Dramatic academy announces performance

Penobscot Dramatic Academy students Brina Campbell, Olivia West, Eleanor Prescott and Conor Kenney rehearse a scene from “Rent” in preparation for a performance set for 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 15-18, at the Bangor Opera House.
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Penobscot Dramatic Academy students Brina Campbell, Olivia West, Eleanor Prescott and Conor Kenney rehearse a scene from “Rent” in preparation for a performance set for 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 15-18, at the Bangor Opera House.
Posted Aug. 14, 2013, at 9:01 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Penobscot Theatre Company’s Dramatic Academy will present “Aristocats Kids,” “Musical Selections from The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “High School Musical On Stage,” and “RENT: School Edition.” The productions will feature more than 70 students of the dramatic academy.

Young performers ages 4 to 22 have been rehearsing while attending classes taught by theater professionals in acting, voice, movement, dance and musical theater history.

Local rock band One Shot Nothing, featuring Justin Chamberlain, Bendon Bouchard and Nate Hart, will serve as accompanists band for the rock opera “RENT.”

The schedule is:

Aug. 16-18:

• Tiny Thespians, “The Aristocats Kids,” and Show Choir, “Musical Selections from The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” 10 a.m.

• Junior and Youth Troupe, “High School Musical On Stage,” 2 p.m.

Aug. 15-18:

Young Adult Troupe, “RENT,” featuring local band One Shot Nothing, 7 p.m. The Thursday, Aug. 15, performance will be Pay What You Wish by donation. The production contains mature themes and language and may not be suitable for young audiences.

The shows feature these performers:

Tiny Thespians: Sophie Baker, Joshua Dove, Zoe Lundy, Maya Sevigny, Kjell Vikberg, Maghna Vijay, Elliana Mitchell, Ada Sinclair-Steele, Sarah Hartford, Jo Clukey, Cami Layman, Katherine Caron, Alex Wiley, Annabelle Wiggins, Pheonix Whiteley.

Show Choir: Brina Campbell, Eleanor Prescott, Olivia West, Ruby El-Hajj, Justin Hatch, Raiya Vikberg, Adynn Kitchin, Emma Mitchell, Kadin Thomas, Kamrin Thomas, Elizabeth Fessenden, Sarah Danby.

Youth Troupe: Zivi Osher, Hanna Sabbagh, Lana Sabbagh, Nathan Manaker, Noam Osher, Sarah Larson, Gabriela Roth, Sophia Mullins, Ian Buck, Marion Glinsky, Marissa Abbott, Olivia Airey, Will Airey, Elizabeth Bates, Emma Campbell, Rose Cobo-Lewis, Olivia Davis, Lukas Fitzpatrick, Natalie Fitzpatrick, Lillian Higgins, Lilly Keeley, Natalie Krebs, Grace Langley, Mackenzie Patterson, Zachary Spreng, Keilani Welch, Daryn Wood.

Young Adults: Logan Bard, Cameron Wright, Theo Dumas, Alekzander Sayers, Conor Kenny, Alyssa Stubbs, Callie Cox, Robert Brangwynne, Lauren Barkhouse, Isabelle Simbari, Mikayla Burridge, Zackeri Alley, Morgan Wiercinski, Melissa St. Peter, Hannah Box, Sydney McDonald, Tien Misler, Callaghan Carter, Katherine Adam, Mary Clark, Nick Danby.

Tickets are $11, $6 children with a $1 discount per ticket for cash or check purchases. All seating is general admission. Tickets may be purchased at penobscottheatre.org or by calling 207-942-3333.

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