MINI EXPRESS & THE EXPRESSIONS
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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 directors, Alora Jephtais-Crail and Kaelyn Coulthard!
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
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)!
Auditions: August 26th at SaskExpress. After filling out your information, you will be contacted with an audition time. If you cannot make this day, please schedule a video audition or a separate time by emailing Kaelyn@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 email@example.com)
What to prepare and how to submit: Fill out this form! Please look at our Fall Audition Package as well, which tells you all you need to know for the 2023-2024 M&E season! Forms are due on August 24th.
Price: $128 / month, plus a $50 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)
Registration: Stay tuned for next year's show. However, here is the google form that we will use when auditions are ready!
Who: Everyone who registers will be part of the show. After submitting your registration, you will receive a follow-up email with an audition form. All cast members will audition for cast placement; singing or dancing roles will be cast by the directors. Auditions are exciting, positive, and interactive — audition experience is a very valuable learning opportunity for aspiring performers and our course offers a low risk experience for first timers.
When: TBD, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday.
Performances: Performances will be held at various locations around Regina as well as an 'Opening night' at our theatre.
Where: SaskExpress Musical Theatre Studio (2272 Pasqua Street)
Price: $495 charged on the first day of rehearsal, plus a $50 costume deposit fee. Depending on role and specific costume, you will be refunded the difference of actual costume price.
See below for frequently asked questions!
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.