Here’s a list of our regular programs for kids and teens, ages 8 to 18. No formal training needed just lots of enthusiasm!!!

All courses finish off with full musical performances on stage, complete with lights and costumes!

Space is limited, so register early!

(Registration: refer a friend and receive 10% 0ff your registration fee, refer 2 friends and get 20% off and so on and so on…)

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SPRING PROGRAMS 2019

 

GREASE

A musical about teens in love in the 50’s! It’s California 1959 and greaser Danny Zuko and Australian Sandy Olsson are in love. They spend time at the beach, and when they go back to school, what neither of them knows is that they both now attend Rydell High. Danny’s the leader of the T-Birds, a group of black leather jacket-wearing greasers while Sandy hangs with the Pink Ladies, a group of pink-wearing girls led by Rizzo. When they clash at Rydell’s first pep rally, Danny isn’t the same Danny from the beach. They try to be like each other so they can be together.  Bring out your inner Danny and Sandy with Grease duets “Summer Nights” and “You’re the One That I Want.” Other good Grease songs from the musical soundtrack include “Greased Lightnin’,” “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee,” and “We Go Together.”

 

This fun musical is full of great characters, poodle skirts timeless songs and amazing dance numbers  Come join us for a 33 hr program, ages 8 and up welcome.

Come join us at Upstage Studios to perform this wonderful Creative Musical, Script has been adapted to be age appropriate

LOCATION OF  CLASSES : St James United Church, 181 Portland St, Dartmouth

Saturday  1 pm till 4 pm 

 Classes start: 

Saturday 1 pm – 4 pm , starting April 6, 2019  till performance June 22, 2019

Cost of 33 hr program $240.00

Ages 8 and up welcome

Don’t miss the opportunity to perform in one of the most popular family musicals of all time!

Audition Notice – The Heathers

Upstage Studios is excited to announce our spring advanced musical program – The Heathers! . Each cast member will work alongside and be taught by talented enthusiastic teachers  with many years in the performing arts, developing skills in dance, acting and singing, be pushed to their limits to be a better performer, person and develop a unique sense of community and family that only a theater experience can provide! Upstage Studios will focus on creating a quality experience for each participant and family member from the time auditions begin to when the final curtain drops. This is one opportunity your student will certainly not want to miss out on! Show: The Heathers

Eligibility: 13 years old +:

  • Auditions May 19 , 2019  , 10am-2pm (Sunday) please book to reserve your audition spot at www.upstagehalifax.ca
  • LOCATION: 29 Wildwood blvd
  • PREPARE: 16 bars of a musical theatre song. Please bring the Karaoke background music on cd. Be prepared to move/dance & read sides from the show.
  • BRING: Headshot & Resume, and clothing to move in.

Rehearsals: Beginning June 1st  Until June 29,  Tuesday and Thursday 6 – 9 pm and Sunday 1 – 4 pm , 9 hours a week

  • Show Dates: June 29, St James United Church

$320.00  for 39 hours of instruction   • In addition to scripts, costumes and other materials, this tuition includes training in dance/acting/music over and above any similar program.

  • This show deals with Very mature subject mature we will require parents to sign a permission slip

SYNOPSIS

Based on the cult classic film of the same name, Heathers is the story of Veronica Sawyer, a senior at the fictional Westerberg High. Veronica longs to be cool like the clique of it-girls that runs Westerberg: the unaffected, unattainable Heathers. Unfortunately, in addition to awesome levels of popularity, the Heathers are also cruel, choosing to mock and bully their kingdom into submission. When Veronica uses her skills as a forger to get the Heathers out of detention, she impresses their leader Heather Chandler— so much so that they agree to let her into their exclusive club. At first Veronica is thrilled—until she finds out that being one of the Heathers means bullying the same kids she used to call friends. Meanwhile, Veronica finds herself attracted to a mysterious newcomer at school named Jason Dean (JD). When an innocent drink mixup results in the accidental poisoning of Heather Chandler, JD convinces Veronica to stage Heather’s suicide. The results are so successful that Veronica and JD, exhilarated with their newfound power, resolve to rid Westerberg of the cruelly popular elite forever. With raw, edgy, and culturally relevant numbers like “Beautiful,” “Candy Store,” and “Yo Girl,” Heathers is fast becoming a fan favorite among community theaters and high schoolers everywhere.

Cast:

  • Veronica Sawyer
  • James Dean (JD)
  • Heather Chandler
  • Heather Duke
  • Heather McNamara
  • Ram Sweeny
  • Martha Dunnstock
  • Kurt Kelly
  • John Sweeny ( Ram’s father)
  • Matt Kelly (Kurt’s father
  • Big Bud Dean (JD’s father)
  • Jeremiah Sawyer (Veronica’s father)
  • Elena Sawyer (Veronica’s mother)
  • Coach Bolton
  • Principal Gerri
  • Joan Dawn (Hipster)
  • Caroline Rivers (cheerleader)
  • Jacob Waters (prep)
  • Officer Jones
  • Officer Bennet
  • Paulina Fleming
  • Jenny LeBlanc (party girl)
  • Autum McCormick (goth chick)
  • Elijah Winters (geek)