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Under the direction of Lori Turner, the Renaissance Theatre will present the Renaissance Youth Opera Theatre (RYOT) Workshop Showcase on Friday, February 9 at 7:30 PM. The Showcase will be presented as a stage on stage production at the Renaissance, and is a part of the Mechanics Bank Education Series. General admission tickets are free for adults and students, and are on sale now at the Renaissance Box Office, via phone, and online at rentickets.org.

Designed to focus on the individual performer, the RYOT Workshop Showcase offers opportunities for young actors to work one on one and in small ensembles with director Lori Turner and other guest professionals to develop and grow vocal skills, hone their acting chops and perform in a smaller cast setting.

RYOT Director, Lori Turner, states, “The RYOT workshop gives young performers a chance to explore different styles of musical theatre from its earliest days to the present. Students will present short scenes and musical numbers from Annie Get Your Gun, Pirates of Penzance, Little Women, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Fiddler On The Roof and The Cocoanuts. Our young performers range in age from 8 to 16 and come from several area schools.”

Offered as an opportunity for participation by students in second through twelfth grade, the workshop features performers in two age groups (2nd Grade—6th Grade; and 7th Grade—12th Grade). This years showcase features the talents of nearly twenty students, including: Breah Boyd, Olivia Brumagin, Hadley Bechtol, Lilly Clapp, Isla Donley, Audrey King, McKinnley King, Marilena Kruer, Steliana Kruer, Milo McDonald, Jackie Metz, Saige Painley, Ilona Phillips, Sol Phillips, Caroline Secrist, Alex Trolian, Sloane Walter, and Halle Williams.

For additional information regarding the 2023-24 RYOT Workshop Showcase, please contact Lori Turner at: [email protected]. The Renaissance Youth Opera Theatre Program is a part of the Mechanics Bank Education Series.

Source, Photo: Renaissance Performing Arts Association

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