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Upcoming Auditions!

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Audition: Monday August 15, 7:00 in the theatre at The Prizery

A Murder Mystery Comedy: Death by Dessert
Set in an Italian Resturant in New York's Little Italy.
Roles for 5 men and 4 women, adult age. Fun, larger than life "New York type characters"
Show will be performed as part of a Prizery fund raiser on Saturday Oct. 29

Auditions: Monday and Tuesday August 22,23 at 7:00 in the theatre at The Prizery

The Diary of Anne Frank
Roles for 10 adults and 1 teen female and 1 teen male
Performances are Oct. 14,15,16 and two school performances on Oct 17,18

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Meet the Summer Theatre Celebration 2016 Visiting Company!

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Don HiteDon Hite - Music Director
Don Hite is a Broadway conductor, national producer, performing arts educator, and vocal coach to Broadway stars to young emerging artists. At 26, Don launched his NYC career the Associate musical director and conductor for "MISS SAIGON" (2nd national tour). He then spent four years conducting a 50 piece touring orchestra for Andrew Lloyd Webber's MUSIC OF THE NIGHT starring Betty Buckley, Colm Wilkinson, Marin Mazzie, and Melissa Manchester & then "Saturday Night Fever "(Bwy). On Broadway, Don conducted "The Wizard of Oz" with legends Mickey Rooney and Eartha Kitt at Madison Square Garden and produced Eartha's concert, 'One Purrr-fect Evening" twice, for Charleston and Savannah. Hite executive produced, developed, and staged "Lullaby of Broadway" for U.S. tour, and 15 years in performing arts education. He led child stars as Macaulay Culkin, Laura Bell Bundy at the famed Professional Children's School of NYC as Director of Theatre. FILM: "The First Daughter" directed by Forrest Whittaker. Guest artist residencies include Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah Arts Academy, St. Andrews School and Manhattan College. He Owns Don Hite Productions producing theatre, tours, and concerts throughout the U.S. As Musical Director: over 50 Productions for tours and regional theaters across the U.S.
Morgan CastoMorgan Casto
Morehead State University
Morgan Casto is the daughter of Mark and Greta Casto of Wurtland, KY. She is currently attending Morehead State University in KY. Morgan has been accepted by audition and interview to attend the West End Musical Training Program in London, England following her time at The Prizery. Morgan would like to thank her family and friends for their constant support, and her God for being the ultimate example of what it means to create. Enjoy the show!
Bobby HoganBobby Hogan - Belmont University
Belmont University
Bobby is originally from St. Louis, MO, and is a rising sophomore Musical Theatre major at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. He is thrilled to be working at the Prizery this summer and would like to thank his family for their undying love and support.
 
Caroline AttayekCaroline Attayek
Elon University
Caroline Attayek is a rising sophomore in Elon University's BFA musical theatre program from Greensboro, NC. She is thrilled to make her Prizery debut! Caroline is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts drama program, where she performed in Little Women as Amy March and a studio study of Romeo and Juliet as Juliet. Her Elon credits include Oklahoma! and Working (Young Grace). Other credits include Ragtime in Concert at Lincoln Center, Les Miserables (Cosette), The 25th Annual...Spelling Bee (Marcy Park), and Crazy for You (Polly Baker). Thanks to my parents, family, friends, and mentors for their endless support and love!
Tyler BucherTyler Bucher
Reinhardt University
Tyler Bucher is from Cartersville, Georgia. He attends Reinhardt University where he is receiving his BFA in Musical Theatre. Tyler has acted professionally around the Atlanta, Georgia area for two years now with The Atlanta Lyric Theatre and The Legacy Theatre. He's very excited to join the Prizery family, where he will be performing his first name roles in professional theater.

