The Arts Umbrella Theatre and Music Department present performances by the students in the Conservatory, Pre-Professional and Intensive Theatre Programs. Performances include Guys and Dolls Jr, Previews of our Year End Shows (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Oklahoma, The Phoenician Women, Outside In, and Missing) as well as a Friday night fundraiser featuring performances by Arts Umbrella staff and alumni.
We kick things off on Friday night with a fundraiser. Ever wonder what our staff get up to in their free time? Its a talented bunch working at AU, and when they’re not bringing arts education to young people around Metro Vancouver, they’re playing music, singing songs, and gracing stages with all sorts of hidden skills. Come see our staff, alumni and Theatre Conservatory students shine. Proceeds from ticket sales get funneled back into our Music & Theatre programs to fund touring and year-end performances at Expressions Theatre Festival.
Satiate your sugar craving. Class performances and previews begin on Saturday, with instructors Matt Clark and Laura McLean leading Theatre Intensive A and B, Cassandra Frederickson leading the Thursday Youth Musical Theatre Intensive, and Junior Theatre Troupe’s preview of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Junior Musical Theatre Troupe presents Guys and Dolls Jr. In this adaptation of the Broadway hit, gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up a craps game in New York, while his girlfriend, Adelaide, laments their 14-year engagement. From Times Square to Havana, the ups and downs of this musical cast of characters, and a special screening of work by our On Camera Intensive students, will give audiences something to cheer for.
Saturday evening brings class performances by Youth Acting Intensive, led by instructor Karen Worrod, and Tuesday Youth Musical Theatre Intensive led by instructor Erika Babins. Then the Musical Theatre Troupe presents a preview of Oklahoma, Senior Theatre Troupe performs a preview of The Phoenician Women, and Laboratory Theatre Troupe shows a preview of Outside In.
Come Together closes with a second showing of Guys and Dolls Jr performed by the Junior Musical Theatre Troupe, as well as class performances by Musical Theatre Intensives A and C, led by instructors Andy Toth and Cassandra Frederickson.