Studio Programs

Studio Programs

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

The Travelling Stage offers a variety of Community Production Programs for performers of all ages. Our programs are led by passionate teachers and industry professionals in a safe and inclusive environment. We teach music, acting, dance and movement skills with an emphasis on creativity, connection and fun.

See below for our current offerings.

MUSICAL PRODUCTION PROGRAMS

JUNIOR PRODUCTION PROGRAM (NEW!)

Ideal for youngsters interested in exploring the world of dancing, singing and
acting. All performers will work towards the final show of Frozen Kids on the
big stage with costumes, props and sets.

Ages 5-8 years

Thursdays, 5:30pm to 6:15pm

Rehearsals: September 15th, 2022 to February 23rd, 2023 (23 weeks)

Performance Weekend: February 25th & 26th, 2023

Rehearsal Location: Northminster United Church, Oshawa (Rossland & Simcoe)

Performance Location: TBA

Junior Program Investment: $368.00+HST for the entire year’s program*

Performers, ages 5-8, will participate in our community musical theatre production program in preparation for a full scale production. Every participant will have a role or be featured in some way in the final presentation regardless of previous experience. You do not need to audition to be in this program and students will be assigned to groups based on their age and skill level.

 

Children will be assigned to roles, but the process will be very gentle and multi-casting will be employed throughout to extend as many performance opportunities as possible. The emphasis of our Junior Program is on the skills and courage it takes to step onto the stage!

 

Included in this program:

– Quality acting, voice and dance instruction in a safe and inclusive environment alongside three full-time industry professionals.
– Private and small group coaching.
– Opportunities to perform on a stage in front of family and friends.
– A headshot & pizza party!

 

NEW THIS YEAR!

– We will be entering a festival this year in addition to performing live at the end of the season.
– We will be double casting this production so that we can offer performance opportunities to two sets of leads.
– We will have an open house before the Winter break for parents to come in and see what we have been working on.

 

Although this program will be fun, we also expect full commitment from all participants. This includes reviewing music and lines in between sessions and a commitment to attendance.

 

*Cost includes rehearsals, costumes/sets/props, headshot, pizza party, Open House and Final Performance. Additional costs include show tickets, performer attire, script purchase (these may be borrowed) and extra day camps. No administration fee.

YOUTH PERFORMANCE TROUPE

Geared to both beginner and advanced young performers, this program will teach music, acting, dance and movement skills with an emphasis on performance. This program will end with a live production of Grease (School Version) featuring all students of this program on a big stage with costumes, sets and props.

Ages 8-16 years

Thursdays, 6:30pm to 8:30pm + Occasional Sunday (Feb. 19 & 26)

Rehearsals: September 15th, 2022 to March 2nd, 2023 (24 weeks)

Performance Weekend: March 3rd -5th , 2023

Rehearsal Location: Northminster United Church, Oshawa (Rossland & Simcoe)

Performance Location: TBA

Performance Troupe Investment: $690.00+HST for the entire year’s program*

Performers ages 8-16 will participate in our community musical theatre production program in preparation for a full scale production. Every participant will have a role or be featured in some way in the final presentation regardless of previous experience. You do not need to audition to be in this program. We will determine production roles based on class assessments and role auditions in the fall. Students will be assigned to groups based on their age and skill level.

 

Participants registered for our Youth Performance Troupe will have the opportunity to audition for a lead role. If cast in a lead role, they will be required to attend our Main Roles Program for extra vocal coaching, acting and dance classes outside of the scheduled program time at an additional charge (see below for additional information).

 

Please note that all participants will be featured in the final production. Taking on the responsibility for a lead role is not required and will not take away from participants receiving quality instruction over the course of the year.

 

Included in this program:

– Quality acting, voice and dance instruction in a safe and inclusive environment alongside three full-time industry professionals.
– Private and small group coaching.
– Opportunities to perform on a stage in front of family and friends.
– A headshot & pizza party!

 

NEW THIS YEAR!

