Wednesday, June 12th

Musical Theatre - Intermediate - Group B

Adjudicator: Donna Garner

Musical Theatre - Intermediate - 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:9:30 AMName:Tawnia AghaeiTitles:
The World Above, The Little Mermaid by Alan Menken
I Love Play Rehearsal, Be More Chill by Joe Iconis
Home Festival:Newmarket
Time:10:00 AMName:Emry MurrayTitles:
Johnny One Note, Babes In Arms by Richard Rogers
Everything I know, In the Heights by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Home Festival:Windsor-Essex
Time:10:15 AMName:Rachel NicholTitles:
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber
I Love Play Rehearsal, Be More Chill by Joe Iconis
Home Festival:Norfolk
Time:10:30 AMName:Reaghan BogdonovTitles:
The Greatest Star, Funny Girl by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill
No One Else, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 by Dave Malloy
Home Festival:Ottawa Kiwanis
Time:10:45 AMName:Sullivan ThompsonTitles:
Proud of Your Boy, Aladdin by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman
The Master's Song, Dracula, the Musical by Frank Wildhorn, Don Black and Christopher Hampton
Home Festival:Kitchener-Waterloo
Time:11:00 AMName:Rachel JacksonTitles:
The Wizard and I, Wicked by Stephen Schwartz
The Worst Pies in London, Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim
Home Festival:Guelph
Time:11:15 AMName:Meegan AikmanTitles:
Once Upon a Dream, Jekyll and Hyde by Frank Wildhorn & Leslie Bricusse
Nothing, A Chorus Line by Marvin Hamlisch
Home Festival:Hamilton
Time:11:30 AMName:Jazlynn SuTitles:
Burn, Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Don't Rain On My Parade, Funny Girl by Jule Styne
Home Festival:Take the Stage
Time:1:00 PMName:Xiomara MalloTitles:
I'm the Greatest Star, Funny Girl by Jule Styne
Home, Beetlejuice by Adam Dannheisser
Home Festival:Peel
Time:1:15 PMName:Kate LiVolsiTitles:
I'm in Love With A Wonderful Guy, South Pacific by Richard Rodgers
Life Boat, Heathers by Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:1:30 PMName:Sarina WuTitles:
Waiting for Life, Once On This Island by Stephen Flaherty
Higher, Allegiance by Jay Kuo
Home Festival:Oakville
Time:1:45 PMName:Betty QiuTitles:
Requiem, Dear Evan Hansen by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
What Baking Can Do, Waitress by Sara Bareilles
Home Festival:Peel
Time:2:00 PMName:Ella HamiltonTitles:
Joey is a Punkrocker, The Black Suits by Joe Iconis
Flowers, Hadestown by Anais Mitchell
Home Festival:Barrie
Time:2:15 PMName:Riley HalesTitles:
Lullaby of Broadway, 42nd Street by Harry Warren, Al Dublin, Mark Bramble
I Don't Care Much, Cabaret by John Kander, Fred Ebb
Home Festival:Woodstock

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.