Local Students Enjoy Annual Children’s Show Sponsored by the Fred Register Endowment for Children’s Theatre at YHC

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Media Contact: LeAnn Waldroup
(706) 379-5310, klwaldroup@yhc.edu

Local Students Enjoy Annual Children's Show Sponsored by the Fred Register Endowment for Children's Theatre at Young Harris College

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Theatre Young Harris recently celebrated the 35th anniversary of the Fred Register Endowment for Children’s Theatre with Honk! Jr., the annual children’s show for the 2013-2014 season.

Six daytime performances were presented at no charge for approximately 2,600 students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grades from area schools, including Towns, Union, Fannin and White counties in Georgia, Clay, Cherokee, Graham and Macon counties in North Carolina, and Polk County in Tennessee. The run also included a free public performance for community members on Sept. 28.
The production was directed by junior theatre major Lauren Chamblin of Cumming, Ga., and featured freshman theatre major Brandon Thomas of Oxford, Ga., as Ugly, freshman theatre major Justin Hermosilla of Lawrenceville, Ga., as Cat, senior theatre major Ashley Murray of Young Harris, Ga., as Ida, sophomore theatre major Benjamin Sims of Hiram, Ga., as Drake, sophomore theatre major Lindsey Koch of Douglasville, Ga., as Beaky, sophomore theatre major Stephanie Rodock of Covington, Ga., as Fluff, sophomore music education major Sarah Stogsdill of Shalimar, Fla., as Footsy, sophomore theatre major Heather Womack of Acworth, Ga., as Downy, sophomore theatre major Devyn White of Woodstock, Ga., as Maureen, senior theatre major Hayley Hoopingarner of Woodstock, Ga., as Henrietta, freshman theatre major Justin Gibbs of Cumming, Ga., as Greylag, sophomore theatre major Carrie Moll of Suwanee, Ga., as Dot, sophomore theatre major Alana Lambert of Dallas, Ga., as Barnacles, junior theatre major Chelsey Sizemore of Flintstone, Ga., as Snowy, freshman music education major Cameron LeJeune of Marble, N.C., as Father Swan, junior theatre major Gina Dropp of Kennesaw, Ga., as Mother Swan, sophomore theatre major Kristin LaCount of Dahlonega, Ga., as Bewick, freshman theatre major Stephanie Mills of Bainbridge, Ga., as Penny, sophomore musical theatre major T’Arica Crawford of Buford, Ga., as Grace, junior theatre major Ben March of Blairsville, Ga., as Turkey, senior musical theatre major Ashley Johnson of Canton, Ga., as Bullfrog, and freshman music major Emma Dennis of Atlanta, Ga., as Maggie Pie. 

Ensemble members included senior theatre major Arin Satterfield of Marietta, Ga., sophomore theatre major Megan Fisette of Woodbine, Ga., sophomore communication studies and theatre major Leah Cheshier of Bremen, Ga., freshman music major Carli Kidd of Blairsville, Ga., and freshman music education major Jordan Bishop of Suwanee, Ga.

The Fred Register Endowment for Children’s Theatre was established in 1979 by Annie Mae Paris Register in honor of her husband’s memory. The endowment pays for all costs associated with the College’s annual children’s production that provides a source of entertainment and cultural enrichment for elementary school children from Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee.

Theatre Young Harris is a performing arts organization of Young Harris College. Each season, the theatre company presents a full lineup of notable productions, including full-length musicals, innovative dramas, classic plays, children’s shows and more. Auditions are open to YHC students, faculty and staff as well as the community.

Individual show tickets for the 2013-2014 Mainstage Series are on sale now online at yhc.edu/tickets. Tickets may also be purchased through the YHC Box Office at (706) 379-4307. The Box Office, located in the lobby of Goolsby Center, opens Thursday, Oct. 31, for phone and walk-up ticket purchases and will be open two weeks prior to opening night for shows in the Mainstage Series. Box Office hours are Monday-Friday, 3-5 p.m.

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,100 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 226-bed residence hall that is expected to earn LEED certification, a 248-bed, apartment-style residential village and a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics, and in 2012, was invited to become the 14th member of the Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2013-2014 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit yhc.edu.


Cast members from Honk! Jr. greeted the first grade class from Union County Primary School taught by Amy Underwood and Lena Varner after a performance at Young Harris College on Sept. 26.