<![CDATA[Entertaining Mississauga Since 1945 - News]]>Sat, 25 Nov 2017 19:38:30 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[CMT announces the gala cast]]>Sat, 25 Nov 2017 06:41:53 GMThttp://clarksonmusictheatre.com/news/cmt-announces-the-gala-cast
CMT is pleased to announce the cast for MTM's upcoming 25th Anniversary Encore Gala (of which we are a proud participant):
Gloria Buchert, Darryl Burton, Laura Carney, Leslie Carney, Kim Dollimore, Derek Faulconer, Kelsey Faulkner, Erica Feggans, Stacey Feggans, Bobbie Flatt, Paul Fletcher, David Grimason, Tom Hope, Mark Jones, Steve Kirk, Karl Kwiatkowski, Christine McMahon, Laura Moniz, Maria Moore, Erin Mouchian, Sharon Nimmo, Claire Prendergast, Katie Prestage, Dylan Roose, Cheyenne Stodolny, Michael Sumbler, Holly Taylor and Brian Wray.
CMT is part of the Encore Series and  home to many wonderfully talented performers, and we know that this cast represents each of the five groups and commitment to the Series.
What a fantastic show we will have on April 28th, 2018, to celebrate the Encore Series!   Get your tickets now – www.mtix.ca
Early Bird Special – Ends soon – Don't Delay get your ticket Today


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<![CDATA[agm sept 2017 report]]>Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:45:47 GMThttp://clarksonmusictheatre.com/news/agm-sept-2017-reportScholarship news
Clarkson Music Theatre congratulates Joshua Garcia Hughes, our 2017 recipient of the Performing Arts Scholarship. Joshua, with his parents, grandmother and brother, joined us at our September AGM to receive his bursary. We wish him well in the future.

cmt welcomes newest lifetime members


Congratulations to Rita Nolan, Nick Forrow and Margo Timmons as they achieve lifetime membership with CMT after 25 years of service to our community theatre. We are grateful for their contributions.
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<![CDATA[jULY NEWSLETTER]]>Wed, 05 Jul 2017 02:00:08 GMThttp://clarksonmusictheatre.com/news/july-newsletterJuly 2017 Newsletter to
The Clarkson Music Theatre Family.

Greetings all... Hope you are enjoying a well deserved break this summer. This note is sent to keep our Clarkson family updated on upcoming news and events. But first -  a last look back at a fabulous  season.
Congrats to you all for a great season!
A huge standing ovation goes out to our Clarkson Family for a fun and successful season. We began the year with the wonderful All Shook Up which was recognized by ACTCO with a Thea for best ensemble. Well done! Huge applause to all participants for last year’s Christmas Cheer Choir. You entertained at over twelve venues last December, and gladdened the hearts of many! The spring concert - Be Our Guest- was a huge success... we made magic with this enchanting Disney concert.
Thanks to the many hands that have worked behind the scenes to make music magic! From production teams, to artistic teams, to set/costume/lights/sound/props design teams! Thank you to the Carney family for opening their home to us for the CMT’s Christmas Wine and Cheese.   Special thanks to all those who, with coordinator Susan Wray Toogood,  work so tirelessly on our fundraising – without you we simply could not do what we do! Finally, thanks to the CMT Board for the endless hours they  have contributed towards the success of CMT and the Encore Series!
 
Don’t Miss the CMT Summer Social!
Friday July 28 @ The Irish Club – 4120 Ridgeway Drive, Mississauga
This invitation goes out to our members in good standing and to our newest cast of White Christmas! We look forward to a chance to catch up with our Clarkson family, reflect on a great season, meet  new cast mates from White Christmas, and simply have a good time. Your $5 entrance fee at the door will cover the cost of the rental of the hall and food (BBQ sausage and dessert). The Irish Club offers a cash bar with delicious beer on tap (like  Guinness) and more. Although there is no Karaoke, there is lots of fun!  Advance notice is required to guarantee we have enough food, so please email christinemcm@gmail.com to let us know you plan to attend. Thanks for those who have already dropped us a line. See you then!
 
