Tuesday, June 11th

Musical Theatre - Senior - Group B

Adjudicator: Mary Saunders Barton

Musical Theatre - Senior - Group B

Mary Saunders Barton

Mary Saunders Barton is a Penn State Professor Emeritus, currently residing in New York city where she maintains a private studio for professional musical theatre performers. She is also an adjunct professor in the musical theatre program at Montclair State University. Her own performing career spanned twenty years and included Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional, television, and film credits.

While at Penn State, Mary served as head of voice instruction for the BFA in musical theatre. She also created an MFA in Voice Pedagogy for Musical Theatre with colleague Norman Spivey to meet the growing demand for voice teachers who specialize in vernacular techniques. In this and recent seasons students have been seen on Broadway in Wicked, The Music Man, Shucked, Merrily We Roll Along, The Book of Mormon, Funny Girl, Beetlejuice, Beautiful, Bandstand, Moulin Rouge, and Ain't Too Proud, among others, in addition to many national tours and regional productions. Graduates of the Pedagogy MFA have gone on to teaching positions at universities in New York, Massachusetts, Nevada, Virginia, the Netherlands, and Greece, and contribute to the profession in performance, writing, and research.

Mary is frequently invited to present master classes and workshops at universities and voice conferences in the US and abroad. She gave the keynote musical theatre presentation at the 2013 International Congress of Voice Teachers (ICVT) in Brisbane, Australia. She has served twice as a master teacher for the NATS Intern Program.

Mary has produced two video tutorials, Bel Canto Can Belto: Teaching Women to Sing Musical Theatre, and What About the Boys? The book "Cross Training in the Voice Studio: A Balancing Act" (2018 Plural Publishing) was the result of her collaboration with Penn State colleague Norman Spivey. She contributed Chapter 6 to the NATS publication "So You Want to Sing CCM," (ed Matthew Hoch) and is a contributing author in "The Vocal Athlete" by Wendy LeBorgne and Marci Rosenberg, the 2 nd edition of "A Spectrum of Voices" by Elizabeth Blades, and "Training Contemporary Commercial Singers," by Elizabeth Benson, to name a few.

Mary is the 2018 recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah University.

She is chair of the American Academy of Teachers of Singing.


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

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:9:00 AMName:Yuriko YongTitles:
I'd Give My Life for You, Miss Saigon by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lost in the Brass, Band Geeks by Tommy Newman, Gaby Alter, Mark Allen
Home Festival:Take the Stage
Time:9:15 AMName:Noah RileyTitles:
It All Fades Away, Bridges of Madison County by Jason Robert Brown
The Best Things In Life Are Free, Good News by Ray Henderson
Home Festival:Pickering GTA
Time:9:30 AMName:Sienna FaticaTitles:
Home, Beetlejuice by E. Perfect
When It All Falls Down, Chaplin by C.Curtis
Home Festival:Peel
Time:9:45 AMName:Paige IvanTitles:
Watch What Happens, Newsies by Alan Menken
A Way Back to Then, [Title of Show] by Jeff Bowen
Home Festival:Oakville
Time:10:00 AMName:Emerson Lobzun-HoweTitles:
Somewhere That's Green, The Little Shop of Horrors by Alan Manken
Just Breathe, The Prom by Matthew Sklar / Chad Beguelin
Home Festival:Windsor-Essex
Time:10:15 AMName:Ainsleigh MacInnisTitles:
The Beauty Is, The Light in the Piazza by Adam Guettel
When The World Was Mine, The Count of Monte Cristo by Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy
Home Festival:Ottawa Kiwanis
Time:10:30 AMName:Laura FlemingTitles:
One Hundred Easy Ways to Lose a Man, Wonderful Town by Adolph Green, Betty Comden and Leonard Bernstein
Say the Word, The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown by Kait Kerrigan & Brian Lowdermilk
Home Festival:Guelph
Time:10:45 AMName:Anna GaudinoTitles:
It's A Perfect Relationship, Bells Are Ringing by Jule Styne
I'll Be Here, Ordinary Days by Adam Gwon
Home Festival:Lakehead
Time:11:00 AMName:Tara O’DriscollTitles:
Pretty Funny, Dogfight by Pasek & Paul
The Life I Never Led, Sister Act by Alan Menken
Home Festival:Kingston
Time:11:15 AMName:Sasha GoughTitles:
Stupid with Love, Mean Girls by Jeff Richmond
Holding to the Ground, Falsettos by William Finn
Home Festival:Niagara
Time:11:30 AMName:Elizabeth PayneTitles:
Think Of Meryl Streep, Fame - The Musical by Levy & Margoshes
Just Breathe, The Prom by Beguelin & Martin
Home Festival:Pickering GTA
Time:1:00 PMName:Zoe SheviakTitles:
The Lusty Month Of May, Camelot by Frederick Loewe
Still Hurting, The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown
Home Festival:Barrie
Time:1:15 PMName:Maggie BakerTitles:
Stay With Me, Into The Woods by Stephen Sondheim
Shy, Once Upon a Mattress by Mary Rodgers & Marshall Barer
Home Festival:Norfolk
Time:1:30 PMName:Daisy Cardich-SoriaTitles:
She Used To Be Mine , The Waitress by Sara Bareilles
It's De-Lovely, Red Hot and Blue by Cole Porter
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:2:00 PMName:Finley ThomsonTitles:
When I Look At You, The Scarlet Pimpernel by Frank Wildhorn
Right Hand Man , Something Rotten by Karey Kirkpatrick & Wayne Kirkpatrick.
Home Festival:Newmarket
Time:2:15 PMName:Hanna-Marie TollTitles:
Being Good Isn't Good Enough , Hallelujah, Baby by Jule Styne
World Burn, Mean Girls by Jeff Richmond
Home Festival:Peterborough
Time:2:30 PMName:Emma BishopTitles:
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber
On My Own, Les Misérables by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Home Festival:London

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.

4:30 PM - Senior Musical Theatre Playoffs

Senior Musical Theatre Playoff will be held at Chartwell Baptist Church - 228 Chartwell Road - from 4:30 pm to approximately 6:00 pm.