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Theatre Young Harris to Present “[title of show]” as Part of Studio Series

Thursday, February 13, 2014

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

Theatre Young Harris to Present “[title of show]” as Part of Studio Series

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga.—Young Harris College’s Theatre Young Harris will present two performances of the Tony Award-winning musical “[title of show].” Performances begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, and Wednesday, Feb. 26, in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the YHC campus. The performances are free and open to the public.

Written by Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen, the one-act musical tells the story of two struggling young writers who hear about a new musical theatre festival and decide to write an original show with the help of their friends. With the deadline for submissions a mere three weeks away, the pair chooses to document the creation of the show itself—a musical about two men writing a musical about two men writing a musical. In the span of a single 90-minute act, the characters write and perform their show at the festival and, along the way, learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists.

Directed by senior musical theatre major Ashley Johnson of Canton, Ga., the production features junior musical theatre major Benjamin Sims of Hiram, Ga., as Jeff, junior theatre major Ptah Garvin of College Park, Ga., as Hunter, senior theatre major Lauren Chamblin of Cumming, Ga., as Heidi, and senior business and public policy major Britney Cheney of Brooks, Ga., as Susan. Junior musical theatre major Chelsey Sizemore of Flintstone, Ga. serves as stage manager.

“[title of show]” 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.

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. Tickets may be purchased online anytime at 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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