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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 “The Woodsmen and the Fairy” as its annual children’s show for the 2016-2017 season. The show was sponsored by the Fred Register Endowment for Children’s Theatre at YHC.

Six daytime performances were presented for approximately 3,000 students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grades from area schools, including Towns, Union, Gilmer, Habersham and White counties in Georgia, and Clay and Cherokee counties in North Carolina. The run also included a free public performance for community members on Sept. 17.

The production was directed by Adjunct Instructor of Theatre Bart Hansard and featured junior theatre majors Natalie Andric, of Dawsonville, Ga., Tyler Todd, of Morrow, Ga., Clara Levi, of Winder, Ga., freshman biology major Ryan Bates, of Fond du Lac, Wis., and freshman theatre major Aly Olvera, of Fayetteville, Ga. Stage managers and crew include junior theatre major Morgan Mims, of Thomson, Ga., freshman theatre major RaeAnn Muller of, Peachtree City, Ga., and junior musical theatre majors Kevin Garland, of Adairsville, Ga., Blake Wilson, of Clayton, Ga., and Hannah Johnson, of Marietta, Ga.

“I had never actually heard of ‘The Woodsman and the Fairy’ before I was cast for this production, but I really enjoyed the story because of the moral behind it,” said Todd who played Jim. “But, for me, the greatest memory from this show was bringing to life the story for all of the kids, adults, and everyone else that came to see it!”

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 YHC students, faculty and staff as well as the community.

Mainstage Season tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors 65+ or with YHC ID. Contributions are also accepted during new “Pay What You Can” Previews. Mainstage Season tickets are available by phone at (706) 379-4307, online at, or in person through the YHC Box Office located in Goolsby Center that opens two weeks prior to Mainstage opening nights on 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., has completed major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. Recent LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, new residence facilities, and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. The College is an active member of NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2016-2017 list of Colleges of Distinction and is listed as a “Best National Liberal Arts College” by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit

2016 Registar Family

Photo Caption: Members of the Register family posed with President Cathy Cox for a picture following the matinee performance of “The Woodsmen and the Fairy” at Young Harris College.