– We will be entering a festival this year in addition to performing live at the end of the season.
– We will be double casting this production so that we can offer performance opportunities to two sets of leads.
– We will have an open house before the Winter break for parents to come in and see what we have been working on.

 

Although this program will be fun, we also expect full commitment from all participants. This includes reviewing music and lines in between sessions and a commitment to attendance.

 

*Cost includes rehearsals, costumes/sets/props, headshot, pizza party, Open House and Final Performance. Additional costs include show tickets, performer attire, script purchase (these may be borrowed) and extra day camps. No administration fee.

 

MAIN ROLES PROGRAM FOR YOUTH PERFORMANCE TROUPE:

Lead roles will be cast by audition after the start of the Youth Performance Troupe Program for interested performers.

Extra rehearsals, coaching and workshops will be required in addition to regular Performance Troupe rehearsals and commitments.

Rehearsals (beginning October 6th ): Thursdays, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Main Roles Program Additional Investment: $295.00+HST for additional classes and coaching outside of regular program.

ADULT PRODUCTION PROGRAM (NEW!)

Aimed at performers 18+, this program will teach music, acting, dance and movement skills with an emphasis on performance. This program will end with a live musical revue featuring all students of this program on a big stage with costumes, sets and props.

Production: A Musical Revue

Ages 18-108 years

Thursdays, 8:30-9:30pm 

*Additional Sunday Classes may be scheduled closer to performance time.

Rehearsals: September 15th, 2022 to February 2nd, 2023 (24 weeks)

Performance Weekend: February 4 & 5, 2023

Rehearsal Location: Northminster United Church, Oshawa (Rossland & Simcoe)

Performance Location: TBA

Investment: $380.00+hst for the entire year’s program

No experience necessary (that’s the fun part)! Just bring your willingness to learn and an open mind.

Revue will consist of two acts of full ensemble numbers, solos, duets and small group numbers. We will tailor the material to suit the skill sets of our participants.

 

Included in this program:

– Quality acting, voice and dance instruction in a safe and inclusive environment alongside three full-time industry professionals.
– Private and small group coaching.
– Opportunities to perform on a stage in front of family and friends.
– A headshot session for our marquee!

 

Although this program will be fun, we also expect full commitment from all participants. This includes reviewing music and lines in between sessions and a commitment to attendance.

 

*Cost includes rehearsals, costumes/sets/props, and a final production in a large theatre with sets and props. There are no additional fees beyond this, except for the production tickets at the end of the program. No administration fee.

 

Dust off those dreams and those dance shoes and join us for an unforgettable experience!

NON-MUSICAL PRODUCTION PROGRAMS

THEATRE BASICS (NEW!)

This program helps students explore how to use their voice, body and emotion to bring a character to life. By the end of session, students will have the basic tools to help them lift a character off the page and put it on the stage. Students will work toward a final in-class performance for parents, which will take place on the final day of the session.

Ages 5-7 years

Mondays, 5:45 – 6:30 pm 

Classes: September 19 – December 19 (12 weeks – no class Thanksgiving Monday or Halloween)

Investment: $200 + HST

THEATRE ARTS I (NEW!)

Using monologues, students will explore how to use their voice, body and emotion to bring a character to life. By the end of session, students will have the basic tools to help them lift a character off the page and put it on the stage. Students will work toward a final in-class monologue performance for parents, which will take place on the final day of the session.

Ages 8 – 11 years

Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm

Classes: September 19 – December 19 (12 weeks – no class Thanksgiving Monday or Halloween)

Investment: $200 + HST

THEATRE ARTS II (NEW!)

This program will explore characterization, voice and the art of the monologue. It is recommended that students have some previous drama experience before taking this program. Students will work toward a final in-class monologue collective performance for parents, which will take place on the final day of the session.

Ages 12 – 15 years

Mondays, 7:30-8:30pm

Classes: September 19 – December 19 (12 weeks – no class Thanksgiving Monday or Halloween)

Investment: $200 + HST

Check out our production programming!

