THEATRE SCHOOL PRINCIPLE: CARON CANTOR
PROPRIETORS: CARON AND KENNY CANTOR
**WHAT WE TEACH**
Singing Movement Drama Elocution Confidence Team building
Tap Dancing Ballet Contemporary Dance Voice Production Audition Technique Jazz
Microphone Technique Theatrical Make-up Stage Management
We run a 13-week term. Classes for our students are held on either a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. At the end of each term, we aim to perform a show in which all students will take part. See our page The Teams for more information.
Let your children learn stage experience with us.
Parents have been known to say they have seen their children gain a great deal of confidence in only a few weeks.
The number of students is growing weekly!
(we are fully insured and police checked)
For further details, including fees, please contact Caron.
Caron and kenny Cantor have a very wide scope of show business experience with both
stage and television appearances.
– Choreographer ~ Dancer ~ Singer ~ Actress ~ Producer ~ Director ~ Anything to do with LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
Born into a Show business family, her Father was Singer, Raconteur RON SCOTT, very much in demand on the Scottish scene, and one of the few Scottish Comedy Entertainers that made good in England. CARON’S Mother was one of the SHANE SISTERS, a very high class dancing duo, who played in almost every major theatre that was open in Britain at the time, got all the best work (Moss’s & Stoll’s)and were never out of work.
CARON ~ steeped in show business CARON was with the London Festival Ballet and did 4 seasons with most famous male ballet dancer of all time RUDOLF NUREYEV then went on to be in many of the West End productions, namely Mardi Gras at the Prince of Wales, Cilla at the Palace, A Chorus Line, branching out to Choreography in Belgium. Then going into Summer Season at Clacton on Sea where she met KENNY CANTOR, the rest seemed like a wonderland, as, they went all over the world together, CARON was Producing, Choreographing, and appearing in shows, from Kwa Zulu in Africa to Auckland in New Zealand and back again through Zimbabwe, South Africa, then on the Cruise lines out of Sydney Australia, to Tonga, Fiji, all those fabulous places in the South Seas, back to the UK for Pantomime, out again to Hong Kong, Singapore, back to Hobart Australia, and so it went on. The business has been really marvellous for CARON.
They wanted to settle down and have a family, and they went to a small village called Kessingland on the East Coast near Lowestoft. They became the Entertainment Executives responsible for every bit of entertainment on 10 holiday sites all over the British Isles. They were instrumental in building up the holiday company for 14 years, Parkdean Holidays, who sold out again and again, and then to Haven Holidays who had their own Entertainment machine, so CARON & KENNY were out.
CARON & KENNY have 2 children ~ SHANI & TOMMY ~ Now with their most successful CANTOR’S THEATRE SCHOOLS and centres for Performing Arts which were first established in 1981 in Nottingham. Now in Lowestoft, & Beccles, (2011 IS THE 30th ANNIVERSARY OF THE THEATRE SCHOOLS) with well over a hundred students. There is a ‘SPECIAL NEEDS’ class that she also incorporates within the Theatre School. Plus an ADULT CANTORS THEATRE SCHOOL. Indeed CARON was recognised for her wonderful work with Special Needs by being presented to Princess Anne ~ The PRINCESS ROYAL in June of 2011.
In recent years CARON has Choreographed many major production shows at Her Majesty’s Theatre Haymarket (1) Theatre Royal Drury Lane (2) The Famous London Palladium (3) (6 IN ALL) which, as most people who know about them, have been an incredible success for her.
CARON keeps coming up with the goods, and is one who gives young people a chance ~ she does that all the time, she is truly talented and believes that “The confidence of knowing your craft in the theatre relies solely upon the learning processes” CARON is a firm believer in learning from properly qualified people. She did, and she never looked back.
CARON has played in so many Pantomimes, Principal Boy, Principal Girl, comedy roles, but now she prefers the ‘Baddie’ roles. She played Queen Rat in Dick Whittington, and was hated by every child (and adult) in the place, and she loved it (so did the audiences) she was most certainly a highlight of the Pantomime.
