American actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth is known for her outstanding performances across both stage and screen. Winning a Tony Award for her performance in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Kristin went on to originate the role of Glinda in Wicked on Broadway, securing her status as one of musical theatre’s finest.
An Intimate Evening With Kristin Chenoweth at the London Palladium on Friday 20th October further cemented her reputation among the star-studded London audience. ArtsEd’s Sixth Form students had the honour of joining Kristin on stage, with theatre greats including Elaine Paige, Leslie Bricusse, Michael Mayer and Andrew Lippa watching on.
The students rehearsed for the performance under the guidance of teachers Rob Bannon and Joe Wilson.
Mr Bannon was delighted to see the students shine on stage: “What a special evening this was! The students had the experience of a lifetime working under Musical Director, extraordinaire, Michael Orland as well as performing with Kristin on stage at the Palladium. Kristin had the extraordinary ability to treat the students like her peers rather than her backing ensemble and the students really stepped up to the plate! Professional, talented and passionate are three words that come to mind when describing how our students approached the rehearsals and performance. It is an experience that neither I nor the students will forget in a long time. I am incredibly proud of them.”
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