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Wicked Divasfeaturing the stars from the Broadway show Wicked
September 21 8:00 pm
Join us for a Wicked-good evening of diva showstoppers from the world of Broadway, opera and pop, highlighted by selections from the Tony Award®-winning musical Wicked. This program features Elphaba and Glinda from the Broadway production of Wicked and will showcase the depth of their high-flying talents. In addition to favorites from the “untold tale of the witches of Oz,” the program also includes favorites from Gypsy, Ragtime, Titanic, and opera selections from George Bizet’s Carmen.
“…combined with those gorgeous show tunes played by Steven Reineke and the Cincinnati Pops, just about everything was coming up roses.”- Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, OH)
“Bewitching, beguiling, bedazzling – it was all of that and more as two ‘witches’ from Broadway wove a magic spell no one wanted to break in the opening concert of the Grand Rapids Symphony’s final Fox Motors Pops Series weekend Friday night.” – Grand Rapids Herald-Review (Grand Rapids, MI)
“The vocalists took turns celebrating divas of all different flavors, from Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady to power balladeer Celine Dion via her turn, ‘My Heart Will Go On.’ In a nice variety of instrumental selections, the orchestra played a medley of the ‘Symphonic Sounds of Diana Ross’ as well as a sweet, simple rendition of ‘Over the Rainbow,’ featuring concertmaster Sara Schaft.” – Beacon Journal (Akron, OH)
Alli just finished performing on Broadway in the Tony Award®-winning revival of Hello, Dolly! Before that she starred on Broadway as Glinda the Good in Wicked, a role she also performed to critical acclaim on the First National Tour and in the San Francisco company. Other Broadway credits include Lenora in the musical Cry-Baby, for which she won a Theatre World Award and was nominated for a Drama League Award, and Brenda in Hairspray (both on Broadway and in the original company of the First National Tour). Alli also originated the role of Lenora in the Pre-Broadway production of Cry-Baby at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego (Theatre Critics Circle Award). Other New York credits include New York City Center Encores in the role of Minerva in The Golden Apple as well as Sydney in It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman, Ellie May Shipley in Show Boat with the New York Philharmonic and the Off-Broadway production of Red Eye of Love. Regionally, she has appeared as Mallory in City of Angels for Reprise! in Los Angeles, Snookie in 110 in the Shade at the Pasadena Playhouse, and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors at The Muny, for which she was nominated for a Kevin Kline Award. Ms. Mauzey has performed with many of the top orchestras in North America including the Nashville Symphony Orchestra in the title role of Cinderella, benefiting the adoption organization Show Hope. Ms. Mauzey has a B.F.A. from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in drama with a minor in music.
Dee Roscioli is best known for her portrayal of Elphaba in the smash Broadway hit Wicked. She has performed this role on Broadway, in Chicago, and across the US and holds the distinction of having performed Elphaba in more performances than any other actress. This past summer, Dee performed the leading role of Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Additional NY credits include The 24-Hour Musicals, Murder Ballad (Workshop, Manhattan Theatre Club), Therapy Rocks (NYMF). She has also performed as Grizabella in the National Tour of Cats.
She recently sang her solo show for a sold-out audience at Birdland in NYC and in Chicago as well. She was a special guest of Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal at their concert, and appeared opposite Anthony Rapp in a critically-acclaimed performance in a new play entitled Dedalus Lounge. Ms. Roscioli has also been invited to sing at the prestigious Broadway on Broadway, accompanied by a 30-piece orchestra.