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Guelph, ON January 30, 2015 – River Run Centre and the Guelph Youth Council of the City of Guelph have teamed up again – with the support of TD Canada Trust – to offer MusicWorks|StageWorks, a hands-on mentorship program focused on the art of putting on a professional-style show.

All youth, ages 13 to 19, interested in gaining new skills and taking part in a performance are invited to apply. The mentorship program offers aspiring performers real life experience in concept development, production and stage presence. Under the guidance of River Run’s technical and programming staff and with the support of Guelph Youth Council members, participants will learn about the various aspects of building a successful show, such as, staging, flow, timing, transitions and emceeing. The program is inclusive of music, spoken word, dance and comedy.

Members of the Guelph Youth Council are been actively promoting this mentorship program and performing opportunity through their respective high schools and through various community organizations.

Applications are being accepted by the Guelph Youth Council. Anyone interested in applying should visit MusicWorks|StageWorks for details and the online application form, or contact [email protected]. The application deadline is Sunday, March 1, 2015.

Rehearsals are scheduled in mid-April for two weeks, and the program will culminate in public performances in the first week of May.


Ella Pauls, Cultural Development Manager
519-837-5662 ext 2589
[email protected]

Jenn Bucci, Youth Services Coordinator
519-822-1260 ext 2678
[email protected]

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