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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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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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Meet the Summer Theatre Celebration 2015 Visiting Company!

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Caroline ColinoCaroline Colino
Actor – Elon University
Caroline is from Bear, Delaware, studying for her BFA Acting degree at Elon University. She is a member of Alpha Psi Omega honors society and Alpha Omicron Pi fraternity. Her theatre credits include Peggy in The Children’s Hour (Elon University), Chorus & u/s Ismene in Antigone (Elon University), Wendla in Spring Awakening (Milburn Stone Theatre), & make-up designer for Titanic (Elon University). She would like to thank her family for their undying love.
 
Megan FlynnMegan Flynn
Actor – Elon University
Megan is from Colorado Springs, CO, and has just completed her first year as a BFA Music Theatre student at Elon University. She's so happy to be working with The Prizery this summer and would like to thank her parents for their unwavering support to pursue a career in what she loves!
 
Becky FrohlingerBecky Frohlinger
Actor – Elon University
Becky is a rising senior Music Theatre major at Elon University. She is very excited to be back at The Prizery this summer! Selected credits include: Amber in Hairspray and Eponine in Les Miserables (The Prizery), Baby Bear/ Blind mouse in Shrek the Musical (The Muny), Susan Waverly in White Christmas (RMTC), Mae in The Wild Party and Ensemble in In The Heights (Elon University). Love to Mom, Dad, Alexandra and Joey.
 
Jacorey JonesJa'Corey Jones
Actor – Averett University
Ja'Corey is a rising junior at Averett University, majoring in Theatre. Favorite roles include Selsdon in Noises Off (Averett University) and C.C. White in Dreamgirls. (The Prizery). He wants to thank his family and friends for always supporting him in everything he does.
 
Kathryn KilgerKathryn Kilger
Actor – Emerson College
Kathryn is a rising senior in the BFA Musical Theatre program at Emerson College in Boston, MA. She will be appearing in the fall Emerson Stage musical as Shelby in The Spitfire Grill. Recent roles include: Ensemble in Merrily We Roll Along, Woman One in The World Goes ‘Round, Featured Singer in Family Weekend Showcase, and a Kit Kat Girl in Cabaret. She is excited to be spending her summer with The Prizery and thanks her family for their endless love and support.
 
Cara McNiffCara McNiff
Actor – Elon University
Cara is thrilled to be joining the Prizery company this summer! She is a rising sophomore BFA Musical Theatre major at Elon University from Westport, Connecticut. Much love to my family for supporting me every step of the way.
 
Joshua ParrottJoshua Parrott
Actor – Elon University
Joshua is an upcoming senior at Elon University, double majoring in Music Theatre and Arts Administration with a minor in Business. He is involved in numerous honor societies including Alpha Psi Omega, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Eta Sigma. Professional credits include: Young Confederate Soldier/Frankie Epps in Parade, directed by Eric Woodall and starring Lauren Kennedy. He is a certified Actor Combatant under the Society of American Fight Directors, with basic proficiency in Unarmed, Broadsword, and Rapier and Dagger, and has received intensive training in Commedia Dell'arte under Fabio Mangolini in Arezzo, Italy.
 
Jake PerrottiJake Perrotti
Actor – Belmont University
Jake is currently pursuing his BFA at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. Originally from Wheaton, Illinois, he is very excited to be in South Boston with the Prizery family.
 
Benjamin SearsBenjamin Sears
Actor – Western Carolina University
Benjamin is from Waynesville, NC, and has just finished his first year at Western Carolina University as a BFA Musical Theatre major. The first show Benjamin ever saw was Anything Goes over 10 years ago, so he is thrilled to finally be a part of the show that made him fall in love with theatre. Thank you to The Prizery, and thank you and love to my family: Dad, Brian, Kate, and Emily.
 
Elliott SmithElliott Smith
Actor – Coastal Carolina University
Elliott is so excited to be returning to The Prizery this summer! He is a rising senior B.F.A. musical theatre major at Coastal Carolina University. Previous credits include She Loves Me, Les Miserables, Hairspray, Pippin, and Sweeney Todd. "So much love and thanks to the family and to everyone who has helped me get to where I am today."
 
Charley Bates
Properties Master; Hair/Makeup Charge – Berry College
Charley is a Berry College graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre with a minor in Gender Studies. Originally from Phenix City, Alabama, she is excited to be returning home to the Prizery for her second year of summer theatre.
 
