congratulations to the 2019 cast of whistle down the wind!
Stay tuned for announcements of our 2020 production!
a two week Performance training program
During the two weeks, singers between the ages of 14 and 24 are challenged to rehearse and stage an entire musical.
Singers must be willing to learn their music before they arrive to the program, and must commit to perfect attendance throughout the rehearsals. There will be four performances at the end of the two weeks.
Technical apprenticeships are available on a limited basis. Participants will work one-on-one with with an experienced backstage technician throughout the workshop. Applicants will be chosen by interview.
Workshop dates: August 2nd-16th, 2020
8:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday (including the holiday Monday and possibly the Sunday)
Rockway Mennonite Church, 47 Onward Ave. Kitchener
Daily vocal and physical exercises and coachings
Mini-workshops in various aspects of the theatre
Intense rehearsal schedule which requires all participants to be present and prepared at all times
Performances: August 14-16, 2020
Auditions: April 25, 26, 2020. Callbacks will be held on April 26th. (digital auditions may be submitted).
Rockway Mennonite Church
Prepare one musical theatre song to perform. Accompanist will be provided.
Tuition: $595 per person plus HST.
Tuition plus accommodation for 2 weeks: $1820.
Bursary applications available upon request.
Out of Town Applicants
Out of town applicants may submit a digital audition before the audition dates.
Please prepare 2 musical theatre songs to record as well as one contemporary monologue. Auditions should be submitted before April 26th, 2020.
Dorms at the local university with private bedrooms, kitchen and communal space will be available for out-of-town participants in need of lodging. Your fee includes a full-time adult chaperone to assist with transportation, meal preparation and general supervision.
Over the years, students from all over Canada and the U.S. have taken part in the Intensive Workshop. We have welcomed performers from Stratford, Brantford, Oakville, Windsor, New Brunswick, British Columbia, Calgary, Virginia and New York and more.
All scheduled rehearsals and other events are mandatory for all singers, and failure to attend may result in dismissal from the program! This Intensive Workshop is intended to simulate a short, intense rehearsal schedule of a professional show. Please reconsider auditioning if you are not prepared to work!