Saturday, June 15th

Musical Theatre - Elementary - Group A

Adjudicator: Donna Garner

Musical Theatre - Elementary - Group A

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).


Chartwell Baptist Church - Sanctuary
228 Chartwell Rd
Oakville, ON L6J 3Z8

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:9:00 AMName:Abygail SmithamTitles:
Good Morning Baltimore, Hairspray by M. Shaiman & S. Wittman
Everlasting, Tuck Everlasting by C. Miller & N. Tysen
Home Festival:Barrie
Time:9:15 AMName:Sofia SanchezTitles:
I've Got the Sun in the Morning, Annie Get Your Gun by Irving Berlin
Popular, Wicked by Stephen Schwartz
Home Festival:South Simcoe
Time:9:30 AMName:Daya SummersTitles:
Practically Perfect, Mary Poppins by George Stiles
Far From The Home I Love, Fiddler on the Roof by Jerry Bock
Home Festival:Niagara
Time:9:45 AMName:Logan LiTitles:
RSVP, Dear Edwina by Zina Goldrich
On Your Way Home, James and the Giant Peach by Pasek and Paul
Home Festival:Oakville
Time:10:00 AMName:Michelle WoolnerTitles:
You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile, Annie by Charles Strouse
Everlasting, Tuck Everlasting by Chris Miller
Home Festival:Hamilton
Time:10:15 AMName:Ayaan ChauhanTitles:
Think Positive, Willy Wonka by Leslie Bricusse
Electricity, Billy Elliot by Elton John, Lee Hall
Home Festival:Take the Stage
Time:10:30 AMName:Sienna ValenteTitles:
I Speak Six Languages, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by William Finn
I Never Want To Go Home Again, Gigi by Frederick Loewe
Home Festival:North York Virtual
Time:10:45 AMName:Georgia KenningtonTitles:
Castle on a Cloud, Les Miserables by Claude-Michel Schonberg
Popular, Wicked by Stephen Schwartz
Home Festival:St. Thomas
Time:11:00 AMName:Kiara KarpenchukTitles:
My Grand Plan, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical by Rob Rokicki
I Know I Have A Heart, Cinderella by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Home Festival:Peel
Time:11:15 AMName:Isabella GuanTitles:
If I Loved You, Carousel by Rodgers & Hammerstein
Popular, Wicked by Stephen Schwartz
Home Festival:Quinte
Time:11:30 AMName:Aviva MarcheTitles:
My New Philosophy, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown by Clark Gesner and Andrew Lippa
Another World, A Little Princess by Brian Crawley and Andrew Lippa
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:1:00 PMName:Ainsley GrayTitles:
Maybe, Annie by Charles Strouse
My Favourite Things, The Sound of Music by Richard Rogers
Home Festival:Chatham
Time:1:15 PMName:Livia TandyTitles:
Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat, Guys and Dolls by Frank Loesser
Dead Mom, Beetlejuice by Eddie Perfect
Home Festival:London
Time:1:30 PMName:Aubry BalcomTitles:
Ring of Keys, Fun Home by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron
I'd Rather Be Me, Mean Girls the Musical by Jeff Richmond & Nell Benjamin
Home Festival:Ottawa Kiwanis
Time:1:45 PMName:Hanna WheatleyTitles:
The Lamest Place in the World, 13 the Musical by Jason Robert Brown
Popular, Wicked by Stephen Schwartz
Home Festival:Lakehead
Time:2:00 PMName:Danielle ZebeskiTitles:
Popular, Wicked by Stephen Schwartz
Shy, Once Upon a Mattress by Marshall Barer and Mary Rodgers
Home Festival:Oshawa
Time:2:15 PMName:Andy ZhangTitles:
When I Get My Name In Lights, The Boy from Oz by Peter Allen
Electricity, Billy Elliot by Elton John
Home Festival:Unionville
Time:2:30 PMName:Talitha BloisTitles:
Apology, Anne of Green Gables by Norman Campbell
Maybe, Annie by Charles Strouse
Home Festival:Stratford

3:00 PM - Workshop and Announcement of Winners – MANDATORY

Workshop will be held from approximately 3:00 pm until 4:30 pm.

Announcement of the winners and top two competitors chosen to go to the Playoffs will happen at the end of the workshop.

5:00 PM - Elementary Musical Theatre Playoffs

The Elementary Musical Theatre Playoffs will be held at Glen Abbey United Church - 1469 Nottinghill Gate - from 5:00 pm to approximately 6:00 pm.

Playoff competitors will have to travel to Glen Abbey United Church