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News (Edmonton): Citadel Theatre announces 2013 Young Company

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News (Edmonton): Citadel Theatre announces 2013 Young Company

Citadel Theatre Announces 
2013 Young Companies Participants

See them at their Winter Showcase March 1 in The Club+ 

EDMONTON – For the fifth consecutive year, the Citadel Theatre/Robbins Academy is pleased to introduce you to the 2013 Young Companies participants. The Young Companies program is a year-long curriculum that prepares 16-21 year olds for entry into post-secondary education in the arts offering specialized training in: Acting, Musical Theatre, Playwriting and Theatre Production.

“The Citadel Young Companies have been steadily growing since being created four years ago,” said Doug Mertz, Director of Young Companies. “We continue to attract more and more outstanding students and I couldn’t be more proud of this year’s group.”

Their training culminates in spring performances for both the acting and musical companies, and staged readings for the young playwrights. The young technical theatre production company works on both of these events.

This year the Young Acting Company will be doing a performance of Escape from Happiness by George F. Walker directed by John Kirkpatrick, while the Young Musical Company will be appearing in the 10thanniversary of The Winter’s Tale Project by Bridget Ryan and Chris Wynters directed by Bridget Ryan, with Musical Director Stephen Delano and Choreographer Cindy Kerr.

The Robbins Academy is very pleased to introduce the 2013 Young Companies participants:

Young Acting Company: 
Morgan Donald, Sara Feutl, Eva Foote, Will Hamilton, Jared Lane, Hayley Moorhouse, Harley Morison, Erin Orris, Niko Ouelette, Courtney Wutzke. 

Young Musical Company:
Isaac Andrew, Sean Bishop, Andrew Boyd, Lauren Boyd, Celina Gado, Elspeth Gow, Emma Houghton, Brittney Jette, Priya Narine, Vlady Peychoff, Gabriel Richardson, Jordan Sabo, Julia Vos.

Young Theatre Production Company:
Lexi Mendoza, Stephen Noble, Toban Shadlyn, Brinnameade Smith.

Young Playwriting Company:
Holly Cinnamon, Bevin Dooley, Natalia Knowlton, Liam Salmon, Julia Seymour, Kathleen Steil.

Escape from Happiness and The Winter’s Tale Project run May 30 – June 2 in The Club and the Young Playwriting Company will present staged readings of their new works June 3 – 5.

If you can’t wait until the final performances this spring to meet this group of raising stars – join us at the Young Companies Showcase March 1, 2013 at 8:00pm in The Club.

The Showcase for the Acting and Musical Companies marks the end of their formal training program as they will begin rehearsals for their end-of-year shows the following week. The students have been working with their amazing faculty (Shannon Boyle, Stephen Delano, Jackie Pooke, Linda Rubin and Kate Ryan) since September on acting, singing, speech, dance and movement. Since January they have focused on material that they might present at auditions for post-secondary schools or theatrical organizations. This showcase highlights some of that material.

Click here for more information on the Young Companies including current participant bios, past participants and more.

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