It’s Beginning to Look alot like Christmas!
We are so thrilled with the talent that will comprise the cast and team of White Christmas!  We look forward to working with you in the fall. Your rehearsal schedule will be forwarded to you in early August. We can’t wait to get started! Check our Clarkson Music Theatre’s Facebook Page for cast details.  We are still looking for a couple of male dancers to round out our cast, so let us know if you’d like to try out.
Get started on your Christmas shopping early! - Individual tickets for White Christmas go on sale in September at www.encoretix.org.   Subscription tickets for a great Encore season are available now through August. Check out EMP’s South Pacific, TUPA’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, MMT’s  The Producers, and CCMP’s Chess. Call the box office at 905-615-4720 for your subscription tickets. Stay tuned for a future notice detailing exciting news about the upcoming Encore Series Gala which will celebrate 25 years of the Encore Series.
 
The Christmas Cheer Choir
We are proud and happy to confirm that the Christmas Cheer Choir will continue this fall. Thank you to our music director: Ruth McDonald, and our producer: Seona Sydor. This group of individuals entertain in late November / December at senior centres in the Mississauga area. Last year, they performed at twelve sites. We are very proud of the work they do. Rehearsals begin Sept. 6th and run every Wednesday. The performance schedule will be confirmed in the fall.   If you wish to join this group, please confirm your participation by contacting Seona at msydor5@rogers.com by August 15th.

Clarkson Music Theatre AGM September 19/2017
This serves as your official notification of CMT”s Annual General meeting – held on September 19 / 2017, at Christ Church, 1700 Mazo Crescent.  Please join us:
  • to be updated on CMT news,
  • to review financials,
  •  to vote on our newest Board members,
  • to learn about CMT’s  future plans,
  • to honour the recipient of this year’s Performing Arts Scholarship
  • and to recognize our newest batch of Lifetime Achievement members for CMT. See you then.
If you wish to put your name forward for consideration as a CMT Board member, please submit your name to njforrow@yahoo.ca

Membership Fees are Due in September
Your membership is important to us. Your membership fee provides:
  • Access to productions such as the spring concert and the Christmas Cheer Choir
  • An opportunity to try out for the Fall production at Meadowvale, and, if cast,  ongoing dance, acting and singing coaching as you rehearse.
  • Members are invited to CMT social gatherings such as the Christmas Wine and Cheese and the Summer Gathering. 
  • CMT members are granted lifetime membership after just 25 years of continued membership.
  • Membership fees ensure that you are covered under CMT’s insurance policy.
You may pay your annual membership for Clarkson Music Theatre at the AGM. Single membership is $40. Family membership is $50. Or you can mail your membership cheque to Clarkson Music Theatre, 26007 RPO Churchill, Mississauga On L5L 5W7

Want To Get Involved?
We are grateful to our members for their help in keeping us going.  But, there’s always room for more! If you wish to volunteer your services, Clarkson Music Theatre is grateful for your help. Please contact christinemcm@gmail.com  or ritaferguson20@gmail.com if you wish to try your hand at set building, set painting, backstage crew, working lights, marketing.  Consider putting your name forward to serve on the CMT Board. Remember, Clarkson Music Theatre is truly a community oriented group, and our work supports many charities in Mississsauga such as Credit Valley Hospital, Ian Andersen House, Doctors without Borders, Jerry Love Foundation, and more.
 
