BY AUDREY KENT
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Antonisia Collins, who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Auburn University, joined the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to become a mentor and actress.
Collins, a Montgomery Native, graduated from Auburn University in 2023 after studying musical theater.
According to Collins, she has performed since age six, and acting has always been a centric part of her life. After she graduated in May 2023, she joined the Children’s Theatre Company soon after.
“I auditioned to be one of their performing apprentices here at Children’s Theatre Company,” Collins said. So, what that job looks like is I serve as kind of like a mentor to the kids. I’m like the bridge between staff and student actors. I’m considered part of the staff. Not only do I get this professional experience, but I get a lot of workshops and a lot of mentoring from the staff here as well. It’s awesome to be in this environment, doing what I love and being surrounded by people who love exactly what I love.”
Collins has performed in various shows in multiple venues, such as Four Little Girls at The Alabama Shakespeare Festival. This November until Jan. 7, she will be performing in the Children’s Theatre’s production of “Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” is an original production of Children’s Theatre Company and is an all-age-friendly and festive musical.
Collins will take the stage as part of the ensemble, playing the role of a Who-woman and serving as an understudy for Betty Lou Who and Grandma Who.
“I just want anyone who can come to see this show,” Collins said. “I know it may be hard to get a flight to Minnesota, but if you have the unique opportunity to come, it’s so worth it. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” teaches life lessons that you can take with you throughout your giant journey in life. It’s so beautiful, and it just puts you in the holiday spirit. It’s around Christmas time, and if anyone has an opportunity to come and see this show, I highly recommend it.”
For more information about Children’s Theatre’s production of “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” visit the website at www.childrenstheatre.org/whats-on/grinch-student-matinee/.
For updates, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/childrenstheatremn/.
BY AUDREY KENT