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Theatre Young Harris to Close Out Studio Series with “Musical Theatre Revue”
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Theatre Young Harris will close out their exciting Studio Series with a “Musical Theatre Revue” on Wednesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in Dobbs Theatre of Goolsby Center on the YHC campus. The performance is free and open to the public.
Directed by YHC Adjunct Instructor of Theatre and Dance George Koller, 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 is recommended for mature audiences only.
The performance will open with a tribute to the “Golden Age” with numbers like “Goodbye, Little Dream, Goodbye” from the hit musical Anything Goes, “Steam Heat” from The Pajama Game and “I Could Have Danced All Night” from My Fair Lady.
The show will then transition into some magical Disney music from both films and Broadway, including “Love Is An Open Door” from the smash hit Frozen, “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas, “If Only” from The Little Mermaid and “If I Can’t Love Her” from Beauty and the Beast.
The student performers will really get a chance to shine during the final section of the showcase that features their personal favorites. From Company to A Very Potter Musical, anything goes! The group will unite to close out the show with “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from Hairspray.
YHC students performing include senior Hayley Hoopingarner of Woodstock, Ga., sophomore Brandon Thomas of Oxford, Ga., senior Lauren Chamblin of Cumming, Ga., junior LaDareon Copeland of Centerville, Ga., junior T'Arica Crawford of Buford, Ga., senior Lateefah Dooling of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., senior Emily Espy of Cumming, Ga., senior Megan Fisette of Woodbine, Ga., senior Ptah Garvin of College Park, Ga., sophomore Justin Hermosilla of Lawrenceville, Ga., senior Ashley Johnson of Canton, Ga., sophomore Carli Kidd of Blairsville, Ga., junior Alana Lambert of Dallas, Ga., sophomore Cameron LeJeune of Marble, N.C., sophomore Kaisha Marlow of Douglasville, Ga., sophomore Stephanie Mills of Bainbridge, Ga., junior Benjamin Sims of Hiram, Ga., senior Chelsey Sizemore of Flintstone, Ga., junior Sarah Stogsdill of Shalimar, Fla., and senior Brian Walker of Powder Springs, Ga.
Sophomore Jake Knudsen of Savannah, Ga., serves as the stage manager and junior Kristin LaCount of Dahlonega, Ga., serves as the assistant stage manager. Senior Kaleb Garett of Hiawassee, Ga., will accompany the cast on guitar.
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 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.
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.