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Guelph, ON January 29, 2018 – River Run Centre and the Guelph Youth Council have teamed up again – with the support of TD Bank Group – to offer MusicWorks|StageWorks, a unique hands-on performing arts 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 public performance are invited to apply. The mentorship program offers aspiring performers real life experience in concept development, production and stage presence, and is inclusive of music, theatre, spoken word, dance, short film and comedy.

Under the guidance of River Run’s technical, programming and marketing staff, and with support from Guelph Youth Council members, participants will learn about the various aspects of building a successful show such as staging, flow, self-promotion, transitions and professionalism.

NEW for 2018 – River Run is pleased to announce the very talented Nathan Coles, a Guelph musician and multi-instrumentalist with extensive experience in musical composition, microphone technique and public performance, will join their team as a mentor during dress rehearsal to enlighten and inspire student’s creative flare on stage.

Applications are being accepted online at until Monday February 26, 2018. Anyone with questions about the program or application process should contact [email protected]

“This is the sixth year we’ve been able to offer this exciting learning opportunity to Guelph’s youth,” says Bill Nuhn, Manager – Theatres and Civic Events. “The ongoing support from TD Bank Group ensures we can continue to help these young performers showcase their talents.”

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


Melissa Kempf
Program Manager Development and Marketing
River Run Centre
519-837-5662 extension 2589
[email protected]

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