Category: Banks Prize

The Syd & Shirley Banks Prize generously provides two emerging musical theatre artists the opportunity to advance their careers through a $1,000 cash award as well as professional mentorship and exposure throughout our season. Join winners past and present as they build a career in Canadian musical theatre!

Banks Vlog #6 – Happy Holidays from Alexis and Andres

In their last blog of the year, Alexis and Andres take us behind the scenes of One Song Glory. One Song Gloriers: did they capture your favorite memories?

Banks Vlog #5 – Behind the scenes at Tapestries

For their Acting Up Stage Debut, Alexis and Andres performed in Tapestries: The Music of Carole King and James Taylor. Between prepping for their numbers, they took some time to get the behind the scenes scoop from the entire cast, including Cynthia Dale, Jake Epstein, Arlene Duncan, Josh Young and Sterling Jarvis. 

There’s two parts to this one, so grab your eggnog, sit back and enjoy!


Banks Vlog #4 – Do this; Don’t do that

Alexis and Andres send some love out to our One Song Glory participants, who are starting this week! Their tips on how to audition for a musical, which does not involve excessive use of jazz hands. 

Banks Vlog #3 – Favorite Musical Theatre Composers

Today, Alexis lets us in on her favorite contemporary MT composers, and takes us on a mini journey through some of their best loved songs. More

Banks Vlog #2 – Movie Musicals

Today, Alexis and Andres talk all ’bout movie musicals: Pitch Perfect, Les Mis and Colombian Girls in Bikini tops. More