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Into the WoodsWhat would happen if everyone suddenly had their wildest dreams fulfilled? That is the premise of “Into the Woods,” one of Broadways most successful musicals. Stephen Sondheim (music) and James Lapine (book) first staged the show 30 years ago, and it has been produced on and off Broadway frequently ever since.

Director Chris Jones and a group of young professionals are bringing the classic story to the stage for the opening of The Prizery’s 2017 Summer Theatre Celebration. Jones acknowledges that this is one of the largest challenges the summer theatre program has faced and praises the team he has assembled for their talents and work ethic.

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Meet the Summer Theatre Celebration 2017 Visiting Company!

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elysie barnettElysie Barnett
Baker's Wife, Into the Woods and Alice, The Addams Family

 

 

Charley BatesCharley Bates- Berry College
Production Manager

 

 

Adam BorchersAdam Borchers- Ball State University
Properties Master

 

 

Caleb BrownCaleb Brown- Lagrange College
Master Carpenter

 

 

Mike DoanMike Doan (local actor)
Mysterious Man “Into the Woods”

 

 

chad ferriellChad Ferriell
Cinderella's Father, Into the Woods and Gomez, The Addams Family

 

 

tim foszczTim Foszcz
Rapunzel's Prince, Into the Woods and Lurch, The Addams Family

 

 

paul garyPaul Gary
Baker, Into the Woods and Uncle Fester, The Addams Family

 

 

kelly gylptisKelly Gylptis
Witch, Into the Woods and Morticia, The Addams Family

 

 

Elizabeth HallElizabeth Hall- Old Dominion University
Sound Engineer/carpenter

 

 

gladdy hamptonGladdy Hampton (local actor)
Jack's Mother, Into the Woods

 

 

Briann HempBriann Hemp- Florida State University
Costume Shop Assistant

 

 

hope kessigHope Kessig
Cinderella, Into the Woods and Ancestors Ensemble, The Addams Family

 

 

jenna krayJenna Kray
Lil'Red, Into the Woods and Wednesday, The Addams Family

 

 

Diana LynchDiana Lynch- Berry College
Assistant Technical Director

 

 

Hannah MaggardHannah Maggard- Morehead State University
Stage Manager

 

 

Samantha McCormickSamantha McCormick- East Carolina University
Scenic Artist

 

 

Jacob MillerJacob Miller- Northern Kentucky University
Costume Crafts/Wardrobe

 

 

William MilliganWilliam Milligan- Northern Kentucky University
Master Electrician

 

 

reagan ogleReagan Ogle
choreographer and Florinda, Into the Woods

 

 

resse garrett stewardGarrett Reese-Steward
Into the Woods and Ancestors Ensemble, The Addams Family

 

 

harrison reunionHarrison Reunion
Jack, Into the Woods and Ancestors Ensemble, The Addams Family

 

 

jake smithJake Smith
Cinderella's Prince and the Wolf in Into the Woods

 

 

Joseph StrangeJoseph Strange- East Carolina University
Painter

 

 

Lindsey TillesLindsey Tilles- Roanoke College
Front of House

 

 

Harley WeissHarley Weiss- Berry College
Assistant Stage Manager

 

 
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A Message about the Summer Theatre Kickstarter Campaign

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With only four days left to reach the nail-biting, all-or-nothing goal of $25,000, we are grateful to everyone who has contributed to help bring another magical summer to The Prizery so that even more people can experience professional, live theatre! If you have not yet made your pledge, please consider doing so now. You will be making a wonderful difference in the lives of young people in Halifax County, in the opportunities for young professional performers who will make this stage their home for seven weeks, and in the vitality of the community!
 
 
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Summer Theatre 2017

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Into the Woods - June 16,17,18, 21,23,24,25
Red, White and Broadway - June 30, July 1 & 2
The Addams Family - July 7,8,9,12,13,14,15,16

Auditions for Summer Theatre 2017 - Saturday Feb 25 ( email prizery@me.com to reserve a time)
Local (not in college) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Local participants should be 13 years old before the end of 2017
College (not going to SETC) 1:00 - 6:-00

All those auditioning should have 60 second monologue memorized and a 1 - 16 bar cut from a song of your choice

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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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