We are thrilled once again to have Canadian soprano Marion Samuel-Stevens
return as our Operetta director. Marion has been described as an engaging, direct performer and actress. Her performances range from the intimacy of a recital to the grandeur of opera. Equally comfortable on the operatic and concert stage, Marion is sought after for her subtle interpretations of text and character, as much as for her warm, supple and luminous voice. She is also a wonderful teacher, choir director, and a vocal/choral coach for Guelph Youth Singers.
This year’s operetta is Musicville
(some small cuts will be made). Music and lyrics by Denver Casado & Betina Hershey, music arranged by Denver Casado. Musicville
takes you on an adventure with Maiden Melody and Radical Rhythm as they attempt to save their town from the Sorcerer of Silence. On their quest to the Castle of Composition, they pass through the Desert of Doo-wop, the Ocean of Opera, and the Terrible Terrain of Tango meeting musical friends and foes along the way. Their journey teaches them about new kinds of music, overcoming obstacles, and the importance of working together!
Students will have the opportunity to sing, act, dance, and create the set for this always popular production. A variety of large and small roles are available; everyone has something to contribute!Students/parents eligible:
Violinists/Violists/Pianists in Bks. 1-6; Cellists in Bks. 1-3 (Operetta conflicts with Cello Choir). Enrolment limited to 30 students. First-come, first-served. View the operetta schedule here.
**Please Note that parents are expected to volunteer for at least one hour during the week to assist the Operetta faculty. A sign up sheet for volunteer positions will be circulated at the Casting Call on Sunday afternoon.Cost: