An exciting part of the PPDS educational programming at the Capitol Theatre.
The Capitol Glee and Wee Glee Singers choral program is offered by Portal Players Dramatic Society as part of their educational programming. Glee is an exciting opportunity for children and youth (ages 5 to 16) to learn and have fun singing, dancing and performing a wide variety of music genres including rock, pop and classics in a theatre/show setting. This is a non-auditioned program offered with a view to educating the whole child. Children learn not only music, but other life skills such as poise, self-confidence, focus, problem solving, and teamwork. We aspire to offer every child in the community the opportunity to be empowered musically and socially through the art of choral music and choral singing.
Glee/Wee Glee is a full year program beginning in September and ending with the final show early in June. Rehearsals are held weekly on Thursday afternoons: Wee Glee from 3:10 p.m. to 3:55 p.m. and Glee from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
In 2014 Portal Players introduced a new musical group, The Capitol Sea Notes, to their educational portfolio. This group is designed for adults ages 16 and older with a view to introduce participants to a musical score, to begin to develop a vocal range, to learn harmony singing and to gain a level of confidence empowering them to audition for future musical events both at the Capitol and in the community. The Sea Notes is a fun chorus designed to provide learning in a friendly and fun environment. Sea Notes is a full year program beginning in September and ending with the final show in June. They rehearse every second Thursday at 7:00 pm.
Quality repertoire. Comprehensive musicianship. Choral artistry. Fun!
Fees include all music and a PPDS family membership and allow for some multiple family member participation discounts. A flexible payment schedule is available.
The Capitol Glee, Wee Glees and Capitol Sea Notes for adults are entry-level performance/show choirs. No audition is required!
Janet Schlackl, director, has been involved in music, including directing church and community choirs/ensembles, pianist/accompanist, writing/ directing musicals/short plays across Canada for 30 years. She studied piano (Trinity College of Music) and voice, acquiring her choral experience as a chorister and soloist in philharmonic, community and church choirs.
Sandy Bouleau, accompanist, has always had a life full of music. She started playing piano and singing in elementary school and continued through high school and beyond. She also played saxophone in the school bands/stage bands, and was involved in the hand bell choir. Sandy has accompanied many vocalists and instrumentalists, and played her first musical at the age of 12. She is enjoying playing with both the adult and children’s choirs and watching the participants grow and learn in a fun, friendly environment.