2010 Season of Shows at the Barrow-Civic Theatre

Monday, October 26, 2009

FCOA Youth Theatre presents Sleepy Hollow

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” comes to the Barrow-Civic Theatre for Halloween weekend. This show is part of the Youth Theater educational program. The youth theater offers three opportunities per year for area youth. In February, the all youth musical features all youth who want to be a part of theater ages 8-17. In the summer, there is a weeklong camp that features youth ages 7-16. Lastly in the fall an advanced show is offered for youth ages 10-18. This show features a strict audition where not all who audition are accepted into the show. In addition, the youth theater program features youth running all the behind the scenes of the production. Any youth age 10-18 for all three of the youth theater productions can be a part of the behind the scenes running lights, sound, props, curtains and scenery.

This year’s “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” features 34 cast members and 7 backstage. We are very excited because Joseph Perrotti makes his last appearance on the youth theater stage as the lead character Icabod Crane. He has been in many youth theater productions and is a senior at Oil City High School. In 2004, when the youth theater program put on the show, Joe played the part of Old Man Blackwell (played by Aaron Ritsig in this production) telling the story to the townspeople of the headless horseman in song. The cast and crew are so excited to have Joe play the leading charater for this production. The cast is rounded out by 32 other fine youth including Lane Behe, Grace Burwell, Bridget Carter, Alexandra Dashner, Stephen Dennis, Nick Dobson, Critter Fink, Allison Greenlee, Aaron Hoffman, Anne Marie Hutchinson, Megan Keelan, Harrison Keenan, Madeline Keenan, Grace Kellner, Jill Kellner, Conor Kingdom, Leisel Kober, Abby Larimore, Rachel Marlatt, Geralyn McMullen, Alix Noyes, Jordyn Plymire, Andrew Ritsig, Evelyn Sopher, Andrea Spence, Rachel Spence, Katherine Thompson, William Thompson, Jenny Williams, Chrissy Wolfgang, Alyssa Zlotnicki and David Zlotnicki. The behind the scene crew are Tim Dennis, AJ Fox, Elizabeth Fox, Veronika Lamphere, Rebecca Marlatt, and Daniel Pratt.

Directors for this production include stage and music Director Martha Heise, choreographer Kelly Zerbe, and back stage director (set and costumes) Jessica Rodriguez. All three directors are teachers from the Oil City School District who is a great supporter of the program. In addition, Rebecca Christie a newcomer to the area has begun helping with the youth theater program and the parents of the cast a crew donate much of their time to help the production go off. This year’s advanced youth theater program is sponsored in part by HOLeY Jeans youth choir, Chest Medicine Associates of Seneca and the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts.

Date of the show will be October 29th daytime show for area school children, and October 30 at 8:00pm and Sunday, November 1st at 2:00pm for the public. Tickets available online at www.barrowtheatre.com or through the Box Office at 814-437-3440.

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