Coaching workshop turns into a musical

music May 08, 2019 01:00

By THE NATION

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A unique musical, “The Workshop, A Dress Rehearsal for Life!” written by renowned life coach Dr Cherie Carter-Scott, and based on the numerous coaching-workshops she has conducted, in more than 30 countries over four decades has its world premiere in Bangkok on May 18.



Like the famed Broadway musical “A Chorus Line” which was about various artists auditioning for the chorus line in a stage-production, this musical is about various characters gathering together for a “Personal Development” workshop.

The play is comprised of 11 individuals, of diverse ethnicity, occupation, sexual preference, who face challenges and are seeking solutions. 

 

Carter-Scott co-wrote the play with her sister, Lynn to share this very human experience with audiences. 

Known as the "Mother of Coaching," American-born Carter-Scott, who started her work in 1974, has written more than 20 books on the subject, featured on numerous TV, radio, print media, and conducted her workshops in more than 30 countries. Her diverse range of clients have included the UN, many Fortune 500 companies, universities, hospitals, cruise liners and private individuals.

For last 10 years, she, her husband Michael Pomije and sister Lynn Stewart have been based in Thailand, conducting workshops, training corporate coaches, travelling to various other countries, to maintain their numerous Coach Training assignments.

 

The idea of writing a stage musical production based on her experiences, had been in her head for many years. She refers to the play as a musical for the young and old, for anyone who has “challenges” and wants “changes” in their lives. 

“Workshop” has a live band and an excellent technical team including opera singer Stefan Sanchez of the Grand Opera Thailand company and choreographer Darren Royston.

 

Two Thai names to watch out for, are the wellknown singer Pete Pol of “The Star” and TV star Yah Janya.

“The Workshop, A Dress Rehearsal for Life!” will be held at the small hall of Thailand Cultural Centre on May 18-19, May 29-31, and June 1 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available at www.ThaiTicketMajor.com.