Category Archives: Artistic Staff

Ursan taking the torch from Hillstrom (Leader Post)

By Leader-Post, The Leader-Post June 4, 2014

Ursan taking the torch from Hillstrom

Robert Ursan (left) is the new artistic director of the Do It With Class Young People’s Theatre, taking over from Andorlie Hillstrom (right). Photograph by: Michael Bell , Regina Leader-Post

Thursday was quite a busy day for the Do It With Class Young People’s Theatre.

The company made three announcements, including unveiling its 2014-15 season lineup. The company will present three productions during the season: Dear Edwina, a junior production, will run Oct. 22 to Oct. 24; As You Like It, a senior production, will run Feb. 25 to 27, 2015; and, Peter Pan, a full company production, is scheduled for March 31 and April 1, 2015.

Long time Regina Musical Theatre Director Stepping Down – (CKOM Radio)

Andorlie Hillstrom steps down from Do it with Class youth theatre company
Reported by Adriana Christianson

A cast of teenage actors stand in the wings as the curtain rises and the first notes ring out. A call of “places please, three minutes to curtain.”  Waiting for their cue, they are confident and prepared, ready to entertain another audience doing what they love.

Who knows, maybe the next Canadian star is among them? None of them would be here without the woman who started it all.

Andorlie Hillstrom started Do it with Class Young People’s Theatre two decades ago. This past season marked her last year in the director’s chair for the youth company. She announced her retirement this spring after spending months battling breast cancer while continuing to pursue her passion of teaching young people.

“These are never easy decisions for anyone to make, I founded the organization, it was my brainchild whether for good or bad,” Hillstrom laughed. “I went through several health issues this year and I think I was on a bit of a treadmill.”

Rob Ursan and Andorlie Hillstrom Pose at DIWC Gala (Vancouver Sun)

Robert Ursan and Andorlie Hillstrom pose at the Do It With Class Young People’s Theatre 20th Anniversary Gala held at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina, Sask. on Saturday Jan. 11, 2014.

Robert Ursan and Andorlie Hillstrom pose at the Do It With Class Young People’s Theatre 20th Anniversary Gala held at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina, Sask. on Saturday Jan. 11, 2014.

 

Robert Ursan and Andorlie Hillstrom pose at the Do It With Class Young People’s Theatre 20th Anniversary Gala held at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina, Sask. on Saturday Jan. 11, 2014.
Photograph by: Michael Bell, Regina Leader-Post
Link to Article

Rob Ursan and Andorlie Hillstrom Pose at DIWC Gala (Vancouver Province)

Robert Ursan and Andorlie Hillstrom pose at the Do It With Class Young People’s Theatre 20th Anniversary Gala held at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina, Sask. on Saturday Jan. 11, 2014.

Robert Ursan and Andorlie Hillstrom pose at the Do It With Class Young People’s Theatre 20th Anniversary Gala held at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina, Sask. on Saturday Jan. 11, 2014.

 

Robert Ursan and Andorlie Hillstrom pose at the Do It With Class Young People’s Theatre 20th Anniversary Gala held at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina, Sask. on Saturday Jan. 11, 2014.
Photograph by: Michael Bell, Regina Leader-Post
Link to Article

Rob Ursan and Andorlie Hillstrom Pose at DIWC Gala (Montreal Gazette)

Robert Ursan and Andorlie Hillstrom pose at the Do It With Class Young People’s Theatre 20th Anniversary Gala held at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina, Sask. on Saturday Jan. 11, 2014.

Robert Ursan and Andorlie Hillstrom pose at the Do It With Class Young People’s Theatre 20th Anniversary Gala held at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina, Sask. on Saturday Jan. 11, 2014.

Robert Ursan and Andorlie Hillstrom pose at the Do It With Class Young People’s Theatre 20th Anniversary Gala held at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina, Sask. on Saturday Jan. 11, 2014.
Photograph by: Michael Bell, Regina Leader-Post
Link to Article

A Day in the Life – Andorlie Hillstrom (Pink Magazine)

Click here to read the article and scroll to page 14.

It’s All For the Show – Robert Ursan Feature (Leader Post)

It’s all for the show