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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Who knew that Broadway Plus had so many secret admirers πŸ₯°

Thank you all for sharing your wonderfully out-of-the box takes on “a love song” with us! We at Broadway Plus were absolutely SWOONING over everyone’s submissions.

We LOVED watching all of your self-tapes and witnessing your creativity, passion, and storytelling skills translate even over a screen! Without further ado, welcome to our first–

Broadway Plus Student Showcase

– Will You Be My Funny Valentine? –

MEET

She/Her

Showcase Song:

“Ready To Be Loved” from Edges the Musical

Why this love song?

“It’s not only a message of being ready to find someone to love, but also the process of having to love yourself BEFORE searching for a relationship”

Dream Role:

Rose in Dogfight, Nina or Abuela Claudia in In The Heights

MEET

She/Her

Showcase Song:

“Dyin Ain’t So Bad” from Bonnie and Clyde

Broadway Idol?

Christy Altomare

Favorite Show?

Wicked and RENT

MEET

She/They

Showcase Song:

“Broken Wing” by Martina McBride

Why this love song?

“The song speaks about a woman who is loving her man until she has nothing left to give….She loves herself enough to leave as hard as that is.”

Broadway Plus Coaching Shoutouts:

Jenn Colella & Sharon Wheatley

MEET

She/Her

Showcase Song:

“My Lifelong Love” by Georgia Stitt

Why this love song?

“While I haven’t been in love yet (does my dog and Baby Yoda count?), I know that one day I will. Until then though, just like the girl in the song, I do still have my loves: my family, singing, dancing and acting, musical theatre and of course: Valentine’s Day!”

MEET

She/Her

Showcase Song:

“In My Life” from Les MisΓ©rables

Why this love song?

“I see this as Cosette’s love song to Marius and it’s almost a sort of love song to the outside world that she’s longing to see.”

Favorite Show?

Les MisΓ©rables, Sweeney Todd, The Phantom of the Opera

MEET

They/She

Showcase Song:

“Only Love” from The Scarlet Pimpernel

Dream Role?

Medium Alison Bechdel in Fun Home

Performing Mantra:

“Stay true to who you are and don’t feel like you need to change yourself to fit a standard mold.”

MEET

She/Her

Showcase Song:

“Vanilla Ice Cream” from She Loves Me

Why this love song?

“The character is torn between hating and loving the same person, and it unfolds in the song in a hilarious, relatable way.”

Dream Role?

Elle Woods in Legally Blonde the Musical

MEET

She/Her

Showcase Song:

🚨ORIGINAL SONG ALERT!🚨

Why this love song?

“It’s a love song to myself because when I wrote it I was in need of self love.”

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Favorite Show?

The Phantom of the Opera

MEET

She/Her

Showcase Song:

“No One Else” from Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Comet of 1812

Why this love song?

“The way Natasha pours her heart out is so pure and heartfelt that it makes me want to be in love with someone too.”

Broadway Idol?

Sutton Foster

MEET

She/Her

Showcase Song:

“Hand in Hand” by Kerrigan & Lowdermilk

We are so excited to use The Plus Side to showcase and champion the artistic development of aspiring performers. Give these performers some LOVE by following them on Instagram to see what other art they create – and who knows, maybe one day you’ll see their shining faces on the stages of Broadway!

Be sure to follow the Broadway Plus Instagram to see which other 5 submissions we will be shouting out on our social media!

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Show yourself some love this Valentine’s Day by treating yourself to a Video Shoutout, Meet-and-Greet, or Coaching with one of our lovely February Artists of the Month!

And if you haven’t already, check out our newest Valentine’s Day Edition Spotify Spotlight: Falling In Love With Love, featuring the favorite love songs of Korie Lee Blossey, Victoria Ann Scovens, Meghan Picerno, Aaron Lazar, Jake Swain, and Liz Larsen!

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