Solid introduced for youth academy manufacturing

CAMBRIDGE – After a number of interviews, auditions and callbacks, the Drayton Leisure Youth Academy has introduced the solid of youth assembled for its inaugural highschool musical, each on and off stage. 

The favored musical Legally Blonde will likely be on stage on the St. Jacobs Nation Playhouse from Feb. 15 to 26, starring 50 highschool college students from the Waterloo Area.

This new Excessive College Musical Manufacturing Program permits college students throughout the Waterloo Area to study beneficial life expertise gained by collaborating in a fully-staged Drayton Leisure Youth Academy Manufacturing.

The award-winning not-for-profit theatre firm has been steadily rising its coaching choices for younger performers over the previous a number of years, together with launching its new, state-of-the-art coaching hub, the Drayton Leisure Youth Academy. 

The academy’s mission is to offer performing and technical arts coaching alternatives “anchored within the Drayton Leisure model of stay theatre excellence, facilitated by skilled business mentors,” states a press launch from the theatre firm.

“This system is designed to domesticate neighborhood, incite management, ignite creativeness, and enhance confidence in a socially conscious, inclusive atmosphere,” officers state.

The Excessive College Musical Manufacturing Program will provide 100% barrier-free entry, together with monetary, emotional, and bodily, to unite college students from completely different backgrounds, identities, cultures, skills and pursuits, utterly freed from cost.

“Drayton Leisure is dedicated to various, inclusive casting with out regard to incapacity, ethnocultural identification or gender,” the discharge states.

Affiliate inventive director David Connolly will direct and choreograph. 

Connolly’s résumé contains quite a few Drayton Leisure productions together with Mamma Mia!, Kinky Boots, Annie, Disney’s Newsies, and the household pantos Wizard of Oz, and Cinderella.

“Arts training enhances inventive problem-solving, strengthens vital considering and communication expertise, and helps to develop confidence, collaboration, perseverance, focus, and extra,” says Drayton Leisure inventive director Alex Mustakas.

College students from throughout the area will likely be backstage in all departments together with lighting, sound, stage administration, wardrobe, and the band, together with the respective Drayton Leisure Division Heads.

The inaugural Drayton Leisure Excessive College Musical Manufacturing is on stage from Feb. 15 to 26 on the St. Jacobs Nation Playhouse.

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