If you wish to become a part of the fundraising team, please contact our Bingo coordinator, Susan Wray Toogood, who (along with her generous volunteers) enable us not only to stage outstanding productions, but also to financially support our community. Contact Susan at spwray@rogers.com
Here’s to another great season of entertainment! 
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<![CDATA[Be Our Guest]]>Tue, 02 May 2017 17:53:36 GMThttp://clarksonmusictheatre.com/news/be-our-guestCongratulations to the cast and team that have worked hard to create CMT's spring concert: Be Our Guest. Our music director, Bob Hardinge, has worked tirelessly with our cast of 55 on an incredible repertoire of music made famous by the films and work of Disney. Ticket sales have been brisk but there are still a few tickets available. Please read the attached article for more details on what the concert will be about, and how to get tickets... ​ https://www.modernmississauga.com/main/2017/5/1/clarkson-music-theatre-presents-be-our-guest
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<![CDATA[wHITE cHRISTMAS iNFO nIGHT AND AUDITION NOTICE]]>Mon, 13 Mar 2017 22:06:58 GMThttp://clarksonmusictheatre.com/news/white-christmas-info-night-and-audition-notice“White Christmas” Information PackageMay 17 – 7:30 p.m. @ Christ Church (1700 Mazo Crescent) 
 Clarkson Music Theatre presents Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”.  Get ready for the holiday season with this timeless story- updated with a few plot twists, some new characters, lots of dance, comedy, energy, and a classic story re-visited!

Director                        Rob Gorican
Choreographer              Bob Riddell*
Music Director              Jenny Peace
Producers                    Rita Ferguson, Christine McMahon, Susan Wray Toogood
Stage Manager            John Dalgleish
 
*The participation of this artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors' Equity Association, under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT)
At Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Road, Mississauga, ON L5N 4G7
 905-615-4720 / for tickets orders: www.encoretix.org
Nov.17, 18, 23, 24, 25 - 2016  @ 8 p.m. / Nov.19, 25, 26/ 2017@ 2 p.m.
Adults $30 / Seniors and Students $28
 
Synopsis of “White Christmas”
“White Christmas” is a new staging of the classic story of Irving Berlin’s classic White Christmas. Bob Wallace and Phil Davis open the story on the Western Front 1944, Christmas Eve. Their beloved General Waverly must retire due to an injury. We jump to 1954 where Bob and Phil are continuing their show biz success on the Ed Sullivan Show. Phil, the ladies’ man, is determined to find Bob a girl, and they set out to see a new act: the Haynes sisters – where Phil falls for Judy and Bob is equally smitten by her sister Betty. Phil tricks Bob to follow the girls to Vermont where they meet Waverly who is pursuing a new career as an innkeeper of a ski chalet in “snowy” Vermont. However, Waverly seems destined to fail, with mounting bills, and a lack of both customers and snow. The four entertainers set out to save the inn and they bring the whole song and dance production (complete with chorus) to the inn to put on a “Wallace and Davis” show. But the brief romance Betty and Bob share is marred when Martha snoops and incorrectly announces that Bob is out to make a million off the general. Betty leaves the production, pursued by Bob. All is well in the end when misunderstandings are settled, the General is reminded of the love of his men, and snow at last falls upon the inn (and maybe in  the audience!) , solving all the general’s financial problems. There’s lots of great comic, musical and dance moments for principals, dancers and chorus. Other characters include: Martha (a retired showgirl and Waverly’s housekeeper), granddaughter Susan, two hilarious show girls Rita and Rhonda, the laconic slow-as-molasses handy-man Ezekie l, the hysterical dance captain Mike and more.  If you like fabulous production values, dance numbers featuring tap, lots of opportunities for ensemble, great comedy, a bit of schmaltz, and a feel good ending, this one’s for you! Featuring the incredible music of Irving Berlin, including: Blue Skies, We’ll Follow the Old Man, Sisters, I Love a Piano, and of course the title song.

