RUN AWAY WITH ME: AN EVENING OF TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE
Directed by Chelsea Woolley
March 3 & 5, 2023
Heliconian Club | 35 Hazelton Ave, Toronto, ON
The Youth Chorus of the Canadian Children’s Opera Company presents – Run Away with Me: An Evening of Travel and Adventure. Come dressed in your gala attire for a cabaret celebrating home and away. Enjoy a collection of favorite musical theatre classics and contemporary counterparts that will make you want to say bon voyage, and see you there!
Performance and Ticket Information
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes without intermission.
March 3, 2023 – 7:30 p.m.
March 5, 2023 – 7:30 p.m.
Adult – $20 | Youth (18 years and younger) – $10
Artistic and Creative Team
Chelsea Woolley is a playwright, arts educator, and certified teacher. She has written a number of plays for young audiences including, The Mountain which toured Eastern/Central Canada with Geordie Theatre, and later with Spinning Dot Theatre in Ann Arbor Michigan. Chelsea has developed work with, Nightwood Theatre, at The Banff Centre for the Arts, and with the National New Play Network’s Playwright’s Workshop at the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC.
As an arts educator, Chelsea has directed musical theatre, and is the creator and program director of the Mixed-Arts Performance Partnership Program which connects young artists living in precarity to professional artistic mentorship. Chelsea holds a BEd and BA from the University of Lethbridge, and is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s Playwriting Program. Chelsea’s newest play, Paint Me This House of Love will be produced this season in April at the Tarragon Theatre.
Cheryll Chung is a two time recipient of the Elmer Iseler Fellowship in Conducting. She is vastly experienced and a versatile conductor, pianist, and educator.
Ms. Chung is the Artistic Director of Cantabile Chamber Singers, that she founded in 2006. She is on faculty at the Phil and Eli Taylor Academy program, Glenn Gould School, and at the Oscar Peterson School at the Royal Conservatory of Music.
She holds a Master of Music in Conducting, a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto. Her mentors are Dr. Doreen Rao, Maestro Raffi Armenian. She has worked with Lydia Adams, Maestro Helmuth Rilling, Simon Carrington, Matthew Halls, Dr. Julia Davids and David Hayes.
Past conducting engagements include: The Heliconian Choir and Orchestra, St. Clement’s Orchestra, CAMMAC, York Region Children’s Chorus, High Park Choirs (now Young Voices Toronto) and Reaching Out Through Music program.
Claire Harris is a Toronto-based collaborative pianist, specialising in opera and contemporary repertoire.
Claire is Associate Director with Opera by Request, Toronto, and acts as Music Director for productions during their season. She is also pianist with Crossing Borders, a company performing works by living composers in Canada and internationally. Claire is the co-producer and pianist for Opera Revue, a Toronto-based company bringing opera to casual venues. She also works regularly as a répétiteur and coach with companies such as No Strings Theatre, Windsor Symphony, Mississauga Symphony as well as continuing vocal coaching work at the University of Toronto.
Prior to moving to Toronto in 2018, Claire was a staff accompanist at the Royal College of Music, London, as well as working with companies including English Touring Opera, the Rossini Young Artists’ Festival, Opera Alumnus, and the Academie de La Roche D’Hys annual opera workshop in France.
Originally from New Zealand, Claire holds a Bachelor of Music from the New Zealand School of Music and a Masters from the Royal College of Music, London, England.
For the past year, she has been the pianist for Amarras, a Toronto-based contemporary Argentinian Tango ensemble.