Ovation! ~ proudly serving students from York Region, Toronto and surrounding areas including: Aurora, Markham, Newmarket, Oshawa, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Thornhill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.

A portion of all proceeds is donated to Crohn’s & Colitis Canada.

What is it?

The Ovation! SUMMER PERFORMANCE COMPANY is an acting troupe comprised of students 12 to 20 yrs who will produce a play (or musical) for performance at summer’s end.



What show are we doing in Summer 2018??

Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet

(an abridged version, adapted by Alison Smyth and workshopped in Ovation’s! ZOOM! program)





  Who’s Directing it?

Alison Smyth is directing R & J, and other guest artists may be featured!



What will be involved?

Workshop-style discussion, rehearsal, thinking, planning and play production, culminating in public performances at Ovation!

• Classical and modern text analysis to enhance performance quality

• Neutral mask/character/tableau

• Audition technique

• Movement for Actors (may include Alexander technique/Yoga)

• Voice/diction/projection for performance

• Creation/procurement of costumes, props, set elements

• Hopefully an excursion organized to attend a professional production in one of the outdoor spaces in the GTA!


What are dates, times and fees?

Dates for summer 2018:  Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30pm to 8pm at Ovation!  July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, Aug 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23.  The public performances (2 or 3) will be produced on Fri Aug 24 and Sat Aug 25, 2018. The Fee for this program is $895 + hst.  Registration begins Feb 15, 2018.


Who should apply?

The Summer 2018 program is ideal for anyone with a keen interest in Shakespearean classical theatre performance.  Participants should have at least 3 years of prior stage acting training and experience with live performance.  Students participate in an intensive curriculum designed for the more dedicated actor – we give more, we expect more!  Leadership potential, self-discipline, ensemble spirit, sensitivity to others, maturity, a desire to learn, as well as dramatic ability all contribute to a student’s successful experience.


How do I apply?

Current Ovation! students are asked to contact Bonnie directly for inquiries/application to this program.  Students who are new to Ovation! must book an appointment for a personal Diagnostic Assessment Session with Bonnie Craig (Academy Director).  This is a 1-hour private session with a fee of $60, which is not applied to the program fee.


Go from memorizing to MESMERIZING!!!!


Contact Academy Director Bonnie Craig at:  bonnie@ovationarts.ca  1-877-229-2787



Ovation! provides amazing training and professional-level real-world learning opportunities across all disciplines and ages.

Our Summer Programs are always fun and focus on Connecting ~ Inspiring ~ Creating in a safe, supportive, positive

and collaborative environment, dedicated to the highest standards of theatre training and practice.