Rehearsal Details and Other Dates:
  • Rehearsal /Audition Venue: Christ Church, 1700 Mazo Crescent (Clarkson Road and Truscott, Mississauga)
  • Rehearsals: Monday and Wednesday evenings 7:30 – 10:30 / Saturday from 10 am to about 4:30 p.m. Rehearsals begin August 21, 2017 and run as scheduled till we open Nov.17. (no rehearsal Labour Day [Sept.4] or Thanksgiving Day [October 9])
  • Attendance policy– Strictly enforced. Conflicts must be declared at time of Audition.
  • Additional dates: Costume Parade – Sunday October 29 on site at the costume warehouse / Principals with Orchestra Rehearsal - Oct 29 evening / Full Cast and Orchestra rehearsals – Sunday Nov.5 / Move-In to Theatre - Sunday Nov.12 (8 am to 11 p.m.)  / Dark Week Nov.13 – 16(6 p.m. to 11 p.m.) – ALL CAST MUST ATTEND RELEVANT DATES AS LISTED.
  • Presented At Meadowvale Theatre: Nov.17, 18, 23, 24, 25@ 8 p.m. /Nov.19, 25, 26 @ 2 p.m.
 
How to Audition - Book your audition by emailing ritaferguson20@gmail.com after April 1st, 2017
Audition Requirements-Auditions are by appointment May 29 and May 31–5 minute time slots booked from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.at Christ Church. Candidates should prepare one verse and one chorus–your choice, but preferably any classic music theatre song(in the style of Berlin, Lerner and Loew, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Porter).Whatever you choose, please select a song appropriate for the role you are interested in. Bring accompanist’s music suitably bound in a binder. Also prepare a one minute memorized comedic monologue (any source) which again highlights the character that most interests you. All Candidates will be required to participate in a 30 minute movement workshop from 8:15 p.m. to 8:45p.m. on the evening of their audition. Please come dressed appropriately. Auditions will be booked between 7 p.m. to 8:10 and 8:50 p.m. to 10:30.
 
The Call Back June 3 -  Successful candidates will be invited on Thursday June 1 by email to attend the Call Back on June 3 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.@ Christ Church. Finalists will sing a selection for your character from “White Christmas” (required titles will be listed on the website and also sent to the candidates with their Call Back invitation). Candidates will also perform cold readings with various partners. Please note that candidates may be cast in a role without a call back. Successful candidates will be invited to accept their roles on or about June 4-5. Those trying out for Phil or Judy should attend the dance call June 3rd at 10 am if they are called back.
 
The Dance Corps: 12 females / 6 males. Must be equally strong in ballroom, jazz and tap. Must sing very well.
Dance Call  June 3 -  We hope to cast 12 females and 6 males for our dance core. A separate dance call will be held on Saturday June 3rd from 10 am to 1 p.m.  Contact ritaferguson20@gmail.com to book your place in the dance call. Prospective Dancers will be taught a song to perform for the team before you dance. Applicants will learn a dance number in the style of “White Christmas” and applicants will perform this number by the end of the dance call. If you wish to be considered for a principal role, you should book an audition as well as attend the dance call. Phil / Judy hopefuls should attend the dance call June 3rd at 10 am as well.
The Ensemble - Clarkson members in good standing (for the 2016-2017 season)should  contact Christine McMahon (christinemcm@gmail.com ) by May 20th in order to hold their place in the ensemble.  Non Clarkson members will be required to audition for a place in the ensemble. There are many featured roles in “White Christmas”. Ensemble who would like to be considered for any of the featured roles in “White Christmas” should come out to audition. There may be a group of seasonal singers who should be able to move well, but not necessarily dance. Notwithstanding, participants must be able to negotiate the stairs at Meadowvale and be able to move well.
Please note:
  • All cast members must be able to move well.
  • Attendance at rehearsals is imperative. You will be required to declare your conflicts for the rehearsal schedule at the time of audition. You may miss no more than three rehearsals.
  • Ensemble members who wish to be given first consideration for non-principal roles should audition.
  • It costs $1,800 to put each cast member on stage, not including the number of volunteer hours donated by our support crew. Without ticket sales and a sizeable infusion from fund-raising, productions cannot break even. Thus, we feel it is reasonable to require all cast members to volunteer ten hours toward the production (e.g.: set construction and painting, fund-raising, other).
  • Clarkson Performing Membership Fees $40 Single Membership / $50 Family Membership
  • There is also a $10 fee to help defray the cost of printed materials.
 
