[heading]by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography[/heading]

For Christopher,  Being on Stage is Second Nature

“I love musicals and plays. I have performed in Sweeney Todd, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Singing in the Rain, Music Man, You Can’t Take it With You and many more,” says Christopher McAuliffe, a Poway resident and junior at Francis Parker High School.

Christopher has also performed with Glee San Diego, an advanced singing and dancing group, and sings with two choirs at his church, Rancho Bernardo Presbyterian. He also takes singing and acting lessons from Leigh Scarritt whom he credits – along with his mentors at the Birch North Park Theatre – with igniting his passion for the theatre.

When Christopher isn’t on stage, he enjoys playing golf and basketball. “I play basketball and golf at Francis Parker High. Golf is a lot of fun and I get to enjoy the game with my family at Stoneridge Country Club – which is right near our house,” says Christopher.

Christopher has achieved many academic honors at Francis Parker, including Achievement Awards in World Literature, Algebra 2 and Spanish, and Honors Awards for both 9th and 10th grade. He recently returned from a two-week trip to Turkey with his classmates – an educational experience that he thoroughly enjoyed. “We met other high school students, experienced Turkish culture and now have friends from around the globe on Facebook,” says Christopher.

Looking to the future, Christopher is currently hoping to attend a four-year college to pursue a degree in business. However, his heart remains in performing. “More than anything,

I want to sing,” says Christopher.

Corey Lands Role in First Professional Production and a Television Pilot

“I started acting at church and school and realized that I wanted to audition for professional shows,” says Corey McAuliffe, a Poway resident and 8th grader at Francis Parker Middle School.

Corey recently acted and sang in a pilot for PBS television titled History Alive through Music, has appeared in Fiddler on the Roof at the Lyric Opera Company at the Birch North Park Theatre and Thoroughly Modern Millie, also at the Birch. He also played Tobias in the Francis Parker High School production of Sweeney Todd. In addition, Corey is involved in singing and acting competitions and events throughout the San Diego region.

Baseball, basketball and history are three of Corey’s other passions. According to Corey, his dad taught him to play baseball when he was younger, and he shares his love of basketball with his brother, Christopher. He plays on several baseball travel teams and received the MVP award for baseball at Francis Parker Middle School. His favorite subject in school is history. “I like learning about history so I can make sure that I don’t repeat the same mistakes that have been made in the past. Mrs. Ong-Dean, my history teacher, is excellent. She makes American History come to life,” says Corey.

Corey enjoys living in Poway and calls it a “Goldilocks town,” meaning it’s not a small town or a big city, but it’s just the right size. “From Old Poway Park to Lake Poway, there is so much to explore,” says Corey.

 

 

 

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Full Name:  Christopher Michael McAuliffe
Age:  17
School:  Francis Parker Upper School
Grade:  11th
Parents:  Jane and Marty
Siblings:  Brad (18), Corey (13) and Caitlin (8)]

 

 

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Full Name:  Corey Daniel McAuliffe
Age:  13
School:  Francis Parker Middle School
Grade:  8th
Parents:  Jane and Marty
Siblings’:  Brad (18), Christopher (17) and Caitlin (8)

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