Sing, dance and act in five of your favourite shows – Disney’s Aladdin, Moana, High School Musical, Annie, and for our teen students, Little Shop of Horrors! Land a lead role and shine like the star that you are, while having fun interacting with fellow cast mates, through:
- individual auditions at a professional theatre,
- weekly full-cast Zoom sing-and-dance-alongs,
- small group Zoom rehearsals,
- weekly instructional videos,
- one-on-one coaching (for “advanced workshop” students),
… and an epic final performance at the Gladstone Theatre in Ottawa!
Unlike any other program during these times, we will be interactive and REAL – sharing our passion with each other in real time.
We will be combining four of our summer shows (Aladdin, Moana, High School Musical, and Annie) into one huge musical extravaganza, as well as offering our advanced teen workshop (Little Shop of Horrors). This way, we can connect across casts and across shows, and all learn and play with tons of exciting material, and tons of new musical theatre friends! We will be running this program over the full 8 weeks of the summer so that the fun will last all summer long! (The program may also be condensed into the five days of the original workshop schedule). We will be including a variety of formats and activities.
~ Each show will be condensed, will include your favourite characters and songs, and the four shows put together to create a full musical theatre extravaganza! Each of the shows will include two huge group song and dance numbers, as well as solos, duets and scenes for the lead roles in each show. Little Shop will be rehearsed and performed in full.
~ Students in the regular program will play one lead role in the show of their choice, while students in the advanced program will be able to play two lead roles, as well as supporting roles in the other shows. Teens will have their lead role in Little Shop and can choose to participate in the other four shows as well, if they wish!
~ You can connect with theatre friends, old and new, as you rehearse together in small groups on Zoom.
~ Weekly Zoom sing and dance-alongs with the whole cast!
~ Fun costumes to create at home with instructional videos from our costumer, and that you can wear in our Zoom meetings, and in the final performance!
~ For “advanced workshop” students, one-on-one Zoom coaching with our theatre experts, including individual lessons in singing, acting and dance, at times that are convenient for you!
This program can last all summer, or it can be condensed into a few days! Our goal is to ensure that everyone is able to participate, regardless of your summer plans.
Each cast member will have the chance to prepare and perform an audition for our panel of theatre experts, if you choose — either in person (in both Perth and Ottawa) — or via video submission.
In Perth, individually scheduled auditions will be held on Saturday, June 27 at Code’s Mill on the Park.
In Ottawa, they will take place over four days — Thursday, July 2 to Sunday, July 5 — at the Gladstone Theatre.
See our Covid-19 Protocols for how we are working to make the in-person auditions as safe and comfortable as possible!
Every Monday morning at 9:00 am (4 weeks – July 13, 20, 27, August 3) videos on scene blocking, singing, choreography, and costume design will be released.
Every Monday evening (4 weeks – July 20, 27, August 3, August 10) everyone can join in for sing and dance-alongs which will be hosted through Zoom– (there will be 3-4 casts and each group will spend 30 minutes together)
For our “advanced workshop” students there will be one-on-one Zoom coaching — individual vocal, acting and dance lessons — that will be scheduled at your convenience (between July 13 – August 13)
We are planning to provide opportunities to put all your hard work together on stage at The Gladstone Theatre (for both Perth and Ottawa artists).
We will be scheduling one day for each cast (or individual) between August 15 – 23.
The format of these performances will be dictated by health and safety regulations at the time (and your personal comfort level), but it will be epic no matter what!