Grace Wiliams Grace Williams
Belmont University
Grace Williams is thrilled to join The Prizery this season! She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical theater from Belmont University and will be moving to New York after this summer season! Her recent credits include, Judy Haynes in White Christmas and Alice Bieneke in The Addams Family at Belmont University. She gives glory to God and thanks her Belmont professors, her family, and Joseph, for their constant support and love!
Jake SmithJake Smith
Elon University
Jake Smith is a rising Sophomore BFA Music Theatre Major at Elon University. This summer he will be playing Tony in West Side Story, Ensemble in Carousel, and a soloist in Red, White, and Broadway. He is originally from Richmond Virginia (RVA!) and is extremely excited to be back in his home state for the summer! Some of his favorite roles include Marius (Les Mis), Shrek (Shrek), Curly (Oklahoma), and Seymour (Little Shop). Lastly he would like to thank the Prizery for giving him the amazing opportunity to be in their productions this summer!
Jonathan BryantJonathan Bryant
University of Alabama
Jonathan Bryant is an upcoming Sophomore Musical Theatre/Business Double Major at the University of Alabama. He is so excited to make his first debut at the Prizery. He is beyond grateful to be given such an incredible opportunity to perform in such iconic musicals! To God be all the glory!
 
Josh AlexanderJosh Alexander
Abilene Christian University
Josh Alexander is thrilled to be joining the Prizery family this summer! Originally from Keller, TX, he is an upcoming Senior at Abilene Christian University pursuing his BFA in Musical Theatre. Much love to my family, friends, The Mangoonies, and the ACU family for their unwavering support of me every step of the way.
 
Kelly GlyptisKelly Glyptis
Virginia Opera
Kelly Glyptis has performed professionally with the Atlanta Opera, Va Opera, Cardinal Stage, Gray Ghost Theater, and Dominion Stage as well as with Pied Piper Theater, Operafestival di Roma, Canadian Operatic Arts Academy, Charley Creek Opera Workshop, and Indiana University Opera Theater. She was a two time winner of the IN District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions as well as an encouragement award winner at the D.C. and NC Districts and Chicago Regionals. Miss Glyptis is a certified actor/combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors and holds a masters degree in vocal performance from Indiana University.
Terry FarleyTerry Farley
University of Central Florida
Terry Farley is excited to be making his debut at The Prizery this summer. Originally from Clearwater, Florida, he is a recent graduate of the University of Central Florida's BFA Musical Theatre program. Professionally he has appeared in several productions throughout the country; including the Los Angeles premier of the new musical The Argonauts (Jason). Additional credits: She Loves Me (Georg; Theatre UCF), Urinetown (u/s Bobby; Theatre UCF) and Company (Robert; Eight O'Clock Theatre). FILM: The Infiltrator (dir. Brad Furman), Crime of Passion.
Christian RoachChristian Edward Roach
NYU
Christian Edward is a rising sophomore pursuing a Bachelor of Music at NYU Steinhart in the program of Vocal Performance with a concentration in Music Theatre and is in the voice studio of Dan Lawler. Christian is also pursuing a minor in Producing through Tisch School of the Arts. His recent NYU credits include Herr Schultz in Cabaret and Landon in Good Kids. In addition, Christian can be heard on WNYU's "America's New Now" for his impressions, most notably Ted Cruz. He is originally from Halifax, Virginia, and he is beyond thrilled to be joining Prizery summer theatre once again! Christian would like to thank his family and friends for their support throughout all of his endeavors.
Evan Woods GunterEvan Woods Gunter
Samford University
Evan is a native of Gadsden, Alabama, is a vocal performance major at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He has worked for several regional theatre companies including Red Mountain Theatre Company (AL) and College Light Opera Company (MA). His favorite roles include Gabey (On the Town), Pirate King (Pirates of Penzance), and Marius (Les Misérables).
 
Reagan OgleReagan Ogle
Elon University
Reagan Danel Ogle, a Kansas City native, is proud to be working at the Prizery as the Choreographer for the 2016 season! She has worked with Maine State Music Theatre (Shrek the Musical - Fiona, Fame - Carmen Diaz), Starlight Theatre, The Coterie Theatre, and has performed in multiple shows at Elon University. In the fall, Reagan will be working for Walt Disney World Florida as a cast member.
Megan FincherMegan Fincher
Radford University
Megan Fincher is a rising sophomore at Radford University. She is in the Department of Dance, working towards her Bachelor of Arts degree. Megan's hometown is right here in South Boston, VA, and she is ecstatic to bring her love of dance to the stage at The Prizery this summer!
 
