Stephanie Gorin Casting Inc. & Casting Workbook Present: A musical workshop event to raise funds in support of

This summer artists from around Canada were invited to submit a music theatre audition to be reviewed and critiqued by a top panel of industry judges looking to showcase Canada’s music theatre talent. Scroll down to see who was selected and view these amazing performances.

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The Showcase

Sing Out Help Out: Part One

Sing Out Help Out: Part Two

Sing Out Help Out: Young Stars

About The Panel

Stephanie Gorin is a top Canadian Casting Director. She started in casting over 25 years ago. Selected theatre casting: Dear Evan Hansen, Come From Away, Kinky Boots, Les Miserables, War Horse, Bombay Dreams, The Lion King. Selected TV/FILM: IT and IT Chapter 2, Shazam, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fargo Seasons 1 – 3, Anne with an E, Private Eyes. Awards include: Multiple Emmy, Artios, and CSA nominations including an Emmy win for Best Casting of a Mini-Series: Fargo, Ontario’s Premier Award for excellence in Creative Arts.
Melissa O'Neil is a Canadian Idol winner and acclaimed Broadway Star. After winning Canadian Idol, her first big musical was in the cast of Dirty Dancing for Mirvish Productions. She then went on to play Eponine in Les Miserables in Toronto and was then whisked to Broadway. Next came a lead in the hit TV series Dark Matter. You can now see Melissa as one of the leads on The Rookie.
Noreen Waibel is a top music director for Disney Cruise Lines, and is major influencer across the Music Theatre industry. She’s had a 30-year career in Music Theatre after graduating from the Berklee College of Music. She has been the music director for Disney Cruise Lines for 19 years. Noreen's one of the top accompanists in the country and has conducted, and played in the pit, for many big musicals. Stephanie and Noreen have worked together auditioning 1000s of music theatre performers over the years.
Thom Allison is an award winning Canadian Actor and breakout Broadway Star. He won the Canadian Screen Award, for his role as “Pree” in the hit series, KILLJOYS. Thom has appeared on Broadway in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and the original Canadian companies of Miss Saigon, The Who’s Tommy and Rent. He was a judge on CBC's Over the Rainbow, and has played lead roles at The Stratford and Shaw Festivals.

About the AFC

The AFC is the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry. Through compassionate and confidential support, they help Canadian entertainment professionals maintain their health, dignity and ability to work. The AFC is an expression of the community’s good will, helping entertainment professionals when they are at their most vulnerable due to injury, illness or other personal hardship.

In the first ten weeks of COVID-19 response work, The AFC have received over 800 applications for emergency financial assistance and provided over $788,000 to cover groceries, shelter, medical expenses, and other life necessities to help entertainment professionals affected by the pandemic.

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