Open invitation to high school students for chance to perform on stage at River Run

Guelph, ON February 27, 2013 – River Run Centre and the Guelph Youth Council of the City of Guelph have teamed up – with the support of TD Canada Trust – to offer an exciting and unique hands-on mentorship program focused on the art of putting on a professional-style show.

“We’ve extended an open invitation to all high school students, who are interested in gaining new skills and taking part in a performance, to apply for a chance in the spotlight,” says Danna Evans, Manager of River Run. “This program offers youth a real life experience in concept development, production and performance.”

River Run’s professional technical and programming staff will work with two teams of students. One team will be dedicated to presenting MusicWorks, and the other StageWorks – which is inclusive of spoken word, dance, short film or comedy. Performers will learn about the various aspects of building a successful show, such as, staging, flow, timing, transitions and emceeing.

“Members of the Guelph Youth Council have been actively promoting this exciting performing opportunity through their respective high schools,” says Adam Rutherford, Youth Services Coordinator for the City of Guelph. “We’re accepting applications through the Council, and anyone interested in applying should contact jenn.bucci@guelph.ca by Friday this week.”

Rehearsals are scheduled in the last two weeks in March and the program will culminate in two public performances in early April.

For more information

Danna Evans, Facility Manager
River Run Centre
519-837-5662 x 2621
danna.evans@riverrun.ca

Adam Rutherford
Youth Services Coordinator
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 x 2703
adam.rutherford@guelph.ca