Musical Theatre

The 2020 Summer Musical Theatre program has been cancelled for this year. We look forward to returning for 2021.

Musical Theatre Program

Student Profile: Intermediate to Advanced, Grades 8-12

August 13-29, 2020

(two Saturdays included)

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Grades 8-12
Schaffter Hall and Copeland Lecture Theatre

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.


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.

Summer Academies Refund and Cancellation Policies

Refund and Cancellation Policies

In the event that a program is cancelled by St. Michaels University School (SMUS) for any reason, SMUS will issue a full refund of the program paid. If participants or families wish to cancel at any time before programs are approved to operate, they will receive a full refund.

Once camps have been approved to operate, families will be notified and cancellations from that point may be made up to 10 business days before the program start date. Cancellations made 10 business days before the program start date will receive a full refund, less a $20 administration fee.

All requests for cancellations must be made in writing via email to [email protected], or letter mailed to or dropped off at St. Michaels University School, 3400 Richmond Road, to the attention of the Education Extension Coordinator.

Programs run subject to minimum enrolment, and we reserve the right to cancel a session or camp if the minimum enrolment is not met within one week prior to the start of the program. Parents will be notified immediately, and a full refund will be given.