Hello!

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

 Note:

All summer workshops and performances now take place at Arts Court Theatre.

2 Daly Ave., Ottawa (near the corner of Nicholas St., beside the Rideau Centre)

After school workshops (Fall/Spring) take place at St. Anthony’s Banquet and Conference Hall (523 St. Anthony St, near the Gladstone Theatre, Ottawa).

Fall/Spring 2019-20:

Into the Woods – Workshop A:

October 7 – December 1:  Mondays 4:15 to 6:15 pm
Final performance: Sunday, December 1 (dress rehearsal 4:00 pm/performance 7:00 pm)

Into the Woods – Workshop B:

October 7 – December 2:  Mondays 6:15 to 8:15 pm
Final performance: Monday, December 2 (dress rehearsal 4:00 pm/performance 7:00 pm)

Fame – Workshop A:

March 30 – May 24:  Mondays 4:15 to 6:15 pm
Final performance: Sunday, May 24 (dress rehearsal 4:00 pm/performance 7:00 pm)

Fame – Workshop B:

March 30 – May 25: Mondays 6:15 to 8:15 pm
Final performance: Monday, May 25 (dress rehearsal 4:00 pm/performance 7:00 pm)

 

Summer 2020:

Aladdin 1
July 20 – 24:  9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Final Performances: Fri. July 24 at 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm

Aladdin 2
July 27 – 31: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Final Performances: Fri. July 31 at 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm

Little Shop of Horrors
July 27-31 & Aug. 4-7:  9:00 am to 3:00 pm (no workshop on Monday, Aug 3)
Performances – Thurs. Aug. 6 at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm, and Fri Aug. 7 at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Annie 1
Aug 10-14: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Performances – Fri. Aug. 14 at 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm

Addams Family
Aug 10-14 & Aug. 17-21: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Performances – Fri. Aug. 21 at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm

High School Musical Jr.
Aug. 24 – 28: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Performances Fri. Aug. 28 at 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm

Annie 2
Aug. 31 – Sept. 4: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Performances – Fri. Sept. 4 at 1:30 pm 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 and water bottle labeled with your name.  For summer workshops please also bring a lunch. *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:

For summer workshops, 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 closer to the performances.

The doors will open 30 minutes before the performance for audience members to take their seats.

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.

~ 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 8:30 am each morning for summer workshops, and at 4:00 pm (Workshop A) and 6:00 pm (Workshop B) for after-school workshops.  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 “Little Shop of Horrors.”  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 summer 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.

~ For summer workshops, students can be dropped off in the loading zone in front of the main doors to Arts Court, and there will be staff there to receive and direct your children. If you wish to enter the building with the children, you will need to park at one of the nearby parking garages (there is no parking on Daly Ave). The parking garages are conveniently located across the street on Daly, and at the adjoining Rideau Centre.

~ For fall and spring workshops there is plenty of free parking available at St. Anthony’s Hall.

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