Music Theatre (Competitive and Non-Competitive)
Competitors will be judged on total performance, including selection, interpretation and program arrangement with regard to contrast, appropriatenessand suitability. Contrasting selections from different composers are encouraged. A selection may be used in one class only. Songs may be transposed to suit the voice. The Festival Committee reserves the right to disallow any selections that are deemed inappropriate, either in style or content. All selections should be age and gender appropriate. Selections that are primarily patter (spoken) (i.e. Over the Moon - Rent) will not be allowed. Minimum props and costumes are encouraged providing change can be made quickly between numbers. Costumes and props will NOT be judged. Please note that costume change times must be included in performance times. Any use of photocopied music by the performer or accompanist may result in disqualification. Accompanists must show their original music to thesecretary before playing. Internet purchases must show a separate receipt for each copy purchased. All non-competitive categories will be labelled to indicate this status. In order to be considered for a scholarship in Music Theatre, the Canadian selection must be performed in the Music Theatre Canadian Composer class. The Canadian selection cannot be performed in a Voice Competitive class. Participants who aspire to a recommendation to Provincials are encouraged to enter in two or more classes in their category. This will ensure the adjudicator can accurately assess the artistic level of the participant.
Category: Standard Solos
One selection - own choice.
Category: Contemporary Solos
One selection - own choice.
Category: Disney Solos
One selection - own choice. Competitors may use costumes andminimalprops; however, judging will be based solely on the musical and theatrical presentation. Select age-appropriate material. Time limit: 5 minutes
Category: Canadian Composer - Music Theatre Solo
Any original selection by a Canadian composer. No arrangements.
Category: Concert Class
Please note that for Music Theatre, costume change times must also be included in performance times.
Category: Own Choice (includes Pop, Rock and Jazz)
One selection; includes Pop, Rock and Jazz.
Category: Duets, Trios or Quartets - Broadway/Musical
One selection - own choice from a Broadway or Movie musical.
Category: Music Theatre Ensemble
Ensembles must have 5 or more members.
Category: Popular or Alternative Ensemble (Show Choir/Glee Club)
Ensembles must have 5 or more members. Onlyone ensemble member will register and submit the class fee. Please register with a group name. One selection of own choice. Memory is required. An original score must be provided for the adjudicator. Ensembles may use pre-recorded or piano accompaniment. A maximum of one minute of dialogue is allowed. Props are permitted as long as no set-up is required. Only one member of the ensemble may be up to 2 years older than the age category.
Category: Solo Music Theatre - Non-Competitive
One selection. Any style.