Guelph youth invited to apply for chance to shine in the spotlight

Guelph, ON January 28, 2019 – River Run Centre and the Guelph Youth Council have teamed up again – with the support of TD Bank Group – to offer MusicWorks|StageWorks, a unique hands-on performing arts mentorship program focused on the art of putting on a professional-style show.

All youth ages 13 to 19 interested in gaining new skills and taking part in a public performance are invited to apply. The mentorship program offers aspiring performers real life experience in concept development, production and stage presence, and is inclusive of music, theatre, spoken word, dance, short film and comedy.

Under the guidance of River Run Centre’s technical, programming and marketing staff and with support from Guelph Youth Council members, participants will learn about the various aspects of building a successful show such as staging, flow, self-promotion, transitions and professionalism.

River Run Centre is pleased to announce that Nathan Coles will join their team again this year as a mentor during dress rehearsal to enlighten and inspire students’ creative flare on stage. As a Guelph musician and multi-instrumentalist with extensive experience in musical composition, Coles will help performers with microphone technique and stage presence.

Applications are being accepted online at riverrun.ca/MWSWapply until Monday February 25, 2019. Anyone with questions about the program or application process should contact nicole.neufeld@riverrun.ca

“For the seventh year running, we’re offering a unique learning experience for Guelph’s youth and showcasing their exceptional talents,” says Bill Nuhn, Manager, Theatres and Civic Events. “The ongoing support from TD Bank Group ensures we can continue to help these young performers share their talents with the community.”

Rehearsals are scheduled in mid-April for two weeks, and the program will culminate in public performances April 30 and May 1 to celebrate National Youth Week.

MusicWorks|StageWorks is presented by River Run Centre in partnership with the Guelph Youth Council and sponsored by TD Bank Group. River Run Centre is funded in part by the Government of Canada and gratefully acknowledges our 2018-2019 season sponsor, The Co-operators

FOR INFORMATION
Nicole Neufeld | Program Manager, Development and Marketing
City of Guelph
nicole.neufeld@riverrun.ca
519-837-5662 extension 2589