Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Broadway Revival Features Carroll Grad

The theatre is a way of life for Pim van Amerongen. Since graduating from Carroll Senior High School four years ago, he has performed at the Boston Conservatory, Stoneham Theatre in Massachusetts and even sang with the Boston Pops Orchestra.  Last spring, van Amerongen graduated Cum Laude from The Boston Conservatory and moved to New York City to pursue an acting career. After one month in the Big Apple, he was cast in the National Tour of A Chorus Line. 

Under the direction of Baayork Lee (Connie from the original 1976 Broadway production), van Amerongen was cast as Don, one of the 17 characters who make the first cut and are “on the line” for the remainder of the audition. The tour began with 2 weeks of intensive rehearsals in New York City, followed by a Tech Week and production opening in Tacoma, WA.  This is the second National Tour since the Broadway Revival and focuses on bringing the production to smaller cities in the U.S. Click here to visit the company website for showtimes and tickets.

Pim van Amerongen graduated from Carroll Senior High in 2008.  While at Carroll, van Amerongen was in the National Honor Society, Carroll Choir and Show Choir, Carroll Theatre, Band and Marching Band.  He trained extensively at Ohlook Performing Arts Center in Grapevine and performed at Casa Mañana before going on to study Musical Theater at The Boston Conservatory.  During his last four years, van Amerongen performed regularly at the Boston Conservatory, as well as several professional performances during school breaks including Barnstormer’s Theater in New Hampshire, Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut, Stoneham Theatre in Massachusetts and singing with the Boston Pops Orchestra in their Visions of America 2012 concert. The WISE Foundation named him Emerging Artist of 2011, for his performance in Stoneham Theatre’s 42nd Street.

van Amerongen says he never forgets his “roots” and still performs locally at Ohlook Performing Arts Center including playing the lead role, Leo Frank in their 2011 summer production of Parade, the Musical and coming home as a featured performer for their September 2012 Ten Year Anniversary Gala.