(Updated 3/20/2021) Description of the recent 2019 Broadway at Music Circus Subscriber Showcase previewing the upcoming Music Circus season.
The upcoming season of Broadway at Music Circus looks to be a good one. The talent exhibited by the performers at the recent 2019 Broadway at Music Circus Subscriber Showcase was impressive.
Director Glenn Casale introduced the performers, adding pertinent information on their background – including whether they had performed at Broadway at Music Circus previously or were newcomers.
Broadway at Music Circus has a reputation for helping launch the careers of many a performer. Casale mentioned that he had recently reviewed the casts performing on Broadway (New York City) and that he had identified over 50 Broadway at Music Circus alumni!
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2019 Broadway at Music Circus Lineup
On tap in 2019 at Broadway at Music Circus are a combination of new shows and old classics:
- Shrek the Musical (Broadway at Music Circus Premiere)
- The Drowsy Chaperone (Broadway at Music Circus Premiere)
- Guys and Dolls
- The Wiz (Broadway at Music Circus Premiere)
- In The Heights (Broadway at Music Premiere)
I am especially looking forward to seeing Shrek the Musical, The Wiz and In The Heights.
2019 Broadway at Music Circus Subscriber Showcase Performers
The approximately one hour Subscriber Showcase concert featured six performers, each performing two songs of their choice:
- Pierce Cassedy
- Brandon Contreras
- Kaleigh Cronin
- Evan Harrington
- Andre Jordan
- Jennifer Leigh Warren
The performers were accompanied by Benet Braun on the piano.
New to the Broadway at Music Circus stage are Pierce Cassedy, Brandon Contreras and Andre Jordan. Returning to the Broadway at Music Circus stage are Kaleigh Cronin and Jennifer Leigh Warren.
Some fun facts: Pierce Cassedy will appear in Oklahoma! Kaleigh Cronin was last seen on the Broadway at Music Circus stage as Sally Bowles in the 2016 production of Cabaret. Evan Harrington will appear in Guys and Dolls. Andre Jordan will reprise his national touring role as Donkey in Shrek the Musical. Jennifer Leigh Warren will appear in the role of the dragon in Shrek the Musical.
All of the performers have extensive past credits. All have played Broadway and/or regional theatre, been part of one or more national tours, and some additionally have TV credits.
Each of the six are very talented – but I wanted to note in particular Jennifer Leigh Warren who credited Broadway at Music Circus for jumpstarting her career. The actress/singer recently appeared in “RENT:LIVE” on FOX TV where she showcased both her acting and singing talent.
As my friend and I left the Wells Fargo Pavilion after the show I remarked on the range and strong voices of the performers. I also shared that it had appeared to me each of them were trying to “out-sing” or “out-perform” the others. Guess what? The same thought had occurred to us both!
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