G&S JR Theatre School – Professional Theatre Training for Youth Aged 9 – 17!


Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce that the G&S Junior Theatre School program is growing.  After 4 successful seasons, the Juniors are making room for more teenagers to participate in our program.

Starting in October 2015, we will be offering both a Junior class for students 9 to 13 years old, and a Senior class for students 14 to 17 years old. The program will continue to be led by Michelle Brandenburg and Naomi Williams and 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 October 17. 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.

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 warm-ups, 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.

DATE: Saturday, October 17  to Saturday May 14, 10:00 – 11:30am
***No classes over winter break or holiday long weekends.

COST: Juniors – $350, Seniors – $400     FAMILY DISCOUNT- Family members save $50!
***Payment plans are available – please call 403-246-2999

WHERE: Morpheus Rehearsal Centre, Lower Level, 3512 5 Avenue NW

Space is limited so register early! Click here to register online  or call our office at (403) 246-2999.


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