Conservatory hosts spring musical theatre workshops

The Nanaimo Conservatory of Music is helping young musicians learn how to make beautiful melodies this spring.

The conservatory is hosting its inaugural Spring Break Musical Theatre workshops featuring instructors Joelle Rabu and Rick Scott. The five-day workshop runs March 18-22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

The spring break program is designed for children ages seven to 12 years old and is meant to empower them in the performing arts field and help them develop skills such as speaking in public.

Rabu’s and Scott’s classes focus on theatrical characterization, vocal technique, performance training, stage movement, teamwork, exploring creativity and problem solving.

Rabu recently returned from a series of performances in Mexico. The award-winning singer, actor and writer is a two-time Jessie Award winner, Juno nominee and Touring Artist of the Year recipient.

Scott is known around the world for his quirky folk music and stories. He has been honoured at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, Western Canadian Music Awards and the Canadian Book Centre Our Choice Awards.

The workshops culminate with a final performance at Nanaimo Centre Stage March 22 at 2 p.m. Admission is by donation.

Enrolment in the theatre workshops is limited. For more information or to register please call 250-754-4611.

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