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Westside Performing Arts Company Gears up for Annual Theatre Academies

Westside Performing Arts Company Gearing Up For Annual Theatre Academies

Westside Performing Arts Company, a non-profit professional performing arts company and an auxiliary of the Shasta County Arts Council, is preparing for its fourth year of musical theatre instruction.  Led by Artistic Director Trish Harris, the company will be offering a Spring and Summer Theatre Academy again this year.

The Spring Theatre Academy is for youth ages 7-18 years of age and will be held over Spring Break, April 25th through April 29th, from 9:00am – 2:00pm.  Students will be taught scenes and numbers from age-appropriate Broadway musicals, affording them the opportunity to improve skills and techniques in acting, singing and dancing.   A final performance for family and friends will be held on the last evening.

The Summer Theatre Academy is a six-week intensive program for ages 7 to adult held during June & July.  Last year there were over forty participants with a wide range of experience; however, for both academies, there are opportunities for all levels to participate, whether someone is a beginner or a seasoned performer.   In addition to musical theatre skills, the program includes an auditioning workshop.  Instructors are all trained professionals in their area of expertise. Rehearsals are held in the evening to accommodate working performers.  The program concludes with two fully-staged and costumed Broadway-review style performances.

One of Westside’s goals is to ensure that youth who desire to participate in their arts education program have an opportunity to do so. They are currently seeking sponsors from community and business leaders to support their needs-based youth scholarship program for ages 7-19.

For further information on the Spring or Summer Academy, Westside Performing Arts Company, or to support their youth scholarship program, please contact Trish Harris at 530-515-7151 or visit their website at www.westsideperforming.com.


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