Monday, February 24th
7:00 PM – UAF Salisbury Theater
co-sponsored by the UAF Department of Theatre and Film.
Our thanks to them and to Brad Keithley, Jack and Carol Wilbur, Ginger Carroll… and you!
Jenn Colella, Broadway star, is coming here to perform Monday, February 24th with Caitlin Warbelow and members of the Broadway production of Come From Away!
Jenn just stepped down from starring in the Tony Award-winning smash hit musical in a performance that garnered her 2017 Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards and a 2017 Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, as well as Craig Noel, Helen Hayes and Dora Awards for pre-Broadway productions of Come From Away.
Appearing with her will be Caitlin Warbelow, James Yoshizowa, Music Director Chris Ranney, and Nate Lueck all from Come from Away
About the show:
You can count on the evening being filled with Broadway hits from classic and modern shows alike (including Come From Away), as well as familiar pop/folk songs. It’s all extremely exciting material and Jenn’s got a powerhouse voice. Her repertoire sways to the more modern shows but there will be songs from modern classics like “Funny Girl”, “Anyone Can Whistle”, maybe even “Cabaret”. This will be solo Jenn with a 4-piece band – all musicians from Broadway’s Come from Away.
Jenn was nominated for a Tony award for her role as Beverley Bass in Come From Away – the show tells the story of 38 planes that were diverted from US airspace on 9/11 and forced to land in a tiny town in Newfoundland, Canada. Beverley Bass is the first female airline captain for American Airlines, and in the show Jenn sings a wonderful song called “Me And The Sky” which is taken directly from interviews with Captain Bass. (and yes, she’ll sing it)
We’ll again be offering a killer auction package for two house seats to Come From Away (Value: $300 each), a $150 gift card to a nice NY restaurant and a backstage visit (including a photo kissing the Broadway fish). Say Hi from us!
How can you attend?
Make a donation of at least $75 per person to FCA’s Education Partnership Program
Click the “Donate to Attend Button” below. Before submitting your contribution, please enter the number of tickets needed with the word BROADWAY in the Personal Note field of the optional Dedication Information section on the bottom of the form.
Donate to Attend
You can also call us at 474-8081 with your contribution and let us know you’d like to attend!
Help the next Caitlin Warbelow fly!
While here, they will visit North Pole and West Valley High Schools and give a workshop for aspiring actor/singers at UAF. Part of our Education Partnership Program this project supports!
About the Workshop:
3:30 PM Sunday, February 23, at the UAF Lab Theater, Jenn Colella and Music Director Chris Ranney will provide a workshop for actor/singers. Fee for the workshop is $40 but free to Theater UAF and Music Department students.
Jenn says: my class will be “Acting a Song.” The participants I work with will need to have 16 bars prepared. All of those who get up to work need to be actors and singers.
The fee goes to support Theater UAF and FCA Education Partnership Program. Spaces for this opportunity are limited.
Call the FCA office to sign up. 474-8081.
Providing music and arts education today leads to successful students who return to give back tomorrow. Help us support music/arts education today!
Jenn Colella / VOCALIST recently starred in the Tony Award-winning smash hit musical Come From Away as ‘Beverley/Annette and others,’ in a performance that garnered her 2017 Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards and a 2017 Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, as well as Craig Noel, Helen Hayes and Dora Awards for pre-Broadway productions of Come From Away. She has been previously seen on Broadway in If/Then, Chaplin, High Fidelity and Urban Cowboy (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination), Off-Broadway in Beebo Brinker Chronicles, Lucky Guy, Slut and Closer Than Ever. Jenn’s select regional credits include Come From Away (La Jolla Playhouse, Ford’s Theatre, Toronto), Peter Pan (Sacramento Music Circus & PCLO) and Side Show (Kennedy Center). TV credits include “Feed the Beast,” “Elementary,” “All My Children,” “Rescue Me,” “The Good Wife,” “The Code,” “Madam Secretary,” and “Evil.” She has been seen on film in Uncertainty. Jenn Colella is an MFA Acting graduate of UC Irvine.
Caitlin Warbelow / FIDDLE Alaskan violinist/fiddler Caitlin Warbelow holds All-Ireland and New England fiddle champion titles and has performed with Riverdance’s Heartbeat of Home, Sting’s Last Ship on Broadway, Cherish the Ladies, Mick Moloney, The Alt, and Michael Londra’s Celtic Fire. She received her M.S. in Urban Planning from Columbia University and holds a B.M. in Violin Performance and B.A. in Anthropology from Boston University.