Session I: OPENING ACT – July 5-16, 2021
Session II: CLOSING ACT – July 19-30, 2021
Session III: ENCORE – August 9-20, 2021
Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm
COST PER SESSION:
Members $450 / Non-Members $550.
Includes video, custom-designed T-shirt and mask
About the camp
For the past twenty-six 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.
This year, Perry has assembled an impressive Faculty of professional instructors (including directors, musicians, choreographers, and actors), each working in his or her respective field including musical director WENDY BROSS STUART; director CHRIS McGREGOR; choreographers JASON FRANCO, MEGHAN ANDERSSEN, KERI MINTY; and others!
It is anticipated that all classes will be “in person” but, to comply with the ever-changing COVID-19 health and safety rules, some classes via Zoom may be necessary. We will be following all safety protocols including social distancing and the use of masks. To the extent possible, many classes (singing) will be outdoors.
The years final production called “WHO’S ZOOMIN WHO?” will be professionally filmed in the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre and elsewhere and will 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
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