Haidee Dollak
Rehearsal Pianist – Elon University Faculty
Haidee grew up in New Jersey surrounded by classical music. Her formative years were spent shackled to the piano while her friends developed social skills. She learned her Clementi Sonatinas and Bach Inventions, went on to get her degree in Choral Education from UNC-Greensboro, and threw that out the window when, to her mother’s horror, she started playing show tunes. She is now staff accompanist for Elon University’s Music Theatre program, playing for musicals, voice lessons, and classes. She has accompanied in masterclasses with Ricky Ian Gordon, Adam Guettel, Jason Robert Brown, Andrew Lippa, Georgia Stitt, Susan Egan, Eden Espinosa, and Craig Carnelia, among others.
 
Danielle Hankerson
Assistant Stage Manager – Radford University
Danielle was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is currently a junior at Radford University and is working towards a B.A. degree in Theatre with an emphasis in Stage Management.
 
Daniel Haskett
Assistant Technical Director; Marketing – Christopher Newport University
Daniel is a rising junior at Christopher Newport University. Originally from Halifax County, this is Daniel’s second summer working at The Prizery. There is truly no place like home!
 
Erika Higgins
Scenic Artist – Longwood University
Erika is a recent graduate of Longwood University with a BFA in Technical Theatre and a specialty in scenic painting. She is returning for her third summer here at The Prizery.
 
April Hill
Musical Director – Elon University Faculty
April specializes in teaching musical theater vocal technique and styles. Since 2006, she has been teaching voice lessons, classes, and occasionally musically directing at Elon University in NC. In addition to Elon, April has worked at Shorter College in Rome, Georgia as the Music Theater Specialist. A native of North Carolina, April received both her MM in Vocal Performance and her BM in Choral Music Education from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro (UNCG). She taught choral music in the public schools for 4 years and has been teaching private studio voice since 1998. April is a member of the National Association of Teacher of Singing; this is April's second summer as musical director at The Prizery.
 
Aimee Hollins
Front of House Intern – Moorehead State University
Aimee is from the small town of Jackson, KY. She will be a senior theatre major this fall at Morehead State University with minors in arts entrepreneurship and dance. A few of her most recent roles at MSU include stage managing Cabaret, house managing The Children's Hour, house managing The Boys Next Door, and assistant house managing the dance concert Connexions.
 
Arianna Jerome
Properties/Hair/Makeup Intern – Berry College
Ari is a rising senior at Berry College, originally from Cumming, Georgia. She is currently studying theatre with a minor in psychology.
 
Hope Maddox
Stitcher – Longwood University
Hope is from Amherst, VA, and recently graduated from Longwood University with a B.A. in Theatre with a minor in History. She focused on costumes and loves to work on them.
 
Terry Moore
Master Electrician; Assistant Lighting Designer – Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Terry is from Berwick, Pennsylvania. He currently attends Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he is a senior, majoring in theatre tech. Selected credits include master electrician, sound engineer, and stage hand for The Pajama Game, Christmas Carol, The Tempest, and other productions at Theatre by the Grove, where he currently serves as Resident Electrician.
 
Addie Pawlick
Production Stage Manager – Radford University
Addie is wonderfully delighted to be returning the The Prizery this summer! She was the assistant stage manager for last year's summer season-Hairspray and Les Misérables. Addie is from Chester, Virginia, and is going into her junior year at Radford University as a Theatre major with an emphasis in stage management and lighting design. Her most recent work at Radford University includes: lighting designer-Making A Scene, master electrician-Keep This For Me, and stage manager-Babe: The Sheep-Pig.
 
Natalie Robin
Scenic and Lighting Designer – New York University Faculty
Natalie is a NYC-based lighting designer of theater, opera, dance, music and performance art. Natalie’s design work often focuses on new American plays, contemporary dance and site-specific work. She has been a guest artist at Bard College, Muhlenberg College, University of New Haven and Williams College. Natalie is the winner of the Apollo Lighting 2011 Standing O Award, a Live Design Magazine 2008 Young Designer to Watch, and a Rolex Mentors and Protégés Arts Initiative 2014 nominee. Natalie is a contributing writer for both Live Design Magazine and Stage Directions. BA: Columbia. MFA: NYU/Tisch. Member USA 829. www.natalierobinlighting.com
 
Lorin Hope Turner
Scenic Painting Intern – Longwood University
Lorin is a rising junior at Longwood University, studying technical theatre. She is excited to spend her first summer theatre experience at The Prizery.
 
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