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PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservatory Presents Violet

The kids have done it again! Onstage now at PlayMakers Repertory Company, as part of and the culmination to its “Summer Youth Conservatory,” a high school cast stars in the Broadway musical Violet. With music by Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Brian Crawley, this fun musical stars young Ainsley Seiger… Read More ›

Ainsley Seiger stars as Violet and Presyce Baez (left) and Wilson Plonk star as Flick and Monty in the PlayMakers Repertory Company Summer Youth Conservatory production of Violet (photo by Jon Gardiner)

Teen Phenom Ainsley Seiger Tackles the Title Role in the PlayMakers SYC Production of Violet

The PlayMakers Repertory Company Summer Youth Conservatory (SYC) will tackle Violet, with a cast of high school actors under the direction of Matthew Steffens, on July 20-24 and 29-31 in the Paul Green Theatre in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Dramatic Art. This 1997 Off-Broadway and 2014 Broadway musical features… Read More ›

PRC’s Summer Youth Conservatory Wows Audiences with Its Fabulous Production of “Guys and Dolls”

Everyone loves Guys and Dolls, the classic 1950 musical featuring fabulous musical numbers by Frank Loesser and a timeless, ever-charming story by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. The musical, which is largely based on two short stories by Damon Runyon, and which is set in the 1930s, calls for a large and lively young cast,… Read More ›

The cast brings Damon Runyon's denizens of the Broadway demimonde to life (photo by Jon Gardiner)

PRC’s Summer Youth Conservatory’s Rendition of “Guys & Dolls” Unleashes a Flood of Talent

Guys & Dolls is one of America’s most beloved musicals, incorporating Damon Runyon’s shady Broadway characters of New York’s 1930s and employing intricate musical devices that accent rhythms and performance and bad guys who are lovable and often loving, if misguided. It was Depression-era spirit raising, and it still stirs hearts and minds. The book… Read More ›