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Sutton Foster Plays Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts Tonight

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Hailed as an "amazing triple threat" by The New York Times, two-time Tony Award-winning actress, singer and dancer Sutton Foster has dazzled audiences on Broadway with her powerful soprano, fantastic footwork and sparkling stage presence. Presented by Actors Theatre of Indiana (ATI), this luminous talent appears for the first time at The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana tonight, October 5, 2013 at 8 p.m., in a spectacular evening of Broadway showstoppers and tender cabaret-style ballads.

Foster, one of Broadway's brightest young stars, makes her Central Indiana debut with her Music Director, Emmy Award winning and highly acclaimed Broadway conductor/music director, Michael Rafter. Foster, who won Tony Awards for outstanding actress in the musicals Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie, has performed in ten Broadway shows. The celebrated actor, singer, and dancer originated roles in the Broadway productions of The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, Young Frankenstein, and Shrek the Musical. Currently, she is starring in the ABC Family's new series Bunheads, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino.

Don Farrell, ATI's Co-Founder and Artistic Director stated, "We are very excited and honored to introduce Ms. Foster and her music director Mr. Rafter to Central Indiana audiences for our first event at The Palladium. To bring one of the most celebrated, sought-after names on Broadway to our community is directly in line with our theme of Broadway In Your Backyard, and our mission to offer high quality professional programs that engage, inspire, educate and entertain. When it comes to Ms. Foster and Mr. Rafter, you simply can't get any better than that!"

This spectacular event is sponsored by Keystone Construction/Keystone Realty Group and Indy Eleven, Indiana's Professional Soccer Team. Tickets for "An Evening with Sutton Foster" are available to the general public starting on Friday, July 12 and can be purchased by calling the Center for the Performing Arts box office at 317-843-3800. Pricing: $35 for students, $45, $60, $75, and $85 for adults. For more information, please visit www.actorstheatreofindiana.org.

Sutton Foster starred on Broadway in THE Will Rogers FOLLIES, GREASE, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, ANNIE and LES MISERABLES before her break as the naïve but ambitious Millie Dillmount in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE. In 2002, Foster won the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Fred Astaire awards for her role in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE. Since then, Foster has also originated roles in the Broadway productions of LITTLE WOMEN, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, and SHREK THE MUSICAL.

In 2011, Foster starred as evangelist-turned-nightclub singer Reno Sweeney in the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of ANYTHING GOES, a role that earned her praise from audiences and critics alike. The New York Times said, "[Foster's] triple mastery of words, music and moves is unmatched by any performer on Broadway at the moment." Foster earned the 2011 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Fred Astaire and Broadway.com Audience Favorite awards.

Foster moved from New York City to Los Angeles and currently is starring in the comedy-drama BUNHEADS, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino. Foster was first seen on television when she appeared on Star Search at age 15, and has since appeared on JOHNNY AND THE SPRITES, FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS, SESAME STREET, LAW AND ORDER: SVU, and ROYAL PAINS.

As a solo artist, Foster has performed all over the country as well as internationally with her musical director Michael Rafter...featuring songs from her debut solo CD Wish as well as her follow up CD, "An Evening With Sutton Foster: Live at the Café Carlyle." She has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Feinstein's, Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, Joe's Pub, and many others. The New York Times said, "The radiance of Julia Roberts and the zany spunk of Holly Golightly: that only begins to describe the seductive charms of Sutton Foster."

In 2011 she received an Honorary Doctorate degree from Ball State University where she also is on faculty as a teacher and advisor to the Department of Theatre and Dance.

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