Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie Jr. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
On the first day, students will learn excerpts from Annie Junior and audition as a group. Upon receiving an individual character track, the students will be guided under the direction of the creative team, to develop their artistic potentials in music, choreography, character and scene development, and design creation.
July 2 –21, 2018
Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm
July 20 @1pm (Preview)
July 20 @7pm
July 21 @1:30pm
Step 1 - registration Information
* If you are registering more than one student, please complete the full process once for each student.
Jacob is thrilled to be returning to the Kay Meek Theatre after directing The Little Mermaid JR. last year. Currently, Jacob is performing the role of “Monsieur D’Arque” in a production of Beauty and The Beast in Toronto. Other performance highlights include: Frozen: A Musical Spectacular with Disney Cruise Lines (Original Cast Member), Pirates of Penzance (Thousand Islands Playhouse), Fiddler on the Roof (RCMT), Shrek the Musical (TUTS), Dogfight (Awkward Stage). As a director, Jacob enjoys exploring new works and finding new life in forgotten pieces. He conceived and directed an original holiday musical titled Meet Me Tonight and has creative team credits from Sondheim’s Marry Me A Little to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. His passion for the theatre developed at a young age and he is honoured to help spark passion within the next generation.
Kimberly Markarian, is a consummate vocal technician and dedicated music educator. With her special gift for communicating style and technique she brings out the Artist in aspiring performers, always gently pushing them to strive and reach their potential. Since graduating with a Masters of Music, from the University of British Columbia in 2000, she has firmly established herself as a Vocal Instructor on the North Shore. Through her thriving private studio, Kimberly has taught beginners from the young to “young at heart”. She has enjoyed challenging them to participate in recitals, festivals, examinations, competitions, and even successfully, auditioning for University Music programs, in both Musical Theatre and Classical Voice, in Canada, the United States, and England. Kimberly is excited to Music Direct Annie Junior this year, and looks forward to belting with all the participants!
Kristina is thrilled to be back for another summer of theatre after choreographing The Little Mermaid, Jr. last year. Born and raised in Vancouver, Kristina began performing at a young age and soon developed a passion for the stage. She was seen as a principle tap dancer in the Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics and has been an opening act for American recording artist, Mya. Her television credits include: The X-Files, Hellcats and Psych. Theatre credits include: Graziella in West Side Story (Vancouver Playhouse), Singin’ in the Rain (Tuts), Anything Goes (Metro), 42nd Street (RCMT), featured dancer in the Vancouver Spring Show (Queen Elizabeth Theatre) and the Orpheum: 90th Anniversary Celebration (Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver). Kristina is currently the Artistic Director of TapCo, a company based out of the Vancouver Tap Dance Society and has been a faculty member for the Vancouver International Tap Dance Festival. She has performed in Vancouver, Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., Barcelona, and Germany. Having studied education in University, Kristina is a passionate dancer, choreographer, and teacher who shares her love for performing and creating every chance she gets!