December 2013

SHREK Rehearsal Journal #2

By |December 28th, 2013|

27 December 2013

First day back from our three day break and, as much as I loved spending time with the family and having time to relax, I started to get bored. So first of all let me wish everybody a Merry Christmas and I hope you all had great holidays. Today we had a full […]

SHREK Rehearsal Journal #1

By |December 28th, 2013|

For a little insight on what we do here at CSOPA as we head into Mainstage production month, Princess Fiona (Brittany Clough) will be sharing her views on the process.  The blog will be updated after each rehearsal, starting on December 23rd and ending after final dress rehearsal on January 14th.  Enjoy!


23 December 2013

Start of […]

January 2013

rehearsal journal #9

By |January 8th, 2013|

January 6th 2013

Countdown to first audience: t-minus 3 days

Today we had Q 2 Q and we only got through most of act one. It went fairly smoothly because of all of the help we are getting from the wonderful volunteers who have helped us throughout the process.  Many of the girls were called at 1 o’clock […]

rehearsal journal #5

By |January 3rd, 2013|

02 January 2013

One week from today is our first performance with an audience, yay!

Today, our warm-up was again led by four students (Hannah, Kathryn, Jonathan and Olivia). The dance
portion consisted of stretching, core strength exercises and finally, working through some trouble spots
in different dances. We completed our warm-up by doing vocal exercises around the piano.

After […]

rehearsal journal #4

By |January 1st, 2013|

01 January 2013

Before I begin talking about the show, I would like to say happy New Year!

Anyways, we’re now really getting into crunch time. One week from tomorrow is our first performance with an audience. Oh my! I don’t mean to worry you by saying this. We’re very well prepared to perform, the instructors have […]

rehearsal journal #3

By |January 1st, 2013|

31 Dec 2012

Today was another good day at the theatre. Our warm-up was led by four Mainstage students. Hannah deNevers and Kathryn Harder led us in a dance warm-up consisting of stretching followed by some exercises to get our blood pumping. After that, when we went over to the piano, Jonathan Woyke and Olivia Simpson […]

December 2012

rehearsal journal #1

By |December 31st, 2012|

29 Dec 2012:

Our rehearsal for CSOPA’s mainstage production of Annie began this morning with a wonderful warm- up, we did a ten minute run to get our heart rates up, and then we completed our warm-up with an ab workout. I love these warm-ups because they have allowed me to become infinitely more fit, and […]

August 2012

Getting Ready for Annie

By |August 14th, 2012|

Preparations are well underway for the Mainstage Musical Theatre Program’s 2013 production of Annie, at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Jan 9-20. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by calling the CCC box office at 604.391.SHOW (7469), or online at This years show features a cast of 25, a live […]