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Mike Cunningham
12-03-2010, 09:23 PM
November 29, 2010********************************************** ***** Contact:********* Clif Lusk or Tom Davis
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TROY’s Pied Pipers to perform for elementary schools
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TROY – Troy University’s popular theatre-for-youth ensemble “The Pied Pipers” takes its show on the road Dec. 1.
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The group, sponsored by the College of Communication and Fine Arts’ Department of Theatre and Dance, will present 50-minute performances for kindergarten through fourth grade at at 9 a.m. at Luverne Elementary School and at 1:30 p.m. at Greenville Elementary School
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The group is selected through an audition process primarily from first-year theatre students as part of the theatre program’s First Year Initiative.
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Dr. David Dye, the group’s founder in 1970, servs as the director of the fall semester ensemble and will be accompanying the group on tour.*
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Adena Moree, director of theatre and dance, said that participation in the Pied Pipers connects first year students not only to the department but to the history of the university.*
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“The public school performances also support arts education in the schools and introduce some students to their first live theatre experience,” she said.
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Members of the ensemble include Grace Bailey, of Bonifay, Fla.; Jacobi Hall, of Huntsville; Connor Murphy-White, of Greenville; Amanda Lewis, of Shady Springs, W. Va.; Tyler Wyatt, of Opp; Ryder Hollis, of Pell City; Emmie Phelps, of Bonifay, Fla.; Quede Sewell, Stone Mountain, Ga.; Ryan Williams, of Loxley; Jarilyn Lowery, of Alexander City; Zachery Price, of Donaldsonville, Ga.; Colin Cahill, of Huntsville; and Jeffrey Hawkins, of Birmingham.