The Singer's Theatre

Musical Theatre training for the aspiring performer

Join our team!  We are always looking for new Production Team members.  To apply, please contact amanda@thesingerstheatre.ca  to request an application.  Current openings for summer, 2018:

Assistant Stage Manager

Backstage Crew

Properties Design

Junior Intensive Counsellor

Technical Apprentice

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Amanda Brunk, Producer/Resident Music Director

Amanda Brunk is a cross-over voice teacher with a special interest in vocal health and rehabilitation.  Her curiosity for the mechanics of singing and speech has taken her to study the fields of voice pedagogy, voice therapy and speech internationally.  Amanda adjudicates regularly for classical, choral, pop and musical theatre categories. from coast to coast.  She is an executive board member of the Ontario chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and is a published author for the NATS Journal of Singing.

    Amanda teaches Contemporary Voice at Wilfrid Laurier University and maintains a successful crossover studio in Waterloo.  Her voice students have gone on to perform throughout Canada, on North American tours and in Broadway shows.  As conductor of the Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir for eight years, Amanda led the choir to win competitions nationally and internationally, and to perform with grammy-winning recording artists and rock groups.  

    A passionate advocate for the education and inspiration of young artists, she developed the concept for the Music Theatre Academy at Laurier, an intensive three-week performance program for pre-professional emerging artists where she teaches contemporary voice techniques to classical singers and sits as the Artistic Director.  Amanda is also the Founder and Artistic Director of The Singer's Theatre, a summer music theatre training program that attracts singers from across North America. She has also served as vocal director for various cruise lines. 

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Gord Davis, Resident Director

Gordon Davis graduated with a degree in Mathematics and English from the University of Western Ontario and later earned his Theatre Arts Specialist at the University of Toronto. He has been a major figure in Drama Education for almost 40 years. For 34 years, he was the theatre Arts teacher at Elmira District Secondary School. Mr. Davis started the drama program at EDSS in 1971 with 2 classes. Under his direction, the program grew to be one of the most high profile and high quality programs in Ontario. The plays that Mr. Davis entered in the Sears Ontario Drama Festival garnered hundreds of awards and frequent trips to the Ontario Showcase, and have provided models of excellence for students and teachers across the province. In addition to the honours that his productions have earned, Mr. Davis was named recipient of the Stewart Award for Teacher Excellence in 1990, and was the winner of the 1998 Waterloo Arts Council Award in the performance category for Directing. In 2008 he received the Michael Spence Award from Theatre Ontario for his contribution to young people’s theatre, through the Sears Ontario Drama Festival. Gordon retired from teaching in 2001 to concentrate on a freelance directing career. He is thrilled to be the resident director of The Singers Theatre, to further nurture young singers, providing them with an intense exposure to live theatre with innovative productions of challenging musical works.

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Corey Agnew, Acting

Selected Credits

LES MISÉRABLES: (Sir Cameron Mackintosh) – Currently the Associate Director of the Broadway U.S. National Tour, Directed the Mexico City production, Resident Director for Mirvish in Toronto and in Australia.

MATILDA: (Royal Shakespeare Company) - Resident Director of the Broadway U.S. National Tour and for Mirvish in Toronto. Deputy-Associate Director in South Korea.

MARY POPPINS: (Disney) – Children’s Director of the Broadway production, the 1st Broadway U.S. National Tour, the Australian production, Associate Director of the 2nd Broadway U.S. National Tour, Resident Director of the Australian Tour.

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: Director – Sheridan College

THE SUNSHINE BOYS: Assistant Director (Ted Dykstra) - Soulpepper

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Robin Warwick, Choreographer

Originally from Kitchener, Robin grew up dancing competitively, participating in every musical she possibly could and studying piano and voice. After graduating from Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, where she played roles such as K.C. Downing in 'My Favourite Year' and Elizabeth Bennett in 'Pride and Prejudice', she started working for Royal Caribbean International as a featured singer. This took her to places all around the world like China, Russia, Brazil, Europe and the Caribbean. After four contracts she is now back in Kitchener-Waterloo y teaching musical theatre, voice and piano to young and old who share her passion for the arts. She is also proud new member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Last year she had the privilege of performing with Drayton Entertainment as part of their 2016/2017 season in their  productions of ‘Aladdin: The Panto’ and ’Cinderella: The Panto’.