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

Donate Now Through!

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".
 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 -

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:

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

Deadline for submissions is January 15, 2016.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Music & Memories at Village Mosaic and Centennial Park Place

Throughout the month of November, two Smile Theatre artists, performer Léa Beauvais and music director and performer Noah MacDougall are visiting some of our dear audience members at Village Mosaic and Centennial Park Place in Toronto.  Léa and Noah are collecting songs and life stories from the members of these groups, and will present them back in special performances to the communities, and also live streamed on the web.

This program is funded by the Ontario Seniors' Secretariat.

If you would like to be invited to our live streamed performances, just drop a message to and we will make sure you get the link.

Below is a post from Noah after yesterday's session:

Léa Beauvais and I were visiting Village Mosaic Senior Drop-In Centre yesterday and talking with a lovely group of folks...
Posted by Noah Malcolm on Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

You Are Invited!

Come and join us at the dress rehearsal of Smile Theatre's Home for the Holidays by Sandra Margolese.  Directed by Jim Betts, Choreographed by Lesley Ballantyne, Music Directed by Rosalind Mills, Designed by Cathy Elliott, Stage Managed by Paula Stewart.  Starring Jessie Cox and Stephanie Wilson. 
Home for the Holidays is a musical story of two “Minstrels of War", Canadian Army Show entertainers who faced the hazards of war in order to boost the morale of men fighting on the front lines. Full of popular tunes for the holiday season.

Monday, November 16, 7:00 PM

Wychwood Theatre (in Wychwood Barns) 
601 Christie Street, Studio 176 
Toronto, ON M6G 4C7

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Auditions - Home for the Holidays

Smile Theatre is looking for performers for its upcoming tour.

Home For The Holidays is a musical by Sandra Margolese for 2 Young Women, and is set on Christmas Eve, 1944, at a performance in Naples, Italy, of the CASO, The Canadian Army Show Overseas.

KATEY and VIOLET are two young performers in the CASO show. KATEY is slightly older and more worldly-wise; VIOLET is younger and more trusting and naïve.

Audition Date, September 21, 2015

CAEA, ITA TYA type contract
Rehearsals begin November 2, 2015
Local Tour Ends December 19, 2015

Both performers should be excellent singer/actors, with an ability to move well.
Please prepare 2 contrasting songs suitable to the period; and be prepared to read sides from the show, which will be provided ahead of time.

The creative team is Jim Betts, Director, Lesley Ballantyne, Choreographer and Rosalind Mills, Music Director.

Please submit by email to Tom Carson, General Manager