The Academy For Musical Theatre

After twenty-six years of inspiring youth actors, dancers and vocalists in our community and beyond, The Academy is proud to present Alice in Wonderland as our Stewart Park production this season. With dynamic characters, fantastical costumes, gorgeous songs, and exciting effects, dreamers of all ages are encouraged to join us in this epic adventure!

The Academy for Musical Theatre is so excited to return to the Stewart Park Festival stage for our 22nd year at SPF – officially the longest running performers at the Festival! The Academy is headed by Heidi Stepanek and boasts a staff of several theatre professionals who are also long-time alumni of The Academy.

The Academy is a very special and unique community of non-judgmental and spirited individuals with positive attitudes, devoted to providing a fun and safe environment for us to experiment artistically without fear of negative feedback. Our primary mandate is to build confidence. Several of our alumni have gone on to successful careers in the performing arts, but our students have found that the life skills they have learned at The Academy are exceptionally valuable, regardless of their chosen career. We are primarily a training academy, though we are also known for the high-calibre performances that result from our workshops, and students come from as far away as California, New York, Winnipeg, Germany and Mexico to attend our unique and acclaimed programs.