Why is my friend singing the Happy Birthday song in the restroom?
By Melanie Faser
We will endeavor to answer that important question but first – we want to extend our thanks to everyone who donated items like anti-bacterial wipes and hand sanitizer as part of PAPA’s Flu Fighter drive on August 13th! Our performing arts teachers are very grateful to be armed with all the supplies.
Because our CCCEPA kids are in extremely close contact with one another throughout the school day and during rehearsals and performances, flu/cold germs can and do spread rapidly. Please encourage your student to wash or sanitize their hands frequently throughout the day, get plenty of rest and water and be vigilant about good nutrition/vitamins.
Make sure they know that hand washing should last for a full 20 seconds! Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice. Then and only then will your hands be adequately washed according to our friends at the CDC. Let’s all stay healthy together!
Additional note for dancers: Don’t forget that dance clothing must be washed after a single day of use to help avoid the spread of germs among other things. Students should be washing leotards, tights, and dance belts with a liquid detergent like Woolite in the sink if machine washing is not available.
Jody Reynard cast in “SUMMER” on Broadway!
CCCEPA grad Jody Reynard has been cast in the upcoming Broadway production of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL. It’s the 63rd Broadway show to include a CCCEPA grad in the cast. SUMMER will begin performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on March 28 ahead of an April 23 opening night. Check out the Playbill announcement HERE!
Check out this Broadway World interview with CCCEPA grad Cody Williams
CCCEPA grad Cody Williams has led a successful career on Broadway since 2010, living the dream of being a working actor, that so few are able to ever achieve. He began his professional career in MEMPHIS on Broadway and has continued until now to CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY in 2017. Broadway World recently interviewed Cody. He had some great things to say about his time at CCCEPA/Pebblebrook. Check it out HERE.
CCCEPA’s ComPAny to be featured at the North GA Fair
CCCEPA’s ComPAny 2018 will be the featured performers at the North Georgia State Fair.
WHEN: Monday, 9/25 – 8:00PM
WHERE: Jim Miller Park on the Big Stage – Equestrian Center
The performance is included with the cost of admission to the fair. We hope to see you there!
CCCEPA Students Earn Andrew Lloyd Webber Scholarships
Of the 20 national recipients, the American Theatre Wing awarded three Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative Training Scholarships to Cobb County School District (CCSD) students. The CCSD students, who study at the Cobb County Center for Excellence in Performing Arts at Pebblebrook High School (CCCEPA), include sophomore Julia Schick and juniors Eugene Bois and Sydney Lopes.
“Eugene, Sydney, and Julia are exemplary representatives of the performing arts magnet program and the Cobb County Schools,” said Frank Timmerman, CCCEPA director of performing arts. “They display a disciplined work ethic in their study of the arts at Pebblebrook and are most deserving of this recognition. All of their teachers were thrilled to learn that they’d been selected to receive the ALW Scholarship. It’s a real source of pride for our school, and another validation of the quality of the arts education our students are lucky to receive here in Cobb.”
Click HERE to read the full article on Cobb Cast!
We are so proud of these students and encourage all of our students to apply for this opportunity. Applications are available October 12th and the deadline to apply is January 27, 2018. More information about this can be found HERE.
CCCEPA in the News AGAIN!
It is well-known that CCCEPA graduates go on to do BIG things. Check out this recent article published on COBBCAST. The piece focuses on our graduates’ success on Broadway and National Tours all over the world.
CCCEPA Graduates in Current Stage Productions:
• Jennifer Geller, Class of 2013 – “Hamilton” national tour
• Hope Endrenyi, Class of 2012 – “Hamilton” national tour
• Cary Tedder, Class of 2005 – “A Bronx Tale”
• Damian Chambers, Class of 2009 – “Aladdin”
• Tyler Hanes, Class of 2000 – “Cats”
• Sarah Jane Shanks, Class of 1999 – “Cats”
• Ryan Breslin, Class of 2007 – “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory”
• Cody Williams, Class of 2006 – “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory”
• Billy Harrigan Tighe, Class of 2003 – “Finding Neverland,” national tour
• Will Burton, Class of 2007 – “Hello, Dolly!”
• KJ Hippensteel, Class of 2002 – “The Book of Mormon,” London
• Jevares Myrick, Class of 2003 – “The Book of Mormon,” Broadway
Click HERE to read the full article!
PAPA Parent Night
On Wednesday, July 19th, PAPA hosted their annual “Dessert & Conversation” event for new students and parents at the Cochise Riverview Club in Vinings. With more than 110 attendees, the evening allowed for a question and answer session with PAPA board members, parent volunteers, and current student ambassadors. This event is held to provide new families with information to achieve a successful transition into the CCCEPA magnet program. A great time was had by all who attended!