Session I – July 5-28, 2022
Session II – August 2-25, 2022
Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm
COST PER SESSION:
Members $850* / Non-Members $950*
*EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Save $75
by applying before December 31
Includes video, custom-designed T-shirt, and two complimentary tickets to see any show.
Deposit of $50 required upon application (which is refundable if applicant is not accepted).
About the camp
For the past twenty-seven summers, Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance! has attracted hundreds of enthusiastic and talented participants – many of whom have gone on to successful careers in the performing arts – from throughout British Columbia and as far away as Whitehorse, Edmonton, Regina, Yorkton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New York, California, Alabama, Colorado, Virginia, Texas, Austria, and Israel.
The director and creator of the program is PERRY EHRLICH, who received an Ovation Award and the Canadian Bar Association’s Community Service Award (acknowledging his tireless dedication to working with children and musical theatre). Perry, a composer, pianist, teacher, arranger, producer, adjudicator, writer, and talent coordinator, also directs ShowStoppers, the popular performance troupe.
Last year, Perry assembled an impressive Faculty of professional instructors (including directors, musicians, choreographers, and actors), each working in his or her respective field including musical directors WENDY BROSS STUART, CHRIS KING, ARIELLE BALANCE, and LONNIE DELISLE; director CHRIS McGREGOR and assistant director ADVAH SOUDACK; and choreographers JASON FRANCO, MEGHAN ANDERSSEN, KERI MINTY, LISA STEVENS, and LISA HO.
The year’s final production called “WILD WILD WEST SIDE STORY” will be presented three times each session in the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, and feature an original script and broad repertoire of music from Broadway and movie musicals and the world of pop.
Auditions may be scheduled to assess talent and maturity. Regrettably, not all applicants can be accepted, and final selections will be based on ability and commitment. Full payment for the Camp is due immediately upon acceptance into the camp.
SCHOLARSHIPS are available through the generosity of the “Babe Oreck Memorial Fund”, “Phyliss & Irving Snider Foundation”, and others for those with financial need.
For further information about the company, please contact the Jewish Community Centre at (604) 257-5111 or Perry Ehrlich at (604) 315-1850 or email@example.com.
In the media
Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance! has been featured in a number of newspaper and magazine articles. Please click on the links below to read some of them:
- Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance! Gotta Apply! – Playboard, Dec/Jan 2018-19
- Gotta celebrate Gotta Sing! – Jewish Independent, 2014
- Vancouver Theatre Camp Celebrates 20 Years Thanks to Uncle Perry – Huffpost British Columbia, July 21, 2014
- Kids get up to speed on theatre magic – Vancouver Sun, Aug. 12, 2010
- Making a case for musical theatre – The Vancouver Courier, August 27, 2008
- Having Fun, building confidence is Ehrlich’s law – Vancouver Sun, August 27, 1997