Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Valley Youth Theatre Alum Emma Stone Wins a Golden Globe for Best Actress for La La Land

Emma Stone in
VYT's The Princess and the Pea
playing “Old Queen Maude”
from our friends at VYT:

Valley Youth Theatre is proud to celebrate the tremendous win of one of its very special alum, Emma Stone who won a Golden Globe, on Sunday night, for Best Actress for her role as Mia in the blockbuster movie La La Land.

“I knew from a very young age that Emma had the innate ability to bring any character to life,” says Bobb Cooper, Valley Youth Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director. “She gives everything to each character she plays and brings truth to the story. Emma knows how to make moments magical.”

Emma Stone’s career began on the VYT stage at age 10. In her very first production, she played the Otter in the The Wind in the Willows. Three years in a row she was in VYT’s traditional holiday show, A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail playing two very different characters: the lovable, gloomy, grey donkey, Eeyore, in 2000 and 2001 and the A-type, practical Rabbit in 2003.

Prior to heading to Hollywood, Emma performed a variety of different characters in approximately 18 different productions at Valley Youth Theatre including: The Great Mother in The Little Mermaid, an Evil Stepsister in Cinderella, Tweedle Dum in Alice in Wonderland, Old Queen Maude in The Princess and the Pea, Dot in Honk, the Musical, Dori in School House Rock, and many others.

“We are very proud of Emma’s accomplishments,” says Cooper. “What a great achievement… we know there is so much more to come!”

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