Studio Programs

Studio Programs

Fall Production Program 2019

2019 Lion King Production Program (Junior Company and Senior Company)
September 22, 29
October 6, 20, 27 (no class Thanksgiving weekend Oct 13)
November 3, 10, 17, 24
December 1, 8, 15 (no classes over Christmas break Dec 21 – Jan 6)
January 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 1

JR Company Program: 12:45-2:45pm – ages 6-9

SR Company Program: 3:00-5:00pm – ages 10-14

*Effective 2019, we are creating two companies to allow younger performers an opportunity for bigger roles and for older participants to do more advanced material. Each company will have their own production of Lion King Jr. to perform.

*Program will be led by Toni Grates, Christina Laramee, and two additional Guest Artists (to be announced)

Investment: $640+hst
*Effective 2019, we are making this a longer program, with more instructional hours.

Class Location: The Abilities Centre, 55 Gordon St, Whitby, ON L1N 0J2

Performances on March 7 & 8 , 2020 at The Centennial (Whitby Courthouse) Theatre in Whitby.

Young performers, ages 6-14, will participate in this musical theatre program in preparation for a production of Lion King Jr. at the Centennial Theatre in Whitby. Every participant will have a role or be featured in some way in the final presentation regardless of previous experience. You do not need to audition to be in this program. We will determine roles based on class assessments in the fall.

Included in this program:

  • Quality acting, voice and dance instruction in a safe and inclusive environment alongside industry professionals.
  • Private and small group coaching.
  • An opportunity to perform on a stage in front of family and friends.
  • A headshot & pizza party!

There will be no extra cost for costumes.
Although this program will be fun, we also expect full commitment from all participants. This includes reviewing music and lines in between sessions and a commitment to attendance.

Testimonials from Previous Production Programming:
“Mike and I would like to personally thank you Toni, and your AMAZING team on the wonderful production of the Wizard of Oz.  Caitlin has always been a “performer” at home, but her experience over the past 10 weeks with all of you has funnelled her passion, and has introduced her to the art of performing. She has loved every single second with the Traveling Stage! As parents, we are so proud of what she has accomplished with you all. Thank you!!”
– Kathleen & Mike Kelly
“We just wanted to thank you for all of your hard work that you put into The Wizard of Oz production.  We only have rave reviews for your team and have only heard the same from family and friends.  This was definitely no standard public school performance but indeed was a real production.   The time you dedicated to this weekend’s performance did not go unnoticed.  My daughter was always smiling when she left her acting classes and would sing for hours after coming home. As a mom that’s all we really want,  to see our child happy and that she was.”
– Michelle Wright
“I wanted to say congratulations on a superb production of the Wizard of Oz!  I was truly amazed at how you and the rest of your crew pulled everything together in just 10 weeks and with 40+ kids.  We had friends and relatives attend the shows and they all thought it was fantastic. Aliya absolutely loved being a part of the production. This was her very first time on stage and your Sunday sessions really helped her gain confidence in her singing and her acting. She hopes to continue studying performing arts in high school and this opportunity confirmed her love and passion for the arts.  For that, thank you!  She is very sad to see that it is over but hopes to return in the near future. Again, thank you!  You helped make our little girl shine.”
– Mary Lynden
“I just wanted to send a huge Thank You! I am so happy Brooklyn attended this program. She has learned so much and it has been a wonderful experience for her! The show was quite impressive – so many talented young performers. You guys are amazing teachers!”
– April Kean
“You guys did such an amazing job and it only takes an hour of watching you guys with these kids to see you were born to do this. You have patience, energy, expertise! I was once again SO THRILLED that Clare got to do this!”
– Tanya Cochrane (parent)
“Thank you so much for all you do! Hannah had a great time and is already looking forward to the fall so she can try out for a bigger role.”
– Parent
“Thank you for this wonderful opportunity…. you have an AMAZING AMAZING PROGRAM!!!! Julia loves this program AND what it does for her self confidence is indescribable ! We are signing her up for the triple threat program as well along with the fall production of Lion King.”
– Anna Mantia
“What an amazing weekend of shows. I am so impressed with what you and your staff were able to pull off in such a short time. I thoroughly enjoyed every one. I went to all 4 shows and enjoyed every one of them!!!”
– April Graham
“What am amazing production. Kids did amazing.”
– Sharon Pashayan
“So impressed with the performances this weekend!! I’ve been walking around singing the songs in my head all day. This was such an amazing and positive experience for Elizabeth. She’ll certainly be joining you again for the fall production. Many thanks to all for the hours devoted to making this the best experience for all of our kids.”
– Jennifer Longpre
“First of we want to thank you and your team for an unforgettable performance and for a great experience for Chelsea . It has been a memorable fall.”
– parent
“Huge congratulations and thanks are in order for yourself and the other instructors. We were absolutely blown away by the quality of the production! Being able to direct such a large group of kids, most being fairly young, could not have been easy! Well done!! And thank you – Hailey really enjoyed being a part of this.Thank you again! Expect to see my younger daughter next fall!”
– parent
“Thank you so much for all your work in instilling confidence and fun into this program. Evelyn loved it and is already missing the group.”
– Christie Wilcox
“Thank you once again! You and all your staff are incredible! We really appreciate all the time and effort you put into the production! Thank you for inspiring our daughter!”
– Anne Martin
“We would like to sincerely thank you for such an awesome experience. Brooke completely enjoyed every minute and looked forward to Sundays. In fact, she is sad it is over and mentioned what a wonderful, supportive person you are and that it was the best experience. In addition, our family and friends thought the show was extremely well done so congratulations to you and your team.”
– Kim Myers

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