Cast of “White Christmas”
  1. Bob Wallace – late 20 –mid 30’s. A Major singing star, Bob is the guiding force behind the song and dance team of Wallace and Davis. He wears his fame easily and is a born leader, but has some trouble with social and romantic interactions. Despite his occupational gruffness, he is a deeply kind and principled man who is searching for his true love. A Superb singer, crooning style, moves very well. Baritone.
  2. Phil Davis – late 20-s – mid 30’s. the fun-loving, go-getting song and dance partner of the team of Wallace and Davis. An irrepressible clown, operator and incorrigible ladies’ man who is determined to see his friend happy, even if it requires scheming and outright deception.  He has a boyish charm and sex appeal. Strong jazz and tap dancing needed. Song and dance comic performer. Bari-Tenor.
  3. Betty Haynes – mid to late 20’s. The sensible responsible half of the upcoming song and dance team the Haynes sisters, destined to be a star in her own right, she is nonetheless hesitant to take the spotlight for herself. A woman of decent, upstanding principles, she is devoted to her younger sister. Like Bob, she hides her yearning for true love under a protective shell. Female singer of quiet beauty and charm, rich chest mix sound. Soprano extension. Must move well.
  4. Judy Haynes – early 20’s. The youngest, more ambitious,  slightly scheming Haynes sister. While wholesome and adorable, she is sexy and flirty – a winning charmer who no man can resist. Strong jazz and tap dancing needed. Major song and dance performer. Chest mix.
  5. General Waverly – late 50’s to mid 60’s – A Retired U.S. Army General, adjusting to returning to civilian life in post-World War II America. Once a powerful leader, he now struggles to run an inn in Vermont. He remains a man of great principle and dignity. Beneath his curmudgeonly military exterior lies a warm, compassionate man in need of family and love. With the exception of one line, a non-singing role.
  6. Martha Watson – late 40’s to mid 60’s. Once a Broadway star, now the general’s housekeeper at the inn, Martha has a very dry wit, wisecracking sense of humour. Big hearted but completely unsentimental, she runs the General’s life in spite of his protests. She is an irrepressible meddler, but always for what she believes to be the other guy’s best interests. A winning appealing character comedienne with a clarion belt voice.
  7. Susan Waverly – 9 – 12 years old. The general’s granddaughter. Susan is a loveable and outgoing real kid. She is very smart, wise beyond her years, and cares deeply about her grandfather. Once bitten hard by the showbiz bug, she demonstrates everything that is winning in the ultimate child performer. Must have an excellent belt voice, be able to move well.
  8. Rita and Rhoda – mid 20’s to early 30’s – Bob and Phil’s two star chorus girls, they are brash, sexy, fun, but not the smartest.
Other roles which will be cast from those who come out for auditions:
Ralph Sheldrake – mid to late 30’s. Army buddy of Bob and Phil’s now a major television executive. Fast talking professional. Baritone.
Ezekiel Foster – mid 40’s to late 50’s – The ultimate taciturn New Englander who helps out at the inn and takes life at a very slow pace.
Mike – mid 20’s to late 30’s – Bob and Phil’s stage manager. Has a tendency to be over-dramatic and completely hysterical, but will get things done. Never seen without his whistle and clipboard, which he uses to attempt to keep order.
Other roles from Ensemble:
Tessie (Bob and Phil’s assistant)                       Jimmy – owner of Jimmy’s Back Room
Cigarette girl                                                     Snoring Man
Mrs. Snoring Man                                              Train Conductor
Dance Captain                                                   Seamstress
Assistant Seamstress                                         Ed Sullivan Announcer
Regency Room Announcer (off stage)                Sheldrake’s secretary (off stage)
Jimmy’s back room club-goers                          Train passengers / inn guests
Chorus kids                                                       Patrons of the Regency Room
 
The Ideal Cast will be forty strong, with vocal ranges evenly split SATB. Dance ability: good movers to strong dancers. Musical Numbers are listed below:
 
