The Guild Presents:

The Guild Music Theatre School

The Guild is excited to announce The Guild Music Theatre School, beginning September 18th! Led by  Lori Linkletter, Artistic Director or Children’s theatre and community programming at the Guild, Theatre School at the Guild will focus on training young performers in music, theatre, dance and more! With a team of qualified instructors including Sarah MacPhee (theatre) and Lacey Koughan (dance), classes will be held every Monday from 5:30-8pm. On top of music, theatre and dance, each week will feature a different element of theatre such as lighting, stage makeup and improv, with some of the best guest instructors the Island has to offer! Students will have the opportunity to put into practice everything they’ll learn with many performance opportunities on the Guild stage, including two Christmas shows -Elf and Fairytale Christmas Carol – and a Spring production of Into the Woods Jr and TBA. There will also be two summer productions of Aladdin and The Lion King! Registration can either be completed online below or in person at The Guild Box Office. 

Box Office Phone: 902-620-3333                                                                                                                              

Email: info@theguildpei.com  

Fees

$125+HST per semester
$10 Materials Fee

Semester Schedule

Classes will be held Monday evenings:

Grades 1-3: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Grades 4-6: 6pm – 7pm

Grades 7-9: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Grades 10-12: 6pm-8pm

Semester One: Sept 18th – Dec 4th (plus show dates)
Semester Two: Jan 8th – Mar 19th (plus show dates)

Meet the Instructors!

Lori Linkletter, B.A. (Music); (hons)A.R.C.T., RMT

Lori Linkletter owns and operates Linkletter Music Studio in Charlottetown, teaching voice, piano, theory, history, harmony and Music Theatre. Ms. Linkletter has studied at Sheridan College Music theatre program, The Glenn Gould School of music, the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto obtaining her Performance and Teaching Certificates in 1997. Ms. Linkletter’s principal voice teacher was Paul Massel, and her piano teachers were Jenny Regher and Charlene Biggs. Lori studied choral conducting techniques with Dr. Tuttle at the Royal Conservatory of Music and sang with the Eastminister United Church Choir under the direction of Alan Coffin. Lori taught at the studio of Paul Massel at the royal conservatory of Music, Toronto where she taught private students, beginning male singing techniques and conducted the 150 member beginner’s chorus before returning to PEI in 1997.

Since returning to PEI Lori has been active as a Producer, Director, conductor, music director and stage manager for theatre events. Lori Directed and music Directed Disneys the Little Mermaid jr at the Guild in 2016, and produced, Directed and Music Directed A FAIRY TALE CHIRSTMAS CAROL, DEC 2016 and Disneys’s 101 DALMATIANS JR APRIL 2017, MADAGASCAR JR summer 2017 at THE GUILD. Lori has also been music director for the Confederation Centre of the Arts Christmas Shows “Babes in Toyland”, “The Littlest Angel”, and “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”. Lori has stage managed the Charlottetown Festival of Lights concerts and has assisted with stage management of other events including the National Music Festival in August 2004 and produced and directed the National Science Fair Opening Ceremony in 2012.

As a performer, Lori has been active in many theatre productions and originated the role of Maude in the Musical The Nine Lives of L.M. Montgomery. Lori is an active performer at concerts and churches across PEI. Lori Works as an adjudicator at Festivals across the Maritimes.

Sarah MacPhee

Sarah is a graduate of the Holland College School of Performing Arts. Her recent credits include Town Crier in all three Christmas pantos at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, as well as three seasons as a Confederation Player. In 2014, Sarah co-wrote and directed ‘The Existence of Ally and Emma’ for the Island Fringe Festival, and co-created the sketch comedy show ‘Ladies & A Gent’ at The Guild. Sarah is currently working as a manager and assistant to the Executive Director at The Guild, and is so excited to be involved with The Guild Music Theatre Program!

Lacey Koughan

Lacey Koughan is an 18 year old, Island born performer, teacher and go-getter. Lacey began her theatre career at the age of 7 in the Charlottetown Festival’s Anne of Green Gables. She has performed in professional theatre productions throughout her childhood and early teen years and was a member of the 2015 Young Company at the Confederation centre. Lacey is a dance instructor as well as the founder of 24strong- an empowerment program for teen girls. Her passion for sharing and teaching youth shines through in all of the work that she does and she is beyond excited to begin her journey as choreographer/ dance instructor at the Guild Music Theatre School.

Register Online!