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Theatre Young Harris Announces 2013-2014 Season, On-Sale Date

Thursday, September 5, 2013

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

Theatre Young Harris Announces 2013-2014 Season, On-Sale Date

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Theatre Young Harris will present an exciting new lineup of performances for the 2013-2014 season that will offer audiences a wide range of both classic and contemporary theatre and musical theatre productions.
 
Individual show tickets for the four-show 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.
 
Theatre Young Harris will open the Mainstage Series in September with its children show, Honk! Jr. Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Fred Register Endowment for Children’s Theatre at YHC with a charming and whimsical musical retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic story “The Ugly Duckling.” Separated from the farm and pursued by the hungry Cat, Ugly must find his way home. Along his high-spirited and harrowing journey, he encounters some colorful characters and discovers that everyone can find love and acceptance—“warts and all.” Six school performances will take place in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building Tuesday, Sept. 24, through Friday, Sept. 27, while a free public performance is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. 

Next, the group will present the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning drama Fences, part of August Wilson’s 10-play “Pittsburgh Cycle” that traces the African-American experience in the 20th century. The story centers on Troy Maxson, a former baseball star in the Negro Leagues who is now a garbage collector with diminished dreams. As he struggles to hold on to his dignity and his family, Troy puts up fences between himself and those he most wants to protect—his wife, son and best friend, who all see the world through different, more optimistic eyes. Performances are scheduled in Dobbs Theatre located inside Goolsby Center for Thursday, Nov. 14, through Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. with a matinee on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m., and Thursday, Nov. 21, through Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors 65+ or with YHC ID.

Written by Robert Harling in memory of his beloved sister, the play Steel Magnolias is the predecessor to the well-known 1980s film. Join six remarkable ladies from Louisiana as they ride life’s rollercoaster and enjoy friendship that has no boundaries. This heart-warming and bittersweet tale of love, loss and the enduring bond of friendship is full of hilarious, wise-cracking banter—it’s the funniest play ever to make you cry. Performances are scheduled in Dobbs Theatre for Wednesday, Feb. 19, through Saturday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. with a matinee on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m., and Thursday, Feb. 27, through Saturday, March 1, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors 65+ or with YHC ID.

The Mainstage Series will close out the season with Jonathan Larson’ Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning revolutionary rock opera Rent. Based loosely on Puccini’s La Bohème, Rent tells the story of one year in the life of eight friends living the bohemian life in New York’s East Village—struggling to express themselves through their art while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic. Racy, tragic, heartwarming and wildly catchy all at once, this groundbreaking and iconic musical is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Performances are scheduled in Dobbs Theatre for Tuesday, April 22, through Saturday, April 26, at 7 p.m., with a matinee on Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors 65+ or with YHC ID.

This year’s Studio Series opens with Israel Horovitz’s explosive drama Lebensraum, Tuesday-Wednesday, Nov. 19-20, at 7 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium, followed by the Tony-nominated musical [title of show], Tuesday-Wednesday, Feb. 25–26, at 7 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium. Students will close each semester with a cabaret-style Musical Theatre Revue on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m., and Wednesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in Dobbs Theatre. All Studio Series performances are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Young Harris College Box Office at (706) 379-4307 or visit www.yhc.edu/tickets.

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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