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Musical Theatre Program

Make Musical Theatre Magic: Singing, Acting, & Dancing!

Our Musical Theatre Program is designed for students who want to experience the thrill of performing on a professional stage. With official Disney licensing, our program provides students with the opportunity to learn and perform a fully realized production of Frozen Jr. in the beautiful Cosmopolitan Music Hall. Students will spend the first two sessions getting to know each other and working with the program director to assign roles based on internal auditions. The next twelve sessions will focus on learning lines, rehearsing, and dress rehearsals.

In-Person Private Lessons

Why Choose Musical Theatre?

  • Officially licensed Disney production straight from the source

  • Custom-fitted costumes with no additional rental fees

  • No fundraising required from parents; we cover all the costs so students can focus on the performance

  • Practice and perform in the Cosmopolitan Music Hall, our top-notch professional performance environment

  • Engage in a collaborative art form where actors, singers, dancers, musicians, and crew work together to create a seamless performance

  • No experience required

Ages 6 – 16
Tuesdays, 2 hours (15 weeks)
6 pm to 8 pm
Cost: $688

10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

World Class Professional Facilities

Perform in the Cosmopolitan Music Hall

Our program takes place in the Cosmopolitan Music Hall, a facility that provides students with a professional sound and lighting experience. With our high-quality equipment, our students will experience what it's like to perform in a real theatre environment. With a capacity of up to 240 seats, guests will have a great view no matter where they sit!

Shine on Stage

Learn Skills to Become a Star

  • Vocal technique: Through vocal exercises and coaching, students will develop their singing skills and gain confidence in their abilities.

  • Music theory: Rhythm, melody, harmony, tempo, and dynamics will help students understand how music works and how to communicate effectively with other musicians.

  • Sight-singing and ear training: This will help students become more fluent in reading sheet music and understanding the structure of a musical composition.

  • Stage presence and performance skills: Our program will help students develop their stage presence and performance skills. Students will learn about blocking, character development, and improvisation, and they will gain experience performing in front of a live audience.

Prepare for any Performance

Thrive in the Spotlight

  • Dance technique: Our dance instructors will teach students basic steps, choreography, and movement for musical theatre. They will also help students develop their physical coordination and musicality.

  • Instrumental skills: While our program is primarily focused on singing and acting, students will also learn about musical instruments and their role in a musical composition. Students will develop a well-rounded understanding of music which will enable them to collaborate effectively with instrumentalists in the future.

  • Understanding sound and lighting: Our program will also cover the role of sound and lighting in a performance. Students will learn basic concepts such as amplification, equalization, and lighting design empowering them to create the right mood and atmosphere for a performance.

Receive Real Life Skills

Learn While Having Fun

  • Confidence: Performing on stage can be daunting, but it can also be a great way to build confidence. We provide a supportive and encouraging environment where students can take risks and try new things.

  • Communication: In musical theatre, communication is key. Students learn how to express themselves through song, dance, and dialogue, and how to convey emotions and ideas effectively to their audience.

  • Collaboration: Musical theatre is a collaborative art form, where actors, singers, dancers, musicians, and crew all work together to create a seamless performance. Our program teaches students how to work as part of a team, how to listen to others, and how to contribute their own unique talents to a collective project.

  • Creativity: We encourage students to tap into their own creativity, explore new ideas, and develop their own unique style. A safe and supportive environment where students can take risks and try new things is crucial.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the Cosmo School of Music's Musical Theatre Program?

The Musical Theatre Program is a program designed for students between the ages of 6 and 16 who want to experience the thrill of performing on a professional stage. With official Disney licensing, our program provides students with the opportunity to learn and perform a fully realized production of Frozen Jr. in our beautiful Cosmopolitan Music Hall.

When does the program take place?

The program takes place on Tuesdays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm starting in September 2023. The final performance will take place in December 2023, but there will be dress rehearsals and other sessions leading up to that date.

What is the cost of the program?

The program cost is $688, which can be paid in full to save 5%, or in four monthly installments from September to December.

Is previous experience required to join the program?

No, previous experience is not required. The program is designed for students of all levels and abilities, and the program director will work with each student to assign roles based on internal auditions.

What does a typical musical theatre class look like? How are the classes structured?

The program will start with a warmup game then focus on one or two scenes each week, first learning the music at the piano, then learning the blocking/choreography. Students will know page numbers of the script and songs a week in advance announced at the end of each class and emailed to parents that night.

What are the program features and benefits?

The program features and benefits include officially licensed Disney performance material, custom-fitted costumes for each student, no fundraising required from parents, use of our professional facilities, and opportunities to develop vocal technique, music theory, sight-singing and ear training, stage presence and performance skills, dance technique, instrumental skills, and understanding of sound and lighting. The program also helps students develop valuable life skills such as confidence, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

What are the technical musical and general benefits of the program?

The program offers technical musical benefits such as developing proper breathing, intonation, articulation, and projection, learning basic music theory concepts such as rhythm, melody, harmony, tempo, and dynamics, reading and interpreting musical notation, and identifying musical intervals, chords, and scales by ear. The program also offers general benefits such as developing stage presence and performance skills, physical coordination and musicality, and understanding the role of sound and lighting in a performance.

What is the program directors role?

The program director selects the show, teaches students the music, blocking, and choreography. They also lead all rehearsals, coordinate technical aspects of the show (costumes, sets, etc), and run the show backstage.

How are students assigned roles?

After working with students in the first lesson and doing a "mock audition" (where everyone who wants to sings a few lines from a song solo), the director will assign roles.

Do the students receive breaks during each class?

There will be one 10-15 minute break in each class. Students may also be able to take a break or review their lines/take notes during rehearsal when they are not on stage.

Are parents allowed to observe the classes/rehearsals?

Yes! As long as they do not distract the students or interrupt the class. They will also be invited to watch the dress rehearsal(s).

How else can parents support the production?

Once roles are assigned, parents should help their student highlight all of their lines/songs they'll be performing in, to help memorize and practice their lines/songs. All parents will be sent a digital copy of the script along with the rehearsal and performance tracks so they can help make sure their kids are practicing their roles effectively. The scenes/songs we will be working on each week will be emailed to parents the week before, so they can help make sure students are familiar with the song/scenes before the rehearsal.

We will also need some volunteers to help during the dress rehearsals or performance backstage with costumes and the like, so if any parents or older siblings want to volunteer, they can let the program director know.

What is the Cosmopolitan Music Hall?

The Cosmopolitan Music Hall is a professional facility that provides students with a professional sound and lighting experience. With high-quality equipment, our students will experience what it's like to perform in a real theatre environment.

How can I register for the program?

To register for the program, you can inquire above and speak to a Lesson Advisor, or sign up directly from the widget above/below.

Is the program officially licensed with Disney?

Yes, the program is officially licensed with Disney, which means that the performance material is the real deal, straight from the source.

Contact our Music Education Advisors Today

At the Cosmo School of Music, we pride ourselves on the quality you receive when you learn with us. Every single one of our teachers are all excellent at what they do, and we feel confident that they'll pass that down to you as well. Whether you're learning in-person or online, you can be sure that you're receiving incredible music education every single time.

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