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WF High School offers summer program

The first-annual "Summer Arts Intensive" will be offered this summer through a collaboration between the West Fargo High School Theatre Department and West Fargo Public Schools.

Led by arts educators and professionals committed to quality, individualized training in a positive and supportive environment, this theatre arts experience includes a company of thirteen area high school students.

The Summer Arts Intensive aims to stretch the personal and artistic talents of this select group of students while they gain a comprehensive understanding of the ins and outs of theatre production and performance.

Company members have hand-selected "Pippin" by Stephen Schwarz (composer of "Godspell" and "Wicked") as the performance opportunity to help achieve and showcase their summer goals.

Four performances of this award-winning musical comedy will be presented July 28, 29 and 30, at West Fargo's Cheney Middle School.

Students have been the primary force behind the production's creation from day one and will continue to be the most important part of this "total experience" as they work side-by-side with artists in the artistic disciplines that most interest or inspire them.

The 2011 Summer Arts Intensive company includes: Brianna Anderson, Tyler Busche, Izzy Dahl, Taylor Dahl, Nate Gilbraith, Charli Hesteness, Danae Hoffart, Nathan Jahnke, Michaela Pytlik, Ellen Rossow, Morgan Senger, Sam Solberg, and Sonja Swanson. Students are mentored by Sarah Brandner (set and light designer), Jessica Geske (costume designer), Carrie Hubbard (choreographer), Kent Kolstad (sound designer), Adam Pankow (director/producer), Tony Peterson (vocal director) and Katie Wohlman (marketing/public relations).

For additional information about this new addition to the area's summer arts scene, including sponsorship and advertising opportunities, contact WFHS Director of Theatre, Adam Pankow, at 701-361-3123 or at