Students 15 to 20 years old looking to enrol in the program are required to audition.  Unlike previous years each student is required to sign up for a single audition time slot.  In that time the team will familiarize themselves with the students and then request the students perform their audition song alone in front of the production team. Audition slots are as follows:

Tuesday, February 18 – 7pm to 9pm

Tuesday, February 25 – 7pm to 9pm

Wednesday, February 26 – 7pm to 9pm

Thursday, February 27 – 7pm to 9pm

LOCATION : 375 Bermuda Drive NW, Calgary

What should each student prepare for the audition?


 (song must be sung with accompaniment either  via MP3 on portable device or a pianist)

  - ONE  ONE MINUTE MONOLOGUE   (memorized)



- 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 REHEARSAL SCHEDULE - March 27 to September 5, 2020

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.

Workshop #1 - Meet & Greet Weekend

Friday, March 27 – 7pm to 10pm*

Saturday, March 28 – 1pm to 6pm

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


Workshop #2  - Audition Prep   

Friday, April 24 – 7pm to 10pm

Workshop #3 - Audition Weekend       

  Friday, May 8 – 7pm to 10pm

  Saturday, May 9  – 1pm to 6pm

Workshop #4 , #5, #6 & #7 - Theatre Workshops            

  Sunday, May 24 – 6pm to 9:30pm

  Sunday, May 31 – 6pm to 9:30pm

  Sunday, June 7 – 6pm to 9:30pm

  Sunday, June 14 – 6pm to 9:30pm

Technique Training Classes (begin June 21 until July 30)       

  Sundays - 1pm

  Tuesdays - 5pm

  Thursdays - 5pm



June 21 to July 4 (No Rehearsal July 1)    

    Sundays - 2pm to 10pm 

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


  July 5 to July 30        

     Saturdays & Sundays - 2pm to 9:30pm

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


  August 4 to 13    

    Saturdays & Sundays - 2pm to 11pm 

    Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays - 6pm to 11pm


  August 14 & 15    

      Friday - 6pm to 11pm

      Saturday - 1pm to 1pm      


  August 15 to September 5 - 22 PERFORMANCES

Saturdays & Sundays – 2pm & 7pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 7pm

PLEASE NOTE:  There may be no absences between August 3th and September 5th.
This time is critical to the production team in order to pull the show together.       


Acceptance to the program will be sent out via email on Monday, March 1, 2020.



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. The casting decision will be announced by email and online on Tuesday May, 12th, 2020.



Students will be allowed to miss a maximum of 4 rehearsals throughout the entire program process from March 27 to July 30, 2020.   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 3, 2020



Our program is designed to accommodate those students that may be heading away to a post-secondary institution in the fall of 2020.  We encourage everyone 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. 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. 


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:

$1675.00 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, 2020.

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 plus GST:


            MARCH 15th     $335.00

APRIL 15th       $335.00

            MAY 15th          $335.00

            JUNE 15 th        $335.00

            JULY 15 th         $335.00


*Payment plan is a substitute for a 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, 2020. All payments are non-refundable.  Once a student attends the program full tuition is expected regardless of students continued 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

ACTING COACH             Cassie Doane

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

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