Morpheus Theatre G&S Junior Theatre School
CALLING ALL PERFORMERS AGE 9 - 17
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC in September!
Starting October 16, 2021, we will be offering both a Junior class for students 9 to 12 years old, and a Senior class for students 13 to 17 years old. The program will continue to give youth an opportunity to expand their acting skills and challenge themselves with the lyrics and patter of a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. The Senior class will also include more advanced acting skills and choreography.
The course is a performance based process. Both classes will run Saturday mornings from 10:00-11:30 beginning in mid-October. Classes will include professional instruction in Acting and Voice and the program will culminate in two youth performances on the set of our mainstage production in the Victor Mitchell Theatre at the Pumphouse Theatre for their family and friends. They will work on a full set with lights, sounds, and costumes.
Initially the children will be working as a single group while we develop basic skills in all of the performance elements. Once we move into the casting and rehearsal phase they will be split up according to their roles in the show. All of the children will receive a role in the piece (roles will be assigned by the instructors, and will be geared towards each child’s skill level and what will benefit their development as a performer the most.)
Students enrolled in the program will learn the basics in choral singing, such as tuning, breath management, proper formation of vowels, good diction, posture and facial expression through vocal warmups, exercises, and homework. The basics of musical sight reading will be taught, listening skills will be honed, and singing in harmony will be introduced. Students will gain confidence and aptitude in their singing. The fun, humour and drama of Gilbert and Sullivan is a great way for youth to be introduced to classical music. Group vocal lessons encourage teamwork and friendship, in a low stress environment! All students will also have the opportunity to try their hand at solo singing, if they so wish, and the learning environment created will be positive and constructive.
JUNIOR CLASS - AGE 9 - 12; SENIOR CLASS - AGE 13 - 17
DATE: Starting Saturday, October 16th, 10:00 - 11:30 every Saturday.
COST: Juniors – $375, Seniors – $425
Returning Students save $75. Additional Family members also save $50.
(Payment plans are available - please call 403-246-2999)
WHERE: Morpheus Rehearsal Centre, Parkdale Community Centre
No classes over winter break or holiday long weekends.