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Alumna Debuts Jan. 1 in ‘Storage Wars’

Tapping her musical theatre training on the popular show on the A&E network

Dec. 21, 2012

Class of 2000 theatre arts grad Courtney Wagner makes her television debut New Year’s Day in the premiere of the New York edition of “Storage Wars.”
 
She’s tapping her CSUF training in musical theatre to be a “player” on the latest franchise of the popular A&E cable network program.
 
“My friend Candy and I are the network's first all-female bidding team, and we are super excited to be part of the show,” Wagner shared in an email to friends.
 
Wagner and Cindy Olsen are proprietors of the C&C Pop-up Shop, billed on their website as “bringing style out of storage! Mobile and roaming pop-up shop of vintage and up-cycled finds.”
 
They’re pictured now with the other players on the “Storage Wars: New York” website.
 
In describing the show, Wagner explained: “It's a simple premise: four bidders, or bidding teams, buy abandoned storage lockers and the show follows them as they search for hidden treasures inside. There's no voting and no real winner, you just watch to see what they'll find next.”
 
A&E introduces the pair on its website: “Relatively new to the auction game, leggy Candy and brassy Courtney are longtime pals (and Brooklyn hipsters) who together specialize in vintage clothing, which they sell from their C&C Pop-Up Shop. Between a sexy, sophisticated wardrobe and their flaming-banana yellow van, C&C cut an unusually pretty picture on the gritty NY auction scene. But with less cash to spend than their well-seasoned counterparts, C&C aren’t afraid to play hard, compete with the big boys, and even use their feminine wiles to get ahead. Though they may be green, they’re out to make some, too.”
 
Wagner returned to her alma mater in January 2006 to be part of the alumni troupe that performed for the opening of the Clayes Performing Arts Center. She was among a dozen New York alumni featured in the event’s “The Broadway Connection: Past/Present/Future.”

By: Paula Selleck, 657-278-4856

Tags:  Arts & Culture