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Superstardom for Randolph Academy Alumni

Submitted by Anonymous on 3/22/2012

Paul Nolan as Jesus

TORONTO, ONTARIO (March 22, 2012) – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts wishes to extend its best wishes to alumni Paul Nolan, Mary Antonini, Katrina Reynolds, and faculty member Mark Cassius on the opening night on Broadway of the remarkable production of Jesus Christ Superstar. From its premier at the Stratford Festival, Superstar has had critics and theatre goers alike buzzing. The Academy could not be happier with the success that its alumni and faculty are now enjoying with the Broadway premier of Jesus Christ Superstar.

The Randolph Academy has a 20 year history of training Canadian actors, dancers, and singers using its internationally acclaimed, and premier, Canadian Triple Threat Program™.

George Randolph Jr., founder of the Academy, personally trained the three alumni, and recounts his impressions of Paul Nolan, leading the Broadway cast in the role of Jesus. “When I first met Paul, I realised he was gifted with a real presence,” says Randolph. “I could see this as he honed his acting, vocal, and dance skills - there never was a question that he would become a true leading man in the performing arts. What I found most remarkable about him was his rate of advancement in dance. He went from beginner to intermediate, then advanced in a short two year period.” Randolph has been training Canadian performers for 36 years.

The journey of the Canadian cast has been closely followed by many in the theatre world; their journey has even been captured by their own cameras as we all watched them head to Broadway. It is to this dream and aspirations that the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts has dedicated itself. As the first private college in Ontario that offers a Triple Threat Program™ that combines vocal, acting and dance training into a comprehensive program that sees its graduates trained for film, television, and the stage.

Through passion, experience, and hard work the Randolph Academy looks to build aspiring actors into true artists of the craft. It is no coincidence that four cast members of the Broadway performance are affiliated with the school.

About Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts

Founded in 1992 by George C. Randolph Jr., the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit educational institution providing world-class performing arts training to young artists. Distinguished faculty and entertainment industry professionals shape Triple Threat™ skills of dancing, acting, and singing in a college program, youth show choir program, and children’s recreational program. Former faculty, alumni and current students are currently appearing on Stratford, Shaw, Mirvish, Dancap, Broadway (New York) and West End (London) stages, as well as Hollywood (Los Angeles).


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