Collaborative Artists' Summer Training

The Bert Church Theatre is offering a new partnership with Youth Singers of Calgary to offer a youth intensive program this summer. We will be starting auditions for the crew and then the cast in Feb/March.

The CAST Program- Legally Blonde- The Musical

The CAST Program is a part of the Youth Singers of Calgary’s SUMMER STAGES. The goal of The CAST (Collaborative Artists’ Summer Training) Program is to give young performers a unique training experience and the tools necessary to take their love of the arts to the next level as they continue to pursue post-secondary, community or professional performance opportunities.  

* Participants age 15 must include a letter of recommendation from a performing arts coach or instructor.
* Upper limit is a guideline only. We are welcoming of anyone interested in training with us; please inquire if interested.

The CAST Program offers a unique training format with a staff of dynamic individuals who are experienced in both teaching and performing (scroll down for bios). Each year we choose a musical to use as a vehicle for training in the three disciplines of musical theatre; our focus is process over product but still demand an excellent product. The program runs for seven weeks primarily in June and July. It is structured so that participants can have a summer job working days and some evenings while still getting the benefit of a study program.


Program Dates:
July 14 – August 26, 2017


+ Private one-on-one coaching (voice/acting/dance)
+ Masterclasses: Vocal, Monologue, Audition
+ Dance classes: Ballet, Tap, & Jazz
+ Acting classes & scene study
+ A role in our 2016 Production: Legally Blonde – The Musical

JULY 14 – AUGUST 19:
Classes and Rehearsals – Tuesday & Thursday evenings 6:30-10pm / Saturday 2-5pm, 6-10pm
*There will be two weekend intensives (July 14-16, July 29-30)

AUGUST 20-26:
Tech Rehearsals & Performances of Legally Blonde – The Musical at the Bert Church Live Theatre
*5 performances including preview

March 31, 2017 – 7:00-10:00 pm (Genesis Place)
April 1, 2017 – 12:00-6:30 pm (Genesis Place)

Please prepare one musical theatre piece that best shows your vocal quality and personality. You will also be required to participate in a 15 min dance call and 15 min cold read session. These sessions will occur either before or after your singing audition. Auditioning may take up to an hour (eg. an audition time of 7:00, dance call at 7:30 and group cold read at 7:45). Being a training program these audition components are not arduous but are to see how you follow direction and assess your current level.

INQUIRIES can be directed to Steven at

Youth Singers Program


Director – Jeff Diodati
Choreographer – Jennelle Watson
Musical Director – Steven Morton
Stage Manager – Kim Cheel

This summers CAST program will be presenting Legally Blonde – The Musical

Purchase tickets:

Friday, August 25, 2017 7:00 p.m. - purchase tickets
Saturday, August 26, 2017 2:00 p.m. -  purchase tickets
Saturday, August 26, 2017 7:00 p.m. - purchase tickets



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Bert Church Live Theatre