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MONTREAL, MARCH 13, 2015 - The English Montreal School Board is pleased to be a sponsor once again of Musical Show Off.

Bronwen Lloyd-Hughes and Connie Rotella, the producers of Musical Show Off, have announced plans for their fifth season of their program which showcases Montreal’s best young triple threat talents. The 2015 grand finale set for June 21 at the beautiful Rialto Theatre. Not only do many EMSB students participate, but by day Lloyd-Hughes is a dance and performing arts teacher at LaurenHill Academy in St. Laurent.

Musical Show Off, presented by Productions Broncon Inc., has grown to become one of the most sought after musical competitions in the city for boys and girls aged seven to 17. Those interested in participating must first register online at Anyone seeking a leading role in a senior division musical must audition on Sunday, March 22 at Danse 1…2…3 (7927 Newman Blvd.) in LaSalle.).

To celebrate this fifth season, Productions Broncon Inc has decided to bring back each of the winning mentors from previous seasons which they believe will result in one big blowout competition for the 2015 Champion of the Champions and the Musical Show Off title 2015. Members of the winning team split $1,000 in prize money.

“Our panel of judges are back with new faces to deliver new ways of guiding and mentoring the young stars into becoming better storytellers on stage,” said Lloyd-Hughes. “ Casting agents, agents and recognized people in the entertainment industry are always invited to come watch this competition in search of talent for their upcoming contracts.

Added Rotella, the other half of the team: “Our mission is to train and mentor these young talented kids who are so passionate for singing, dancing and acting on stage while giving them a taste of Broadway here in Montreal.”

The senior category, comprised of 11 to 17 year olds, will once again be split into four teams and receive a total of 24 hours of coaching before they compete against each other live on stage for the chance to win Musical Show Off. In addition to these four outstanding teams, there will be a group of “Rising Star Juniors,” aged eight to 10 years old who will perform on the big stage as well. Rehearsals begin on Sunday, May 2.

Lloyd-Hughes and Rotella are seasoned professional performers. Each of them boast thousands of hours on stage, combined with experience in television, theatre, telethons, choreography, producing and directing.

Besides Lloyd-Hughes (The Lion King) and Rotella (Beautiful, the Carole King Musical), this year’s mentors for the seniors will be Chris Barillaro (Smile) and Jonathan Patterson (Into The Woods)

Auditions for lead roles will be held on Sunday, March 22 (11 a.m.) at Danse 123 (7927 Newman Boulevard) in LaSalle. You can also make an appointment by calling 514-887-9555 to reserve a spot. For more information log on

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213