Saturday, November 19, 2016
The day will begin with a 3-hr class in the differences between text-based theatre and large scale ballets with National Ballet of Canada Stage Manager, Jeff Morris.
In the afternoon, participants will be split into two groups. During the matinee performance, half of the participants will watch the performance of “Cinderella”, choreographed by James Kudelka, from the audience while the other half will watch from the broadcast booth at the back of the orchestra while listening to the stage manager call the show. At intermission the two groups will switch positions.
The matinee will be followed by a backstage tour of the theatre and a ½ hour Q&A session with the stage management team.
This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity – an in depth, hands-on learning experience that is hard to achieve in any other educational institution.
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Session with Jeff Morris, Stage Manager
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Performance of “Cinderella” (1/2 watching from the house the other 1/2 listening to the stage manager call the show. Switch places at intermission)
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Backstage Tour with Lil Stilwell, Stage Manager
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Post-Performance Questions with Stage Management team backstage in the production office