CC508EC5-BC67-4F9C-AE18-B4A47B0D5A8B_edited.jpg
2020 Theatre School-01.png
 

FAMILY PROGRAMMING FOR ALL

StoryBook is the leading theatre arts programming for youth in our city.    Our "NEVER SAY NO TO A CHILD" mantra allows everyone, regardless of socio-economic status to take part in our programming. 

 

In a typical year, StoryBook offers nearly $100,000 in free or subsidized programming to families and children who may not otherwise be able to afford it.  If you or someone you know would benefit from our programming and may require financial support, please complete our online form and we will be certain to make some theatre magic.

MUSICAL THEATRE
for Adults

ages
18+

DATES:

Winter Session: 

Feb 6 to Apr 4 (No Class Feb 20)

Spring Session: 

May 1 to June 27 (No Class May 22)

CLASS TIME:

Sundays - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

PROGRAM PRICING:

$175 per session

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

ages 18+

Maximum 20 students per class

PERFORMANCE:

Winter Session: 

Monday, April 4 @ 7pm

Spring Session

Monday, June 27 @ 7pm

Age%20icon_edited.png
white-dollar-sign-png-6.png
Run%20Time%20icon_edited.png
Dates%20icon_edited.png
Tickets%20Icon_edited.png

Come explore the wonderful world of Broadway with us! In Musical Theatre for Adults, students will work together through rehearsing musical theatre excerpts for a final showcase performance. This course introduces students to learning and performing choreography and vocal music as well as the basics of acting in a fun and supportive environment. As a bonus, students will learn skills that build confidence and coordination that can be transferred to everyday life!

HOW DOES THIS WORK?

Classes will take place in person.  As of Sept 4,  masks must be worn when on-site for all StoryBook programming.  That said, we plan to continue our safety protocol and practices and will adapt safety protocols as necessary.

 

Please read our COVID19 protocols and practices here.


FINAL PRESENTATION
The final class will include a performance for a small audience of friends and family that may include scenes, solos, duets, and/or ensemble numbers. This will be performed along with the Musical Theatre for Young People program. If the changing situation of the COVID-19 pandemic prevents an in-person audience, students will film their final presentation for at-home viewing the following day.

 
 

THEATRE PD DAY
for Educators

ages
18+

CLASS TIME:

AM - 9:30am to 11:30pm

PM - 12:30pm to 2:30pm

 

PROGRAM PRICING:

$75 ONE CLASS

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

ages 18+

Maximum 30 per class

Age%20icon_edited.png
white-dollar-sign-png-6.png
Run%20Time%20icon_edited.png

StoryBook knows the impact it has on our community and has decided to support our educators by offering unique professional development day workshops in theatre arts.  These sessions will offer educators insight into practices in theatre and provide them all with takeaways toward lesson planning and program development.

Dates%20icon_edited.png

DATES:

Friday, May 20 - ACTING FOR EDUCATORS

A condensed version of our NEW ACTING FOR EDUCATORS program. Explore theatre with a focus on classroom application! Through a variety of theatre games, acting exercises, and in-class practice, participants will expand their knowledge of basic acting technique for students, and learn various ways of applying drama tools in the classroom. This course is designed for drama teachers, musical theatre teachers, and any teacher who wants to incorporate more theatre in their classroom.

 

THEATRE
WORKSHOPS

ages
18+

StoryBook is honoured to serve our community.  As part of our ongoing dedication to the community of artists who make StoryBook their home we have programmed workshops designed to support and elevate these artists and continue to push them to their growing edge.

SUNDAY

FEBRUARY 13

CLASS TIME:

6:30pm to 7:30pm

7:30pm to 8:30pm

PROGRAM PRICING:

$25 

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

ages 16+,

20 participants per group

Age%20icon_edited.png
white-dollar-sign-png-6.png
Run%20Time%20icon_edited.png

LEARN TO LOVE DANCE CALLS

instructed by ANGELA BENSON

Do you hate dance calls? 

 

Let’s change that.

 

Come join us for a mock-dance call where you can practice and learn how to ace your next dance call in a safe and supportive environment. 

MONDAY

FEBRUARY 28

BREAKING IT DOWN:
USING TEXT TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

instructed by ELIZABETH STEPKOWSKI TARHAN

Run%20Time%20icon_edited.png
white-dollar-sign-png-6.png
Age%20icon_edited.png

CLASS TIME:

7:00pm to 9:00pm

PROGRAM PRICING:

$25 per student

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

ages 16+

25 participants

Do you hate dance calls? 

