Musical Theatre Performance
Musical Theatre Ensemble
Musical Theatre Ensemble is for anyone who loves to sing, dance and act! This is our advanced triple threat class. Students will work as an ensemble to learn music and choreography to a wide range of age-appropriate musical production numbers from Broadway shows. Building on the fundamentals of singing, dancing, and acting, students will develop an understanding of choreography, reading sheet music, vocal production, and creating dynamic characters within the ensemble.
This class will participate in the end of term Friends and Family Showcase.
The Musical Theatre Company
Advanced musical theatre students, ages 11-18, are welcome to audition for our Musical Theatre Company. In this Pre-Professional Production Program, performers will gain practical insight into how a musical is cast, rehearsed, and performed while they work with a professional creative team to produce a concert version of a musical. They will hone acting, singing, dancing, leadership and teamwork skills while making friends and having fun.
Summer Musical Theatre Camps
Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy’s week-long Summer Camps give performers a chance to have fun, meet new friends and gain new skills while learning about blockbuster musical theatre shows! By studying a different, age-appropriate musical each week, participants will build on the fundamentals of singing, movement and scene work to help develop a better understanding of reading sheet music, vocal production, choreography, and creating dynamic characters.
“Yes, and….!” Students will explore acting through improvisation, non-scripted storytelling and drama-based games, all while learning through play, imagination and spontaneity. Students will practice being present in the moment, taking risks, creating trust and finding agreement in a safe collaborative space.
Acting students are welcome to enrol in Scripted Acting. Students will explore character development through text analysis techniques, using age and level appropriate monologues and scenes from a wide range of published plays. Instructors will help students learn to break down clues within the script, and how those clues influence the way their character walks, talks, feels and interacts with other actors in the play.
Students of all levels of experience are welcome to enrol in Stage Combat. Students, grouped by age, will build physical and intellectual responses to conflict while combining physical performance with emotional acting. Instructors will safely lead various forms of combat such as rolls, falls, striking and kicking, and improve control over explosive reactions, ensuring a safe transfer of energy between performers.
Our Masterclass Series provides weekly drop-in intensives with access to advice, insight, and training from esteemed theatre professionals. The wide range of topics will include voice-overs, directing, musical directing, choreography, magic, puppetry, marketing and self-promotion, representation, body positivity, and more.