For Immediate Release
January 9, 2011
National Leader in Performing Arts Training Celebrates 15
Years of Discovering & Training Top Talent
Victoria— The Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) is looking to top a very successful
2011 season with a new round of national auditions and large-scale 15th anniversary celebrations.
“Students who earn a spot at the College this year will be a big part of our commemoration,” says
CCPA College Director Ron Schuster. “This past year we challenged our students with nationally
renowned instructors and directors, tremendous performance opportunities and a rich and
rewarding outreach program.
Highlights of the 2011-12 season include(d):
Mounting stellar productions guest-directed by veteran Stratford Director Darcy Evans
and Stuart Aikins, Casting Director of The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse and the
recently released Breaking Dawn.
Long-awaited return performances with the Victoria Symphony featuring suites from
South Pacific, Footloose and Ragtime.
Collaborations with Jacob Richmond, the creative force behind this year’s acclaimed
national touring production of Ride the Cyclone.
Workshops and Master classes with Artistic Directors like Michael Shamata, of the
Belfry Theatre and guest instructors like Richard Lucas of Lucas Talent Agency.
Continued success by CCPA alumni in earning top-contracts in theatre and musical
theatre productions across the country and around the world (see attached Where Are
CCPA’s national tour goes from February 4 to March 3 and includes stops in Halifax, Montreal,
Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna and Vancouver. Video auditions
are also accepted until May 1. The tour includes the New Horizons Scholarship given for Most
Promising Overall Audition Performance. For more information about the college and auditions,
go to www.ccpacanada.com or call 250-595-9970.
The college is owned and operated by the Canadian Heritage Arts Society (CHAS), a registered
charity that oversees the college’s operations. CHAS ensures that training at CCPA is financially
accessible to all Canadian students, raising $500,000 in Bursaries, Scholarships and Tuition
Subsidies for CCPA students!
Profiles of CCPA grads who come from, or are working in your city are available upon request.
For more information, contact:
Steven Seltzer, Communications Manager
Phone: 250-595-9970 Cell: 250-882-8441 www.ccpacanada.com