Curtain Call is a dynamic Musical Theatre Program for aspiring Grade 6-8 students who are passionate, or simply curious, about theatre.
Each year, students will encounter a variety of theatrical techniques, focuses and opportunities that will lead to a broad expanse of theatrical knowledge and experiences. Students can anticipate exciting field trips, workshops, drama games, monologues, clowning, script study, Shakespearean Theatre, improvisation and much more.
There are multiple performance opportunities for students throughout the year, including: chapels, in-class performances, a One-Act Play in December performed at BCA (past productions include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Princess Who?, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), and our main performance opportunity … *insert drum roll* … our full Broadway Jr. Musical experience in May of each year. Previous musicals include Seussical Jr. 2014, Peter Pan Jr. 2015, The Sound of Music 2016 (4 shows completely sold out), and we’re looking forward to Beauty and the Beast in the spring of 2017. Students get the full experience of putting on a musical from learning songs, choreography and lines, to helping create set, props and costumes. Our musicals are performed at Theatre Burlington and are truly an exceptional production. At the theatre, students get used to microphones, stage lights, and of course, the thrill of performing with make-up, hair, costumes and a large audience. It is a self-confidence building and meaningful experience that no one will want to miss.
Overall, the intent of Curtain Call is to provide students with a unique opportunity to experience theatre in a Christ-centered way. To learn about and develop the individual talents that God has given to each student, and how to use them in God honouring ways. We hope that students grow not only as actors/singers, but as Godly individuals. This program is focused on seeing students achieve success in all areas of life.
What People Say
“Curtain Call has taken me out of my shell and boosted my confidence levels. It has helped me improve my acting and singing skills, and brought me closer to my friends – we’ve become a strong Curtain Call family” – Aimee (BCA Curtain Call Alumni)
“Curtain Call was an amazing experience and became a second family to me” – Kiveli (BCA Curtain Call Alumni)
“Through the Curtain Call program, I have seen my children grow from shy and unsure to confident and outgoing children with a deeper relationship with God. The transformation has been outstanding! Jennie McInnes has successfully provided an inviting environment for students to explore their creativity.” – Carla (Parent of two Curtain Call students)
“To be perfectly honest, I do not know where I would be today without Mrs. McInnes and Curtain Call. The encouraging and warm environment gave me the confidence that I needed to just be myself. Not only that, but Curtain Call helped me to become a leader. Through performing, we bring smiles to faces and honour the gifts God has given us. I have gone off to high school with a newfound passion, a second family, and more faith in both God and myself than ever before!” -Mia (BCA Curtain Call Alumni)