Summer 2018

Senior Conservatory

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Seussical Jr

The Senior Conservatory begins with 3 days of group exploration in music, acting, and dance, followed by a day of audition for the roles in Seussical Jr. Once casting and individual learning paths are outlined, we will begin with rehearsals and each individual student will alternate between rehearsals, workshops, and masterclasses.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

Program Dates
July 9 – August 3, 2018
Monday – Friday, 10am - 6pm 

July 28, 2018
Saturday 10am - 6pm


August 2 @1:30pm (Preview)
August 2 @7pm
August 3 @7pm

Program Cost

Audition Fee (non-refundable) $20

To request an alternative audition date or to arrange a video audition call the Kay Meek Centre office at (604) 981-1170 (Mon-Fri 9-5)

Audition registration

If you are registering more than one student, please complete the full process once for each student.


creative team

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Chris Adams



Chris is thrilled to be directing Suessical Jr and to be working with these increadible up and coming actors!  Chris hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Victoria in Theatre and studied Musical Theatre in New York with Circle in the Square Theater School. He is a two time Ovation Award Winner.  Chris got his start teaching and directing at UBC for their Summer Musical Theatre classes, teaching 6-16 year olds everything from Musical Theatre to Acting to Improv.  Currently, Chris directs and teaches at the Lindbjerg Academy in Coquitlam where he has directed Mulan, High School Musical, Legally Blonde, Suessical, The Lion King, Honk, & Aladdin.  He was also the director of the award winning Bring On Tomorrow Co production of 13: The Musical at the Waterfront Theatre. As an actor, Chris has performed on some of Canada's best stages, including playing Charlie Brown in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown at the Globe Theatre, touring with Axis Theatre in the National Tour of The Number 14, and even performing here at the Kay Meek in Little Women the Musical this past Christmas! Up next: Chris is directing an intense and intimate production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street for The Snapshots Collective in October 2018. 

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Caitlin Hayes

Music Director

Originally from Victoria, Caitlin has a Bachelor of Music in classical piano from UVic, and has worked as a pianist, music director, actor and singer all over Canada. For several years she was based in Toronto, where she was the associate conductor and accompanist of the La Jeunesse Senior Girls Choir (Cobourg, Ontario). Since returning to Vancouver, Caitlin has been busy working as an accompanist at Capilano University’s Musical Theatre program, accompanist for the Vancouver Youth Choir, and pianist and assistant conductor for Burstin’ With Broadway. She also is a music director for local theatre companies and is a Jessie Award nominee and Ovation Award winner. Recent credits include “Closer Than Ever” (Gateway Theatre), “Carrie” and “Grey Gardens” (Fighting Chance Productions) and “Gay’s The Word” and “Fiorello” (APPLAUSE! Musicals in Concert.) 


Suzanne Ouellette


Suzanne’s extensive career in the Performing Arts began in ballet where she trained and danced professionally with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet; Germany’s Stuttgart Ballet; London, England’s Dance Center; and finally with Vancouver’s Ballet British Columbia.  Her current status as one of BC’s most respected and talented dance teachers/choreographers/rehearsal directors grew out of her love of teaching and choreography.   Suzanne was Ballet Mistress for  Ballet BC for 5 seasons where she developed the Ballet BC Mentor Program, a Program for Senior Classical Ballet students.

She has performed in many professional musicals with the Vancouver Playhouse theatre company, Stage West in Calgary and Winnipeg's Rainbow Stage.  She is an independent artist working with dance studios, pre and professional companies to produce some of Canada’s finest performers and performances.  In addition to many award winning solos and ballets created for local ballet students, Suzanne has choreographed many TV / Film segments as well as professional musicals for Theatre and Opera.    

A very creative and innovative choreographer for CBC TV, Columbia Pictures, Fashion shows, Olympic skaters, Showtime and the Fox Network, among her extensive TV/FILM credits, UBC Opera Department, Vancouver Opera's Bravo Gala,  and Richmond Gateway Theatre musicals.

This is Suzanne’s 4th summer season at Kay Meek and she is the recipient of Vancouver’s 2016 Most Outstanding Choreographer Ovation award.