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"Show & Sell" - A Musical Theatre Festival
Informal, supportive, monthly gatherings.
Open to anyone who has an interest in the Canadian Musical Theatre - writers, performers, directors, designers, producers, students, etc.
Everyone gathers around the piano, and one by one we sing Canadian Musical Theatre songs - writers might bring in songs from new or long-dead shows; performers might bring songs they use as audition pieces, or songs they sang themselves in Canadian Musicals. We'd talk about the songs and the shows they're from. We go one person at a time, one song each, until everyone who has a song has sung, then we can start round the circle again. We're not gathered to tell people how to write their songs or their shows, we're there to share enthusiasms, experiences, anecdotes and dreams.
There is no admission fee, although everyone is encouraged to become a member of ScriptLab.
Occassional informal concerts featuring writers or performers singing their favourite Canadian Musical Theatre songs, and relating their favourite theatre stories and anecdotes.
Any admission donations will go towards supporting ScrtiptLab's ongoing development activities.
The next set of Classes will be Thursday evenings, 7-9 PM, beginning Thursday September 20th, 2007. This class is highly recommended for beginning writers, or for any writers who are unfamiliar with the basic principles and vocabulary of the Musical Theatre. Email Jim Betts to register your interest.
Please indicate your interest in
any of these programs by emailing
ScriptLab Artistic Director Jim Betts @
is available upon request.
ScriptLab's Readings, Workshops and Showcase Initiative will:
10 St Mary Street,
Or emailed to:
Anyone may submit an interest in becoming part of the producing, or administrative, team that will oversee ScriptLab's ongoing development projects.
All the activities of this 6 month series of initiatives will culminate in a "first annual" "Show And Sell" - a weekend Canadian Musical Theatre Festival that will showcase a variety of Canadian-written musicals that have gone through a ScriptLab reading/workshop/development process and have, as a result, been identified as being "ready for production". This Festival will present these production-ready shows in a variety of formats: from a 10-15 minute mini-presentation to a full-length "staged reading".
More information to come...