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Nice Work If You Can Get It, MTWichita 2016

Teen Choir

In 2003, Music Theatre Wichita established a new performing group for teenagers with its own musical director and choreographer – the group was an immediate success! Beginning with the 2014 season, the Trust Company of Kansas lends support to this group of talented young performers. The troupe has now grown into a choir of more than 100 teenagers, exploring different aspects of the musical theatre repertoire each summer season. The group learns music and staging for five different presentations, and performs more than 35 concerts during the summer. Each performance night during the summer, a vast majority of MTWichita audiences arrive early to enjoy the Teen Choir! Most importantly, the Teen Choir has become a strong and supportive network of young people who enjoy getting together to make music. In 2014, the Teen Choir was honored by Wichita's Arts Council for its outstanding work.

2017 Teen Choir

A different configuration of the Teen Choir is assembled for each of the five productions. After auditions, a list of Teens invited to join the choir will be placed below.

Please email josh@mtwichita.org and let us know if you are planning to join us. Teen Choir rules and schedule for the summer can be found here; please read this section regarding the email to Josh.

Grace AdamsBrydan AkinJosie AndersonAri Barmor
Ze'ev BarmorRyenne BishopShaun BlantonCaroline Boesen
Stephanie BornEllie BradleyClara BrobergHolly Broberg
Arissa BrownShay BrownHenry Castro-MillerMadeleine Coleman
Maria CollinsTeresa CollinsGrace CornwellChristina Costello
Ethan CrankGwen CrankAnnabelle DeWerffAlexander DeWerff
Aiden DeWittJulia DouglasJeffrey DuBeyChase Farha
Antonio FentonKaytie FrischCaitlyn FoxCecilia Garcia
Mary GomezSarah GrebeScarlet GreenHannah Griffin
Mikayla HaehnJosie HandCamdin HardywayEthan Harmon
Isabella HenshallThomas HigginsAbby HoglenTaya Howard
Tommy JacobsonTeagan JellisonRebecca JensenGabi Johnson
Keegan JohnstonAbby JolicoeurGretchen KeckKaylee Kindle
Hannah KintzelKatriana KisnerKameron KoeberFaith Kotkin
Lily KovarJacob KramerMadison LaughlinAlyssa Linhardt
Jacob LinhardtNick LinhardtLauren LongeneckerJuliana Malicoat
Lauren MasonLevon MathisAlly MayLaura May
Quinn McCueMadison McNultyBrileigh MeirowskyElise Mendoza
Holly MitchellMargaret MooreLouisa NickelTrenyce Nolan
Ella OwenMadison PalmerAlison Dawn ParkerAshley Peery
Leanne PerezLonden PeeblerMelody PraterLiz Raehpour
Amanda RaffertyHope ReasonerAlex ReidaAshley Reimer
Landon RauAshlyn ReeceEmerson RossClaire Sanburn
Emma SanburnTessa SeybertEllis M. SmithHailey Smith
Laura SmithMason E. SmithMerritt G. SmithAdam Snook
Aubrey StuevenAddie StultzEdward SturmJackson Sumrall
Eliza K. SweetRyan TeerRachel ThomsonTyler Ashley Treat
Maggie TynerCameron VanceIsabella Rose VardamanLauren Brooke Voigt
Dawson WagnerJanna WagnerMalachi WatsonAnnie Weixelman
Natalie WeixelmanMaria WhitmerLily WillisJack Wingate
Elizabeth YereminFaith NorthcuttLauren Stremel 
    

 

 

Creative Team

Linda Starkey (Teen Choir Musical Director)
Linda Starkey (Teen Choir Musical Director)

Linda Starkey continues her relationship with MTWichita, having performed in My Fair Lady, Oliver!, Cabaret, and The Sound of Music, and having conducted the Teen Choir and assisted with MTWichita’s apprentice program. Currently serving as the Director of the School of Performing Arts at Wichita State University, Linda has also served as Associate Director of the Opera and Music Theatre program there, and taught voice for more than 30 years. She has directed for Opera Kansas, WSU Opera Theatre, WSU Theatre, Wichita Community Theatre, Wichita Children’s Theatre, and the Center for the Arts. In 2005, her production of Pippin was chosen to be an alternate for the American College Theatre Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

Joshua Larson (Teen Choir Staging Director)
Joshua Larson (Teen Choir Staging Director)

Joshua has choreographed for Wichita State University, Friends University, and at various high schools, studios, organizations, and theatres in and around the Wichita area, with his choreography earning him four Jester Awards. His choreographic and directing talents have been used at Music Theatre Wichita as the staging director for the Teen Choir (2006-present); director/choreographer of Festival of Broadway (2008-2010, 2014) and Curtain Up! (2013-present); and choreographer/adjudicator for the dance portion of MTWichita’s national audition tour (2013-present). Joshua received his undergraduate degree in dance performance from Oklahoma City University and his Master of Liberal Arts (with a Theatre Concentration) from Baker University. He has traveled the country evaluating national dance competitions including Starbound and The Elite Dance Cup. Performing credits include shows at Carnegie Hall, on the Holland America Line, and with the following groups: MTWichita, Stiletto Entertainment, Tuacahn, Silver Tree Productions, Oklahoma City University, Windwood Theatricals, and The American Spirit Dance Company.