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Found­ed in 2018, the Vil­lage Con­ser­va­to­ry is an arts edu­ca­tion orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cat­ed to pro­vid­ing high-qual­i­ty post-sec­ondary per­form­ing arts train­ing. A core com­po­nent of their pro­gram includes a year-end per­for­mance of stu­dent work, show­cas­ing the future of Winnipeg’s the­atre scene through prac­ti­cal expe­ri­ence and oppor­tu­ni­ties. This year’s theme is re: con­nec­tion – wel­com­ing audi­ences back into the the­atre after two years of dig­i­tal pre­sen­ta­tions and cel­e­brat­ing the rekin­dling of rela­tion­ships old and new.

For 2023, the Vil­lage Con­ser­va­to­ry is expand­ing their cur­rent offer­ings to include com­mu­ni­ty events along­side their stu­dent show­case. This expan­sion comes in response to a request for addi­tion­al events that cel­e­brate and con­nect our artis­tic com­mu­ni­ty out­side of the sum­mer fes­ti­val sea­son. Their new offer­ings include an open­ing night cabaret, fea­tur­ing emerg­ing and estab­lished per­form­ers across dis­ci­plines; a Big Broad­way Sing-Along, in which tal­ent­ed triple threats lead the audi­ence through beloved show­tunes; and a live record­ing of the Vil­lage Conservatory’s flag­ship pod­cast, Mon­keys and Play­bills, in which hosts Paul DeGurse and Jil­lian Willems explore musi­cals that ran for under 100 per­for­mances on Broadway.

re: con­nec­tion fea­tures Ntara Cur­ry, Lau­rel Fife, Paul For­get, Haeln Gebre, Keyara Haines, Wil­low Har­vey, Emi­ly Hyde, Grif­fin Kehler, Rachel Kel­ly, Kylee Kole­sar, Nadine Maranan, Em Shi­bou-Savoie, and Bron­wyn Smyth. The cre­ative team includes Artis­tic Direc­tor Simon Miron, Artis­tic Asso­ciate Jil­lian Willems, Music Direc­tor Paul DeGurse, and Pro­duc­er Daphne Finlayson.

Tick­ets for INHI­BI­TION EXHI­BI­TION run $15 – 20, with admis­sion to the live record­ing as pay-what-you-choose. For show­times and tick­et infor­ma­tion, vis­it www​.vil​lage​con​ser​va​to​ry​.com

The Vil­lage Con­ser­va­to­ry for Music The­atre is a reg­is­tered char­i­ty, com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing high-qual­i­ty music the­atre edu­ca­tion in Man­i­to­ba. This is accom­plished through an empha­sis on strong triple threat fun­da­men­tals and apply­ing those fun­da­men­tals to the process of cre­ation and col­lab­o­ra­tion. Above all, the ViC believes in the pow­er of mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary art and strives to help stu­dents explore dif­fer­ent ways to express themselves.