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Katie Welsh
Thursday, February 25, 2016 9:30 PM
Metropolitan Room, New York, NY
  • 2 Bev Min
 
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  • Ticket Price: $24.00 - $115.00
  • Door Time: 9:00 PM
  • Show Type: Cabaret
  • Restrictions: 2 Bev Min
Women in the World of Sondheim

In this evening of song, singer Katie Welsh and pianist Emily Whitaker, both 2015 graduates of Princeton University, consider what it means to be a "Sondheim woman" by exploring twelve female characters from the musicals of Stephen Sondheim. How are the Sondheim women in conversation with one another and with the Golden Age musical heroines who came before them in Broadway history? What can we learn about these women when we put them "side by side--by side"? Katie explores these questions as she sings songs from beloved musicals such as Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, Company, Merrily We Roll Along, Follies, among many others. This piece is an adaptation of a project originally directed by Suzanne Agins.
 
Katie Welsh is a singer who specializes in musical theater and the Great American Songbook. She graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Princeton University, where she studied English, theater, and musical theater and had the opportunity to take classes with Broadway directors John Rando and John Doyle and participate in masterclasses with Tony-nominated composers Pasek and Paul, Broadway actress Becky Ann Baker, and Grammy and Emmy Award-winning music director Paul Bogaev.  For her senior thesis, she collaborated with director Suzie Agins and music director Emily Whitaker to create Women in the World of Sondheim. This project, in conjunction with her written thesis, garnered Katie the Alan S. Downer Senior Thesis Prize from the Department of English. Katie studies voice with Judy Bettina and dance at Princeton Ballet School. In addition to her work as a performer, she also works as a research and editorial assistant to Professor Stacy Wolf and Dean Jill Dolan at Princeton and is currently co-authoring an article on musical theater reception theory with Professor Wolf.
 
Emily Whitaker is a music director, pianist, and accompanist in the New York City area. She recently worked as a music intern on the new musical Unknown Soldier at Williamstown Theatre Festival. She was also a music assistant for the McCarter Theatre production of Fiasco Theatre’s Into the Woods, which appeared Off-Broadway in 2014-2015. Emily graduated from Princeton in 2015, where she worked frequently as a music director and conductor for theater department and student productions. Favorite credits include Sweeney Todd, Next to Normal, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, as well as conducting the Princeton Triangle Club at the historic McCarter Theatre and on a national tour. Emily also works as a music director for improv comedy, having played for the Princeton University group Quipfire! as an undergraduate. She has recently played at the People’s Improv Theater and other improv theaters in the New York area. For her senior thesis, Emily created Ding!, an interactive music-theater piece in which audiences were led through a collective music-making experience by using toys, games, and other objects from childhood as instruments. She is currently a musical theatre teaching artist at the McCarter Theatre Center.