Students 15 (or going into Grade 10) to 20 years old looking to enroll in the program are required to audition.  Each student is required to sign up for a 60 minute audition time slot.  In that time the coaches will familiarize themselves with the students, teach choreography and then each student will be given time to perform their audition song alone in front of the production team. 

Wednesday, January 30 –  7pm

Sunday, February 3 –  7pm

Tuesday, February 5 – 7pm

Wednesday, February 20 - 7pm

LOCATION : 375 Bermuda Drive NW, Calgary

What should each student prepare for the audition?

- ONE MUSICAL THEATRE song with accompaniment either on an MP3 player or thumb drive (NO CD's)

- WEAR APPROPRIATE CLOTHING for dance including running shoes or appropriate dance footwear if owned like character shoes or jazz shoes (No Jeans)



- NO ACCAPPELLA If you do not have a track or accompaniment of any kind the team will not allow you to perform your solo.

- An MP3 player and piano will be available for use in the audition room. 

- There should be NO VOCAL SINGING on the track used

- It is STRONGLY encouraged for you to sing a song written for your vocal type and age

- There will be NO pianist on site for the auditions, but auditioners are invited to bring their own a piano will be available

PROGRAM SCHEDULE - March 15 to September 7, 2019

Students accepted into the program will be expected to attend all rehearsal and workshop dates as listed below.  Workshops will focus on the students and discovering the talent they possess as well as providing them with the tools they will require to learn all the music for the summer part of the programming.ccepted into the program will be expected to attend all rehearsal and workshop dates as listed below.  Workshops will focus on the students and discovering the talent they possess as well as providing them with the tools they will require to learn all the music for the summer part of the programming.

Workshop #1

Friday, March 15 – 6:30pm to 9:30pm*

Saturday, March 16 – 1pm to 6pm

Sunday, March 17 – 6:30pm to 9:30pm

            *Parents/Guardians are expected to attend for first hour of this weekend.


Workshop #2             

Friday, April 26 – 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Sunday, April 28 – 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Workshop #3             

Friday, May 10 – 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Sunday, May 12 – 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Workshop #4             

Friday, May 24 – 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Saturday, May 25 – 2pm to 6pm

Sunday, May 26 – 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Technique Training Classes  - starting June 24 until Aug 1        

VOCALS - Sundays - 5pm until  July 7, then 1pm

CHOREO - Tuesdays - 5pm

ACTING - Thursdays - 5pm


Intensive Schedule

June 9 to 24        

    Sunday, June 9 - 6pm to 9:30pm

    Sunday, June 16 - 6pm to 9:30pm

    Sunday, June 23 - 6pm to 9:30pm

June 25 to July 6    

    Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays - 6pm to 9:30pm

July 7 to 19        

    Sundays - 2pm to 10pm

    Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays - 6pm to 9:30pm

July 20 to July 29    

    Saturday & Sundays - 1pm to 10pm*

    Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays - 6pm to 9:30pm

July 30 to August 9     

    Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays - 6pm to 11pm

August 10 to 17    

    Saturday & Sundays - 1pm to 10pm

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - 6pm to 11pm


Performances – Up to 22 performances

August 17 to September 7

    Saturdays & Sundays – 2pm & 7pm

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 7pm


PLEASE NOTE:  There may be no absences between August 6th and September 7th.
This time is critical to the production team in order to pull the show together.       


Last year we began a new tradition with SSIP where we invite StoryBook's most dedicated volunteers to come and enjoy a special one night only concert created 100% by the students.  Students are invited to sign up for the concert to present a skillset they feel they want to present.  Last year saw singers, comedians, storytellers, dancers and groups come together to create an evening showing the best of themselves.  This year will be no different offering the students of the program to once again showcase the best of themselves.


Acceptance to the program will be sent out via email on Monday, March 1, 2019.



The casting of roles in the show will take place after Workshop #3 allowing the team time to meet the students, work with them and reflect on the process as well as giving the students a chance to grow and bloom beyond the audition room.


While in summers past we have cast multiple actors in roles, this year we will wait to make this decision until we have had a chance to work with the students. 


This year students will once again learn about the many backstage related roles including, running crew, wardrobe, make-up, hair , light operator, sound operator or spot operator.  All of these roles will be mentored and students will be provided training in each area to further build their own personal portfolio of skills required in the theatre industry.  We do not know at this time if those skills will be applied during the run of the show, this decision will also be made once casting is complete.


The casting decision will be announced by email and online on Tuesday May, 15th, 2019.



Students will be allowed to miss a maximum of 4 rehearsals throughout the entire program process from March 15 to August 6, 2019.  If a student is required to miss more please bring this to the attention of the team during the audition process.

We cannot allow any absences after August 6, 2019.



Our program is designed to accommodate those students that may be heading away to a post-secondary institution in the fall of 2019.  We encourage eveyone to audition for the program and make their school conflict known during the process.  This factor will not prohibit the teams considdration to cast you as a principal or not.


The physical and mental health of our students is our top priority.  We advise students to choose only one summer program that aligns with their training goals.  Students enrolled in more than one program will not likely be considered for leading roles in SSIP.


If a student is enrolled in any other programs it is required that this be brought to the attention of the program faculty for review and consideration for continued enrollment in SSIP. 


StoryBook takes great pride in the ability for the program to offer students the highest form of training available in musical theatre in western Canada.  Students enrolled will receive more than 200 hours of professional training and more than 75 performance hours on stage.  The tuition for the program is:

$1575.00 plus tax

Full payments made by March 15th will receive a $175 savings on the program.


Registration includes 6 complimentary tickets.

Online codes will be made available on June 1, 2019.

StoryBook understands the financial impact tuition payments can have on families and is happy to offer a payment program for anyone interested. The payment schedule is as follows:


            MARCH 15th     $315.00

APRIL 15 th       $315.00

            MAY 15th          $315.00

            JUNE 15 th        $315.00

            JULY 15 th         $315.00


*Payment plan is a substitute for full upfront payment and is a courtesy to our students and their families to help offset costs.  Participation in the program requires full and final payment by July 15th, 2019.  All payments are non-refundable.  Once the a student attends the program full tuition is expected regardless of student participation and monthly payments will continue to be debited regardless.

StoryBook does offer a student subsidy program for a select number of students.  Applications may be submitted here.


All students, aged 15 to recent high school graduates, will be eligible to earn work experience credit through the SSI program. Students who participated last year earned an average ten credits for the summer with the ability to earn up to 30 credits through continued participation in the program. Up to 15 credits can be used for graduation requirements while the other 15 can be used to increase averages for scholarship application purposes. Students from all school boards are eligible to participate. 


We are thrilled to announce our 2019 Team with new additions yet to be announced.


DIRECTOR                       JP Thibodeau


CHOREOGRAPHER        Jocelyn Hoover Leiver

VOCAL COACH              

ACTING COACH              Justine Westby

STAGE MANAGER          Cale Thompson

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StoryBook Theatre Society | 375 Bermuda Drive NW | Calgary, AB | (403) 216-0808

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