BERGER UP FOR LEAD ROLE AS "MARIA" IN CBC TV SERIES
STORY WAS ALSO FEATURED IN RECENT NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
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 Torontos Princess of Wales Theatre in the fall
of 2008. Erin works extensively with WISTA (West Island Student
was recently featured in a newspaper article appearing in the
West Island Chronicle. You can read the full text by clicking
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
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 Associations
(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 Fühls, Volta la terrea,
Batti Batti O Bel Masetto, Vedrai Carino, Welche Wonne, Bester
Jüngling, Nuit dÉtoiles, 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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