As a part of Rainbow Stage’s mandate to be one of the leaders in musical theatre education and outreach, the company will be putting on the first ever musical theatre conference specifically geared towards Junior High and High School students.
This program will offer students the knowledge of what goes on behind the scenes, in the offices of a theatre company, and during the production of a musical.
It all takes place at the Stage in Kildonan Park on May 18 and 19 from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., with workshops running for an hour each throughout the day.
The idea is to help students gain insight and practical hands on experience and knowledge regarding all aspects related to the running of Rainbow Stage.
The main purpose of the conference is to cultivate and educate hopeful future patrons of the arts and to connect with High School and Middle School students who are interested in arts and culture.
In addition, the conference will help teach concrete business, creative and trades skills and help promote awareness of the full scale of skills and opportunities currently available with a career in the arts.
Students have a chance to take four workshops in eight different categories; all important to making and putting on a musical, including:
Wardrobe design & construction
Set design & construction
Lighting special effects design & construction
Performance skills (acting, singing, & dancing)
This is the first time Rainbow Stage has held an event of this kind and the company is hoping for a huge response from the educational community and from students interested in a career in the arts, not only from the acting or singing side of it but also the trade, creative and administrative side of it as well.
If you are interested or want more details you can visit the website at http://www.rainbowstage.ca/music-theatre-conference/ or call Danielle in group sales at 204-989-5261.
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