Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre Program

Student Profile: Intermediate to Advanced, Grades 8-12

August 15-31, 2019

(two Saturdays included)

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Grades 8-12
Schaffter Hall and Copeland Lecture Theatre

Show dates are August 29 (7 pm), August 30 (7 pm), August 31 (2 pm and 7 pm) at the Copeland Lecture Theatre, 3400 Richmond Road (SMUS campus).

Learn to sing and act in this exciting 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, character development, stage presence and movement. The final outcome is a series of showcase performances as part of the Victoria Fringe Festival.


The Tony Award winning Broadway show Pippin is our 20th Anniversary show (and was also our very first show last century in 1999 when this program started!) Pippin is the story of a young man who is on a quest to find himself, while also working through his complicated relationship with his father and step-mother. Over the course of his many adventures, involving battles and love affairs, he discovers that he cannot please everyone, and must continue his pursuit for purpose.

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Donna WilliamsDonna Williams BMus, AMus, LMus, AVCM

Donna Williams is the Head of Music at St. Michaels University School where she teaches orchestral strings and vocal jazz, and is a houseparent in the school's international boarding community. She conducts the orchestra and music-directs many of the school musicals. Donna is a violinist/violist and a singer, often performing with local companies such as Theatre Inconnu and Langham Court. She also frequently directs music at these two theatres as well as with the Victoria Operatic Society. Donna enjoys working with emerging performers and helping them hone their skills. Donna has music directed the summer musical for the past 20 years, and is looking forward to Pippin.

Cam CulhamCam Culham BA, MA

Cam Culham teaches EAL (English as an Additional Language) at the University of Victoria, and specializes in the use of drama and music in this field. In addition to being a drama director with the SMUS summer programs, Cam is also a local performer. He can be seen at many local family-oriented events alongside his cohort, Daisy the Mime Clown. As a board member with the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Society, he regularly appears in a variety of onstage roles. Cam is very excited to revisit Pippin which was our very first show 20 years ago! And even before that he played Charlemagne in a Four Seasons production – last century! Taking the play to the Fringe this time round is an added bonus.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations may be made up to 72 hours (3 business days) before the program begins and are subject to a $20 administration fee. Cancellations made with less than 3 days notice are subject to a fee equal to 25% of the total tuition fees paid. We regret that we cannot issue refunds for cancellations made after the program has begun. There is no refund available if your child cannot attend camp for any given day.
*Certain exemptions apply in cases of illness or injury. Documentation will be requested.

NSF checks are subject to a $25 fee.