MINI EXPRESS & THE EXPRESSIONS

 

Inspired by the SaskExpress Theatre Company, these two junior performing groups are one of the most unique triple threat training opportunities offered through our studio programming. The Minis are the apprentice group for younger / new performers and The Expressions are the more advanced group for older / experienced performers. All members act, sing, and dance, but can audition to be featured in certain areas.

Throughout the year, cast members learn a dynamic musical theatre style show, explore character development and performance techniques, and perform this show for various audiences in and around Regina from September - June (Fall Cast) and July - August (Summer Cast). Highlights include an annual Christmas show, student led Fundraiser show, School Tour, and an original spring show written by our incredible director, Alora Jephtais-Crail!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


FALL CAST (Sept - June)

Still on the fence about joining? Check out some of the new perks! Students who register for the 2023-24 Fall cast will receive 10% off one of the following classes! (These classes are NOT pre-requisites for Mini Express & The Expressions):
- Triple Threat Tech
- Private Voice
- 1 Technique Dance Class
- Acting 101
- 1 Extra Musical Theatre Class

Register to Audition: To Audition, click this Form to sign up for the Mini Express and The Expressions 2024-25 season! See This Fall Package for more info!

Who: We are looking for performers ages 8-16. No prior experience required! Performers can audition as a singer, dancer, or swing (both singing and dancing)!

When: Saturdays from 2:00pm-6:00pm and sometimes Sundays (Same Time)

Auditions: August 24th from 2:00pm-6:00pm! After filling out your information, you will be contacted with an audition time. If you cannot make that day, please schedule a video audition or a separate time by emailing alora@saskexpress.com.

Auditions are exciting, positive, and interactive — we believe audition experience is a very valuable learning opportunity for aspiring performers and we offer a low risk experience for first timers! (If you require a different type of audition or have anything holding you back from submitting, we would love to help! Email studio@saskexpress.com)

Price: $128 / month, plus a $110 costume deposit fee. Depending on role and specific costume, you will be refunded the difference of actual costume price.

Requirements: All cast members of the Mini Express & The Expressions (Fall cast) must be registered in two studio classes, vocalists are encouraged to enrol in Triple Threat Technique or Private Voice. Due to scheduling conflicts, cast members are not permitted to dance competitively with other dance studios (out of town cast members may be exempt from this policy). Spring intake performers may be an exception to this requirement. Contact directors for specifics.

See below for frequently asked questions!

SUMMER CAST (July - Aug)

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When: August 2nd at 7:00 PM, and August 3rd at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM 

Performances: Performance at our Theatre!

Where: SaskExpress Musical Theatre Studio (2272 Pasqua Street)

See below for frequently asked questions!

Meet and Greet

Summer Cast Meet and Greet Assessment

Mini's & The Expressions 2025 Summer Intensive: TBD

The summer program runs for three weeks during the later part of July and early August. Cast members will spend the first two weeks (Monday - Friday) learning material for shows that will be performed at the studio hosted Preview Performances, Regina Queen City Exhibition, and Regina Farmers' Market. The program fee encompasses all rehearsals and performances, as well as the costume fee and cast t-shirt.

Performers have the opportunity to audition as a singer, dancer or both. During the audition, performers will be assessment by the Teacher(s) of the Regina Mini Express & The Expressions. Singers will need to prepare 32 bars (ie. a verse and chorus) of a musical theatre or Broadway style song (no pop songs). Dancers will need to prepare two solos of at least one minute in length and in contrasting styles. If you are auditioning for both, you will be required to prepare one song and one dance solo, each approximately one minute in length. All those auditioning will take part in a movement/dance call back at the end of the scheduled day.

Stay tuned for info for next year!

Fall Cast Meet and Greet Assessment

Fall Cast Meet and Greet Assessment

Our fall cast rehearses weekly beginning in September with their season ending in late June. Cast members will have the opportunity to perform in Regina and surrounding area throughout the year as well as take part in the annual winter show, spring fundraiser, school tour, and the Premiere Performance of SaskExpress.

Performers have the opportunity to audition as a singer, a dancer or both. During the audition, performers will be adjudicated by the Directors of the Regina Mini Express & The Expressions. Singers will need to prepare 32 bars (ie. a verse and chorus) of a musical theatre or Broadway style song (no pop songs). Dancers will need to prepare two solos of at least one minute in length and in contrasting styles. If you are auditioning for both, you will be required to prepare one song and one dance solo, each approximately one minute in length. All those auditioning will take part in a movement/dance audition during call backs which are held later in the day at the end of the scheduled auditions.

Fall Audition Package

FAQ

Do I have to sing and dance? What if I just want to do one?

Performers can choose to audition as a Singer, Dancer, or both. All cast members will receive triple threat (singing, dancing, and acting) training and exposure throughout the program, but will be featured in the area(s) they excel in.

What do I have to do for my audition?

Singers will perform a song, and dancers will perform a dance routine. All cast members will prepare a provided monologue and attend a callback. Full audition details will be provided in your audition form that will be sent after your registration is submitted and the show is announced.

What should I wear to rehearsals?

All performers should wear comfortable clothing that allows for easy movement (no jeans). Hair should be styled off the face. Dancers should bring jazz shoes; alternative footwear may be discussed during costuming.

What should I bring to rehearsals?

Performers should bring a binder, pencil, water bottle, lunch, and fueling snacks to every rehearsal.

 

For detailed attire requirements, please see our Studio Attire Requirements.