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Happy Valley Goes Broadway

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It’s not every day that you get to see Broadway performers do their thing outside of New York City. Fortunately for those of us in Happy Valley, we’re going to get that chance on Jan. 18, when the State Theatre hosts “We Are…On Broadway!”

Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture is putting on the event. It will feature four Nittany Lion alumni who perform all over the country, along with musical theatre students and local middle and high school students. The four alumni are Nathan Lucrezio ’09, Laurie Veldheer ’10, Alan Wiggins ’10, and Caroline Bowman ’10 – we featured Wiggins and Bowman in our Sept./Oct. 15 issue.

The performance will be directed by John Simpkins and Dan Riddle will direct the music. Simpkins is the head of Penn State’s musical theatre program, while Riddle is the school of theatre’s music director. If you’d like to attend and want to order tickets, click here for more information.

Bill DiFilippo, online editor

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January 12, 2016 at 4:51 pm Leave a comment

Penn Staters Take Center Stage

Our current cover story features Penn Staters who work in New York and national theatre. We thought it’d be cool to share a selection of performances by some of the folks we profiled.

Caroline Bowman

Bowman ’10 is the leading lady in one of the biggest shows on Broadway, as she plays one of the co-leads in Wicked. There’s a chance that you’ve heard a performance of the show’s most well-know song, “Defying Gravity,” but if you’ve never heard Bowman perform it with her co-star, definitely give it a listen.

Alan Wiggins

Another member of the class of 2010 is Wiggins, who currently has a role in the ensemble of the Tony Award-nominated Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. In the video above, Wiggins and fellow Penn Stater Laurie Veldheer ’10 perform the Broadway classic “Tonight” from West Side Story.

Audrey Cardwell/Adam Jepsen

Two of the younger Nittany Lions on stage are Audrey Cardwell ’12 and Adam Jepsen ’12. While the two aren’t performing together now±Cardwell is an ensemble player in the national tour of Cinderella while Jepsen is an ensemble player in Chicago—they took to the stage together back in 2012. Cardwell and Jepsen were joined by Dan Higgins ’12 for a performance of the song “Good Morning” from the film “Babes In Arms.”

Bill DiFilippo, online editor

September 3, 2015 at 9:14 am Leave a comment


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