Did you know that there's a new kids theatre in Kitchissippi? It's the "New Star Childrens Theatre" http://www.newstarchildrenstheatre.ca/ operating out of the Westboro United Church at 450 Churchill Avenue (at Ravenhill right across from Churchill Alternative School). The musical theatre programs are for children aged 7 to 16. It is an inclusive program - all children are given parts in the production they work on. Students are taught through rehearsals (6-8 hours per week) over the course of a 6 months session. Melanie Walker, is the director of the Ottawa Theatre and Carole-Ann Walker is the theatre's producer. For more detail, and some pictures, check out their website or call them at (613) 523-3264.
If you try it out, let me know what you think!