Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre Program

Student Profile

  • Students entering grades 9–12
  • No previous theatre experience required and no auditions necessary. Some prior dance, acting or voice training is helpful but not required. The first 24 to sign up are automatically in the cast.

Learn to sing, dance and act in this exciting ‘triple threat’ credit course. Instruction is aimed at enhancing performance skills and learning about the development of a full-length musical. Students will be taken through the audition and casting process, assigned roles, and then focus on vocals, microphone use, character development, stage presence and movement. The final outcome is a series of showcase performances as part of the Victoria Fringe Festival.

A residential homestay option will be offered for students from outside of Victoria.

Students can earn 2 credits for Fine Arts 11.

Fringe Festival Performances

2017 Fringe Festival performances of The Drowsy Chaperone are held in the last week of August, with evening performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and a matinee on Saturday afternoon. Location: Copeland Lecture Theatre, Richmond Road campus.


  • 30 hours per week of instruction
  • British Columbia-certified teachers
  • acting classes and workshops
  • voice and choral work
  • movement and choreography
  • costume, scenery, props, and make-up
  • clinics offered by guest professionals from the field of Performing Arts.

Sample Daily Schedule

9:00 am News sharing / discuss concepts of production as a cast
9:30 am Physical and vocal warm-up / interactive theatre activities
10:00 am Staging and character work
11:00 am Music rehearsal
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Solo and ensemble singing
2:00 pm Dramatic scene work
3:00-3:30 pm Run scenes and songs together

Register Online

Tickets for the Fringe Festival shows are available on the Victoria Fringe Festival website. 

Summer Theatre 2017 Brochure