ERIN BERGER UP FOR LEAD ROLE AS "MARIA" IN CBC TV SERIES
HER STORY WAS ALSO FEATURED IN RECENT NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
February 8, 2008



ERIN BERGER

Vanier music student Erin Berger has been selected from among thousands of auditionees to go to Toronto and participate in the CBC reality TV series "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?" Those selected will compete for the chance to play the lead role of Maria in the upcoming production of "The Sound of Music" opening at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre in the fall of 2008. Erin works extensively with WISTA (West Island Student Theatre Association).

Her story was recently featured in a newspaper article appearing in the West Island Chronicle. You can read the full text by clicking here.


ERIN'S BIO:
Erin Berger, 19-year-old soprano, is an exciting, young, up and coming performer. Although majoring in Classical Voice at Vanier College, Erin also revels in the life of musical theatre and enjoys a varied musical repertoire. Her slight build and youth belie the powerful voice that is unleashed when she takes to the stage and gives her all to her audience. Equally at ease singing in English and French, Erin auditioned and won a part performing in the cast recording of “Taedium Vitae”, produced by Les Productions Clerc-Obscur in May 2006. (To hear audio, clips click here.)

Erin made her debut on stage in the musical theatre productions at Lindsay Place High School, from where she graduated in 2005.

She starred as Ursula Merkle (Bye Bye Birdie) and Ado Annie Carnes (Oklahoma!). Her role in Oklahoma! won her the Glen Sampson Memorial Award for Best All Around Performer in a Musical (Female). Recently, Erin directed and was the vocal coach of an original musical comedy at Westpark Elementary School. She also performed in, directed and was the vocal coach for the West Island Student Theatre Association’s (WISTA) cabaret, “An Evening of Broadway”.

During her time at Vanier, Erin has acquired a varied operatic repertoire, which includes such songs as Ach Ich Fühl’s, Volta la terrea, Batti Batti O Bel Masetto, Vedrai Carino, Welche Wonne, Bester Jüngling, Nuit d’Étoiles, Gretchen am Spinnrade and several others. As a member of the Vanier Choir, she has performed the works of Robert Jones, and Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem. Erin plans on pursuing her studies next fall at McGill University in Voice Performance.


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