 

Let’s change that.

 

Learn how to dig into the text of your audition pieces and level-up your performances! In this workshop, you will add to your acting tool-kit by learning how to use, interpret, and analyze text, build character, and enhance intention so you can rock your next audition.

MONDAY

MARCH 14

I GOT PAID...NOW WHAT

ARTIST ACCOUNTING

instructed by KEVIN CORK

Run%20Time%20icon_edited.png
white-dollar-sign-png-6.png
Age%20icon_edited.png

CLASS TIME:

6:30pm to 9:00pm

PROGRAM PRICING:

$25 per student

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

ages 16+

40 participants

Learn the financial essentials that all freelance artists need to know! This crash-course in personal finance for artists will cover topics such as budgeting, taxes, accounting, and more to set you up for financial success.

MONDAY

MARCH 28

ONE SONG, FOUR OPINIONS

A MUSICAL THEATRE MOCK AUDITION

moderated by ELIZABETH STEPKOWSKI TARHAN

panelists include JOE SLABE, TENAJ WILLIAMS & STAFFORD ARIMA

Run%20Time%20icon_edited.png
white-dollar-sign-png-6.png
Age%20icon_edited.png

CLASS TIME:

7:00pm to 9:00pm

PROGRAM PRICING:

$15 to audit

$50 to participate 

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

ages 16+

15 participants 

20 auditors

Bring your audition pieces and hear what industry professionals have to say about it! In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to perform an audition song and receive feedback from current industry professionals. All participants will receive in-class feedback as well as a feedback form from the panel.

Participation in this workshop is by application only. 

Applicants will be reviewed and successful candidates will be invited to participate.

CLASS TIME:

7:00pm to 9:00pm

PROGRAM PRICING:

$15 to audit

$50 to participate 

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

ages 16+

15 participants 

20 auditors

Monday, March 28, 2022 

ONE SONG, FOUR OPINIONS 

Moderator: Elizabeth Stepkowski Tarhan

Panelists: Stafford Arima, Joe Slabe, Tenaj Williams 

Bring your audition pieces and hear what industry professionals have to say about it! In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to perform an audition song and receive feedback from current industry professionals. All participants will receive in-class feedback as well as a feedback form from the panel.

**Participation in this workshop is by application only**

CLASS TIME:

6:30pm to 7:30pm

7:30pm to 8:30pm

PROGRAM PRICING:

$25 per student

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

ages 16+

20 participants per group

Monday, April 18, 2022

TBA - Stay tuned! 

CLASS TIME:

7:00pm to 9:00pm

PROGRAM PRICING:

$15 to audit

$50 to participate 

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

ages 16+

15 participants 

20 auditors

Monday, April 25, 2022

ONE MONOLOGUE, FOUR OPINIONS

Moderator: Aaron Coates

Panelists: TBA

Bring your audition pieces and hear what industry professionals have to say about it! In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to perform your audition piece and receive feedback from current industry professionals. All participants will receive in-class feedback as well as a feedback form from the panel.

**Participation in this workshop is by application only**

CLASS TIME:

7:00pm to 9:00pm

PROGRAM PRICING:

$25 per student

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

ages 16+

25 participants

Monday, May 9, 2022

START A (FAKE) FIGHT

Instructor: John Knight

Learn how to stage fight in this one-night Stage Combat workshop. This workshop will cover fundamental stage combat skills including how to fall safely, punches, slaps, pushes, and more!

CLASS TIME:

6:30pm to 8:30pm

PROGRAM PRICING:

$25 per student

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

All ages

50 participants

Age%20icon_edited.png
white-dollar-sign-png-6.png
Run%20Time%20icon_edited.png

Monday, May 30, 2022

HOW TO GIVE THE BEST AUDITION

Panel: TBA

It’s almost audition season! Sit down with the panel of StoryBook Theatre’s upcoming general auditions and learn how to impress at your next audition.  

Monday, June 6, 2022

LEARN TO READ MUSIC 

Instructor: Cristina Lanz 

Have no clue how to read your sheet music beyond the words to your song? Come learn how to read all those notes on the page too! This intro to music theory class is designed for musical theatre performers who do not know how to or have minimal experience reading and interpreting music. In this workshop, participants will learn what sort of musical cues to look for as well as receive an introduction to reading music notes, rhythms, and musical symbols. 

