NEW! Music Theatre Academy Information
Rehearsals: Sundays from 2:00-5:00 pm. A weekly three-hour session will include solo and group work in music, drama, and dance, preparing performers for post-secondary schooling, an advantage in auditions for theatre and musicals, or simply as an elevated high-intensity training program. Guest clinicians will include professionals from the Stratford Festival, the Confidential Music Theatre Project, and the Toronto theatre, dance and opera world. Participants will work on monologues and vocal solos, improvisation, stage combat, various dance styles, theatre tech, ensemble singing and group scene work. The season will be highlighted by performance opportunities and a year-end staged presentation.
(Prerequisite: Audition and membership in GYS core choirs II, III, sheVoce or Young Men’s Ensemble. Grade 12 students may join the Music Theatre Academy without registration in GYS choirs.)
This Season: Our newest program in GYS is the establishment of the Music Theatre Academy, structured around the programming of two of Canada’s finest youth theatre companies. Geared towards young performers who are looking for an elevated theatre performance experience, the small group will work with Markus and other professionals from the Central Ontario theatre community. Solo and small ensemble singing, drama, and dance will be the core disciplines in a weekly intensive. More information will come as guest artists and performance dates are finalized.