2017 Adjudicators

Marion Abbott

Music Theatre

Marion AbbottMarion Abbott is a proud graduate of the Musical Theatre Performance Program at Sheridan College. She also has her Grade 10 Voice and A.R.C.T. in Piano Performance from The Royal Conservatory of Music.

Marion is the creator of The Confidential Project (which includes Musical Theatre, Theatre, Shakespeare, Opera and Operetta), The Plain Stage Theatre Company, The Women Of Musical Theatre Festival, New Works Series, The Artist Discovery Series and The Spirit Of Maud Theatre Company, all housed under Marion Abbott Productions (www.marionabbott.com). Her company’s mandate is to provide as many opportunities for as many artists as possible. Consequently, Marion produces approximately 3 to 5 productions monthly in Toronto and other cities.

Of the many (many!) shows Marion has worked on, some of her favourites include The Scarlet Pimpernel, All Shook Up, Anne And Maud, No Safe Harbour, Ragtime, Streetcar Named Desire and Passion. As a Musical Director, Marion most recently worked for Drayton Entertainment (Cinderella: The Panto) and was a part of the first Drayton Youth Program.

As a private teacher, Marion taught voice, piano and acting for 27 years to students of all ages. From festivals to recitals to performing in Disney World, Marion cherishes her memories of her time with her students dearly. Many of her students now work in the arts full time.

Walt Disney is Marion’s all time hero and she tries to visit Walt Disney World with her son at least once a year. “The way to get something done is to stop talking and get busy doing.” – Walt Disney