ACT ONE
  1. Happy Holiday –Bob, Phil, Sheldrake
  2. White Christmas – Bob, Phil, Sheldrake, GI’s
  3. Happy Holiday / let Yourself Go – Bob, Phil, Chorus
  4. Love and the Weather- Bob, Betty
  5. Sisters – Betty, Judy
  6. The Best Things Happen While you’re Dancing – Phil, Judy, Quintet or Dectet
  7. Snow – Phil, Judy, Bob, Betty, Snoring Man, Mrs. Snoring Man, Passengers
  8. What Can you Do with a General – Martha, Bob, Phil
  9. Let Me Sing and I’m Happy – Martha
  10. Count Your Blessings – Bob, Betty
  11. Blue Skies – Bob, Chorus
 

ACT TWO
  1. I Love a Piano – Phil, Judy, Chorus
  2. Falling out of Love can be Fun – Martha, Betty, Judy
  3. Sisters Reprise – Bob, Phil
  4. Love, You Didn’t Do Right by Me / How Deep is the Ocean – Betty, Bob
  5. The Old Man – Bob, Men
  6. Let me Sing and I’m Happy Reprise – Susan
  7. How Deep is the Ocean (reprise) – Betty, Bob
  8. The Old Man (Reprise) – Bob, Phil, Sheldrake, Men
  9. White Christmas – The Company
  10. I’ve Got My Love to Keep me Warm – Company
 
 

 
 


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<![CDATA[A standard item on the agenda for each January CMT Board meeting, is “Charitable Donations”. As a part of our mandate for giving back to the community, the Board reviews the prior year’s recipients and determines if these causes are still eligible ]]>Fri, 13 Jan 2017 03:03:29 GMThttp://clarksonmusictheatre.com/news/a-standard-item-on-the-agenda-for-each-january-cmt-board-meeting-is-charitable-donations-as-a-part-of-our-mandate-for-giving-back-to-the-community-the-board-reviews-the-prior-years-recipients-and-determines-if-these-causes-are-still-eligible<![CDATA[cmt updates]]>Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:59:42 GMThttp://clarksonmusictheatre.com/news/cmt-updatesFirst, "Can't help falling in love" with the cast and team of All Shook Up. We were all shook up with a super cast, an extraordinary "rockin" orchestra, a wonderful artistic team and crew- all of which left our audiences "clapping their hands" with appreciation and social media "jiggly - wiggly" with heaps of praise. Well done all!
Kudos to our talented and hard-working Christmas Cheer Choir. They are even now busy spreading the love of the season, while entertaining Mississauga in the CMT way. Thanks to you all, and congratulations to you, your director Ann Wright, and your producer Seona Sydor.
Clarkson Music Theatre is excited to present our spring concert "Be Our Guest", performed at Eden United Church May 12 (7:30 pm.) and May 13 (2 p.m). We welcome back past Music Director Bob Hardinge and rehearsal pianist Robin Dalgleish. The music of Disney appeals to the child in all of us, and “Be Our Guest” will certainly please all ages. This concert features some of Walt’s very best including selections from Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Tarzan, Little Mermaid, Toy Story and more. The cast size will range from 40 to 60 strong and will feature many talented singers that have appeared in past CMT shows as well as newcomers to the Clarkson family. Rehearsals are twice a week - (some Mondays), Wednesdays or Fridays. Here's the dates: March 29, 31, April 5, 7, 10, 12, 19, 21, 24, 26, May 1, 3, 6 (Sat), 8, 10. Rehearsals and auditions are at Christ Church - 1700 Mazo Crescent. Due to the intense rehearsal period, participants may miss no more than three rehearsals. Don't miss out on being a part of this great show. It's now time to sign up! Members in good standing may reserve their place in the chorus by simply emailing christinemcm@gmail.com), Auditions (for new members and prospective featured singers) are on Saturday January 14th. Please prepare a song of your choice (preferably a Disney tune). Bring your double sided music in a binder for your accompanist. To sign up for your audition email ritaferguson20@gmail.com as of now.
Please check our website / facebook page by December 10 for news on applications for the Artistic Team of White Christmas. Interviews will be held in January 2017.
Finally, we hope you, our Clarkson Family, will join us for our Annual Wine and Cheese on December 28th at 7:30 pm. You know how to contact us if you need more info. We have much to be thankful for and how better to do this than with friends?
Most importantly, we would like to wish each and every one of you a blessed and peaceful Christmas. All the best in the New Year... and, as Elvis would say, Thank you - Thank you very much!
All the Best, The Clarkson Music Theatre Board
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<![CDATA[Congrats]]>Tue, 29 Nov 2016 03:49:42 GMThttp://clarksonmusictheatre.com/news/congratsThank you to our amazing cast, crew, directorial team, designers, audience, and all those who were responsible for the sheer joy on stage each and every night for All Shook Up. You made the Clarkson Music Theatre proud and we are so grateful to have had the chance to share your talents with the Mississauga community. We wish our Christmas Cheer Choir well as they embark on their fourteen strong run of senior centres and such in our neighbourhood. As Elvis would say: Thank you very much!
Stay tuned for news on our upcoming spring concert - Be Our Guest - presented at Eden United Church May 12 and 13/2017. Auditions for this production will be on January 14 at Christ Church. You can book your audition either to join the Clarkson Music Theatre family of for a featured singing role ... contact Rita now at ritaferguson20@gmail.com. Rehearsals start March 29 and are held twice a week at Christ Church, 1700 Mazo Crescent, usually on Wednesdays and Fridays (but with two Mondays instead of Fridays during the 7 week rehearsal process). A rehearsal schedule will be made available at our first rehearsal.  Thanks for your interest in Clarkson Music Theatre.

