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Emily Jewell to perform Oct. 1

Sep 21, 2017

Emily Jewell, a Washington High School graduate, has established her career as a professional vocalist. She is taking time from a busy schedule to perform at the Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center (WAPAEC) Sunday, Oct. 1, at 4:30 p.m. as part of a group, The Three Iowa Sopranos.

One of Jewell’s most outstanding accomplishments to date is her year with the National Tour of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” Emily played the endearing Mrs. Potts in over 200 performances at prestigious theaters across the United States and Canada. She was featured in multiple press performances including Twin Cities Live and Fox Phoenix. She also sang the national anthem for the Milwaukee Admirals, and even filmed a spot for Ellen with the Beauty cast.

In addition to the national tour of Disney’s “Beauty & the Beast” produced by NETworks Presentations, Emily also performed in “My Heart in a Suitcase (Mutti)” with ArtsPower National Touring Theatre.

Select Regional Theatre credits include: Avenue Q, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, John & Jen The Last 5 Years, Or, Boom, Into The Woods, Assassins, & Hair.

Emily co-founded Elements Theatre Collective in Santa Barbara, California, in 2011. She is a member of Actors Equity Association and currently resides in New York City. www.emilyjewell.com

While in New York, besides auditioning and acting, Emily works for The Growing Studio, the premier studio for Musical Theatre Classes with Broadway Casting & Creatives started by actors FOR actors.

Also performing will be Heather Youngquist and Alyssa Bennett. The Three Iowa Sopranos assembled especially for WAPAEC since all three women are WHS alumnae. These three highly accomplished, professional vocalists have chosen a variety of musical styles and genres for this upcoming special event.

Emily is the daughter of Mike and Debbie Jewell of Washington. Heather is the daughter of Robert and Millie Youngquist of Washington, and Alyssa is the daughter of Doug and Bonnie Moothart of Washington and Richard Bennett of Urbandale. Robert Youngquist was the high school vocal music director for the three women, Mike Jewell was their middle school vocal music director and Bonnie Moothart was the high school art teacher.

There is a fee for tickets. Tickets are available online at WashingtonAuditorium.org or may be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce office or at the Performing Arts Center one hour before the performance. The Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center is located at 1111 South Avenue B. at the new high school.


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