The CAST Program is a part of the Youth Singers of Calgary’s SUMMER STAGES. Our goal is to give young performers (ages 15-24*) the tools necessary to take their love of the arts to the next level as they continue to pursue post-secondary, community or professional performance opportunities. In addition to preparing GODSPELL participants will learn and refine dance fundamentals, sing in vocal master classes and take acting lessons that will all contribute toward our final production.
Recently revived on Broadway GODSPELL challenges performers to grow in many aspects of theatre. Along with its enduring melodies and themes we are excited to use it as our training vehicle for the 2013 season.
The CAST Program runs June 22 – August 3. It is structured so that you can have a summer job working days and some evenings while still getting the benefit of a study program. Classes and Rehearsal times starting Saturday, June 22 are as follows:
Saturdays 5:00- 9:00 pm
Tuesdays 6:30-10:00 pm
Thursdays 6:30-10:00 pm
PERFORMANCES of GODSPELL:
August 1 – 7:00 pm
August 2 – 7:00 pm
August 3 – 2:00 pm
August 3 – 7:00 pm
PROGRAM TUITION: $340
We operate out of the Performing Arts Youth Centre (1371 Hastings Cres SE - near StageWest).
For more information call: 403.234.SHOW and ask for Steven or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Read an article about last year’s production of FAME here
Lawrence received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Lethbridge. The focus of his study was multidisciplinary majoring in theatre, directing, and choreography, with a minor in classical music theory. He also founded the Musical Theatre Society in 2007 and functioned as the president and producer for two years. Before University he spent four years performing with The Young Canadians. Lawrence has been on stages since the age of nine, and enjoys all forms of the performing arts. He has appeared in such works as The Lark, Something to Declare (original collaboration) and Way Off Broadway! Recently he returned to University to study Education and worked as the sound designer for an original work by Storybook Theatre.
Steven received his Bachelor of Music – Vocal Performance degree from the University of Lethbridge in 2008. As a member of the Calgary Opera Chorus he sang in the world premiere of The Inventor and the Canadian premier of Moby Dick. His music pursuits have carried him across Canada and to a number of countries including Germany, Cuba, the USA and England. Some of Steven’s personal stage credits include leading roles in productions of Cosi Fan Tutte, The Pirates of Penzance, Anne of Green Gables, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown and most recently The Light in the Piazza with the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra. Steven is a production manager for the Youth Singers of Calgary, Cowtown Opera and sessional assistant director for Lyric Opera Studio Weimar (Germany).
Katherine is a well-known performer and choreographer in the Calgary arts community. She began her dance and vocal training with the Youth Singers of Calgary in 1995, and soon after began studio training with Absolute Dance Inc. as well. She followed her passion for dance to the University of Calgary Dance Program. There she received a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Dance, graduating with distinction. She continued on to train with the Decidedly Jazz Danceworks Professional Program for two years. Katherine is co-founder of the successful Hip-Hop crew IllFX, and has also performed with The Calgary Spurs, House of Dangerkat, SHINE Ensemble, Elektra Dance Company and various entertainment agencies. Katherine strives for knowledge and excellence in dance and music, and believes firmly in the value of education and self-expression through art.