Testimonials from Previous Production Programming:

“Mike and I would like to personally thank you Toni, and your AMAZING team on the wonderful production of the Wizard of Oz.  Caitlin has always been a “performer” at home, but her experience over the past 10 weeks with all of you has funnelled her passion, and has introduced her to the art of performing. She has loved every single second with the Traveling Stage! As parents, we are so proud of what she has accomplished with you all. Thank you!!”
Kathleen & Mike Kelly
“We just wanted to thank you for all of your hard work that you put into The Wizard of Oz production.  We only have rave reviews for your team and have only heard the same from family and friends.  This was definitely no standard public school performance but indeed was a real production.   The time you dedicated to this weekend’s performance did not go unnoticed.  My daughter was always smiling when she left her acting classes and would sing for hours after coming home. As a mom that’s all we really want,  to see our child happy and that she was.”
Michelle Wright
“I wanted to say congratulations on a superb production of the Wizard of Oz!  I was truly amazed at how you and the rest of your crew pulled everything together in just 10 weeks and with 40+ kids.  We had friends and relatives attend the shows and they all thought it was fantastic. Aliya absolutely loved being a part of the production. This was her very first time on stage and your Sunday sessions really helped her gain confidence in her singing and her acting. She hopes to continue studying performing arts in high school and this opportunity confirmed her love and passion for the arts.  For that, thank you!  She is very sad to see that it is over but hopes to return in the near future. Again, thank you!  You helped make our little girl shine.”
Mary Lynden
“I just wanted to send a huge Thank You! I am so happy Brooklyn attended this program. She has learned so much and it has been a wonderful experience for her! The show was quite impressive – so many talented young performers. You guys are amazing teachers!”
April Kean
“You guys did such an amazing job and it only takes an hour of watching you guys with these kids to see you were born to do this. You have patience, energy, expertise! I was once again SO THRILLED that Clare got to do this!”
Tanya Cochrane (parent)
“Thank you so much for all you do! Hannah had a great time and is already looking forward to the fall so she can try out for a bigger role.”
Parent
“Thank you for this wonderful opportunity…. you have an AMAZING AMAZING PROGRAM!!!! Julia loves this program AND what it does for her self confidence is indescribable ! We are signing her up for the triple threat program as well along with the fall production of Lion King.”
Anna Mantia
“What an amazing weekend of shows. I am so impressed with what you and your staff were able to pull off in such a short time. I thoroughly enjoyed every one. I went to all 4 shows and enjoyed every one of them!!!”
April Graham
“What am amazing production. Kids did amazing.”
Sharon Pashayan
“So impressed with the performances this weekend!! I’ve been walking around singing the songs in my head all day. This was such an amazing and positive experience for Elizabeth. She’ll certainly be joining you again for the fall production. Many thanks to all for the hours devoted to making this the best experience for all of our kids.”
Jennifer Longpre
“First of we want to thank you and your team for an unforgettable performance and for a great experience for Chelsea . It has been a memorable fall.”
parent
“Huge congratulations and thanks are in order for yourself and the other instructors. We were absolutely blown away by the quality of the production! Being able to direct such a large group of kids, most being fairly young, could not have been easy! Well done!! And thank you – Hailey really enjoyed being a part of this.Thank you again! Expect to see my younger daughter next fall!”
parent
“Thank you so much for all your work in instilling confidence and fun into this program. Evelyn loved it and is already missing the group.”
Christie Wilcox
“Thank you once again! You and all your staff are incredible! We really appreciate all the time and effort you put into the production! Thank you for inspiring our daughter!”
Anne Martin
“We would like to sincerely thank you for such an awesome experience. Brooke completely enjoyed every minute and looked forward to Sundays. In fact, she is sad it is over and mentioned what a wonderful, supportive person you are and that it was the best experience. In addition, our family and friends thought the show was extremely well done so congratulations to you and your team.”
Kim Myers

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