Each spring, the Old Brick Playhouse Apprentices, middle and high school students at The Old Brick Playhouse, present the culmination of their year's acting training.
This year they are presenting the musical comedy 'Pippin' about one of Charlemagne's sons who just can't seem to sort out where he belongs in the world. Now in it's 22nd season, the Old Brick Apprentice program features 60 performers and boasts an alumni roster of over 2,500 youth.
"The most important guideline that we follow here," says Missy Armentrout McCollam, OBP executive director, is that "everyone is different, and everyone is important. If we had a hearth, those words would be inscribed above it. Each student has some quirky talent or skill and they surprise us daily with their hilarious on and off stage antics."
The Old Brick Playhouse Apprentices perform in ‘Pippin.’
The Apprentice program is kindly sponsored by The West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, Citizen's Bank of West Virginia and the Bernard McDonough Foundation.
"Additionally," states Armentrout McCollam, "we have so many generous local sponsors who help support students in need of scholarship assistance. I've said this at least 100 times, but we could not exist without such strong community support, for which I am eternally grateful."
The Apprentice play historically sells out, so to make reservations or find out more about the Old Brick Playhouse, phone 304-637-9090.