Summer 2019

Senior Conservatory

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THE ADdAMS FAMILY
YOUNG@PART

The Addams Family Young@Part brings a fresh and original storyline to the beloved, if unconventional, family with a penchant for all things macabre.

Beginning with group exploration in music, acting and dance, the first day of the senior group will lay out individual learning paths. The group will then begin developing the production The Addams Family Young@part interspersed with workshops, masterclasses and one-on-one instruction.

Workshops may include voice & diction, vocal technique, individual voice lesson, body rhythm & percussion, musical theatre improvisation, stage combat, dance sessions: tap/hip hop/broadway/jazz, and finally brand development. 

Program Dates
July 8 - August 2, 2019
Monday - Friday, 10am - 6pm 

 

Performances
TBA

Program Cost
$1,275

Audition Fee (non-refundable) $25

AUDITION

Auditions are scheduled for: Sunday, April 28 OR Sunday, May 5, 2019, from 3:30 to 7:30pm at the Dance Tank Studio, Kay Meek Arts Centre. Each student wishing to be considered for the program is required to audition for the full four-hour session on one of the two auditions dates.

Requirements

  1. 32 bar section from a musical theatre song: memorized (with sheet music hole punched and in a binder, clearly marked out for the pianist)

  2. UNDER one minute monologue: memorized (contemporary monologue)

  3. Dance call: you will learn a small section of dance with our choreographer (bring comfortable clothing)


Audition registration

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


creative team

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KIMBERLY MARKARIAN

Program Director

Kimberly is an operatically trained lyric soprano, with a crazy belt, that has a passion for music and a gift for communicating style and technique to aspiring artists. Since 2002, she has firmly established herself as a Musical Theatre Director and Vocal Instructor on the North Shore. Kimberly teaches a wide range of styles & repertoire to her students and has received her Certificate of Figure Proficiency from Estill Voice International.

Over the last sixteen years as a vocal instructor, through her thriving private studio, Kimberly has taught beginners from the young to “young at heart” and has enjoyed challenging them to participate in recitals, festivals, examinations, and competitions. Many have successfully auditioned for local theatre companies, and for University Music programs across Canada, U.S.A., and the United Kingdom in Classical Music and Musical Theatre Programs.

In 2014 she was appointed the Kay Meek Arts Centre Youth Conservatory Program Director, through this role she continues to create opportunity for young artists in her community, to raise the level of their technical skill, and ignite their passion in performance!

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Chris Adams

Director

Chris is very pleased to return to Kay Meek and this amazing team after directing the highly successful Seussical last year!

Chris holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Victoria in Theatre and studied Musical Theatre in New York City with Circle in the Square Theater School. He is a two time Ovation Award Winner and three time Nominee. Most recently, Chris directed the entirely sold out run of the Ovation Award winning Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street with The Snapshots Collective.

Chris got his start directing at the University of British Columbia 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, Seussical, The Lion King, Honk, Aladdin, Singing in the Rain, & Mary Poppins. He was also the director of the Ovation Award winning Bring On Tomorrow Co production of 13: The Musical at the Waterfront Theatre. Chris was also the director of the 35th annual Metro Theatre Panto, King Arthur's Court. The Metro has asked him back for their 36th year.

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 staring as Alvin Kelby in The Story Of My Life: In Concert with The Snapshots Collective. Up next, he directs/produces Stephen Sondheim's Company with his newly formed company, Raincity Theatre.

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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 Awards 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).

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Suzanne Ouellette

Choreographer

Originally from Vancouver, Suzanne trained and danced with some of the world’s finest ballet companies from Germany’s Stuttgart Ballet to Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, London England’s Dance Centre to Pacific Ballet Theatre (Ballet BC)

Suzanne was Ballet Mistress for Ballet BC for 5 years and is the founding director of Ballet BC’s Mentor Program under Artistic Director John Alleyne. She has worked as a rehearsal director for works by James Kudelka, Paul Taylor, Jean Grand Maitre, Reid Anderson, Anna Marie Holmes, Joshua Beamish at MOVE the Company, Jennifer Mascall at Mascall Dance and most recently for Simone Orlando at Ballet Kelowna.

Suzanne has also performed as a lead dancer, singer and actress in professional musicals with the Vancouver Playhouse, Calgary’s Stage West’s ”Nunsense”, and several productions for Theatre Under The Stars, MUSSOC and Winnipeg’s Rainbow Stage. She has guest taught and adjudicated ballet and Musical Theatre all across Canada for schools and professional companies.

A very creative and innovative choreographer, Suzanne has worked extensively in TV / film, CBC TV specials, Columbia Pictures Promos, fashion shows for hair and clothing designers, dance programs for Canada’s Olympic skaters, numerous UBC Opera Department’s productions, Vancouver Opera Galas, Royal City Musical theatre productions, Arts Club theatre’s Billy Elliot, Richmond Gateway Theatre musicals where she recently won the 2016 Most Outstanding Choreographer award for The Music Man.

Suzanne’s passion, enthusiasm, and extensive background in many facets of the performing arts, make her in great demand as a teacher, choreographer, rehearsal director and adjudicator.