ANNENBERG THEATER OPENING NIGHT
11/17/12 6 p.m.
Annenberg Theater Opening NightPalm Springs Art Museum
Annenberg Theater Council Presents:
Tenth Annual Opening Night Benefit Concert
An Evening with Sutton Foster
American actress, singer, and dancer, Sutton Foster, has received two Tony® Awards for best actress in a musical; one for her role as “Millie Dillmount” in Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002), and the other for her role of “Reno Sweeney” in Anything Goes (2011).
Foster was born in Georgia and raised in Michigan. At age fifteen, she was a contestant on the television show Star Search. She left high school to join the national tour of The Will Rogers Follies directed by Tommy Tune. She later attended Carnegie Mellon University for one year, but left to pursue a theatrical career full time.
Her first Broadway role was as an understudy for the part of Sandy Dumbrowski in Grease (1996). She then appeared in The Scarlet Pimpernel and as “Star to Be” in Annie in 1997. Foster's next Broadway role was as an understudy in the role of Eponine in Les Misérables (2000).
Foster originated roles in the Broadway productions of Little Women (2005), The Drowsy Chaperone (2006), Young Frankenstein (2007), and Shrek, the Musical (2008); garnering Tony® nominations for best actress in a musical for all but Young Frankenstein.
As a solo artist, Foster has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Feinstein's at Loews Regency, and Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, among others.
In June of this year Sutton debuted in the popular ABC Family drama series Bunheads where she plays an aging Las Vegas showgirl who is unexpectedly put in charge of a class of young ballet students. (The name of the show is derived from the traditional way a female dancer wears her hair).
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Wells Fargo is the Presenting Sponsor
Ticket Prices: Show and reception - $265 Annenberg Theater Council members - $295 general public; $95 performance only