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After revealing initial interest in sciences (youngest awarded baccalauréat in France at the age of 14, and a PhD in Mathematics obtained at the age of 19), Samuel Sené trained at the Music Academies of Orléans, St-Maur and Paris where he won multiple awards for piano, accompaniment orchestra conducting, and arrangements which he studied with Larry Blank.
His professional experience started as a Musical Director Assistant for various opera or operetta productions in France such as Les Contes d'Hoffman at Paris Bercy, Olé! Carmen at France National Stadium or Le Paris d'Aziz et Mamadou at Opéra Bastille. He was later engaged to conduct Carmen, Orphée aux Enfers, Orphée and Eurydice, Hamlet, I Pagliacci, LaBelle Hélène, Tosca, Death In Venice and Norma.
Samuel's following career promptly turned to musical theatre. He took the musical direction of the French productions of Fame, Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me, West Side Story, Elegies For Punks, Angels And Raging Queens, Next Thing You Know and is currently working on First Date, Billy Elliott and Into the Woods.
He also appeared as a Choir Master for Broadway Lights, a show conducted by David Charles Abell at the
After classical training in dance and music in a Parisian Conservatoire, Mathilde studied Musical Theatre at the International Academy of Musical Theatre in Paris, where by she travelled to New York to sing at the United Nations for the Millenium Development Goals Awards.
On her return to France, Mathilde joined the jazz dance company Konnexion.
Her credits include classical and modern plays, such as The Tempest, or Papa doit Manger, and mainly musicals, from princesses in tales like Le Chevalier Cristal to great classics like Les Misérables, as Eponine.
In London, she graduated from the Associated Studios one-year Musical Theatre course and starred as Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music and of Pauline in Pinot, The Musical.
Mathilde Moulin is also a young theatre producer, soon graduating from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Her musical productions include Mary Stuart - The Musical (Karamel Club) and Kiki, the Queen of Montparnasse (Drayton Arms Theatre, Karamel Club).
Straight after graduating in Musical Theatre from the Studio International in 2013 (Paris), Adam starred as Po in the musical Hercule, dans une Histoire à la Grecque, at the Théâtre Marsoulan; Man 1 in the French premiere of Pasek and Paul's Edges: A Song Cycle; and as Nathanaël Williams in the musical Twins. In 2014, he put together his first cabaret show: A Contemporary Musical Theatre Evening With Adam Benghiat And Guests, which got him great acclaim and 3 sold out performances at Le Carré Parisien (Paris).
Adam moved to London in July of the same year where he started developing his drag act Mademoiselle Angélique (host of the West End Frenchies open-mic) and continued to work on his acting and his voice with teachers such as Ian Massa-Harris McFeely. Earlier this year, he was lucky enough to travel around Italy playing the part of Mercutio in the new musical Romeo4Juliet. A first tour experience that he would happily do again!
If you are a musical theatre nerd living in Paris, you may also remember Adam from his regular appearances as a lead singer at Lisandro Nesis' Broadway Au Carré sessions at La Comédie Nation, where he sang the music of new American MT writers such as Rosser & Sohne (The Boy Who
Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.
Samuel has conducted a number of notable concerts and events, such as the official Star Wars Concert for the release of Episode 3, as well as the final concert for the "Jules Verne Adventures Festival". He is also a regular guest to conduct orchestras in São Paulo, Brasil. He is an accomplished composer to have written several musicals including Le Dernier Jour inspired by a novel by Victor Hugo (National Award of Composers from SACD Paris),
He also won the European La Scala-Aslico award for writing arrangements for a younger audience version of Wagner's Die Fliegander Hollander published by Ricordi-Universal.
Originally from Corsica, Jean-Toussaint travelled two years around the United States before moving to London and train at The American Musical Theatre Academy of London (AMTA) from where he graduated in 2015.
His Theatre credits include: The Baker in Into The Woods (Kohn Theatre, U.S.); Fairy #2/Ensemble in A Midsummer Night's Dream; Guido in Life is Beautiful; and The Student in The Whole Shebang (Jurkowitz Theatre, U.S.); The Baker in Into The a Woods (Lost Theatre, AMTA); Student/Aristocrat in A Blue Room (Lost Theatre, AMTA); Moving Choir in Godspell (Hackney Empire/UK Tour), and recently starred as Jeffrey at the Upstairs At The Gatehouse, as part of the Camden Fringe Festival.
Between London and Paris, Perle first studied Musical Theatre at the Conservatoire du 9ème Arrodissement in Paris, and studied with Jack Waltzer’s Acting Workshops Actors Studio.
She then continued at the American Musical Theatre Academy of London where she was lucky enough to study with the finest musical theatre performers of the West End, and Broadway.
Perle was also nominated to perform and represent her school for the Stephen Sondheim Society performer of the year. Her credits include The Drowsy Chaperone, and Elegies For Angels, Punks And Raging Queens.
In 2014, Perle starred in Godspell, The Broadway Revival In Concert at the Lyric Theatre on the West End.
Most recently, she toured around Europe and participated in a concert in New York City, singing the songs of American composer Bobby Cronin.
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