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Musical Theatre Intensive

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Come perform with us! This two-week intensive gives students ages 12-17 a chance to delve into the world of Musical Theatre. Featuring guest instructors from the Charlottetown Festival, students will expand their abilities as a triple threat while they dance, sing, and act their way to a final performance in our Outdoor Amphitheatre at the end of the second week.
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Each week students will attend a Charlottetown Festival Performance and will have the opportunity to meet with professionals in the industry to learn about life as a performer. In addition to performance training, students will have workshops in industry professionalism, including how to prepare for an audition! Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the intensive.

Family Discount

A family discount is applied to households who register for 2 or more summer break camps during the period of July 3 – August 25, 2023.  Please note that students do not need to attend the same camp to receive the discount.

Refund Policy:  Refunds are provided to students providing 2 or more weeks notice of camp withdrawal, participants withdrawing less than two-weeks prior to camp must provide a medical note to be eligible for refunds.

Aaron Ryder
Aaron Reid Ryder (he/him) is an actor based in Toronto, ON. Born and raised in Charlottetown, PEI, he began acting at an early age, including participating in the classes and summer-camps offered at The Confederation Centre of the Arts. He made his professional debut in “Anne of Green Gables—The Musical” at the Charlottetown Festival at age nine. Aaron graduated from Sheridan College in 2020 with an Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance, and has been performing on stages and screens across the country ever since. He is thrilled to be home for the summer and to be performing in The Charlottetown Festival for the first time in 14 years. He is grateful for the chance to give back to The Confederation Centre summer camps which helped stoke his passion for performance as a child. Previous credits include: Maggie (Theatre Aquarius), One Day (Segal Centre), Written in Blood (TIFT), Sunday in the Park…(Eclipse Theatre), Fellow Travellers (Showtime/Fremantle), FINALE (HumanMoves/CBC GEM), plus numerous national and international commercial campaigns.
Alyssa Le Claire
Hailing from Hamilton, Ontario, Alyssa LeClair (she/they) has been singing since she could walk. Starting her early singing in the Hamilton Children's Choir, Alyssa fostered her sound and found her way to Queen's University. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts, Honours in Theatre and Gender Studies and went on to pursue her Masters of Music at NYU in New York City. After graduating, Alyssa was immediately cast in Sharon Playhouse's My Fair Lady playing Mrs. Eynsford-Hill. She then found her way back to NYC singing in Blame Canada! a concert celebrating Canadians on Broadway. She briefly moved West to Los Angeles to co-star in the feature film "Fat Camp" that premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival. After a brief hiatus, Alyssa worked with Greg Carruthers of EveryBODY on Stage which garnered the attention of writer Matty Murray who asked LeClair to audition for "Maggie"... and the rest is history.
Annabel Fitzsimmons
Annabel is a playwright, creative collaborator, and theatre and movement teacher. She has a passion for working with youth, teaching theatre and movement in public and private schools, theatre schools, and numerous arts organizations. She is co-writer, with Alison Lawrence and Mary Francis Moore, of the hit-show bittergirl – the musical, which premiered at the Charlottetown Festival in 2015, and was brought back in 2017. Annabel is currently working on Beyond, a new musical, with Amy Sky and Steven Mackinnon, and her most recent YA play, Feedback, is in development. She’s thrilled to be joining the creative team this summer for the Musical Theatre Intensive Camp.
Allegra Wright
Allegra Wright (she/her) is an actor, singer, musician, and teaching artist from Vancouver, British Columbia with theatre training from Douglas College in New Westminster, BC and Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City. She has taken professional development workshops with David Smukler, Scott Swan, David MacMurray Smith, the Gateway Conservatory (Richmond, BC), and Bard Studio (Vancouver, BC). Teaching private voice lessons and acting/music classes with multiple theatre programs, Allegra is excited to join the team at The Confederation Centre this summer. Allegra is currently attending Holland College's SoPA - Berklee College of Music transfer program and can be found this summer in Anne and Gilbert the Musical at the Florence Simmons Performance Hall.

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What are Relaxed Performances?


Sometimes referred to as sensory-friendly experiences, Relaxed Performances give the opportunity for those with various sensitivities towards sensory stimuli to experience and enjoy live theatre.

These performances will be designed in a way to be more comfortable for audience members who may experience anxiety or are not comfortable with some aspects of a traditional theatre setting. This can include people on the Autism Spectrum and their families; those with sensory and communicative disorders or learning disabilities; people with Tourette’s syndrome; someone who might need to move often due to chronic pain or to use the facilities; or even parents with toddlers.



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