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Bob Chapel Looks Back over 29 Years of Directing Plays and Musical Theatre

on Thu, 02/25/2016 - 06:02

President Corky and Suzanne Guy

Chapter members gathered at the home of Judy Campell and Michael Henke for the NSAL Virginia/North Carolina Chapter's second meeting of the year on February 21, 2016, where they were treated to a splendid presentation by Robert Chapel, Professor of Drama and former chair of the University of Virginia's Drama Department. Bob will retire in May from UVA and, last summer, retired as the Producing Artistic Director of the renowned Heritage Summer Theatre Festival, hosted by the University of Virginia.

Visit to Charlottesville Ballet Company Studio

on Mon, 10/26/2015 - 19:03

On October 25, 2015 our Chapter Meeting was held at the Charlottesville Ballet Company Studio. Charlottesville Ballet is actually two entities: a professional ballet company and an Academy serving over 400 students. The meeting was organized to strengthen links with the organizations and create awareness with our members that although musical theatre is the theme for the 2016 National Career Competition, in 2017 it will be the turn of ballet.

Corky Sablinsky getting to know Caitlin Lennon, the Company Manager

We met with Emily Mott Hartka and Sara Clayborne, the co-directors of the

Chapter Drama Competition Winner Stars in Summer Theatre Musical

on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 10:43

Carolyn Demanelis and Perry Medlin

Our 2015 Drama Competition winner, Carolyn Demanelis, (pictured here with co-star Perry Medlin), had a starring role in a delightful production of "I Love a Piano" at the Heritage Theatre Festival in Charlottesville this summer. Featuring songs by beloved American composer, Irving Berlin, the musical took the audience on a sentimental tour of US history from 1910 to 1959. We learned that Caolyn cannot only act, but SING beautifully!



Letter from Carolyn Demanelis

on Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:34

Dear Diana. I wanted to thank you and the other members of NSAL Virginia/N.Carolina chapter for their generosity and support. I had such an amazing time in St. Louis , and I created memories and friends I will never forget. Although I did not place, I have been in contact with several of the judges, and have potential auditions in the future at their respective companies. I will be spreading the word about this wonderful organization and how generous and kind you all are. Also, the show I am currently rehearsing for opens July 21st at the Helms Theatre UVA ("I love a piano" - a celebration of