CARON has her own ‘fitness studio classes’ called WISE OWLS and that is going rapidly from strength to strength as well, keeping her extremely busy.
OFFICE NUMBER ~ 01502 742011 ~ MOBILE NUMBER ~ 07970 421403
ALL ROUND COMEDY ENTERTAINER ~ WRITER ~ PRODUCER ~ DIRECTOR ~ PANTOMIME PERFORMER
CHILDRENS ENTERTAINER ~ COMPERE
ANYTHING TO DO WITH LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT ~ 01502 742011 ~ 07970 421401
BORN IN LEICESTER ~ ENGLAND ~ THE ONLY SON OF TERRY & ADELE CANTOR ~ KENNY CANTOR HAS HAD A WIDE & VARIED CAREER IN SHOW BUSINESS ~ HE MADE HIS DEBUT AT THE AGE OF FOUR WHEN HIS GRANDFATHER ~ JEFF MANDEL ~ WHO WAS AN ACROBAT & CLOWN ~ TOOK HIM INTO THE CIRCUS RING & TAUGHT KENNY THE LAWS OF THE CIRCUS ~ HE PUT KENNY ‘THROUGH THE MILL’ SO TO SPEAK ~ TEACHING KENNY TO BE AN ACROBAT ~ JUGGLER (ALONG WITH ‘FELOVIS’ A SWISS JUGGLER) & CLOWN.
KENNY IS THE 5th GENERATION IN HIS FAMILY TO BE IN SHOW BUSINESS. BEFORE HE LEFT SCHOOL AT THE AGE OF 15 HE WAS ONE OF THE YOUNGEST STAGE DIRECTORS OF HIS DAY. HE WENT TO WORK WITH HIS FATHER & DID EVERY JOB FROM CARRYING THE LUGGAGE TO SWEEPING THE STAGE ~ THEN ~ AT THE OTHER END OF THE SCALE FROM BEING THE ‘STAR’ OF THE SHOW TO THEATRE MANAGEMENT. HIS FATHER (A HARD TASK MASTER) TAUGHT KENNY TO SING ~ DANCE ~ PLAY INSTRUMENTS ~ IT WAS THE GREAT ‘CLAUDE LESTER’ THAT TAUGHT HIM TO USE THE WALKING STICK ~ IT WAS FROM HERE THAT KENNY WENT ON TO PLAY ALMOST EVERY THEATRE IN THE BRITISH ISLES ~ PLUS THE ‘CLUBS’ IN YORKSHIRE CULMINATING IN THE ‘COMMAND PERFORMANCE OF CLUB LAND’ AT THE WINTER GARDENS IN BLACKPOOL. HE THEN WENT ON TO PLAY THE WEST END OF LONDON NIGHTSPOTS VERY SUCCESSFULLY UNTIL THEY WERE NO MORE.
KENNY CREATED A RECORD OF BEING THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PANTOMIME COMEDIAN AT THE FAMOUS CITY VARIETIES THEATRE IN LEEDS ~ & ~ THE EMPIRE THEATRE SUNDERLAND ~ KENNY WENT TO RHODESIA (NOW ZIMBABWE) TO STAR IN THE PANTOMIME AT THE 7 ARTS THEATRE IN SALISBURY (NOW HARARE) KENNY ALSO WROTE THE SCRIPT ~ DIRECTED ~ PRODUCED & STARRED IN THE PRODUCTIONS ~ THEN THREE CONSECUTIVE CHRISTMASES AFTER THAT KENNY WENT BACK TO RHODESIA & BUILT ON HIS SUCCESS & FINISHED UP BREAKING EVERY RECORD IN THE HISTORY OF SHOW BUSINESS IN THAT COUNTRY ~ GREAT SUCCESS. THEN WENT AND DID EXACTLY THE SAME IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA AT THE ‘REGAL THEATRE’ SUBIACO, PERTH. ALL THESE AMAZING RECORDS STILL STAND TO THIS DAY.