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<![CDATA[We're All Shook Up!]]>Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:29:00 GMThttp://clarksonmusictheatre.com/news/were-all-shook-upClarkson Music Theatre is very proud of our upcoming season. All Shook Up hits the Meadowvale Theatre stage on Nov.18 and runs eight shows till our close Nov.27. Check out our "next show" section for details on a synopsis of the show and a list of our cast and team. This one is full of great talent, music, a story for the ages, and the all shook up melodies of Elvis Presley.

Clarkson is also very proud of our Christmas Cheer Choir. This group, under the direction of Ann Wright / produced by Seona Sydor, is 35 members strong. They have been rehearsing since September readying their show to be presented to twelve senior centres in the Mississauga Community. The Christmas Cheer Choir is the heart and soul of Clarkson Music Theatre and in many ways is our most worthwhile and impactful production. Check our our facebook page where the performance locations will shortly be posted. Well done!

And finally a heads up that our upcoming spring concert, "Be Our Guest", under the music direction of Bob Hardinge, will hold auditions for principal singers on January 14. Email ritaferguson20@gmail.com as of December 1st for an audition time. Rehearsals for this concert begin mid March and run twice weekly at Christ Church, 1700 Mazo Crescent. Performance will be at Eden United Church on May 12 and 13, 2017.


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<![CDATA[CMT AGM 2016 Report]]>Wed, 14 Sep 2016 04:24:52 GMThttp://clarksonmusictheatre.com/news/cmt-agm-2016-report

Lots went on at the AGM, but here's the bits we thought you'd most like to know:

Clarkson Music Theatre was pleased to honour Seona Sydor and Judy Manley as our newest lifetime members after 25 years of consecutive membership. Well Done Ladies!
Evan Hoffman is our 2016 Performing Arts Scholarship winner. We wish him well in his future studies at York. He is pictured here with his family, and with the CMT Board at our AGM.

All Shook Up is going well. An outstanding show! Be sure to get your tickets soon at www.encoretix.org. 

CMT is proud of our Christmas Cheer Choir under the stewardship of Ann Wright (director) and Seona Sydor (producer). Their show will tour twelve senior centres in the upcoming months leading to Christmas.

The title of our spring show was released: Be Our Guest. Audition and Rehearsal Information will be posted in December. 
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