The Thatz Showbiz philosophy is to use theatre as a tool for empowerment, education and change.
“Theatre is far bigger than just entertainment. Theatre, when used and taught to its fullest potential, is very powerful. It has the power to change you and the world around you.”-Sarah Magni, Artistic Director
Thatz Showbiz is a non-profit theatre company that was founded in 2012 by professional actor Sarah Magni after she spent the majority of her career in New York City discovering what the vibrant NYC theatre scene offered theatre students that was lacking in her hometown. After noticing this huge gap in theatre training she realized that what was missing was a place for students to learn how to grow as artists, truly harness their skills and put them to use outside of the program. This led her to found Thatz Showbiz. Not only does Thatz Showbiz bring Broadway-class training to York Region but it also promotes self-confidence, empathy, presentation skills, creative thinking, communication skills and social activism and change. Sarah takes her role as educator very seriously and believes “theatre is far bigger than just entertainment. Theatre, when used and taught to its fullest potential, is very powerful. It has the power to change you and the world around you.” These traits set Thatz Showbiz apart.
Other unique qualities you can find in Thatz Showbiz Programming:
Unique programming for all ages and stages: Thatz Showbiz offers a number of programs for all kinds of artists; aspiring professionals (including learning how to audition), recreational theatre students, expressive theatre students (helping students learn to creatively express themselves and create their own work), communication theatre students (teaching communication and presentation skills), adult students, programs specifically designed for special needs students, and much more…
Small class sizes: We cap all classes at 20 students to promote individual attention
Professional staff: Thatz Showbiz only hires industry professionals who are both currently working in the business and are strong educators
Broadway- class techniques: Thatz Showbiz brings New York City training to York Region.
Check out our program listings for more information on each individual program we offer.
“My daughter undergoes some type of transformation…A kind of growth in her performance skill level that is so apparent and astonishing for me to see. Her joy and passion for being there [at Thatz Showbiz] is indescribable” – Angela