Marquee Theatrical Productions Who We Are and What We Do
Marquee Theatrical Productions was founded in 2003 by its current General Manager, Sheryl Thomas. We are an award-winning, registered charitable, community theatre group, located in Aurora, Ontario. We are a performing arts school. Aside from teaching musical theatre, dance, acting, piano and voice lessons, our goal is to inspire excellence, motivate learning, uplift the human spirit, build confidence and spark a lifelong appreciation for the arts. By helping children develop their artistic talents and coaching them to strive for excellence, we teach them how to achieve – in the performing arts, in school, and ultimately in life. Marquee Theatrical Productions strives to provide an environment that meets the needs of all children. We believe in the interconnection of physical, mental, social and emotional health and work hard to provide an environment that promotes holistic health and wellness.
Our Mission: Marquee’s Mission is to teach and promote positive and valuable life skills in the lives of the children in our community through our educational programs. Our Mandate is:
(1) To educate and increase the public's understanding and appreciation of the arts by providing performances of an artistic nature in public places, senior citizen homes, churches, community centres and educational institutions and by providing seminars on topics relating to such performances;
(2) To provide instructional seminars on topics related to the performing and visual arts; and
(3) To produce performing arts festivals for the purposes of educating and advancing the Public's understanding and appreciation of performing arts and to educate artists through participation in such festivals and related workshops.
Marquee Theatrical Productions offers a variety of educational classes, as well as summer and March Break camps, that focus on dramatic and musical theatre for students aged 4 to 18 years. These classes are workshops centered on teaching acting and improvisation, voice instruction, dancing, stage movement and theatre etiquette. Through this experience, students will develop many valuable life skills such as self-confidence, communication skills, teamwork, leadership, respect, time management, and responsibility, within a group dynamic.
In addition to working with children in the community Marquee also offers performance opportunities for adults. Our productions deliver the highest quality of community theatre, which enriches the lives of those on stage, as well as those in the audience. The adult cast productions will perform one to two productions within a subscription series with performances at the Newmarket Theatre.
Marquee participates in York Region community "spirit" events, such as Christmas Parades, Movies in the Park, Halloween Haunted Forest, Street Festivals, and other special events.
Achieving Life Skills Through Theatre Arts Charitable Registration Number: #876749300 RR0001