Clarkson Music Theatre cordially invites you to attend our Annual General Meeting on September 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church, 1700 Mazo Crescent. Highlights of the meeting include a review of the year, what's in store for the oncoming season, the 2015 - 2016 financial report, the bestowal of our Annual Arts Scholarship, and the opportunity to honour our newest Lifetime Members. If you are interested in becoming more involved in CMT, consider joining our Board. We are looking for nominations to fill one position on the Board. Please forward your nomination, with that person's consent, to this email or to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing all our wonderful Clarkson family. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of this fabulous summer.
CMT can't wait to get started on rehearsals for All Shook Up. We are looking for one more male dancer for our cast roster. If you a male who likes to sing, dance, work with a great team (Craig Marshall, Bob Riddell and Jenny Peace), please contact christinemcm@gmail. com or email@example.com. It's going to be a blast and we hope you consider joining us. Rehearsals run Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturdays 10 am to 4 p.m. The show goes up at Meadowvale Theatre in November 18, 2016. Rehearsals begin August 22nd.
The CMT Board hosts our summer social Friday August 5th. For details should you wish to join us, please contact us. Can't wait to share the theme for the spring concert May 2017.
Enjoy this beautiful summer.
CMT is pleased to congratulate Evan Hoffman, winner of the Annual Clarkson Music Theatre Performing Arts Scholarship. A graduate of Cawthra Park Secondary School, Evan has demonstrated excellence in his contributions to a variety of school events, including concert bands, jazz bands, chamber groups, choirs and jazz choirs. Recognised by his teacher as "a phenomenal collaborator", "creative", with the capacity to "bring out the best in his peers", "respectful and respected by his peers and teachers". He has been elsewhere recognized with the "Spirit of Voice" Leadership Award at the Ontario Vocal Jazz Festival. Evan hopes to use his grant money, partly to help fund future creative endeavours. He looks forward to attending York University in the fall as part of the Cinema and Media Arts Program, towards a BFA in Film Production. We wish Evan well and look forward to presenting him and his family with this award at CMT's fall AGM, September 13, at Christ Church. Congratulations, Evan!
Clarkson Music Theatre is pleased to announce our November 2017 show: Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Thanks to R&H Theatricals for their help in facilitating the right to this show. Stay tuned for a future announcement re our May 2017 Spring Concert title and theme. CMT is definitely getting ready to get all shook up!
Clarkson Music Theatre and our fellow Encore Series groups had a wonderful evening celebrating an incredible theatre season. Congrats to us all for the amazing calibre of musical theatre entertainment we provide at Meadowvale Theatre. "Hello, Dolly!" was recognized for excellence in several areas. Here are the results of our Celebration of Artistry for the 2015-2016 Season:
Technical Dolly Award : Bruce Brown (set) and Tommy Smith (lighting)
Best Musical Dolly Moments : "When the Parade Passes By" (Jo Kemp) and "It Takes a Woman" (Michael Marando, John Galbraith and Mark Jones)
Dolly Design Award : Program Louise Ferguson-Radman
Dolly Adjudicator's Awards : Rita Ferguson for Mrs. Rose, and Jaime LynnBrown for the court scene
Best Males in Dolly - John Galbraith (Cornelius) and Mark Jones (Barnaby)
Best Females in Dolly : Jo Kemp (Dolly) and Alex Clementi (Minnie Fay)
Susan Horner Award for Most Helpful Cast Member: Delta Diane Marando
Best Stage Manager for the Series: Glenn Pringle
Best Choreographer for the Series: Michael MacLennan
Best Show for the Series: Hello, Dolly! (Producers: Rita Ferguson, ChristineMcMahon, Nick Forrow, Donnie Morris)
Audience Choice Female : Jo Kemp for Dolly
Congrats to all in the series. See you for "All Shook Up's" Information Night May 18 @ 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church, 1700 Mazo Crescent.
