Friday, June 14th

Musical Theatre - Adult

Adjudicator: Donna Garner

Musical Theatre - Adult

Toronto based Actor-Musician Donna Garner was raised on a dairy farm near Stratford, Ontario in a home filled with music. Her classical voice studies took her to Western University, The University of Toronto and to the AIMS Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.

Donna works onstage as an actor, singer, pianist and multi-instrumentalist. She recently founded GTP - Garner Theatre Productions - Canada's first theatre company with a mandate to cast and celebrate Actor-Musicians in thought-provoking works.

Her performing has taken her across Canada, the U.S., Austria and Japan. Select theatre credits include Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (Canadian Premiere-Crow's Theatre & Musical Stage Company); Dr. Silver (World Premiere- Musical Stage Company & Outside The March); The Sound of Music (U.S. First National Tour); Once (U.S. First National Tour, Mirvish, Neptune); Two Pianos, Four Hands (across Canada and the U.S.); four seasons at The Charlottetown festival, and roles in many other regional and summer theatres throughout Canada.

Select TV/Film credits include Mr. Monk's Last Case (Peacock/ UCP); Y;The Last Man (FX/ COLOR FORCE TV); Dare Me (USA Network); Spinning out (SVOD Series); Private Eyes (Global); Handmaid's Tale (MGM/Hulu); Anne with an E (Netflix/CBC); Designated Surviver (ABC).

When not performing, Donna works as a voice specialist for masterclasses and lectures, an adjudicator, a private voice teacher, repertoire coach, accompanist, and Music Director. She is on the faculty of the prestigious Sheridan College Music Theatre program, and is a member of the College of Examiners for the Royal Conservatory of Music.

She shares her life with her talented Actor-Muso husband Rick Hughes and their stoic mini-schnauzer Gustav Mahler (Gus).


Glen Abbey United Church
1469 Nottinghill Gate
Oakville, ON L6M 1X7

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:1:00 PMName:Kristina BergeronTitles:
The Light in the Piazza, The Light in the Piazza by Adam Guettel
Heart of Stone, Six by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss
Home Festival:Newmarket
Time:1:15 PMName:Katie TantonTitles:
All That Matters, Finding Neverland by Barlow/Kennedy
My House, Matilda by Minchin
Home Festival:Newmarket
Time:1:30 PMName:Lauren TignanelliTitles:
Pulled, The Addams Family by Andrew Lippa
In My Dreams, Anastasia by Stephen Flaherty
Home Festival:Ottawa Kiwanis
Time:1:45 PMName:Urooj SaleemTitles:
My Strongest Suit, Aida by Elton John and Tim Rice
Old Maid, 110 in the Shade by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt
Home Festival:Peel
Time:2:00 PMName:Ulyn SmallTitles:
Adelaide’s Lament, Guys and Dolls by Frank Loesser
Easy as Life, Aida by Tim Rice and Elton John
Home Festival:Ottawa Kiwanis
Time:2:15 PMName:Celine KhouriTitles:
What Baking Can Do, Waitress by Sara Bareilles
Me & Ricky, Theory of Relativity by Neil Bartram
Home Festival:Niagara

2:45 PM - Workshop and Announcement of Winners – MANDATORY

Workshop will be held from approximately 2:45 pm until 4:15 pm.

Announcement of the winners will happen at the end of the workshop.