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‘We Are… On Broadway!’ Coming To The State Theatre

Penn State alumni are everywhere. So it should be no surprise that there are Penn Staters on Broadway, too.

“We Are… On Broadway!” is a one-night only concert featuring four Penn State alumni currently performing on Broadway around the country. They include Caroline Bowman, recently seen on Broadway as Elphaba in Wicked; Nathan Lucrezio, previously in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Broadway; Laurie Veldheer, a recent star of Mamma Mia!; and Alan Wiggins, an actor in The Lion King on Broadway.

The show is presented by current senior Carolyn Quinn in association with School of Theatre alumnus Mike Karns and The School of Theatre Alumni Programs Board. Along with the four Broadway performers, current Musical Theatre majors and local middle and high school students will also perform.

“In my four years as a Penn State student, I have never heard of an event of this kind or caliber ever being done before,” Quinn said. “I cannot wait for this concert to showcase the incredible talent that Penn State attracts, fosters, and produces.”

According to Karns, this performance shows how far-reaching Penn State’s theatre programs are. “I believe that Penn State’s School of Theatre is one of the most prolific programs in the nation. Performers from Penn State are working both on and offstage throughout the entertainment industry. We wanted the chance to showcase some of the talent from Penn State and the State College community,” he said.

The evening will be directed by Penn State’s Head of Musical Theatre John Simpkins, with musical direction by School of Theatre Music Director Dan Riddle.

“We Are… On Broadway!” is playing at The State Theatre for one night only on January 18 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15, and you can buy them here. For more information, visit the show’s Facebook page.

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