Wednesday, June 12th

Musical Theatre - Intermediate - Group A

Adjudicator: Mary Saunders Barton

Musical Theatre - Intermediate - Group A

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:9:30 AMName:Una RoulstonTitles:
I'm the First Girl in the Second Row, Look Ma, I'm Dancin'! by Hugh Martin
Till There Was You, The Music Man by Meredith Willson
Home Festival:London
Time:9:45 AMName:Claire MillerTitles:
Home, Beetlejuice the Musical by Eddie Perfect
What More Do I Need?, Saturday Night by Stephen Sondheim
Home Festival:Grey County
Time:10:00 AMName:Molly MarshallTitles:
Not for the Life of Me, Thoroughly Modern Millie by Jeanine Tesori
Wait a bit, Just So by Julie Atherton
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:10:15 AMName:Maggie NortonTitles:
Pulled, The Addams Family by Andrew Lippa
I'd Rather Be Me, Mean Girls by Jeff Richmond
Home Festival:Norfolk
Time:10:30 AMName:Grace OdorizziTitles:
In My Dreams, Anastasia by Ahrens/Flaherty
A Little Bit Less Than , It Shoulda Been You by Anselmi/Hargrove
Home Festival:Pickering GTA
Time:10:45 AMName:Graeden BourneTitles:
I Am What I Am, La cage aux folles by Jerry Herman
Little Bit of Good, Chicago by John Kander
Home Festival:Hamilton
Time:11:00 AMName:Ruby RivingtonTitles:
Some Things Are Meant To Be, Little Women by Jason Howland
Ireland, Legally Blonde by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Home Festival:Windsor-Essex
Time:11:15 AMName:Jasper LashTitles:
Calm, Ordinary Days by Adam Gwon
Requiem, Dear Evan Hansen by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Home Festival:Barrie
Time:11:30 AMName:Sydney ForsterTitles:
I Say No, Heathers the Musical by Laurence O'Keefe, Kevin Murphy
Just Breathe, The Prom by Matthew Sklar
Home Festival:Newmarket
Time:1:00 PMName:Adonis LokTitles:
If I Could Tell Her, Dear Evan Hansen by Pasek and Paul
Grow For Me, Little Shop of Horrors by Rick Moranis
Home Festival:Unionville
Time:1:15 PMName:Lekha SivakumarTitles:
Someone to Watch Over Me, Oh Kay! by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
One Perfect Moment, Bring It On by Tom Kitt, Amanda Green, Lin-Manuel Miranda
Home Festival:Ottawa Kiwanis
Time:1:30 PMName:Olivia DennisTitles:
Vanilla Ice Cream, She Loves Me by Jerry Bock
Everything I Know, In The Heights by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Home Festival:Oakville
Time:1:45 PMName:Avery KasperTitles:
If I Didn't Believe In You, The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown
Tonight At Eight, She Loves Me by Jerry Bock
Home Festival:Niagara
Time:2:00 PMName:Kelly HuangTitles:
Stupid With Love, Mean Girls by Jeff Richmond, Nell Benjamin
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart
Home Festival:Peterborough
Time:2:15 PMName:Gianna SpironelloTitles:
When I Marry Mr. Snow , Carousel by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
Astonishing, Little Women by Mindi Dickstein, Jason Howland
Home Festival:Sault Ste. Marie

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.

4:45 PM - Intermediate Musical Theatre Playoff

The Intermediate Musical Theatre Playoffs will be held at Chartwell Baptist Church – 228 Chartwell Rd. - from 4:45 pm to approximately 6:00 pm.

Playoff competitors will have to travel to Chartwell Baptist Church.