Musical Theatre

All our Musical Theatre Classes are open to the community.

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Students in our program learn a variety of skills throughout the class/production process including: auditioning, basic vocal technique, acting, character development, theatre history and terminology and more! Our program operates on a teaching through production model, where students learn their skills while rehearsing a show.

Our Fall Program culminates in a Musical telling of the Christmas story and our Spring production will be a full Musical Production. Past Spring productions have included: Seussical, Jr!Anne of Green GablesDisney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr., Narnia and Honk! Jr.. We alternate between ‘JR’ musicals (one-act versions of full musicals) and full length, two-act productions every second year, which include adults in the cast. The 2018 Spring Production will be a full length Musical that will include both children and adults in the cast.

 

Winter/Spring Session—January through May (Grades 3-Adult)

This year’s Spring 2018 Production will be … 

Music by STEPHEN FLAHERTY
Lyrics by LYNN AHRENS
Book by LYNN AHRENS and STEPHEN FLAHERTY
Co-Conceived by LYNN AHRENS, STEPHEN FLAHERTY, and ERIC IDLE
Based on the Works of DR. SEUSS

Registration is full with the exception of a few spots for Senior High School males and young adult females. If you or someone you kow fits one of these two categories and is interested in joining our class, please contact: Corinne Nairn, Children’s Pastor & Musical Theatre Program Director: corinne@southwoodchurch.ca.

SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL
One of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

SEUSSICAL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).All authorized performance materials are also provided by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

 

Fall Session—September through December (Ages 6—Grade 9)

Fall 2018 registration will open late Spring 2018. Rehearsals run Wednesday evenings beginning Mid-September, Sunday afternoon classes are added after Thanksgiving. 

Class Fees are $30.00 per student for the Fall semester (Sept-Dec) and $70.00 per student for the Winter/Spring Semester (Jan-May). Confidential bursaries are available.

Please note: There is a parent volunteer requirement of a minimum of 3 hours per student.

 

For more information, check out our Frequently Asked Questions Page here:  FAQ or contact Corinne by email at corinne@southwoodchurch.ca or by phone at (403) 253-2979.