Directed by David MacAdam and Susan Blyth-Schofield

Accompanied by Amélie Langlois and Larry Tarof

DAY & TIME: Tuesdays 6 to 9PM
LOCATION: Loeb Building

Students in the ensemble explore the craft of Lyric Theatre performance.  Learning and polishing singing, acting, and to a lesser extent, dancing skills, by rehearsing and performing solos, small ensembles and company numbers is the focus of the classes.  The Fall term, directed by David, will look at the classical side of things, while the winter term, directed by Susan, will work on musical theatre. There is always a performance of some sort at the end of each term.  Normally it is a revue-type presentation made up of excerpts, but on the musical theatre side there have been a number of shows including You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, The 24 Annual Putman County Spelling Bee, and Songs for a New World, and we are planning for the future.  We welcome and accommodate singers of all vocal styles in both terms.   Come join the fun!

AUDITION INFORMATION: Placement Audition required 

  • We will be providing an opportunity to hear live auditions during the first class session on Tuesday, September 14th. If you have a short video of appropriate material recorded within the past 8 months, that may be submitted in lieu of a live audition – please consult with the Director. Students who were registered for MUSI X915J – WINTER 2021 may perform a live audition or submit a recent video but are not required to. For the audition, we prefer that you please perform a selection from opera or operetta that

    shows you well, but we understand that not all of you will have appropriate repertoire available, in which case you may submit a song from Musical Theatre or, if necessary, a popular song. For video submissions: if you have trouble selecting a song or finding a backing track, please contact the Director by email; videos can be posted to Google Docs, Dropbox, etc, with link sent to the Director. The deadline for any video submissions is 11:59 pm September 13, 2021, or September 17 with Director permission.

  • Contact David MacAdam,  david-macadam@david-macadam.com; DavidMacAdam@cunet.carleton.ca
  • AUDITION DATE Tuesday September 14 during the first class
  • The current plan for the Fall term is to meet weekly in person in Loeb A900, with a culminating performance on December 10th in Kailash Mital Theatre. However, please note that we are open to accepting students who for whatever reasons prefer to participate online only or hyflex. (The hope would be that any online students would participate in the live culminating performance, but that is open to discussion, and may be possible to arrange via video submission). See Course Outline for further details.

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