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Theatre Young Harris Presents “Musical Theatre Revue”

Monday, December 2, 2013

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

Theatre Young Harris Presents "Musical Theatre Revue"

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Theatre Young Harris will continue their exciting Studio Series with a “Musical Theatre Revue” on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the YHC campus. The performance is free and open to the public. 

Some of YHC’s most talented students strut their stuff with favorite Broadway songs, dances and scenes selected from the best of the young artists’ growing professional repertoires. 

“The show's focus is completely on the performers—their voices, acting and movement—with no sets, minimal lighting and costumes created by the students themselves,” said the play’s director, Adjunct Instructor of Theatre and Dance George Koller. “The performers are students in YHC’s “Acting for Musical Theatre” course, and this is equivalent to their final exam. The choice to have the performance in a large venue like Glenn Auditorium is an effort to let these students experience the challenge of performing both intimate and presentational-style songs on a large proscenium stage without the benefit of microphones.”

The performance will open with an all-male rendition of “Steppin’ to the Bad Side” from the Grammy- and Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Dreamgirls.” Then, students will perform a selection of celebrated classics from the Great White Way, including “I Feel Pretty” from “West Side Story,” “Far From the Home I Love” from “Fiddler on the Roof” and “At the Ballet” from “A Chorus Line.” 

The revue will close with musical numbers from the Grammy- and Tony Award-winning rock musical “Hair,” including “Black Boys,” “White Boys” and “Let the Sunshine In.” 

YHC students performing include freshman Justin Gibbs of Cumming, Ga., freshman Justin Hermosilla of Lawrenceville, Ga., freshman Brandon Thomas of Oxford, Ga., sophomore Malik Harris of Carrollton, Ga., sophomore Ben Sims of Hiram, Ga., sophomore Stephanie Rodock of Covington, Ga, sophomore Carrie Moll of Suwannee, Ga., sophomore Devyn White of Woodstock, Ga., sophomore T’Arica Crawford of Buford, Ga., sophomore Lilly Greene of Clarkesville, Ga., sophomore LaDareon Copeland of Centerville, Ga., and junior Chelsea Sizemore of Flintstone, Ga. Senior Ashley Murray of Young Harris, Ga., serves at the production assistant for the showcase.

The “Musical Theatre Revue” is part of Theatre Young Harris’ Studio Series, which was created to give additional performance opportunities to students pursuing careers in theatre or musical theatre. The series consists of four productions throughout the academic year.

Theatre Young Harris is a performing arts organization of YHC. 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 through the YHC Box Office located in the lobby of Goolsby Center, or by calling (706) 379-4307. 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.

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