IT WAS A ‘ROYAL GALA PERFORMANCE’ AT THE THEATRE ROYAL WINDSOR IN THE PRESENCE OF HRH PRINCESS MARGARET THAT KENNY ‘MADE’ HIS MARK ~ KENNY WAS THE COMPERE ~ THE MAIN POWER CABLE FOR WINDSOR WAS SEVERED, THEY WERE PUTTING UP THE BUNTING ETC., FOR QUEEN JULIANA & HRH PRINCE BERNHART OF THE NETHERLANDS ~ KENNY STAYED ONSTAGE FOR CLOSE TO AN HOUR IN THE DARK, NO MICROPHONE, HE GAGGED & ADLIBBED TO A CELEBRITY PACKED AUDIENCE UNTIL THE LIGHTS CAME BACK ON AGAIN, WHEN THERE WAS A STANDING OVATION FOR HIM ~ LED BY THE ROYAL PARTY. ~ BECAUSE OF HIS SUCCESS KENNY WAS ASKED TO APPEAR BEFORE ROYALTY AGAIN, ONCE MORE THE VENUE WAS WINDSOR ~ THIS TIME BEFORE HRH DUKE OF EDINBURGH ~ KENNY STOLE THE SHOW AGAIN ~ THIS TIME BY FALLING INTO THE ORCHESTRA PIT ~ A TRICK HE HAD LEARNED IN HIS CIRCUS DAYS ~ HIS THIRD ROYAL PERFORMANCE WAS AT THE WORLD FAMOUS LONDON PALLADIUM ~ KNOWN AS THE GREATEST THEATRE IN THE WORLD ~ ONE NATIONAL PRESS REVIEWER SAID “THIS MUST PUT KENNY CANTOR AMONGST THE ‘GREATS’ HE CAME COLD TO A WEST END AUDIENCE & LIFTED THE TEMPERATURE TO BOILING POINT” ~ WELL YOU CAN’T HAVE BETTER THAN THAT!
IN HIS ROLE OF ‘LAUGHTER MAKER’ KENNY HAS TRAVELLED THE WORLD MANY TIMES ~ HE WAS CHOSEN BY ‘CUNARD’ TO STAR ON THE MAIDEN WORLD CRUISE OF THE QE2 ~ PICKED FROM 3000 PERFORMERS ~ HE WAS SO SUCCESSFUL ON THIS CRUISE THAT HE WAS ASKED TO DO MORE APPEARANCES TO THE RICHEST AUDIENCES IN THE WORLD.
KENNY HAS TOURED WITH MANY OF THE BIG STARS OF THE DAY ~ 42 TOURS WITH HARRY SECOMBE ~ 9 TOURS WITH FRANKIE VAUGHAN ~ MANY TOURS & GUEST APPEARANCES WITH ~ VAL DOONICAN ~ SHELLY BERMAN ~ THE BACHELORS ~ VICTOR BORGE ~ COUNT BASIE ~ ARTHUR ASKEY ~ ROY HUDD ~ JACK BENNY ~ CILLA BLACK ~ DICK EMERY ~ JIMMY TARBUCK ~ BARRY HUMPHRIES (DAME EDNA EVERAGE) ~ HOWARD KEEL ~ BILL MAYNARD ~ PLUS NUMEROUS OTHERS ALL OVER THE WORLD ~ KENNY WAS ONE OF THE FEW BRITISH PERFORMERS TO STAR WITH HIS OWN SPOT AT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE ~ HE WAS THERE WITH DIAHANN CARROLL (DYNASTY) THE FABULOUS AMERICAN STAR ~ HIS OWN SHOW AT THE WREST POINT CASINO IN HOBART, TASMANIA ~ CHRISTCHURCH TOWN HALL IN NEW ZEALAND ~ COAST TO COAST OF BOTH AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND AS HEADLINER GUEST STAR IN THE ~ BLACK & WHITE MINSTREL SHOW ~ KENNY WAS THE HOST OF “PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT” ON TELEVISION IN NEW ZEALAND (TVNZ) FOR 4 SERIES ~ HAD HIS OWN TV SERIES “TON OF FUN” ~ HE WROTE IT TOO ~ ON RHODESIAN TELEVISION ~ ALSO HIS OWN RADIO SHOW. ~ HIS OWN LP “TRY THESE ON FOR FUN” ~ IN THE UK ~ THE COMEDIANS ~ JOKERS WILD ~ THE GOOD OLD DAYS ~ CANTOR’S CRACKERS ~ & ~ BARRYMORE.
