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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

‘Broadway Comes to Greeneville’ set for April 30; tickets on sale now

Four Broadway stars will headline the production, which will include local talent chosen from youth auditions.GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On Sunday, April 30, kids from across the region will take the stage with Broadway stars to put on a performance that raises awareness for Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

Broadway stars David Elder (“Guys and Dolls,” “42nd Street”), Gary Mauer (“The Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Miserables”), Elizabeth Southard (“The Phantom of the Opera,” “The Sound of Music”) and Emily Skinner (“Jekyll & Hyde,” “Billy Elliot,” “Side Show”) will travel to Greeneville to perform at the event at 3 p.m. at Niswonger Performing Arts Center.

Now in its sixth year, “Broadway Comes to Greeneville” – an annual Broadway-style show – features a youth talent lineup that was selected following auditions in different locations in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

 “Broadway Comes to Greeneville” is a production of the Mountain States Foundation. Tickets to the event are $25, $30 and $35, depending on the seating section.


“This show is always such a special event for our community,” said Cookie McKinney, manager for children’s initiatives at Niswonger Children’s Hospital. “The kids get so excited to be able to perform on stage with Broadway stars.”


There will be six featured student performers accompanying the Broadway stars and 20 ensemble cast members, all of which were chosen through the auditions.


The featured student performers are:


  • Mylee Doty, Greeneville Middle School
  • Lucy George, home school
  • Josiah Goines, University School
  • Jonathan Tison, HomeLife Academy
  • Shelton Tison, HomeLife Academy
  • Hattie Wallis, E.B. Stanley Middle School


 The youth ensemble includes Jackson Beddingfield, Greeneville Middle School; Leah Beddingfield, EastView Elementary School; Alexandra Campbell, South Side Elementary School; Ella Combs, Providence Academy; Hollyn Dixon, University School; Julie Dugger, Cherokee Elementary School; Patiance Arianna LaSháe Gardner, Indian Trail Intermediate School; Emma Grubbs, Providence Academy; Rebecca Holsclaw, Unaka Elementary School; Kelly Patrick, Indian Trail Intermediate School; Abby Raper, Indian Trail Intermediate School; Kasi Russell, James Madison High School; Emma Caroline Shackelford, Innovation Academy; Olivia May Stevens, Valley Institute Elementary School; Abbi Stuart, David Crockett High School; Elliott Tucker, Greeneville Middle School; Zach Wallin, EastView Elementary School; Ellie Walters, Liberty Bell Middle School; Ava White, Haynesfield Elementary School; and Millie Williams, Liberty Bell Middle School.