Musical Theatre Ensemble
Age Range: 8-15
Days: Mondays and Thursdays
Location: Sydenham Street United Church, 82 Sydenham Street
Price: $300 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)
Join us October 6th 6PM at Sydenham Street United Church for a free preview night of our new Education Programming!
Registration remains open until the week of October 9!
*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
Want your child to sing something other than Frozen? This class will be looking at the musical theatre repertoire and the skills to perform it with confidence. Students will work on musical theatre singing; including technique, projection, tone, pitch, harmony, and lyric analysis. Students will also study what makes musical theatre acting distinctive. Students will get to work with the instructor and other students to rehearse and study scenes from popular Broadway musicals! This class will also feature introductory workshops on choreography in varying styles common to musical theatre, including jazz and tap. This class is not audition based, and is open to young people of all skill levels. This class also meets twice a week, in order to cover both acting and singing fully. At the end of each semester students will have the opportunity to showcase some of these newly developed skills at our Launch Point Showcase!
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!