KENNY IS A REGULAR PERFORMER FOR CHARITIES INDEED HE IS A MEMBER OF THE GRAND ORDER OF WATER RATS SINCE 1964 ~ IN 1972 HE WAS VOTED ‘RAT OF THE YEAR’ FOR THE ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF WORK HE HAS DONE FOR CHARITY ~ HE WAS MADE A FREEMAN OF THE CITY OF LONDON IN 1996 FOR HIS CHARITABLE WORK ~ THESE ARE HONOURS THAT DO NOT COME EASILY TO ANYONE. ~ BUT ~ RAISING MONEY FOR CHARITY IS HIS HOBBY ~ HE NOW RUNS DIFFERENT SHOWS AND FUNCTIONS TO RAISE MONEY FOR LOCAL CHARITIES. HE HAS ALSO BECOME A MEMBER OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL IN LOWESTOFT TO GET INVOLVED ~ & ~ OF COURSE COOKING IS HIS OTHER HOBBY, AND GREAT LOVE! HE IS ALSO MENTIONED IN THE “WHO’S WHO” OF SUFFOLK.
KENNY IS MARRIED TO CARON ~ THEY HAVE TWO CHILDREN SHANI & TOMMY ~ THEY ALL LIVE IN KESSINGLAND AT SUFFOLK BY THE SEA ~ KENNY HAS TWO CHILDREN BY HIS PREVIOUS MARRIAGE ~ LISA & JASON ~ BOTH GROWN UP & HAVE THEIR OWN LIVES.
KENNY & CARON WENT TO SUFFOLK TO BECOME ENTERTAINMENT EXECUTIVES FOR PARKDEAN HOLIDAYS ~ WHO ~ WITH THE HELP OF KENNY & CARON WHO RAN ALL THE ENTERTAINMENT & ACTIVITIES ~ PRODUCED DEVISED & CHOREOGRAPHED ALL THE SHOWS BOOKED ALL THE CABARETS AND EVERY ASPECT OF ENTETAINMENT & WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THE ACTIVITIES ON 10 PARKS ~ PARKDEAN HOLIDAYS GOT SO BIG THAT THEY FLOATED ON THE STOCK EXCHANGE ~ GOT TAKEN OVER ~ AGAIN ~ TWICE ~ THE LAST TIME TO HAVEN HOLIDAYS ~ HAVEN HAD THEIR OWN ENTERTAINMENT DEPARTMENT ~ SO KENNY & CARON WERE OUT ~ AFTER THE 14 YEARS WORK THEY HAD DONE TO HELP BUILD THE COMPANY UP ~ SO ~ KENNY & CARON DECIDED TO START THEIR OWN BUSINESS ~ “CANTOR’S ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX” ~ IT WAS A VERY BIG PLACE, OPENED BY ACTOR/COMEDIAN BILL MAYNARD & HOUSED MANY DIFFERENT FACETS OF ENTERTAINMENT WHICH INCLUDED THE 160 SEAT “COMEDY THEATRE” ~ CANTOR’S THEATRE SCHOOL IN LOWESTOFT ~ ‘CANTOR’S CARE FOR KIDS’ A FULLY EDUCATIONAL DAY NURSERY ~ FULLY LICENSED RESTAURANT & BAR ~ CHILDREN’S TUCK SHOP ~ SOFT PLAY AREA ~ KEYBOARD LESSONS ~ SINGING LESSONS ~ EGYPTIAN DANCING ~ REHEARSAL ROOMS ~ BODY TONING ~ DISCOS ~ WEDDINGS ~ PARTIES ~ FUNCTIONS ~ PLUS MANY OTHER ACTIVITIES ~ UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO THE EVER CHANGING RESTRICTIONS & EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE DEMANDS OF OFSTED FOR THE DAY NURSERY ~ FOR WHICH THE BUILDING WAS NOT DESIGNED ~ WE CLOSED THE COMPLEX DOWN IN APRIL 2002.
