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About Us

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Duck Soup Productions was established in 2000 and continues to exist to foster the development of acting, singing, and dancing skills in youth aged 6 and up.

These three skills together create what is referred to as a "Triple Threat" performer - one who has mastered all aspects of theatre performance.

We invite students to join us who are curious and kind, dedicated and determined, and enthusiastic and engaged.

Along with teaching performance and theatre foundations we also seek to build CHARACTER - students will not only build on their theatre skills but on resilience, compassion, empathy, dedication, commitment, and creativity.

Theatre rehearsal in progress

Each student at the studio will have the opportunity to be involved in three main performances through the year - all usually performed at the Orillia Opera House in either the Studio Theatre or the professional Gordon Lightfoot Auditorium. Our Christmas showcase highlights what students have learned since the beginning of our season. Each workshop, dance class, and private workshop will perform one or more numbers for family and friends.

In the spring we host a drama festival where students will again be able to show off their progress through the year and have the opportunity to be adjudicated by, and receive feedback from, a theatre professional in a

non-competitive atmosphere.

Lastly, everyone's favourite performance of the year, our full-length Broadway musical show in June. From March until the end of the season all students at the studio work within their workshops to learn lines, dances, and songs that will contribute to our show.

Costumes, sets, and props are created by local members of our community to enhance the performance even further.

Experienced students and Duck Soup alumni may also be invited to participate in our summer theatre program. Our June show becomes tweaked and enhanced for weekly performances which will occur through July and August that are open for the public to attend.
Students participating in this event will be expected to dedicate a greater amount of time to rehearsals that occur outside of the normal workshop schedule. 

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