Spotlight – grade 9 to 19yrs
For the ambitious, aspiring young performer or those with a passion for the Performing Arts! Are you looking to be challenged and encouraged by highly qualified, inspirational staff, whilst surrounded by likeminded, creative students? Our masterclass program is divided equally between training and practical experience, with classes in each of the separate disciplines of dancing, singing and acting.
“Don’t tell me not to fly I’ve simply got to”
– Funny Girl
Classes Available 2016/2017 – Spotlight Youth
Term 2 – Spotlight – Registration closed
February 11th 2017 to June 24th 2017 – 14 weeks, plus recital
No classes – February 18, 19, March 11, 12, 18, 19, April 15, 16, May 20, 21.
Performance, – Saturday June 24, 2017, Centrepointe theatre more information to follow on the parents page – recital
Cost per term – $500
Please see parents guide for fees breakdown and payment options.
About the musical –
Sweeney Todd has become a worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony’s (including Best Musical), for its Broadway premiere and has now been adapted for high school performers in Sweeney Todd School Edition. Stephen Sondheim’s and Hugh Wheeler’s (A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures) tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed, and delighted audiences across the world.
An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to 19th century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up, and the carnage has only just begun!
This special School Edition has been masterfully adapted, working directly with Mr. Sondheim, to retain the dark wit and grand scope of the original work, with a few lyric and key changes to facilitate high school productions. At the show’s core is a challenging score of epic proportion with two tasty tour de force roles in Sweeney and his comic female accomplice Mrs. Lovett. Sweeney Todd School Edition is sure to be the highlight of any high school’s season.
What to expect –
Core classes – Practical classes in drama, dance and singing.
Music classes developing ensemble singing and music theory skills
Acting classes that explore approaches to text and character
Dance Classes cover the basics of ballet, broadway jazz and theatre dance.
Musicality classes that encourage students to look at the relationship between music and the process of acting using text, song and dance
This first semester finishes with a performance that further develops the above skills by putting them into practice
1st performance – 13 the Musical
Core classes continue to develop voice, movement and acting skills
Singing classes continue to develop ensemble skills, whilst focusing more on solo and small group performance.
In semester 2 acting classes focus on the demands of working with musical text
This second semester finishes with an audition and rehearsal process, culminating in a musical showcase.
The Showcase offers an opportunity for students to perform both solo and ensemble in front of an audience of parents, family and friends. Local agents and other industry figures will be invited to attend also
2nd performance – Sweeney Todd
Saturdays PM – Kanata –
Kanata United Church
33 Leacock Dr, Kanata
Course times – 16.30 to 19.15
Sundays PM – Ottawa –
St Matthews Anglican Church
217 First Ave, Ottawa, ON
Course times – 16.30 to 19.15