OVER RECENT YEARS CARON HAS CHOREOGRAPHED MANY WEST END SHOWS ~ HER MAJESTY’S ~ DRURY LANE ~ LONDON PALLADIUM ~ AND KENNY WAS COMPERE AND DID HIS ACT TOO ~ SO THAT MUST MEAN THAT THEY ARE VERY WELL EQUIPPED & TALENTED ENOUGH TO BE DOING WHAT THEY DO. THE NEXT “BIGGIE” FOR ALL THREE ~ KENNY ~ CARON & SHANI IS BLACKPOOL GRAND THEATRE IN AUGUST 2011 WITH GARETH GATES AND A WHOLE HOST OF STARS.
THEY HAVE “CANTOR’S THEATRE SCHOOLS” ~ VERY HIGHLY RESPECTED IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD ~ IN LOWESTOFT & BECCLES ~ CARON IS PRODUCING & CHOREOGRAPHING FOR THEIR OWN SHOWS ~ PLUS MANY LOCAL PRODUCTIONS ~ AND IN SCHOOLS ~ KENNY IS DOING HIS SUPERBLY ENTERTAINING ACT AS AN INTERNATIONAL COMEDY ENTERTAINER ~ PLUS ~ HE IS A VERY QUALIFIED M.C. OR TOASTMASTER AT ANY FUNCTION ~ THEN THERE ARE HIS CHILDREN’S SHOWS ~ ALL OF THIS TAKING PLACE UP AND DOWN THE COUNTRY ~ THEY ARE HAPPY STILL DOING ALL THEY CAN ~ WHEN THEY CAN ~ FOR CHARITY ~ ADAPTING WITH GREAT SUCCESS TO THE EVER CHANGING ‘SHOW BUSINESS SCENE’.
THEIR DAUGHTER “SHANI” WITH A SUPERB VOICE IS NOW THE 6th GENERATION IN SHOW BUSINESS IN THE FAMILY; SHE IS QUALIFIED TO HAVE HER OWN SINGING ACADEMY BEING AN A.L.C.M. SHE HAS A SENSATIONAL VOICE AND IS DESTINED TO BE PROMINENT IN SOME PART OF SHOW BUSINESS VERY SOON.
KENNY HAS BEEN IN NO LESS THAN 54 PANTOMINES ~ PLAYING ALL THE ROLES THAT HE HAS BEEN ASKED TO PLAY ~ 2007/8 SAW KENNY PLAYING “DAME” IN ‘GOLDILOCKS’ at THE NEW FISHER THEATRE IN BUNGAY ~ AFTER 53 PANTIOMIMES, THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME HE HAS PLAYED “DAME” ~ GREAT ACCOLADES CAME HIS WAY IN ALL FORMS, AND HE WAS DEEMED TO BE A ‘FIRST CLASS AND EXTREMELY FUNNY DAME.
IN GREAT DEMAND, KENNY IS NORMALLY INVOLVED IN WHATEVER IS GOING ON AND IS NOW LOOKED UPON AS AN AUTHORITY ON THE VARIETY SCENE THAT HAS BEEN THE BACKBONE OF BRITISH SHOW BUSINESS FOR MANY YEARS. HE HAS WRITTEN A ONE MAN SHOW “VETERANS of VARIETY” WHERE HE REMEMBERS ALL THE GREAT COMEDY HERO’S OF VARIETY OVER THE TIME HE HAS BEEN IN SHOW BUSINESS ~ PLAYS TO GREAT SUCCESS ~ EVERYWHERE.
Kenny can be contacted by Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
So it is this kind of theatrical background that the students can only gain from.
“Cantors is probably the best seat of learning for anything theatrical in the area”.