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2017 Tentative Dates: April 9, 10,11 (Sun - Tues)

  Captain: Lisa-Anne Palfrey 250-809-2657
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Venue: Penticton United Church

It is the responsibility of competitors and teachers to follow the Rules & Regulations
of the Festival. Entries are the responsibility of competitors and teachers. Errors or omissions are not the responsibility of the Festival. All disciplines run at the discretion of the Festival, dependent on sufficient entries. These rules apply to Penticton Festival Only – Provincial Rules Vary


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Check Scholarship Page for Scholarship requirements and other available awards.

Additional rules pertaining to Musical Theatre:

  1. Musical Theatre entries are own choice selections from any musical, Broadway musical, or motion picture musical including animated musicals unless otherwise stated as in selections from a Cabaret/Revue genre.
  2. Costumes and movement are permitted but not necessary, as is limited stage movement and dancing if appropriate. One stage prop and one hand-held prop may be used AND must be set up and struck by the PERFORMER.
  3. The performance will be adjudicated as a total program with voice, acting, characterization, movement, staging and appropriate costuming all being taken into consideration.
  4. The source of the selection must be listed on the entry form (example – “You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun” from Annie Get Your Gun by Irving Berlin) or entry will not be accepted.
  5. No opera or operetta is accepted in this section.
  6. To be considered for the Provincial classes in Musical Theatre, competitors must enter at least two classes from Comedy, Ballad, Additional Repertoire, Production or Cabaret. 
  7. Classes will be subdivided by age.  
  8. Non-Competitive Classes - any competitor may enter any class as non-competitive. They will be given adjudication but will not be eligible for any certificates, cups, awards and/or scholarships. The class will be scheduled as determined by the festival.
  9. Candidates must enter at least two solo categories to be eligible for an award. See Scholarship  Page
  10. Selections must have appropriate/acceptable language and content that is suitable for ALL AGE LEVELS OF PARTICIPANTS AND AUDIENCES.  


Competitive Classes

All competitors will be given an adjudication and a mark for each performance and will be eligible for appropriate certificates, cups, awards and/or scholarships

Non-competitive Classes

All competitors will be given an adjudication only.


A student of any level, 29 years and over




Solo Classes

Junior:         ages 14 & under   $17.00

Intermediate: ages 15 - 18 $18.00

Senior:         ages 19 & over  $19.00




Production Class, All Ages $23.00

Duo, Trio, Quartet $10.00 per person

Groups, All Ages $40.00

Workshop   $15/person   (When applicable, workshop registration is at the venue; no pre-registration available.)






Additional Repertoire -- One own choice selection of Musical Theatre Comedy or Musical Theatre Ballad. Piano accompaniment only.

Cabaret Class --
A selection from a Cabaret, Revue or a similar genre Collection. Piano accompaniment only.

Comedy Class
– A musical theatre song from all the genres listed in the Additional Rules #1. This selection must be of a comedic nature. Piano accompaniment only.


Ballad Class – A Musical Theatre song from any of the genres listed in Additional Rules #1 that is serious and of an introspective nature. No comedy selections permitted. Piano accompaniment only.

Production Class – No Novice entries in this class. The performer is to present a program of 2 contrasting selections taken from different or the same musical – in any of the genres listed in Additional Rules #1. The adjudication will be based on the total entertainment quality of the performance (vocal and character portrayal). Selections must not have been used in any other musical theatre class. Time limit 6½ minutes. Piano accompaniment only. Solo performances only allowed in this class.


Motion Picture Theme Song – Title selection taken from a motion picture (Non-musical Theatre) sung in a straight solo style only. Example: “My Heart Will Go On” from the Motion Picture Titanic. No props, costumes or movement permitted. Piano accompaniment only. No microphones. Solo performances  only.

Choral Musical Theatre -- Excerpts from any modern operetta or musical comedy, Gilbert and Sullivan, or school production.


Voice and actions to be judged. Costumes and props optional. Microphones are allowed, but are not provided by the Festival. Time limit 8 minutes maximum, which includes all songs and any set up between numbers.

Glee Club Competition
This Glee Competition is primarily a singing competition with a show choir structure. A presentation of one or more songs that may include, but is not limited to, musicals, Broadway and/or popular music. Adjudication will be based on 60% vocals, 20% expression/enthusiasm, and 20% choreography. Microphones, props and costumes permitted. Props must be moved by performers. Time allowed is 12 minutes maximum, including set up. Instrumental back-up tracks on CD are allowed. Please label your CD accordingly: Group name, title, runtime, etc.

Please ensure that age is on the entry form.

One entry form per performance, with all singers’ names, accompanied by full entry fee. If competitors are different ages, they shall compete at the higher age level.

Elementary School Chorus
Middle School Chorus
Secondary School Chorus

Open Chorus

Workshop Class --
This is a group class, with the Musical Theatre adjudicator to assist you in enhancing your skills and Performance. TBA  


JUNIOR A ages 10 and under / JUNIOR B ages 14 and under
Classes will be subdivided by age. Age must be on entry form.


INTERMEDIATE ages 18 and under
Classes will be subdivided by age.  Age must be on entry form.


SENIOR ages 19 and over
Classes will be subdivided by age   Age must be on entry form.




Updated: October 1, 2015



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