Hello!

Thank you for your registration in The Academy for Musical Theatre’s exciting Summer 2019 workshops!

We are SO EXCITED to have you join us for the best experience ever!

Here is some important information about your upcoming workshop – please check over all of the workshop dates and details to make sure that everything fits in your schedule!

 

All workshops and performances take place at The Gladstone Theatre

910 Gladstone Ave., Ottawa

(near the corner of Gladstone and Preston St.)

 
 

Beatlemania:

1 week workshop – July 22 – 26, 2019 – Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
2 Final performances – Friday, July 26 at 1:30 pm and at 7:00 pm

The Wizard of Oz #1:

1 week workshop – July 29 – August 2, 2019 – Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
2 Final performances – Friday, August 2 at 1:30 and 7:00 pm

Rent:

2 week workshop – July 29 – August 9, 2019 – Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
4 Final performances – Thursday, August 8 at 1:00 and 7:00 pm; Friday August 9 at 1:00 and 7:00 pm

*Note – no workshop on holiday Monday, August 5*

Matilda the Musical:

2 week workshop – August 12 – 23, 2019 – Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
4 Final performances – Thursday, August 22nd at 1:00 and 7:00 pm; Friday, August 23 at 1:00 and 7:00 pm

The Wizard of Oz #2

1 week workshop – August 26 – 30, 2019 – Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
2 Final performances – Friday, August 30 at 1:30 and 7:00 pm

What to Bring to the Workshops:
 
~  Comfortable clothes (clothes that you can move and dance in!  Tight jeans, dresses and skirts are not ideal)
 
~  *Appropriate performance shoes – every participant must come with black or tan dance shoes (jazz shoes are ideal) – these are best purchased from Brio or Malabar’s in Ottawa – if you have any questions about appropriate footwear, please feel free to contact us.  No outdoor shoes, boots, or flip flops are permitted at the workshop.

~ A snack, lunch and water bottle labeled with your name.  *Please note that the Academy is a NUT-FREE and SHELLFISH-FREE zone – please respect this potentially life-threatening situation by packing food that is nut and shellfish free – thank you.

Performances:

All evening performances begin promptly at 7:00 pm, but cast members should be prepared to arrive at the theatre at 6:00 pm to warm up, and get costumes and makeup on.  Matinee performances begin at 1:00 or 1:30 pm, but participants will already be at the workshop space to prepare as part of their workshop day.

Tickets to the final performances will be available online at www.thegladstone.ca, closer to the summer, for $15.00 each (HST & Gladstone fees included). If any tickets remain, they will be available at the door of the performance for the same price.

Tickets will be reserved seating.  The doors will open 30 minutes before the performance for audience members to take their seats.  All performances will take place at The Gladstone Theatre in Ottawa.

For sake of both hygiene and time, we ask that you please do your special performer’s hair at home, in a style that would work for their character, before they arrive for the show – thank you.  

What to bring for performances checklist:

  1. Black or tan performance shoes
  2. Bathing suit or shorts/tank top to wear under your costume
  3. A water bottle labeled with your name
  4. Your hair the way you would like it for the show
  5. Your script, if you’d like to have it backstage
  6. A big smile and lots of energy!
  7. And… nothing else! Please leave all toys, games and electronics at home – thank you!

Important Notes:

~ Please note that, for their safety, no student will be permitted to leave the Theatre during the workshop day.  Also, no student will be permitted to leave the Theatre on their own at the end of the workshop day, unless they have been authorized to do so in their registration form.  Only adults listed in the registration form will be permitted to pick up the student at the end of the workshop day, unless the camp staff are informed of an alternate arrangement in writing.

~ Please note that the doors to the theatre will be locked during the workshop day, from 9:05 am until 2:45 pm, for your child’s safety.  If you need to drop off your child late, or pick them up early, or drop by for any reason, please check the door, where an appropriate cell phone number will be posted, so that you may reach us to be let in.  We will be performing an end-of-day concert every day at 2:45 pm, which we welcome you to come and watch, if you are able!

~ Please note that the doors to the workshop will open promptly at 8:45 am each morning.  In order for the staff to adequately prepare for the best day ever, we are unable to accept early arrivals before this time.  Thank you!

~ Due to the fact that our various shows are licensed by different copyright licensing companies, each with their own policies and requirements, some of the scripts remain the property of the licensing company, and need to be returned at the end of the workshop.  This is the case with “The Wizard of Oz,” Matilda the Musical,” and “Rent.”  Please insure that any rehearsal marks are made with light pencil only in your scripts, and be prepared to return your fully erased script in excellent condition at the end of the workshop.   As the licensing company charges us $40 USD (approximately $53 CAD) per damaged or lost script, we would need to pass this charge on to you should your child’s script be lost or damaged.  Thank you for your understanding!

~ At the Academy, we celebrate being here and now with each other, and forming a beautiful community of real human beings.  Electronic devices can be disruptive to this process. We ask that you please leave all electronic devices at home, unless a cell phone is required for calling home for important messages during a break in our rehearsal.  Thank you for your understanding.

~ There are limited after care spaces available for each workshop for those who are unable to pick up their children at 3:00 pm – if you are unable to pick up your child at 3:00 pm due to work commitments, please email us at academy@storm.ca to secure your spot – thank you.

~ There are two parking spaces directly in front of the theatre which may be used for quick drop off or pick up only.   There is street parking available on Preston Street, as well as a parking lot at the adult high school close by. 

 
We are really looking forward to seeing you this season! 
Let’s have the time of our lives!!!!
 
Musically yours,
 
Heidi Stepanek
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