Professional performers to hold workshop for Peninsula students

By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News

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SEQUIM — A team of professional performers will give a free musical theater workshop for high school and college students at
6 p.m. Tuesday at Sequim High School’s Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

Actress and singer Carol Swarbrick Dries and composer, arranger and pianist Linda Dowdell — veterans of New York City theater and other regional productions who live in the Sequim area — will teach the workshop along with Los Angeles-based singers Juliana Hansen and James Mulligan.

The free program will start with a couple of songs, Dries said, and include a discussion of how to make one’s way into the entertainment industry.

All four performers will appear in a pair of benefit concerts later this week for RwandaNow (www., an organization supporting wildlife sanctuaries and economic development in Africa. The nonprofit Readers Theatre Plus troupe will present the two musical revues at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road, and at
2 p.m. Saturday at the Sequim High School Performing Arts Center. On the program are songs from Broadway and beyond, with Sequim High School student Ashleigh Schoenle also offering two songs and Seattle television journalist Penny LeGate serving as mistress of ceremonies.

Advance tickets are $25 at Pacific Mist Books, 121 W. Washington St., Sequim, and at Odyssey Books, 114 W. First St., Port Angeles.

For details about Tuesday’s workshop and the Friday and Saturday concerts, phone 360-797-3337 or visit

Last modified: October 07. 2012 6:02PM
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