Thursday, June 13th

Junior Musical Theatre - Group B

Adjudicator: Donna Garner

Junior Musical Theatre - Group B

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).


Trinity United Church
1250 McCraney St.E.
Oakville, Ontario L6H 3K3

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:9:00 AMName:Chase KovacsTitles:
The Kite, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown by Clark Gesner
Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, Les Misérables by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Home Festival:Hamilton
Time:9:15 AMName:Maya McNairTitles:
Beyond My Wildest Dreams, The Little Mermaid by Alan Menken
All Grown Up, Bare: A Pop Opera by Damon Intrabartolo, Jon Hartmere
Home Festival:Barrie
Time:9:30 AMName:Sylvia DennisTitles:
Many a New Day, Oklahoma by Rodgers and Hammerstein
Another Suitcase in Another Hall, Evita by Andrew Lloyd-Webber
Home Festival:Stratford
Time:9:45 AMName:Sophie DoonerTitles:
Mira, Carnival by Bob Merrill
Sing Your Own Song, Dear Edwina by Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich
Home Festival:Pickering GTA
Time:10:00 AMName:Jane LarsenTitles:
Home, Beetlejuice by Eddie Perfect
How Are Things In Glocca Morra, Finian's Rainbow by E.Y. Harburg and Burton Lane
Home Festival:Windsor-Essex
Time:10:15 AMName:Leah HyattTitles:
Waitin' for my Dearie, Brigadoon by Frederick Loewe
My Grand Plan, The Lightning Thief by Rob Rokicki
Home Festival:Niagara
Time:10:30 AMName:Sofia SzetoTitles:
I Know Things Now, Into the Woods by Stephen Sondhiem
Far From the Home I Love, Fiddler on the Roof by Jerry Bock/Sheldon Harnick
Home Festival:Unionville
Time:10:45 AMName:Emma YangTitles:
I Enjoy Being a Girl, Flower Drum Song by Rodgers & Hammerstein
Some Things are Meant to Be, Little Women by Jason Howland
Home Festival:Oakville
Time:11:00 AMName:Elynn ZengTitles:
Dead Mom, Beetlejuice by Eddie Perfect
Your Texas, Giant by Michael John LaChiusa
Home Festival:Ottawa Kiwanis
Time:11:15 AMName:Dryden TrainorTitles:
I Couldn't Know Someone Less, Daddy Long Legs by Paul Gordon
Shy, Once Upon a Mattress by Mary Rodgers and Marshall Barer
Home Festival:Peel
Time:1:00 PMName:Sophia CooperTitles:
Burn, Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda
When He Sees Me, Waitress by Sara Bareilles
Home Festival:Lakehead
Time:1:15 PMName:Amara NanjiTitles:
One Perfect Moment, Bring It On: The Musical by Tom Kitt, Amanda Green and Lin-Manuel Miranda
On My Own, Les Misérables by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Home Festival:Kingston
Time:1:30 PMName:Solange KirkwoodTitles:
Soon It's Gonna Rain, The Fantastic by Harvey Schmidt
Stepsisters' Lament, Cinderella by Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers
Home Festival:London
Time:1:45 PMName:Sophie TeixeiraTitles:
The Mad Hatter, Wonderland by Frank Wildhorn
Heart of Stone, Six:The Musical by Lucy Moss and Toby Marlow
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:2:00 PMName:Sophia LokTitles:
Alyssa Greene, The Prom by Ariana DeBose
Unruly Heart, The Prom by C. Kinnunen
Home Festival:Unionville
Time:2:15 PMName:Chloe LeeTitles:
Ring of Keys, Fun Home by Jeanine Tesor
I Want the Good Times Back, Little Mermaid by Alan Menken
Home Festival:Take the Stage
Time:2:30 PMName:Emma ColbyTitles:
Getting to Know You, The King and I by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
A Change in Me, Beauty and the Beast by Alan Menken and Tim Rice
Home Festival:Quinte

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

5:00 PM - Junior Musical Theatre Playoffs

The Junior Musical Theatre Playoffs will be held at Chartwell Baptist Church - 228 Chartwell Rd. - from 5:00 pm to approximately 6:00 pm.

Playoff competitors will have to travel to Chartwell Baptist Church.