TEEN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM (ages 13+)

We are always looking for awesome young people to join our staff and assist in weekly classes, workshops, and with our full production in the spring. If you love theatre, and you love working with younger kids, we’d love to meet you. These are paid positions, a great way to learn from theatre professionals, and be a part of the creative process. We are now accepting applications for our fall and summer programming.

PLEASE CONTACT US TO SET UP AN INTERVIEW

PRIVATE COACHING 

Whether just for fun, to develop skills and confidence, or maybe to prepare for an upcoming event or audition, private coaching offers students the individual attention they need to be able to grow and develop as an artist. Our coaches have performed all over North America, on Broadway, and in London’s West End. They are PASSIONATE about encouraging students to cultivate their talent to fully realize their potential:

COST: First session is always FREE.
Each session there after is:
60 minutes: $95+ HST per session, or a group of five sessions for $80+HST each
90 minutes: $130 + HST per session, or a group of five sessions for $110+HST each
*Due to the cost of the theatre space, we do require at least 48 hours notice for cancellation of private coaching

OUR COACHES

Sara Winter was born and raised in Winnipeg, and trained at The Royal Winnipeg Ballet. She has performed across North America, here in Toronto, on Broadway, and in London’s West End. Stage credits include shows like Peter Pan, Anything Goes, Cinderella, Say It With Music, Anne Of Green Gables (Diana), The Great Adventure, The Phantom Of The Opera (Meg), Show Boat (Kim), Forever Swing (with Micheal Bublé) and the original cast of the Broadway revival of The Music Man. She’s performed on The Tony Awards, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Rosie O’Donnell Show and The Today Show.

Choreography credits include assisting Susan Stroman and Hal Prince in mounting the London premiere of Show Boat, as well as original choreography in Michel Tremblay’s Les Belles Soeurs and George F. Walker’s Heaven at The Canadian Stage Company here in Toronto.

Sara started CMTP to create an opportunity for kids to develop real theatre and life skills, and express themselves through the performing arts.

Stephan Ermel is a music director, musician, and educator. He is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School, and holds an Associate Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music. He’s also the keyboardist of Toronto band Midday Swim, and runs a private teaching practice for young artists and aspiring musicians.

Stephan has co-written and co-produced multiple independently released records; cofounded the theatre company Three Peasants; and has been a part of numerous theatrical productions in Toronto and Sudbury. Music Direction Credits Include: The Sound of Music, Beauty and the Beast, Merrily We Roll Along, Violet, and Billy Elliot. Acting Credits Include: The Sound of Music, The Lover, Wild Abandon, The Country Wife, and An Ideal Husband.

 

Elizabeth De Grazia is a mom of three fabulous boys and is originally from Nebraska. She’s had an amazing career, singing with The New York Philharmonic, The Cincinnati Symphony, The Portland Symphony and The Glimmerglass Opera Company. She played Christine Daae in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom Of The Opera here in Toronto, and originated the role of Blanche in the Broadway production of Jane Eyre.

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REFUND POLICY

*We know what a commitment it is (both in time and money!) to sign kids up for programs, especially if they are trying something new!

What if they don’t like it? What if their schedule changes? What if your schedule changes?

If something comes up, and you need to withdraw your child from the program, you get a FULL REFUND, provided it is before the second class of the session.

That way, your child can try our programs without the stress of time or money wasted.

If you have any questions please contact us.

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PAST PROGRAMS

Our teen programming is designed to  give students exposure to many aspects of musical theatre, as well as multiple performance opportunities:

WINTER THEATRE CLUB  

Wednesdays, from 6:30-8:00pm, January 9th through March 6th, 2019.

Over the course of 9 weeks, in the professional theatre space at Wychwood Barns, this theatre club offers students the opportunity to hang out with like-minded teens, and dive deeply into one of the longest running off-Broadway shows in history – Little Shop Of Horrors.  Together with our Musical Director, Director/Choreographer and Guest Artist, students will explore every aspect of the libretto, the score, the characters, and the history of this iconic show.

*This club also marks the launch of the CMTP Community Players – the cast will have the opportunity to perform in an immersive, concert version of the show, transforming May Flowers (1020 St. Clair Avenue West) into Mushnik’s Flower Shop, and performing live in a one-night-only, pop-up performance to raise money for Sick Kids Hospital.

COST: Free but students must come in to meet us so they understand the commitment.
WHAT TO BRING: Comfortable clothes + shoes, and a water bottle.

*There are a limited number of spots available for this program.

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VOICE, ACTING & AUDITION INTENSIVE 

(AGES 12-15)

Tuesdays, from 6:30-8:00pm at The Solar Stage Theatre at Wychwood Barns

October 9th through November 27th, 2018.

We’ve had a lot of parents ask us: “What does my son/daughter need to know for the big audition?”

Whether it’s an audition for a TDSB Arts School, a school play, or professional work here in Toronto, our 8-week intensive course packs in a ton of private coaching, but within an intimate group setting to enrich the social experience.. The skills taught in this class are not only theatre skills, but LIFE skills. We teach them how to walk into a room, and how to inhabit their own bodies and voices. We work with students on how to break down monologues, scene work, and songs in order to be able to perform them, and guide them in shaping their instincts so they can have a positive outlet for all their creative energy. At the end of November, the session culminates in a master class with a well-known Toronto casting director, so they can showcase everything they’ve learned.

COST: $399.00+HST and includes all practice materials and recordings.
WHAT TO BRING: Comfortable clothes + shoes, and a water bottle.

*There are only 12 spots available in this course.

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