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

Monday, September 24, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Krystin Dean
(706) 379-5310, kndean@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 presented Jack as its annual children’s show for the 2012-2013 season. The show is sponsored by the Fred Register Endowment for Children’s Theatre at Young Harris College.

Six daytime performances were presented at no charge for approximately 3,700 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. 22.

The production was directed by YHC Adjunct Instructor of Theatre Greg McGrath and featured senior Sam Walker of Epping, England, as Jack, senior Michael Brown of Quitman, Ga., as Garbold, freshman Paige Duff of Rockmart, Ga., as Gertrude, senior Bekah Medford of Powder Springs, Ga., as Mum, junior Brian Walker of Powder Springs, Ga., as Man, sophomore Heath Burnett of Ellijay, Ga., as Chicken, and junior Arin Satterfield of Marietta, Ga., as Milky White.

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 students, faculty and staff of Young Harris College as well as the community.

Individual show tickets for the 2012-2013 Mainstage Series are on sale now online at www.yhc.edu/tickets. Tickets may also be purchased through the Young Harris College Box Office at (706) 379-4307. The Box Office, located in the lobby of Goolsby Center, opens Monday, Nov. 9, 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 1,000 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences—and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 200-bed, LEED Silver-certified residence hall, Georgia’s first higher education facility north of Atlanta to achieve this certification, a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center, the second higher educational recreation facility in Georgia to achieve this certification, and a 248-bed, apartment-style residential village. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. YHC is among fewer than 200 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2012-2013 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit www.yhc.edu.

Kindergarten classes from Union County Primary School taught by Donna McCombs, Becky Arnick and Debra Morgan met the cast from Jack after a performance at Young Harris College on Sept. 20.

The cast from Jack greeted the kindergarten class from Murphy Elementary School taught by Gina Penland after a performance at Young Harris College on Sept. 20.

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