CLASS TIME:

6:30pm to 8:30pm

PROGRAM PRICING:

$25 per student

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

age 16+

30 participants

Age%20icon_edited.png
white-dollar-sign-png-6.png
Run%20Time%20icon_edited.png

CLASS TIME:

6:30pm to 7:30pm

7:30pm to 8:30pm

PROGRAM PRICING:

$25 per student

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

ages 16+

20 participants per group

Age%20icon_edited.png
white-dollar-sign-png-6.png
Run%20Time%20icon_edited.png

Monday, June 13, 2022 

LEARN TO LOVE DANCE CALLS

Instructor: TBA

Do you hate dance calls? Let’s change that. Come join us for a mock-dance call where you can practice and learn how to ace your next dance call in a safe and supportive environment. 

THEATRE
WORKSHOPS

ages
18+

StoryBook is honoured to serve our community.  As part of our ongoing dedication to the community of artists who make StoryBook their home we have programmed workshops designed to support and elevate these artists and continue to push them to their growing edge.

SUNDAY

FEBRUARY 13

CLASS TIME:

6:30pm to 7:30pm

7:30pm to 8:30pm

PROGRAM PRICING:

$25 

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

ages 16+,

20 participants per group

Age%20icon_edited.png
white-dollar-sign-png-6.png
Run%20Time%20icon_edited.png

LEARN TO LOVE DANCE CALLS

instructed by ANGELA BENSON

Do you hate dance calls? 

 

Let’s change that.

 

Come join us for a mock-dance call where you can practice and learn how to ace your next dance call in a safe and supportive environment. 

MONDAY

FEBRUARY 28

BREAKING IT DOWN:
USING TEXT TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

instructed by ELIZABETH STEPKOWSKI TARHAN

Run%20Time%20icon_edited.png
white-dollar-sign-png-6.png
Age%20icon_edited.png

CLASS TIME:

7:00pm to 9:00pm

PROGRAM PRICING:

$25 per student

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

ages 16+

25 participants

Learn how to dig into the text of your audition pieces and level-up your performances! In this workshop, you will add to your acting tool-kit by learning how to use, interpret, and analyze text, build character, and enhance intention so you can rock your next audition.

MONDAY

MARCH 14

I GOT PAID...NOW WHAT

ARTIST ACCOUNTING

instructed by KEVIN CORK

Run%20Time%20icon_edited.png
white-dollar-sign-png-6.png
Age%20icon_edited.png

CLASS TIME:

6:30pm to 9:00pm

PROGRAM PRICING:

$25 per student

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

ages 16+

40 participants

Learn the financial essentials that all freelance artists need to know! This crash-course in personal finance for artists will cover topics such as budgeting, taxes, accounting, and more to set you up for financial success.

MONDAY

MARCH 28

ONE SONG, FOUR OPINIONS

A THEATRE MOCK AUDITION

moderated by ELIZABETH STEPKOWSKI TARHAN

panelists include JOE SLABE, TENAJ WILLIAMS & STAFFORD ARIMA

Run%20Time%20icon_edited.png
white-dollar-sign-png-6.png
Age%20icon_edited.png

CLASS TIME:

7:00pm to 9:00pm

PROGRAM PRICING:

$15 to audit

$50 to participate 

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

ages 16+

15 participants 

20 auditors

Bring your audition pieces and hear what industry professionals have to say about it! In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to perform an audition song and receive feedback from current industry professionals. All participants will receive in-class feedback as well as a feedback form from the panel.

Participation in this workshop is by application only. 

Applicants will be reviewed and successful candidates will be invited to participate.

MONDAY

APRIL 18

START A (FAKE) FIGHT
STAGE COMBAT FOR BEGINNERS

instructed by JOHN KNIGHT

Run%20Time%20icon_edited.png
white-dollar-sign-png-6.png
Age%20icon_edited.png

CLASS TIME:

7:00pm to 9:00pm

PROGRAM PRICING:

$25 per student

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

ages 16+

25 participants

Learn how to stage fight in this one-night Stage Combat workshop. This workshop will cover fundamental stage combat skills including how to fall safely, punches, slaps, pushes, and more!

