Graduate lands Broadway show

This month, Oklahoma City University added a 39th dancer to its list of Broadway performers — Kimberly Fauré, a 2010 dance performance graduate.

She will perform in Anything Goes, which will open April 7 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

I interviewed Fauré in January, when she was a stand-out student at Oklahoma City University, about her goal of making it to Broadway. Jo Rowan, chairman of the OCU dance department, said Fauré had “star quality.”

The following is a list of Broadway shows dancers of the OCU Ann Lacy School and American Dance and Arts Management have been featured in:

  1. Chicago
  2. RENT
  3. 42nd Street
  4. Gypsy
  5. Fosse
  6. The Producers
  7. La Cage aux Folles
  8. Crazy for You
  9. Mamma Mia
  10. Saturday Night Fever
  11. Fascinatin’ Rhythm
  12. Smokey Joe’s Cafe
  13. Tommy
  14. Show Boat
  15. Kiss of the Spiderwoman
  16. Boy from Oz
  17. Will Roger’s Follies
  18. Frogs
  19. Jerome Robbin’s Broadway
  20. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  21. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  22. A Chorus Line
  23. Wicked
  24. Sunset Blvd.
  25. Music Man
  26. Grease
  27. Hairspray
  28. Peter Pan
  29. Spamalot
  30. Phantom of the Opera
  31. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
  32. Steel Pier
  33. Epic Proportions
  34. On the Town
  35. Civil War
  36. Guys and Dolls
  37. Hello, Dolly

** Information cited from the 2006 “42nd St. and Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management” document. This list doesn’t include dancers featured in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

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Lyric Theatre to host Plaza auditions

OCU students interested in regional theater opportunities outside the university can audition August 20 and 21 for The Rocky Horror Show, Always… Patsy Cline and Boeing Boeing at Lyric Theatre. Auditions only will be by appointment.

Auditions will be at the Lyric Production Center, 1801 NW 16th Street. Michael Baron, Lyric Theatre’s artistic director, will direct, The Rocky Horror Show, Always… Patsy Cline and Boeing Boeing. All roles will be cast at the auditions.

Persons auditioning for The Rocky Horror Show are asked to prepare 16 bars of a rock musical.

Those auditioning for Patsy in Always… Patsy Cline, are asked to prepare 16 bars of a country song. Persons auditioning for Patsy’s friend, Louise Seger, and/or Boeing Boeing, are asked to prepare a comic monologue not exceeding 90 seconds.

To schedule an audition time, call Matthew Sipress at 405-524-9310 starting August 2.

Students of the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management are required to seek approval from dance department officials prior to committing to non-university related performances, according to the department’s standards and procedures.

Visit the Lyric Theatre website for more information about audition requirements.