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Theatre Young Harris to Present “The Elves and the Shoemaker”

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga.—Young Harris College’s Theatre Young Harris will begin the 2017-2018 season with “The Elves and the Shoemaker,” the annual show for young audiences sponsored by the Fred Register Endowment for Children’s Theatre. The performance is a part of the three-piece celebration of the grand re-opening of Glenn-McGinnis Hall. Performances will run for local schools Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 20-22, with a free public performance on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m. in Glenn-McGinnis Hall.

The shoemaker of Grimmsville makes shoes that re miserably uncomfortable and impossible to walk in. One day, his daughter Shannon is given a magical medallion that holds the charm of the elves. With his shoes now wanted throughout the land, Eric and his family have more gold than they can count. But, they quickly realize all the money in the world doesn’t buy happiness.

The production is directed by Adjunct Instructor of Theatre Bart Hansard and features senior theatre major Natalie Andric, of Dawsonville, Ga., senior history major Macaulay VanHoose, of Woodstock, Ga., junior musical theatre major Cara Sullivan, of Marietta, Ga., sophomore biology major Patrick Eldon, of Bradenton, Fla., sophomore theatre major Carrie Worsley, of Warm Springs, Ga., freshman theatre major Alan Lanxton, of Woodruff, S.C., and freshman musical theatre majors Jazlyn Dingfelder, of Buford, Ga., and Ally Higgins, of Duluth, Ga.

Theatre Young Harris is YHC’s performing arts organization. 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 a YHC ID. Contributions are also accepted during “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