Theatre youth firm staging ‘Spirited!’ manufacturing

HARRISTON – The Gray Wellington Theatre Guild (GWTG) 2023 youth manufacturing is a haunting comedy that includes a full of life forged of budding actors. 

Spirited!, set to hit the Harriston City Corridor Theatre stage later this month, is a homegrown manufacturing written by Megan Raftis.

She is co-directing the present with fellow guild members Peggy Raftis and Dan Bieman, whereas one other GWTG stalwart, Sadie Bieman, is the stage supervisor. 

The GWTG is returning with its eleventh youth manufacturing, the primary since 2019 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“This play is a couple of haunted barn that turns into a dance studio by means of some madcap adventures of some exuberant youth,” mentioned Megan. 

“Now we have 19 native youth within the play from ages six to 17. It’s actually glorious to be again working with them after the COVID hiatus. I’ve actually missed them.

“It’s been thrilling and difficult and worthwhile, for positive, getting again at issues.”

Megan notes audiences attending the present might be supporting “youth theatre initiatives and the humanities in our group” in addition to “a extremely superior group of youngsters who’ve labored their butts off and have a extremely glorious present for you.  

“You’ll snigger. It’s an excellent time.” 

The forged of the Gray Wellington Theatre Guild summer time youth manufacturing, Spirited!, consists of, from left: entrance, Kensington Bray-Dunning; second row Paisley Forester, Violet McLaughlin, Luca Sicilia, Tristan Lawrie, William Browley; third row, Ebbony Moroz, Abby Rogers, Quiana Sargeant, Sophia Sicilia, Lexi Drummond, Madison Rogers; again, Adelaide Forester, Lydia Dirksen and Blair Cowan. Absent for picture: Ellie Bowman and Keniah Sargeant.


The play options an all-youth forged from the Harriston, Palmerston and Listowel areas, with various ranges of stage expertise. 

Whereas the principle purpose is making a play that’s enjoyable for younger folks to be concerned in, the youth theatre program is designed to present younger folks the prospect to expertise stay theatre.  

The youth firm reveals additionally present a great alternative for fogeys or grandparents to introduce youngsters to theatre by bringing them to look at the manufacturing.  

Spirited! runs July 28 and 29 at 7:30pm and July 30 at 2pm. Tickets, accessible on the door, are $5.

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