Broadway Princess Party

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 7:30pm

Brush off your tiara and unleash your inner princess with Broadway’s original Cinderella, Belle and Jasmine! Hosted by two-time, Tony-nominated star and Minneapolis’ own, Laura Osnes (Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella) and her own Fairy Godfairy, Benjamin Rauhala (musical director extraordinaire), the evening also stars the multitalented Susan Egan (Tony-nominated for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and voice of ‘Meg’ in Hercules), Courtney Reed (the original ‘Jasmine’ in Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway), and special guest Adam Jacobs (the original ‘Aladdin’ in Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway) as the show’s Prince of the Night.

Your every dream will come true as four knockout voices sing the petticoats off of every princess song in the book and share hilarious back-stage stories of their royal antics on stage! Direct from its sold-out shows at Feinstein's/54 Below in NYC, San Francisco and Los Angeles, this is the princess party you WISH you’d had as a kid, only better, because these are the iconic, original stars! Adding to the merriment, princes and princesses from 8 to 98 are encouraged to dress up in their best royal attire (or cosplay); who knows you may win a special princess prize! Come see what hundreds of thousands of fans are raving about on YouTube!

For VIP ticket holders, the princesses will be available for a meet and greet and autographs following the performance.

Tickets: VIP $99.50, P1$47.50, P2 $37.50
Ph: 1-800-982-2787
The Pantages Theater is located at: 710 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55402

About the cast:

Laura Osnes created the role of ‘Julia Trojan’ in the new musical Bandstand, which recently completed its Tony Award-winning run on Broadway. Her other Broadway credits include the title role in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Drama Desk Award; Tony, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League and Astaire Award nominations), ‘Bonnie’ in Bonnie and Clyde (Tony Award nomination), ‘Hope Harcourt’ in the Tony-Award-winning revival of Anything Goes (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Astaire Award nominations), ‘Nellie Forbush’ in Lincoln Center Theater’s production of South Pacific, and ‘Sandy’ in the most recent revival of Grease. Other New York/regional credits include The Blueprint Specials, The Threepenny Opera (Drama Desk Award nomination) at the Atlantic Theater Company; City Center Encores! productions of The Band Wagon, Randy Newman's Faust and Pipe Dream; The Sound of Music in concert at Carnegie Hall; Carousel opposite Steven Pasquale at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Broadway: Three Generations at the Kennedy Center. On television, she has been seen on the CBS series Elementary, in the HBO pilot The Miraculous Year, Sondheim: The Birthday Concert at Avery Fisher Hall, HBO's documentary Six By Sondheim and the Kennedy Center Honors salutes to Barbara Cook (2011) and Dustin Hoffman (2012). Her many concerts and cabarets include performing with Michael Feinstein, the New York Philharmonic, The New York Pops, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, The Boston Pops, The San Francisco Symphony, and The National Symphony Orchestra, as well as appearing in such venues as Carnegie Hall, The Café Carlyle, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Lincoln Center, The Smith Center in Las Vegas, and MN Orchestra Hall. In addition to being heard on several cast recordings, Laura has two solo albums, Dream A Little Dream: Live at The Café Carlyle and If I Tell You: The Songs of Maury Yeston. @lauraosnes

“Laura Osnes stands out as an especially revealing distillate of the qualities that define a Broadway ingénue. Her bright, hard-edge soprano rides the fine line between sweetness and steeliness. With her blend of good looks and vocal prowess, Ms. Osnes is a front-runner in [the] field.” ~ New York Times

