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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WINTER PROGRAM 2018/19

MAMMA MIA

Calling all music theater stars-to-be!  If you’ve ever dreamed of performing on stage to the Musical Mamma Mia  , come and join us at Upstage Studios for a Comprehensive 17 week course offering training in: Dance, Voice and Drama .

 

Mamma Mia! is based on the songs of ABBA, a Swedish pop/dance group active from 1972 to 1982 and one of the most popular international pop groups of all time, topping the charts again and again in Europe, North and South America and Australia.The musical is full of women empowerment spirit which celebrates the theme of friendship and love, which are beautifully expressed from ABBA’s songs like, “Super Trouper“, “Lay All Your Love on Me“, “Dancing Queen“, “Knowing Me, Knowing You“, “Take a Chance on Me“, “Thank You for the Music“, “Money, Money, Money“, “The Winner Takes It All“, “Voulez-Vous“, “SOS

This fun musical is full of great characters, costumes and songs and amazing dance numbers  Come join us for a 51 hr program, ages 8 and up welcome.

Come join us at Upstage Studios to perform this wonderful Creative Musical

LOCATION OF SATURDAY CLASSES : NORTH WOOD SIDE RECREATION CENTER

 230 Pleasant, Dartmouth

LOCATION OF SUNDAY CLASS: CARREFOUR SCHOOL

201 Avenue du Portage, Dartmouth

Saturday  1 pm till 4 pm - NORTH WOODSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER

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Sunday 1 pm till 4 pm -CARREFOUR SCHOOL – FULL

 Classes start: 

Saturday 1 pm – 4 pm , starting October 13th till performance March 2, 2019

Sunday   1 pm – 4 pm , starting October 14th till performance March 2, 2019

Cost of 51 hr program $360.00

Ages 8 and up welcome

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

 performance will be on Carrefour stage March 2nd

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Audition Notice

Upstage Studios is excited to announce our winter 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: 14 years old +:

  • Auditions September 16 , 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 mid September  Until mid December Thursday and Sunday night, 6 hours a week

  • Show Dates: mid December, location to be anounced

$525.00  for 75 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)