Just Sing It!

Soprano Rachel Polacar '10 seen here as Gilda in a recent Achorage Opera production of Rigoletto (with baritone Guido LeBrón), will be heard in New York this summer in the role of Adina in Donizetti's Elixir of Love in a Long Island Opera Festival production.

Soprano Krystina Alabado '08 (left), seen here at the La Jolla, California Playhouse production of Miss You Like Hell with Daphne Rubin-Vega.  Krystina's other credits include the first National Tour of Spring Awakening and on Broadway: American Idiot, Lazarus and American Psycho and again on the Broadway National tour of Evita as the Mistress.

Dr. Jeehyun Kim '08 continues to add leading roles to her repertoire around the globe.  She's pictured here as Mimi in Puccini's La Bohčme for the Seoul Opera Company.  Kelly Jeanne Grant '92 is pictured backstage in her Madame Giry in the current Broadway cast of Phantom of the Opera. She played Christine in the same musical on a Broadway National tour.  Dr. Tregony Shepherd '15 is seen here costumed as Madame Morrible in the current Broadway National Tour of Wicked.  Current studio member and tenor Nathan Sheppard (pictured here in the title role of Pippin in a recent Phoenix area production), is performing at the Pickelville Playhouse in Utah for the summer doing multiple roles in Shrek and in an original musical created by the producers of the playhouse.


Mezzo Alyssa Chiarello '11 (left),  just completed a trilogy of roles for the Phoenix Theater this season with BEEHIVE. Previous shows were: the title role in EVITA and the role of Vanessa in IN THE HEIGHTS.  Current studio soprano Sara Sanderson (middle), is a current cast member of the Pickelville Playhouse in Utah this summer playing multiple roles in SHREK and a role in an original musical. Mezzo  soprano Chelsea Chimilar '15 &'17  is performing Kathy in Jason Robert Brown's Last Five years for the Missed Cue Production of the Winnipeg Fringe Festival this season in Canada. She also has more exciting news TBA.

Soprano Jordan Zemp was a recent finalist in a Musical Theater competition in Calgary, Alberta and gained some valuable experience and kudos from her judges.  Mezzo Barkley Harper (Romero) '13 is working in Los Angeles and just completed a series of video commercials promoting Women's Cosmetics. She's also involved in and completed a number of short film projects.  Kennedy McMann continues at Carnegie Melon University in Pittsburgh, PA. as a senior in the Theater Department as a drama major.

Current studio 303 tenor Julian Mendoza booked the entire summer season as a young ensemble artist at the Utah Opera Festival in Logan, Utah.  Mezzo soprano Dr. Jinhee Shin is performing the role of Suzuki in Puccini's Madame Butterfly in Jongiu, Korea and will sing the role of Dorabella in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte in Seoul later on in the season.  Current baritone Philip Godfrey sings the role of Papageno in Mozart's The Magic Flute with the Prague Summer Nights program directed by baritone Sherril Milnes with performances in Prague, Czechoslovakia and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.