Susan Egan has made powerful impressions in theatre, film, television and music. She headlined on Broadway as Thoroughly Modern Millie, won critical acclaim as ‘Sally Bowles’ in Cabaret, starred in Triumph of Love and State Fair, and received Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations for “Best Actress” as the original ‘Belle’ in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Regionally, Egan starred alongside Carol Burnett in Putting It Together and Tommy Tune in the national tour of Bye, Bye Birdie, and developed works at Yale Repertory, Baltimore Center Stage, South Coast Repertory, and the Mark Taper Forum. Her film credits include 13 Going on 30, Gotta Kick It Up for the Disney Channel, and many award-winning indies seen at Seattle Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Slamdance, the HBO Comedy Festival and beyond. Susan has voiced leading characters in the animated features Hercules (Meg), Spirited Away (Lin), Porco Rosso (Gina), Lady and the Tramp II (Angel), Achmed Saves America (Ginny), and is currently on Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe (Rose Quartz/Pink Diamond). On television, she spent two seasons on the WB’s Nikki, and guest-starred on Modern Family, House, Numb3rs, NYPD Blue, Arli$$, Drew Carey, Great Performances and countless others. Susan has headlined with more than 50 symphony orchestras worldwide, including concerts at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Hollywood Bowl, and has over 40 recording credits including her solo CDs: All That and More, So Far, Winter Tracks, CoffeeHouse (Best Vocalist 2004), Susan Egan LIVE, The Secret of Happiness and 2015’s Softly. She is an accomplished master teacher in music performance, obsessive gardener, happy wife, and leader to her daughters’ two Girl Scout troops., @IAmSusanEgan,

“Susan Egan is a high-voltage performer who dominates the stage with a galvanizing presence.” ~ Los Angeles Times
“Susan Egan has a knockout [voice and] sings the guts out of [these] magnificent songs.” ~ Newsday

Courtney Reed originated the role of ‘Princess Jasmine’ in Disney's smash Broadway hit Aladdin, directed by Casey Nicholaw. She also had the honor of being a part of the closing cast of the Tony Award Winning Musical In The Heights, in which she played ‘Carla,’ u/s ‘Nina’ and ‘Vanessa.’ She made her Broadway debut in Mamma Mia! Favorite Regional: ‘Andrea’ in Once on This Island at Papermill Playhouse directed by Thomas Kail. Television: The Affair, Law & Order: SVU, White Collar, NYC 22, and CSI: NY. She is a proud graduate of the Theatre Conservatory of CCPA at Roosevelt University. She debuted her first solo concert Confessions of a Broadway Princess this past summer at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat: @RhodesReed

Courtney Reed “Naturally Jasmine, one of Disney’s earlier girl-empowerment figurines, sticks up for her right to make her own choice…[She’s] played with a likable light touch by Ms. Reed… Mr. Jacobs and Ms. Reed have solid voices” ~ New York Times
Benjamin Rauhala worked on the team for both Bartlett Sher's Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof and the Broadway production of Duncan Sheik's American Psycho during the 2016 season. His Off-Broadway credits include David Byrne’s Joan of Arc: Into The Fire at The Public Theater and the current revival of The Marvelous Wonderettes at Theater Row. He is best known for his work touring the country as the music director for Jeremy Jordan, the Tony-nominated star of Broadway's Newsies and The CW's Supergirl. He also tours with Nashville star Kyle Dean Massey, Trial and Error star Krysta Rodriguez and with Next to Normal Tony-nominee Jennifer Damiano. He previously served as music director for Hit List, the meta-musical from the NBC television show SMASH and is an Original Programming Producer at Feinstein's/54 Below, where he has created dozens of sold-out concerts, include the Broadway Princess Party series with Tony-nominee Laura Osnes, and the Broadway Loves Series, that has famously honored Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, Celine Dion and many more beloved pop icons. @brauhala

Benjamin Rauhala “What truly made the show sing was an amazing assist from the "Fairy Godfairy" himself, musical director Benjamin Rauhala, who also played piano. With a quick quip, Rauhala consistently kept things light (and on the rails), even singing a bar or two.” ~ BroadwayWorld

Adam Jacobs is best known for originating the role of Aladdin on Broadway, earning a Drama Desk nomination and a Grammy nomination for the cast album. Previous Broadway credits include ‘Marius’ in Les Miserables and ‘Simba’ in The Lion King.
Adam Jacobs “Jacobs and Reed offer big Broadway singing voices that eschew the homogenized crooning of their animated predecessors.” ~ The Wrap