Books by Lorie Ann Grover

Books by Lorie Ann Grover
Kirkus Starred Review, Firstborn: "A fantasy that reads like a lost history tome and deftly examines issues of gender...An engrossing story with welcome depths."

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Audio of Ellen as Berthe in Pippin!

Much to my daughter's TOTAL embarrassment, I have to post this slow slide show and audio recording where the mic fails once. Sorry, no video was allowed during the Sumner High School performance of Pippin!

The 5th Avenue Theatre (where we in Western Washington go to see shows prior to them heading to Broadway and those that then tour from NY) just nominated Ellen for her role as Berthe as:

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Featured Ensemble Role
for their High School Musical Awards 2009!

June 8th we are off to the awards ceremony.

"This exciting, Tony Awards-style show was created to honor the work, talent and commitment that students, parents and faculty devote to their school’s yearly musical productions. To acknowledge the value of high school theater programs and give drama students the same recognition that high school athletes receive."

Thanks to the director Ms. Street, vocal coaches Miss Miles and Ms. Bozzo, choreographer Brenda Henson, the entire cast and the pit, led by Mr. Carl! Congrats, El! (And sorry for the embarrassment.)

Leading Player: Deborah Boggs
Pippin: Justin Niedermeyer
King Charles: Kyle Billings
Lewis: Kenny Valenta
Fastrada: Alexandra Montano
Catherine: Katie Egbert
Berthe: Ellen Grover

Here's a sneak listen in to Ellen as Berthe in Pippin with the cast from Sumner High School!


Erin said...

Oh my gosh SO GREAT. She did an AMAZING job! I so wish I could've seen the production! I hope she wins. :)

(See you on Broadway someday, Ellen?)

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks, Erin!!!

Traci said...

I wish I could have seen it too! It sounds amazing! :D

holly cupala said...

I'm so excited for Ellen! That's fantastic!

Vivian said...

Congratulations! Talent runs in the family!

Melissa Walker said...

WOW! I'm blown away by Ellen's voice and inflections and acting! Broadway bound!