Friday, April 29, 2016

Thanks For Making Us Smile!

Come and join us at Smile Theatre's annual fundraiser!


Help Smile Theatre deliver joy and hope to isolated seniors across Ontario, through the power of musical theatre! Join our partners, friends, donors and artists in raising a glass, with excellent entertainment, delicious food, silent auction, and hearing about our exciting future plans – all for the benefit of seniors in our community.




Friday, April 1, 2016

From the Smile Theatre Mailbox

"Please come back!  We will look forward to your next performance."

This comment came in the mail today from a grateful audience member, with a donation of appreciation.  We have such generous audiences!

Having a special performance to look forward to is one of those things that can help get folks through challenges - loneliness, isolation, a lack of cultural experiences... all things that affect seniors in care settings. 

Smile Theatre's commitment for last 40 or so years, and our determination as we look ahead is the same.... we'll be back!


Monday, March 21, 2016

From the Smile Mailbox...

Our current production, "Remember That Song?" continues to bring joy to seniors right across Ontario.  This special audience response came in this week...


Monday, February 1, 2016

Smile Serenades!



This Valentines Day weekend, Smile Theatre is giving back a little to those who have given so much!
We are sending young professional musical theatre performers into Long Term Care homes in Toronto to serenade isolated seniors who don't get much love and affection. 

We will deliver a Smile, a song, (and a little chocolate)!

Two things you can do to help:
1. Click on donate, and contribute to this program, and help us bring Smiles to seniors all year long. 
2. Send a special message we can put on a card, which we will deliver to an isolated senior we visit. Just email your message to tom.carson@smiletheatre.com.


Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Auditions - Canada In Love

 
Deadline for submissionsFriday February 12, 2016 
AuditionsMonday February 15, 2016 
Audition requirementsApplicants should be extremely strong singers/dancers. Ability to play guitar or violin an asset. Prepare: 2 contrasting songs (1 Canadian folk/pop song and 1 Musical Theatre song). Accompanist provided.
Rehearsals startMonday April 18, 2016 
PreviewsSaturday April 30, 2016 
Official openingMonday May 2, 2016 
ClosingSaturday July 2, 2016 
Contract type / house category / ratesCAEA TYA TOURING RATES
 
Storyline Written and Compiled by Stephanie Graham and Rob Torr, "Canada in Love" is an exciting 50 minute revue show highlighting Canadian love songs, romantic and patriotic. Two talented young performers will take you on a musical journey singing Canadian songs from the past to the present- from east to west. They sing such hits as "I'll Never Smile Again", "Waiting for the Sunrise" and "Put Your Head on My Shoulder".
ROLES
 Male PerformerGender MaleAge range 18 - 25
Applicants should be extremely strong singers/dancers.
Ability to play guitar or violin an asset.

 Female PerformerGender FemaleAge range 18 - 25
Applicants should be extremely strong singers/dancers.
Ability to play guitar or violin an asset.

Email submissions to: Tom Carson, General Manager - tom.carson@smiletheatre.com

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Call For Sumissions - OAC Theatre Creators’ Reserve Program 2016

The Theatre Creators’ Reserve Program (through the Ontario Arts Council) assists Ontario-based professional theatre creatorsindividuals and collectives, by funding them to develop new work. Smile Theatre is a recommender in the program.  More information and application forms can be found here:

http://www.arts.on.ca/page86.aspx

Smile Theatre is primarily interested in supporting the development of new musical theatre writers and projects. We admit a preference for projects with Canadian themes and stories, and for writers with a strong commitment to craft and fresh ideas.

We welcome projects in all stages of development. Submissions should include:
- a brief description of the project
- brief professional biographical information on all members of the creative team
- 10-25 pages of script samples
- recordings & sheet music, if possible - of at least 3 contrasting songs (preferably from the proposed project).

We would prefer that all submissions come via email to
jim.betts@smiletheatre.com.

Deadline for submissions is January 15, 2016.