Just one week to go before we present to you the amazing concert "Classics by Clarkson". It only seems like yesterday when we put this program together. We first identified the best of the best writers in musical theatre: Rogers and Hart, Lloyd Webber, Sondheim, Bernstein, Kern, Gershwin, Porter, and more. We reviewed so many wonderful scores and musicals before we came up with something for everyone. Then we realized that classic songs go beyond musicals and we explored classic rock, pop and animation. We know you'll love what we have prepared!
We are blessed with the talents of 50 extraordinary individuals who have worked long and hard to make this show filled with show stoppers! Our director, Bob Hardinge, has polished us till we shine. Now all we need is YOU, an audience.
There are only two performances: Saturday May 7 @ 2 p.m. is almost sold out. Tickets are still available for Friday May 6 @ 7:30 p.m. Don't be disappointed! Reserve your tickets now by calling 905-828-1933. See you at Eden United Church..3051 Battleford Road in Mississauga. See you in the audience!
Download the Scholarship Form from the "About Us" page. Please note the deadline has been extended to June 15, 2016.
Hello CMT friends and family. First a huge hurrah for our own John Galbraith / Cornelius for receiving the best supporting male Thea at the ACTCO Gala last Saturday. Yeah for Jo Kemp/ Dolly who was nominated best female. And congrats to Glenn Pringle for best stage manager of Jekyll and Hyde. The Celebrations continue for the Encore Series on May 14. Hope you can join the Encore Family for our annual Celebration of Artistry, held at the Irish Club, 4120 Ridgeway Drive. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the event begins at 8 pm. There is a cash bar. Chips etc will be on the tables and a LIGHT refreshment will be offered at or around 10:30 p.m. Event closes at 1 am. Tickets are $20 (money goes towards food, venue, adjudicator, awards). Come hear the results of the season, including nods to each show for what was deemed the best technically (like sound, set, lights) and artistically (costumes, props, program) as well as best musical moments and actors. The adjudicator will also give his choice for best overall choreographer, director, show of the season, and the subscribers choice awards will go to favourite male, female and show.) It's a great way to celebrate the whole Encore Family. We need numbers asap (deadline May 5) so please email your rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Tickets are payable at the door in cash or cheque made out to Clarkson Music Theatre.
On another note, the Tannery is also getting its spring cleaning on that very same day from 8:30 am to 12"30 p.m. or so. Please consider coming out to go through sets, props, and dust (Dress appropriately). your support here is always appreciated.
Well done all, and looking forward to celebrating the artistry that was on stage each and every moment of the Encore Series.
Finally, it's time for the Board to consider applications for the upcoming Performing Arts Scholarship. It's a one thousand dollar bursary awarded to a secondary school graduate who intends to continue his / her studies in the arts either on stage (acting, voice, dance) or off (technical set building, directing, etc). Please go to the "About Us" page at clarksonmusictheatre.com for details and to download the application forms.
If you want to hear details about our next show, "All Shook Up", come to the Info Night at 7 p.m. on May 18 at Christ Church, 1700 Mazo Cres. And of course, you have till the end of this week April 15 to get your reduced rate of $20 on the spring concert "Classics by Clarkson" for May 6,7. Tickets are $25 at the door.
See you on stage soon! And hurray, the sun in shining. Can spring be far behind?
Congratulations to the Encore Family, but especially to our own Hello Dolly Cast and team. Here's to Jo Kemp who was nominated best actress for her title role as Dolly, and to John Galbraith who won best supporting actor for the role of Cornelius. Congratulations also to Karen Chorney for her win for best actress in the role of Fiona in Meadowvale Music Theatre's production of Shrek and to Glenn Pringle for his win as best stage manager for City Centre Music Production's Jekyll and Hyde. We are so proud of you all!
See you all at the Information Night for All Shook Up on May 18 at Christ Church, 1700 Mazo Crescent. Looking forward to working with you all once again. In the meantime, don't miss CMT's production of "Classics by Clarkson" a concert presented at Eden United Church on May 6 and 7. See "our next show" for details.
