Acting for Musical Theatre

Age Range: 8-15
Sydenham Street United Church, 82 Sydenham Street
$200 per semester
Fall Semester:
October 2nd – December 8th
Spring Semester: January 8th – March 23rd
(Classes will not run the week of March 12th to accommodate families going away for March Break)
General Contact:

*Sibling discounts available upon request, we accept payments online and by cheque, once registration is complete you will receive an email with more information regarding how to proceed with payment

About the Class

This course will focus on building acting skills in a comfortable and stress-free environment. Our attention will be evenly divided between developing group-dynamic and developing individual skill sets. This course will also feature an emphasis on solo and ensemble singing. Sessions in this course will include: character physicality, voice projection and manipulation, story and play creation, audition preparation, improvisation activities, vocal tone, pitch development, and harmony singing. Each session will also dedicate a portion of time towards monologues, character development, and song selection that can be used for real auditions! This is the class for students who want to make friends and have fun with theatre. 

The Instructors

Maddy Scovil is a professional actor and director who specializes in theatre for and by youth. She is a recent graduate of Queen’s University with degrees in Drama, French and Education. Maddy spent three years with the Queen’s Barefoot Players where she created and toured adaptations of Shakespeare and fairy tales for young audiences. Her most recent directing credits include Blue Canoe’s Peter and the Starcatcher and Man of La Mancha. She has taught workshops in performance techniques, auditioning, puppets and Shakespeare. Her favourite and first staring role was Tinkerbell (despite not having any lines).

Ryan Cowl
is a recent graduate of Queen’s University. Ryan holds degrees in music and education, focusing on vocal techniques and pedagogy. Ryan has been working in music and theatre for nearly two decades in various roles, including performer, educator, music director, orchestrator, and composer. Ryan is fresh out of a touring contract with the Thousand Islands Playhouse and two productions of his first original musical: Homeschooled the Musical, which was a hit of the Storefront Fringe Festival and Blue Canoe’s own Juvenis Festival. On a good day Ryan can also play over two dozen instruments!