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PKMF Virtual Festival 2021 – Musical Theatre

Current Restrictions Plan:


Due to the current Covid restrictions, we are making every effort to facilitate this year’s event.  We ask that you record your video with the idea that this were an in-person, live event so would encourage you to dress appropriately and produce a quality video for adjudication.


We have decided to use for file sharing. It is a free, secure and simple file sharing app that you can access from your home computer, tablet or phone. You will be required to sign up for Dropbox in order to access the file sharing capabilities. To ensure that all submissions are consistent we ask that you adhere to the following points:

  • ··Music must be sent as a separate document in conjunction with your recording.
  • ··Labelling your sheet music and recording files should include your full name, category, song name and composer.. Sheet music can be sent as a .jpg or .pdf file. Videos should be in .mp4 format.
  • ··Decide on a comfortable location and time to record your video. The surrounding environment should be quiet so the audio quality in the video is as a good as possible. It is important that the Adjudicator be able to view your whole body in the video.
  • ··Adjudication will be based solely on the performance you submit.
  •         Recorded piano accompaniment is only to be used. Not karaoke or modified versions.
  • ··It is also imperative that you properly introduce yourself, and your performance piece! These steps at the beginning of your video will allow us to categorize your pieces for the adjudicator.
  • Using a smart phone (or other device), have a parent, teacher or family member record your performance. Alternatively, you can set up your phone/device on a tripod or propped up so you can make your own video. Please keep your recording device still while recording. YOUR DEVICE MUST BE RECORDED “LANDSCAPE”. Handheld mics altered or enhanced recordings will not be accepted.
  • ··Review your video before you submit it. Videos and sheet music is to be submitted no later than Sunday April 8th by 1:pm. 
  • ·· is the video recording and sheet music and text pdf deadline. No late submissions accepted. Once your video recordings and sheet music or text pdfs as described in are uploaded, they will be included in the Adjudicator Discipline packages.
  • ·· That’s it! Adjudication will happen throughout the 9th and 10th of April. The adjudicator will review your submission and provide a written adjudication and mark (if applicable). The adjudicator comment sheets will be emailed to you by PKMF. The Festival Scholarship & Awards Committee will then produce the certificates, scholarships, awards and BC Provincial Festival Recommendations as described in Syllabus 2021. Continue to watch for updates.

It is the responsibility of competitors and teachers to follow the Rules & Regulations of the Festival. Entries are the responsibility of competitors and teachers. Errors or omissions are not the responsibility of the Festival. All disciplines run at the discretion of the Festival, dependent on sufficient entries.


Additional rules pertaining to Musical Theatre:

1. Musical Theatre entries are own choice selections from any musical, Broadway musical, or motion picture musical including animated musicals unless otherwise stated as in selections from a Cabaret/Revue genre.

2. Costumes and movement are permitted but not necessary, as is limited stage movement and dancing if appropriate. All handheld props allowed; no limit. A chair will be provided, and may be use. Props must be set up and struck by the PERFORMER.

3. The performance will be adjudicated as a total program with voice, acting, characterization, movement, staging and appropriate costuming all being taken into consideration.

4. The source of the selection must be listed on the entry form (example – “You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun” from Annie Get Your Gun by Irving Berlin) or entry will not be accepted.

5. No opera or operetta is accepted in this section.

6. To be considered for the Provincial classes in Musical Theatre, competitors must enter at least two classes from Comedy, Ballad, Additional Repertoire, Production or Cabaret. 

7. Classes will be subdivided by age.  

8. Non-Competitive Classes - any competitor may enter any class as non-competitive. They will be given adjudication but will not be eligible for any certificates, cups, awards and/or scholarships. The class will be scheduled as determined by the festival.

9. Candidates must enter at least two solo categories to be eligible for an award. See Scholarship Page

10. Selections must have appropriate/acceptable language and content that is suitable for ALL AGE LEVELS OF PARTICIPANTS AND AUDIENCES.  

11. Changes to the selection or additions to a selection can not be made after the Festival Program is presented online. Any changes will require the piece to be presented as non-competitive.