Conservatory of Music

From Bach to Broadway

News from the Weagraff Studio

Check here for the latest accomplishments and other news about current Weagraff studio students, alumni, and other interesting events in the life of the studio!

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*** Kate Rockwell is back on Broadway!  After originating the role of "Skylar" in workshop and national tour of Bring It On, the musical, the show is on Broadway.  I saw her over Labor Day and it is a thoroughly entertaining show - and she is fabulous (though I may be biased...) Check for details and ticket info. (Sept. 2012)

*** Antwaun Holley is headed out on the national tour of AMERICAN IDIOT!

*** Working Musical Theater grad update: Kara Konken just booked "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" with Eddie Mekka and "Grand Hotel" at Theatre Zone in Florida.  Rachel Jones is headed to sea on the Disney "Magic" as Cruella de Ville.  Ryan Jagru is portraying "Richie Valens" in THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at the Ogunquit (Maine) Playhouse.  Kathleen Rooney is playing "Kira" in XANADU at the Beck Center for the Arts (Cleveland).  (Sept. 2012)

*** Ben Krumreig is performing with Ohio Light Opera this summer before he heads off to The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne where he has a full tuition scholarship with generous living stipend. (May 2012)

*** Jonathan Cooper is attending SongFest for the second year.  Having received this review from the SongFest exec. director last year, "Baritone, Jonathan Cooper...thoroughly impressed us with his musicality, vocal timbre, technical skill, and lovely demeanor," he's headed back to California for another productive a rewarding summer.  After SongFest, he'll be heading to Cincinnati's CCM for graduate school. (May 2012)

*** Look for Kathleen Rooney on an upcoming episode of Law & Order, SVU!  Check back to see when to set your DVRs.

*** Congratulations to the following Musical Theater grads for obtaining management in NYC:

  • Kara Konken is with Gotham Talent Agency
  • Rachel Michelle Jones signed with Penny Luedtke and Assoc.
  • Jay Ellis signed is with The Lisa Price Group.

Good Luck in NYC!  (May 2012)

*** Clare Eisentrout and Andrew Cooper are working at Weston Theater for the summer season.  Have fun and enjoy beautiful New Hampshire.  (May 2012)

*** Weagraff studio students score three first-place awards at Buckeye NATS auditions!
Congratulations to Sara Budnik (underclassmen musical theater), Jonathan Cooper (senior men), and Mimi Stefaniuk (non-college men/women) for their first rate singing.  Congrats also to Alice Nelson for a second place finish in non-college men/women. (March 2012)



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