This workshop has been offered every summer since 2010. Some past workshops have included Little Mermaid Jr., Aladdin Jr., Guys & Dolls Jr., Beauty and the Beast Jr., Godspell Jr., to name a few. Numerous teens have taken the workshop summer-after-summer. Many have (subsequently) taken post-secondary studies in music / theatre / dance. And a few have become professionals in the performing arts.
Over the 3-week period, and under the tutelage / direction of experienced professionals, led by Hilary Whelton and Miranda Murphy, participants will undertake to audition, prepare, rehearse and perform this lively, beloved, teen-adapted musical classic .
The purpose of the program is to provide an opportunity for youth to participate in a stimulating, high-calibre, performing arts experience during the summer months. Participants receive instruction / training from superbly-qualified professionals in a friendly, supportive, purposeful environment.
Through the program
- participants will develop and improve their performing arts skills in acting, improvisation, scene-work, dance, rhythm, and vocal music (solo, small ensemble, and choral).
- participants will develop and improve their individual realisation of artistic capability and self-worth, their sense of personal and group responsibility, their interpersonal and teamwork skills, and their knowledge / understanding of theatre conventions and theatre etiquette.
- participants will develop and improve their awareness of and contribution to community spirit.