but I also think you have a beautiful heart!!!! Everything you do you put passion into and I think that is such an amazing thing to have!!  The workshop was such a great learning experience and I got soooooooo much out of it”.
R. Vuksan, Children’s Workshop Participant, QLD

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