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Tony Winner Alice Ripley '85 to Teach Budding Philadelphia Artists

July 25, 2010

Alice Ripley 010an.jpgJuly 25, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — Alice Ripley, the 2009 Tony Award-winning star of Broadway's Next to Normal and a member of DePauw University's Class of 1985, will serve as a teaching artist at the Broadway Dreams Foundation's week-long Summer Performing Arts Intensive in Philadelphia.  The sessions will take place August 2 - 8.

"Over the course of the week, Philadelphia's youth will receive first-rate training in acting, dance and vocal performance by savvy Broadway veterans who will share their insider knowledge on the skills needed to succeed in show business," notes an article. "At week's end, all students will perform alongside their Broadway idols in a one-night-only concert event entitled 'Don't Stop Believing' at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts' Perelman Theatre on Saturday, August 7.

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A feature story on Alice Ripley in the June 7, 2009 New York Times noted her "nakedly anguished performance" in Next to Normal. Playbill wrote that Ripley "gives what might be the most remarkable performance since Christine Ebersole's Edie Beale," calling Next to Normal "the most arresting Broadway musical of the year." Further information can be found in this article.

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