“All Shook Up” Information PackageMay 18 – 7:30 p.m. @ Christ Church (1700 Mazo Crescent)
Clarkson Music Theatre presents the fun, energetic musical comedy: “All Shook Up”! Join us for this special production, filled with the timeless songs of Elvis Presley , complete with roustabouts, motorcycles, pink convertibles and more!
Director Craig Marshall
Choreographer Bob Riddell
Music Director Jenny Peace
Producers Rita Ferguson, Christine McMahon, Susan Wray Toogood
Stage Manager John Dalgleish
At Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Road, Mississauga, ON L5N 4G7
905-615-4720 / for tickets orders: www.encoretix.org
Nov.18, 19, 24, 25, 26 - 2016 @ 8 p.m. / Nov.20, 26, 27/ 2016 @ 2 p.m.
Adults $28 / Seniors and Students $26
Synopsis of “All Shook Up”
“All Shook Up” is a new musical comedy built around a number of songs made famous by Elvis Presley. It's NOT a biographical revue. It takes place in 1955, somewhere in middle- America, where one girl's dream and a surprise visit from a mysterious leather-jacketed, guitar-playing stranger help a small town to discover the magic of romance and the power of rock & roll. Along the way, townspeople re-examine their preconceived notions of race, class and appearance. Unraveling all the love stories is part of the fun as Dennis falls for Natalie who loves Chad who loves Miss Sandra who loves Ed and so it goes in a very “Twelfth Night” way. The story line is reminiscent of Grease, Footloose and Happy Days but the music is vintage Elvis. There are lots of opportunities for ensemble of a variety of ages. Among the 24 songs featured in the score are classics like "Heartbreak Hotel," "Love Me Tender," "Don't Be Cruel," "Can't Help Falling in Love," and of course the title tune.
Rehearsal Details and Other Dates:
How to Audition - Book your audition by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org after April 1st, 2016
Audition Requirements - Auditions are by appointment June 6 and June 7 – 5 minute time slots booked from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Christ Church. Candidates should prepare one verse and one chorus – your choice, but preferably any Elvis song – including one from “All Shook Up” (or one in Elvis’ style) – Whatever you choose, please select a song appropriate for the role you are interested in. Bring accompanist’s music suitably bound in a binder. Also prepare a one minute memorized comedic monologue (any source) which again highlights the character that most interests you. All Candidates will be required to participate in a 20 minute movement workshop from 8:20 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. on the evening of their audition. Please come dressed appropriately. Auditions will be booked between 7 p.m. to 8:20 and 8:45 p.m. to 10:30.
The Call Back June 9 - Successful candidates will be notified Wednesday June 8 by email to attend the Call Back on June 9 – 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. @ Christ Church. Finalists will sing a selection for your character from “All Shook Up” (required titles will be listed on the website and sent to the candidates with their Call Back invitation). Candidates will also perform cold readings with various partners. Please note that candidates may be cast in a role without a call back. The successful candidates will be invited to accept their roles on or about June 10 – 12.
Dance Call JUNE 4 - We hope to cast 8 females and 4 males for our dance core. A separate dance call will be held on Saturday June 4th from 10 am to 1 p.m. Contact email@example.com to book your place in the dance call. Prospective Dancers will be taught a song to perform for the team before you dance. Applicants will learn a dance number in the style of “All Shook Up” and applicants will perform this number by the end of the dance call. If you wish to be considered for a principal role, you should book an audition as well as attend the dance call.
The Ensemble - Clarkson members in good standing must contact Christine McMahon (firstname.lastname@example.org ) by May 31st in order to hold their place in the ensemble. Non Clarkson members must audition for a place in the ensemble. There are many featured roles in “All Shook Up”. Ensemble who would like to be considered for any of the featured roles in “All Shook Up” should come out to audition.
Cast of “All Shook Up”
Thank you for your interest in Clarkson Music Theatre’s “All Shook Up”!
See you at Auditions!
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