Senior Programs

(Ages 12-19)

Students develop their craft in combining the three elements of Musical Theatre — singing, dancing and acting — by studying authentic ensemble scenes from both modern and classic Broadway musicals.

Upcoming Productions

Back to the 80’s Boot Camp

All registered children will be required to attend workshops held at Island Kung Fu to be considered for enrollment in Chalkboard Theatre. This will include song, dance and short choreography. This is not an audition. Registration for boot camp is now open.

June 23rd: 11:00-12:00 for 6-8 year olds and 12:00-3:00 for 9-19 year olds
June 24th: 9:00am-11:00am for 6-8 year olds and 11:00-2:00 for 9-19 year olds

We will evaluate not solely on talent but more importantly on behaviour, participation, willingness to learn and take direction. This will give our production team an opportunity to meet everyone and see their individual imagination, creativity and self expression.

For children to be considered for enrollment parents of seniors need to attend the last hour of boot camp, which will include an information session for parents.  Parents also need to commit to all the rehearsal dates and most importantly the performance dates and to the volunteer policy. Also the $50 deposit is non-refundable and pays for the mandatory boot camp participation. A $50 charge for boot camp is on top of the  regular fees.

An email with workshop details will be sent once we receive registration. Approximately 75 Children will be selected for the 2018 Production of Back to the 80’s.

Any questions regarding this year’s process can be sent to

Thank you,
Chalkboard Executive

Class begins September 2018 and runs until May 2019. Additional rehearsals will take place in April and May, as well as the week just before the showcase. Performance dates will be announced in September and will be held at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre.

Senior Musical Theatre Classes
Ages 12-19
Mondays 6:00-7:30pm @ Duncan United Church
Instructors: Andrea Rodall & Cathy Schmidt
Registration fee: $20 per family
Tuition: $510 + $50 production fee (includes script, cd & costume rental)
First payment of $177.50, next 3 $127.50 each

There is a 10% discount on tuition for the second sibling registered. Tuition and fees may be paid in full or in 4 installments by post-dated cheques. 

Current Production

Peter Pan

Tickets on sale now!

Past Productions

The Wizard of Oz (2015-2016)

Off to see the wizard

Into the Woods (2013)

A musical by Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine!

itw001The Brothers Grimm hit Broadway with an epic fairy tale where worlds collide.
The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who
wishes to attend the King’s Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk.
When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a
Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is
granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with
disastrous results. One of Sondheim’s most popular works, INTO THE WOODS is a
musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark