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Stagecoach Celebrates its Budding Performers in Canadian Showcase 

In December, over 600 students from Stagecoach Performing Arts schools across Toronto came together for two days of epic performances for its Canadian Showcase. The showcase aimed to celebrate the collaborative efforts of the Canadian network and its talented stars at the renowned Lyric Theatre at the Meridian Arts Centre, North York. 

The annual showcase, dubbed ‘Live in Toronto’, saw the Stagecoach in-house events team plan all elements of the exclusive performance. Franchisees were then welcomed to register to take part, taking students from their own schools along to perform musical medleys inspired by the likes of Shrek, SpongeBob SquarePants and Stranger Things. This year’s two-day extravaganza culminated in a grand finale that saw nine groups from across seven schools collaborate in a live performance of Seussical

“These showcases are always a highly anticipated time for us Principals and our students,” said Kristi Wenaus, franchisee and Principal of Stagecoach Halifax and Truro. “It’s a chance for our students to play a part in such an iconic performance, whilst providing an opportunity for Principals and teachers across the Canadian network to get together and celebrate their successes. To offer our students the chance to perform on a renowned stage is invaluable, and it’s all thanks to the amazing Stagecoach Events Team.” 

As the curtain falls on 2022, the showcase acted as an opportunity to reflect on the successes of the Canadian network and its many talented students over the past 12 months.  

“At Stagecoach, it’s important for us to highlight the achievements of our international network and provide once-in-a-lifetime moments for our students,” said Andy Knights, CEO. “We pride ourselves on showcasing the phenomenal skills that our students have developed over the course of the year and the inspiring work our Principals and teachers have done to help them get there.” 

The Canadian Showcase was the last of many international showcases organized by the franchise this year, ensuring its established franchising offering continues to appeal to prospects and aspiring young performers alike. 

“2022 has been a standout year for Stagecoach in Canada and internationally, so it was a joy to see so many schools and students revel in the chance to perform and shine on the big stage in front of their proud families,” explained Andy. “The feedback we receive from these events from both students and parents is fantastic, which further drives prospect interest and student sign-ups in schools across the country. As a franchisor, these opportunities are just one of the many ways we are proud to support our franchisees across our network. 

“After several showcases worldwide and the ‘Disney Dance the Dream’ event earlier this year, we are thrilled to have provided our network with so many great opportunities.” 

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