Neck of the Woods, Youth Edition: October 20, 2017 Lineup

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Note the time for this event has changed to 7-9 pm. Refreshments will be available for sale, but NO alcohol served at the Youth Edition of Neck of the Woods.
Tickets are $5 plus tax.

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Brooke Willse is a high-spirited 13 year old singer/songwriter from Wake Forest. She has been involved in theater and singing since age 6 and has won numerous local talent competitions. Brooke has enjoyed singing the National Anthem for the Carolina Mudcats for the past three years and was honored to sing the Anthem for the 2017 Wake Forest Fireworks Spectacular.

Brooke will be performing “She Used to be Mine” by Sara Bareilles on piano and singing “Rise Up” by Andra Day and “Mercy” by Duffy.

Image.1507058350021The Happy Accidents is Enloe Magnet High School’s resident improvisation troupe under the direction of theatre educator and director, Phoebe Dillard. The Happy Accidents are well versed in long and short form improvisation, perform at First Night Raleigh and Sparkcon every year in downtown Raleigh, have gotten second place for three years in a row at the NC Improv Competition and are always looking for a performance opportunity. We are happy and gracious to be performing at Neck of the Woods for the second year in a row. The Happy Accidents is an audition-only troupe and composed of sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Enloe HS.

The Happy Accidents are: Ben Pluska (Captain), Austin Richards (Co-Captain), Austin King, Lauren Eckard, Josh Bruton, Hannah Hoskins, Matt Ellington, Olivia Olsen, Alex Williams, Wesley Wood, Malcolm Vaughn, Hayden Rains, Isabella Broccolo, Joe Lingo, Spencer Rollins and Randall Karcher.

Cam Jamison Photo 2Camryn Jamison is a 17-year-old banjoist and beginner singer/songwriter from Wake Forest. She enjoys playing in various bluegrass jams around the Triangle and attending concerts of her favorite bluegrass and old time musicians.

Camryn is dual-enrolled at Wake Tech while she finishes her senior year at Rolesville High School. She plans to pursue a degree in communications and will carry her banjo by her side wherever she goes.

At Neck of the Woods Youth Edition, Camryn will play banjo and sing bluegrass and indie folk tunes.

GraceBoudahGrace Boudah is an energetic 14-year-old inspiring vocal and musical theatre performer from Wake Forest who has been performing musically since fourth grade. Grace has been invited to sing in select choirs at the local, state and national level on TV and for public service announcements for Duke Medicine-Women’s health. Grace performed as part of a select children’s choir in the U.S. premiere of Saint Luke’s Passion at Duke University Duke Chapel, an oratorio written by James MacMillan and commissioned by Duke and Cambridge University.

Grace has been singing the National Anthem solo since she was 10 years old when she sang for at her grandfather, a World War II veteran, at the Vermont State Capitol flag raising honoring him for his service on his 86th birthday. Grace has also sung the National Anthem for the Carolina Mudcats and at the North Carolina State Fair in Dorton Arena. Please check out her Facebook page to see more of her vocal performances across the state and in musical theatre.

2015DDISnowPhotoCall-25The Wake Forest Civic Ballet, a new non-profit ballet performance ensemble within Destiny Dance Institute, will be performing several excerpts from their “Winter Gala performance of The Nutcracker. Dancers study ballet five times weekly and rehearse 4-6 hours per week. They have been accepted to study at top dance schools nationwide including: Pacific North West Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Charlotte Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and Carolina Ballet, among others. The performance will begin with the Mirlitons Dance from The Nutcracker, followed by the Spanish Dance. The final excerpt from the Nutcracker is the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Finally, dancers from our Senior Tap Company will perform for you “I Love Paris” by nationally known tap Master Teacher and DDI faculty member, Mark Goodman.