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Fusion Musical Theatre



David Klassen

Artistic Director, David Klassen

David Klassen is known for his teaching and directing across the province. He is an active adjudicator and maintains studios as both University of Manitoba and Canadian Mennonite University. As a classical musician, he has performed across the Canadian Prairies, New York and beyond. David specializes in teaching voice, but stagecraft and direction are a passion of his. Recent directing credits include Mennoti’s “The Telephone” for Naomi Forman Productions and the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, “The Merry Wives of Windsor” for Canadian Mennonite University, and “Anne of Green Gables” for the Steinbach Arts Council.


What is Fusion?

Directed by David Klassen and other local specialists in the field, FUSION is a musical theatre company for young people. It is designed to provide training and opportunity to aspiring young performers grade 9 and older in the area of Musical Theatre.

What Makes this Different?

Fusion is exactly that: a fusion of three disciplines of performing arts including music (voice), drama and dance. Many programs focus on one element of musical theatre, but Fusion incorporates all three. Our program also offers instruction in the areas of production, direction, and many other elements of staged musical performance. Fusion provides highly qualified instructors in all disciplines. Students who participate in Fusion will get group and individual coaching in each discipline, as well as group workshops and a chance to direct and produce their own numbers!

How will the Program Help Me?

The goal of Fusion is to provide skill, opportunity, and preparation in the area of musical theatre. Not only is this program designed to bring out the singer/actor/dancer in you, but it is also designed to help give you the experience and polish that you might need to pursue further education in this field. Regardless of your aspirations, Fusion is the program you want to be in if you love musical theatre.


Rehearsal

WORKSHOP DATES:

(dates are subject to change, dependent on final registration numbers)


The Winning Audition - Wednesday, October 19, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Your Voice - Monday, December 12, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Acting the Part - Thursday, February 16, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Dance Your Feet Off - Thursday March 23, 6:00 – 8:00 pm


Note:

Directed by David Klassen and other local specialists in the field, FUSION is a musical theatre company for young people. It is designed to provide training and opportunity to aspiring young performers grade 9 and older in the area of Musical Theatre.



Fees:

  • Regular Registration (all 4 workshops) $126.00
  • *Drop in Sessions (participate) $35/workshop Drop in participants MAY be required to come with their own musical theatre selection prepared.
    Rehearsal time with an accompanist may not be possible.
  • Additional fees: A non-refundable administration fee of $20 and a non-refundable membership fee will be added at the time of registration.
  • Cancellation Policy: SAC friendly policy allows students to try the first FUSION workshop,
    and if it is decided that the program is not right for the student, monies will be refunded less the administration.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:


Music


⇛ Be prepared with your selections! If you have not learned your music well, you will not the MOST out of these workshops. Students will be required to have two selections for the year which they have prepared in advance. Two additional song selections will be made for them by the instructors. Students will be responsible to learn these songs on their own. A pianist will be available to rehearse all music with students. Rehearsal time is limited, Dress Comfortably – we often do movement exercises and games.

Dress


⇛ Wear comfortable clothing and shoes (indoor shoes with non-marking souls, please). Many times throughout the course of the workshops, students will be asked to participate in movement games and exercises. It is important to be able to move easily.

    ⇛ Costumes are not required – props will be used on as needed/discussed basis

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