Charley Bates
Berry College
Charley graduated from Berry College with a B.A. in Theatre and a minor in Women's Studies. She is thrilled to be returning for her third summer at the Prizery. This year she is taking on a new role as the Production Manager and continuing her role as the makeup and hair designer.
Hannah Maggard
Morehead State University
Hannah is an undergraduate at Morehead State University seeking her BA in Secondary English Education. While at MSU she has stage managed as well as assistant stage managed numerous shows including The Presidents Gala and the annual dance show Shifting Grounds (2016). She is so excited to work for The Prizery this summer as Assistant Stage Manager.

 

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Summer Theatre at The Prizery 2016

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Disney's The Little Mermaid

Performances are June 2,3,10- 7:30pm, June 4, 11- 11am

Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

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Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Performances are June 17,18,19,22,23,24,25,26

First performed in 1945, Carousel was a phenomenal hit, running for almost 900 performances. Critics hail it as Rodgers and Hammerstein's best work. Time magazine named it the best musical of the 20th century. Composer Richard Rodgers declared that Carousel was his personal favorite.

 

redwhitebroadwayRed, White and Broadway!

Performances are July 1,2,3

A concert filled with Broadway and Patriotic Songs. Hear our professional company singing some of their favorite Broadway Hits!

 

West Side StoryWest Side Story

Performances are July 8,9,10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments.

 
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Lions Announce Bland Contest

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Lions Club announces 2015 Bland competitionThe South Boston Lions Club will host its 2015 James A. Bland Memorial Music Contest in the Chastain Theater at The Prizery at 2 pm on Sunday, January 25. This year’s contest will feature sixteen students from Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties. Each student will perform a piece of classical music. The 2015 competition will feature students performing vocally, playing the violin and performing on The Prizery’s 9-foot concert grand Steinway piano.

One Vocal and one Instrumental winner will each win $300 cash. Second place winners will receive $100. They will then be eligible to compete on the District level for $100 U.S. Savings Bonds for winners and $50 U.S. Savings Bonds for runners-up. District winners will compete at the Lions Club State Convention next May. State winners win a $2,500 scholarship. First and second runners-up receive $2,000 and $1,500 scholarships, respectively. Fourth, fifth, and sixth place receive $1,000 cash.

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Prizery hires Alison Streeter as new managing director

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Alison Streeter, Managing Director of the PrizeryThe Prizery has hired Alison Streeter as its new managing director the board of directors announced Tuesday.  

Streeter worked for the past 12 years at Carlbrook School, where she started as advisory and ended as dean of alumni and transition services.

Her professional theatre experience also includes experience at Wagon Wheel Theatre, Enchanted Hills Playhouse and Brown County Playhouse in Indiana, Seaside Music Theatre in Daytona Beach, Florida, and The Prizery.

"The Community Arts Center Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors is thrilled to have Alison coming on board. Her background in administration and education are a foundation The Prizery can build an exciting future on for our community,” said Blair Toner, president of The Prizery Board of Directors. “A long time goal of The Prizery has always included arts education for the next generations of Halifax County, and Alison's experience can bring a whole new direction to that goal."

The role of a managing director is to optimize The Prizery’s mission and facility use. This requires a close, productive working relationship with its long-time Artistic Director Chris Jones, other staff and community stakeholders.

Streeter follows Pat Anderson-Flowers who recently returned to Birmingham, Alabama.

Streeter is well known in the theatrical community in Halifax County. She served on The Prizery Board of Directors from 2010-2013, acting as president of the organization in 2012. She was also on the board of Halifax County Little Theatre from 2004-2007, again serving as president from 2005-2007. She has appeared in both The Prizery and Halifax County Little Theatre productions.

“I am thrilled to join The Prizery as its new managing director. I have often said that Carlbrook School brought me here over 12years ago, but The Prizery and the people I’ve met through volunteering with Halifax County Little Theatre and The Prizery have kept me here. As the child of musicians, I grew up with the arts and have never ceased to be involved at some level. The opportunity to be able to work full time in the arts is truly a dream come true. Our local community has embraced me over the years and made me feel extremely welcome. I feel honored and privileged to join The Prizery team and help cultivate the arts in Halifax County for years to come.” said Streeter.

She will begin her fulltime duties on Jan. 5.

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