Reviewing your Revue: Creating a Musical Theatre Performance

This fun and challenging workshop offers participants a practical approach to creating and performing a musical production. Directed by award-winning writer/performers David Gale and Randy Vancourt, the course breaks down the process involved in staging a musical, with a focus on choosing material and quickly and effectively learning music, harmonies, lyrics, text and choreography. Using improvisation, basic movement, vocal technique and lyric analysis, the participants will create and build a show by the end of the week. The course will establish the vocal range of participants (focusing on melody, harmony and choral work), and through movement, voice and character work, provide the tools necessary to create a musical production.

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David Gale

David_GaleDavid Gale is best known as the multiple award-winning host of Loving Spoonfuls, the internationally-airing series about cooking with grandmothers. Gale has hosted everything from the launch of The Four Season's Centre to The Doras. On film, Gale gave a revealing performance in John Greyson’s iconic AIDS musical Zero Patience. He also played premier Gary Filmon in Mulroney: The Opera. Favourite stage performances include Unidentified Human Remains and The True Nature of Love, Craplicker, Hot Flashes, Forever For Now, St. Sebastian and A Lesson In Gabby. Chutzpah à Go-Go, co-written by and starring Gale & Vancourt, played Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and St. Paul, MN. Television credits include Degrassi, Puppets Who Kill, Nikita and The Newsroom. As a director his productions include: A Lesson In Gabby, Blue Bawls, Godspell, Dads in Bondage, Baby Rex, and I Slept With Tony Trouble performed in Vancouver, London, Stratford and Edinburgh.

Randy Vancourt

Randy_VancourtPlaywright, composer and performer, Randy Vancourt’s musicals include Boardwalk! The Doo Wop Show, Born Lucky, Forever For Now and with David Gale the long-running hit Chutzpah à Go-Go. For television he has composed music for Dudley The Dragon, Hello Mrs. Cherrywinkle and Rockabye Bubble. He wrote/performed the theme songs for À La Poursuite De Carmen Sandiego, Our Magazine and YTV's Don't Lick The Pig, and his comedy songs have been featured on the syndicated Dr. Demento radio show. He has been Musical Director on dozens of stage productions including The Drowsy Chaperone, The Full Monty, Dads In Bondage, Nunsense and the Canadian premiere of The Brady Bunch Live. As a performer he has worked with both The Muppets and the Second City, and is one-half of the Original Canadian Dueling Pianos show. Currently Randy tours with his newest musical, The Rocky Road To Dublin.

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