On Sunday, December 3, the students of our Youth Performance Academy presented a black box performance of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol at Newmarket's Old Town Hall. The young performers had been rehearsing since September; weekly practices furthered their skills in dance, singing, and acting.
"Let me entertain you", they scream! Our April 2016 production of Gypsy features two alternating casts of "Baby's", both with tremendous talent and sparkle! Today we are thrilled to give you a sneak peek behind-the-scenes and an opportunity to get to know the four young ladies who will take on these iconic roles later this month.
Today's guest post comes from a recent Youth Program alumni, Kyla Whetham. Kyla is currently in her first year of studying Drama and Women and Gender Studies at University of Toronto. She is a 12 year alumni of Wavestage's triple threat youth programs. Over her many years with Wavestage, she's performed in everything from ensemble roles to featured dance roles to leads. Kyla has been an assistant counsellor for Showbiz Academy and has spent countless hours behind the scenes painting sets, learning sound operation skills, and more.
Read her take on why growing up in the theatre played an instrumental role in developing the person she is today.
Our January production of The Wizard of Oz was a smash hit at Newmarket Theatre with two sold out performances during the run! Thank you to all who came out to support our cast and crew! We are honoured that you chose to spend time with us and keep live theatre alive.
Click "read more" to see full production images and audience feedback!
In just one Peter Pan rehearsal you can find Pirates, Lost Boys, Indians, Fairies, and the magic of a boy who never grew up! Our production of this classic musical comes to Newmarket Theatre from April 23-26, 2015 - don't miss your chance to see all the high-flying action yourself! Tickets are available at www.newtix.ca or by calling the box office at 905-953-5122. Tickets will also be available at the Newmarket Theatre box office prior to the performances.
Aristocats KIDS was performed on Monday January 26th at Newmarket Theatre. Wavestage offers three unique youth programs during the school year, giving children and teens the opportunity to develop their skills and perform in either youth productions and/or full scale adult productions. For more high resolution images from Aristocats Kids, please visit this gallery (simply click on an image and then click the download button to save to computer). To learn more about our triple-threat training programs, please click here.