View Mobile Site
  • Bookmark and Share

ASK THE EXPERTS

Group invited to showcase talent

POSTED: January 4, 2012 4:00 a.m.

The Dawson County Arts Council will be well represented later this month at the 2011 Junior Theater Festival at Cobb Galleria in Atlanta.

The invitation only event brings together more than 3,000 students, teachers and Broadway professionals to raise their voices in celebration of on-stage and backstage excellence in musical theatre.

Nearly three dozen area elementary and middle school students have been selected to perform a musical for a panel of distinguished theatre professionals during the showcase that runs Jan. 14 and 15.

Director Nathan Gerrells said the group will present a 15-minute selection from "Godspell, Jr."

While "Godspell, Jr." has been performed by the council's youth theater group in the past, the showcase will feature a new crowd of actors and actresses.

"This is a new group than the one that performed this a few years ago, a lot of new performers," Gerrells said.

The panel evaluates each group's music, acting, dance and overall performance.

Performers representing the Dawson County Arts Council were rewarded for their performances during last year's festival.

Kealy Ford received the Freddie G Outstanding Broadway Junior Slam award, while Sean Newman was one of eight students named to the Junior Theater Festival Technical Theatre All-Stars.

Local performers were also hand-picked to perform selections from Disney's Winnie the Pooh KIDS for all 2,200 festival attendees at the Disney Musicals New Works showcase.

The showcase is Jan. 13-15 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta.

 

COMMENTS

  • Bookmark and Share

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

FEATURED PHOTOS

Making memories
Dawson County celebrates Lo...
Business community thanks t...
Dawson County School’s Syst...
Egg hunt expected to bring ...
Sisters Hanna and Arianna H...
Gibbs signs on as new schoo...
Damon Gibbs, left, joins Da...
Chase wins again
In his first trip to the fa...
The best in class
Chris Hamby, valedictorian ...
New students set to enter s...
Dawson County schools lead ...
Team back in action
Bryan Colin, Armando Jimene...
Team takes down Woody Gap
Tiger Max Muldoon hits a ba...
Chase Elliott wins again
Dawsonville’s Chase Elliott...
 

AP VIDEO


Contents of this site are © Copyright 2014 Dawsonnews, Dawsonville, GA. All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of service

Powered by
Morris Technology
Please wait ...