No Strings Theatre is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization with a mission to provide opportunity for young people to develop their skills in all aspects of the music theatre arts—singing, dancing, acting, production—under the guidance of trained professional artists.
EMERGING ARTISTS PROGRAM (21-30)
The No Strings Theatre Emerging Artists Program provides an opportunity for participants with prior experience and a strong interest in musical theatre performance and/or production to explore and develop skills under the mentorship of experienced industry professionals. The program emphasizes the collaborative nature of theatre production by encouraging participants to take ownership of all aspects of the staging of a musical theatre production, including performance, stage and production management, design and directing, budgeting, marketing, and promotion.
YOUNG COMPANY (13-21)
Summer Music Theatre Intensive: Students in our trademark five-week program work with experienced theatre professionals towards producing a fully staged musical in a professional theatre. Skill-development classes, rehearsals, master classes, workshops, and seminars on industry practices encourage students to learn and develop in a supportive environment. Students who are enrolled in post-secondary programs are also encouraged to participate in our intern program to gain production skills. Yearly summer presentations have included Les Misérables, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, and many more. A new element of our Summer Intensive is the Song and Script Creative Workshop, in which students collaborate (writing, composing, choreographing, staging) to create their own music-theatre vignettes on a chosen social justice theme, for presentation to an outreach group.
March Break Program: Led by industry professionals, this is a week-long program of dance and music theatre study and workshops with students participating in both solo and ensemble work, culminating in a recital.
Other Young Company programs throughout the year include audition preparation classes, weekly music theatre classes, free workshops, and opportunities to perform at the No Strings Theatre home in the Artscape Wychwood Barns.
PRE-TEEN PREP (11-12)
In response to community demand, our Pre-Teen Prep program, new for 2015, will introduce beginners to our exciting triple-threat training. This weekly program will be offered alongside our Young Company Summer Music Theatre Intensive, and participants will be eligible to join in with this summer’s musical, Into the Woods. For more information, contact us directly, or look for upcoming announcements on our website.