MONDAY

APRIL 25

ONE MONOLOGUE, FOUR OPINIONS

A THEATRE MOCK AUDITION

moderated by AARON COATES

panelists include VAL LIESKE, ROHIT CHOKHANI, & HAYSAM KADRI

Run%20Time%20icon_edited.png
white-dollar-sign-png-6.png
Age%20icon_edited.png

CLASS TIME:

7:00pm to 9:00pm

PROGRAM PRICING:

$15 to audit

$50 to participate 

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

ages 16+

15 participants 

20 auditors

Bring your audition pieces and hear what industry professionals have to say about it! In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to perform your audition piece and receive feedback from current industry professionals. All participants will receive in-class feedback as well as a feedback form from the panel.

Participation in this workshop is by application only. 

Applicants will be reviewed and successful candidates will be invited to participate. Application deadline is Friday, April 22 @ 4pm MDT. 

MONDAY

MAY 9

AFRICAN DANCE DYNAMICS 

instructed by Wunmi Idowu

Run%20Time%20icon_edited.png
white-dollar-sign-png-6.png
Age%20icon_edited.png

CLASS TIME:

6:30pm to 7:30pm

7:30pm to 8:30pm

PROGRAM PRICING:

$25 per student

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

ages 16+

20 participants per group

Improve strength, flexibility, coordination and control while experiencing the interaction between rhythm and motion by getting the whole body moving! This class begins with a series of warm-ups and isolations to familiarize students with dynamic movement and prepare the body for choreography. Participants can expect a variety of lively current African rhythms from Nigeria, Congo, Ghana and Ivory Coast. It's time to dance to the rhythms of the world!

MONDAY

MAY 30

HOW TO GIVE THE BEST STORYBOOK AUDITIONS

instructed by TBA

Run%20Time%20icon_edited.png
white-dollar-sign-png-6.png
Age%20icon_edited.png

CLASS TIME:

6:30pm to 8:30pm

PROGRAM PRICING:

FREE FOR ALL

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

ages 10+

No limit to participants

It’s almost audition season! Sit down with the panel of StoryBook Theatre’s upcoming general auditions and learn how to impress at your next audition.  

MONDAY

JUNE 6

LEARN TO READ THE DARN SCORE

A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO READING MUSIC

instructed by CRISTINA LANZ

Run%20Time%20icon_edited.png
white-dollar-sign-png-6.png
Age%20icon_edited.png

CLASS TIME:

6:30pm to 8:30pm

PROGRAM PRICING:

$25 per student

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

age 16+

30 participants

Have no clue how to read your sheet music beyond the words to your song? Come learn how to read all those notes on the page too! This intro to music theory class is designed for musical theatre performers who do not know how to or have minimal experience reading and interpreting music. In this workshop, participants will learn what sort of musical cues to look for as well as receive an introduction to reading music notes, rhythms, and musical symbols. 

MONDAY

JUNE 13

LEARN TO LOVE DANCE CALLS

instructed by TBA

Run%20Time%20icon_edited.png
white-dollar-sign-png-6.png
Age%20icon_edited.png

CLASS TIME:

6:30pm to 7:30pm

7:30pm to 8:30pm

PROGRAM PRICING:

$25 per student

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

ages 16+

20 participants per group

Do you hate dance calls? 

 

Let’s change that.

 

Come join us for a mock-dance call where you can practice and learn how to ace your next dance call in a safe and supportive environment. 

 

ACTING
for Educators

ages
18+

Dates%20icon_edited.png
Run%20Time%20icon_edited.png
white-dollar-sign-png-6.png
Age%20icon_edited.png

DATES:

Spring Session: 

Apr 30 to June 11 (No Class May 21)

CLASS TIME:

Saturdays - 10am to 11am

PROGRAM PRICING:

$125 per session

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

ages 18+

Maximum 20 per class

Explore theatre with a focus on classroom application! Through a variety of theatre games, acting exercises, and in-class practice, participants will expand their knowledge of basic acting technique for students, and learn various ways of applying drama tools in the classroom. This course is designed for drama teachers, musical theatre teachers, and any teacher who wants to incorporate more theatre in their classroom.

HOW DOES THIS WORK:

Classes will take place in person.  As of March 1,  masks are not required for students participating in our programming, We still. suggest and invite students to wear masks if they wish to.  That said, we plan to continue our safety protocol and practices and will adapt safety protocols as necessary.

 

Please read our COVID19 protocols and practices here.