Bringing Broadway to Ireland
Laura Bell is an American actress and singer who has performed in a number ofBroadway roles, both starring and supporting, as well as in television and film. Her best known Broadway roles are the original Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray, the original Elle Woods in the musical version of Legally Blonde and Dr. Jordan Denby on television's Anger Management.
Rachelle began her dance training at the age of 2 under the direction of her mother, Rosalene, at the Rosalene Kenneth Professional Dance Studio in Pittsburgh. She is labeled a Triple Threat on Broadway for her immeasurable talent in dance, singing, and acting. Rachelle was presented with an award by Dance Educators of America for her contribution to the world of dance. She has had a huge impact on the Broadway Community.
Ben Cameron is a sought after writer, performer, teacher and host in New York City. Ben has appeared on Broadway in Aida and the original Broadway companies of Wicked and Footloose. His touring credits include Sweet Charity (playing opposite Molly Ringwald), Fame-The Musical, State Fair, The Who's Tommy and Footloose.
Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, actress, singer, dancer and choreographer Nicole ‘Nikki’ Snelson made her professional debut at the age of 16. She furthered her training with the BFA Musical Theatre program of the Boston Conservatory. She has danced for such prestigious choreographers as Emmy-Award winning Marguerite Derricks, Baayork Lee, and Tony Award winning Jerry Mitchell.
Whitehead was a Rockette in LA and NYC at the start of her career right out of high school. She toured and performed in Fosse, The Will Rogers Follies, All Shook Up and Paul McCartney's "Driving Rain" tour. Her Broadway debut was starring in the 2006 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, in which she played the character of Kristine alongside Tony Yazbeck. The audition process that she took to get the role can be seen in Every Little Step, In 2016- 2017, she played the role of Kitty in the Broadway revival of Chicago, where she understudied and performed the role of Velma Kelly.
"We are an organization of entertainment professionals, bringing top line dancing, singing and acting masterclasses to stage and dance schools throughout Ireland. We will teach with the skills of experienced performers from New York, LA, The West End and Ireland. We also produce professional productions and concerts. "
Rory & Hues Productions is very much in touch with the individual needs and talents of each student and is invested in harnessing their potential.
They are able to bring in top notch broadway talent to teach young hopefuls and often when they are able to work with and get to know someone who has 'made it,' they feel closer to their own Dreams coming true.
It was a pleasure to teach with them, and to work with the incredible musical theatre talent in Ireland. I look forward to coming back and digging in again soon.
-Laura Bell Bundy (Tony Nominee Elle Woods in
Legally Blonde The Musical )
Rory Hughes brought me over to Ireland and was my fabulous host the past 10 days, as he booked 8 schools across the country who would be interested in having my @dasiwithchryssie workshops. He is a passionate man who is excited about furthering musical theatre in Ireland and producing more work there. Originally from the states, he worked in America and also lived in NYC. He will provide you with teachers, guest artists and training from performers who really know their craft. Thank you, Rory, for a wonderful time traveling the country and introducing me to schools who are hungry and excited to learn more.
- Chryssie Whitehead (A Chorus Line, Company, Chicago)
Listen to Rory on NearFM The Arts Show talk about 'Holding On'
"Rory really understands the level of intensity that children who are interested in musical theatre need. The workshops provide the participants with the knowledge and experience which allows them to dream. They are wonderful fun too!"
-Marina Lynch (Happy Mom)
"The Actor has to develop his body. The Actor Has to work on his voice. But the most Important thing the actor has to work on is his mind."