Analisa Leaming Comes Home to Mufreesboro for Monday Night Concert

Analisa Leaming Comes Home to Mufreesboro for Monday Night ConcertBroadway star Analisa Leaming returns to her hometown of Murfreesboro next Monday night for a concert at First United Methodist Church to benefit the Ethos Youth Ensembles, a non-profit youth music education organization based in Rutherford County.

Leaming will present a concert of musical theater classics at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 24, at Murfreesboro's First United Methodist Church, 265 W. Thompson Lane, which was rescheduled from the original date of January 6 that was canceled due to inclement weather

Leaming, currently in the ensemble of the acclaimed revival of Hello, Dolly! - starring the inimitable Bette Midler in her return to Broadway - has spent the past decade working as an actress on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in national tours and regional theaters all across the country. Hello, Dolly!, starring Midler, David Hyde Pearce and Gavin Creel, marks her third Broadway show.

Leaming got her start in Murfreesboro and she has been singing almost as long as she's been speaking: she has fond memories of singing on the stages of Bellwood Middle School and Riverdale High School, as well as at Middle Tennessee State University at the Tennessee's Governor's School for the Arts and as a member of the Tennessee All-State Choirs.

"I am thrilled to be back in the 'Boro for a one night only benefit concert for the Ethos Youth Ensembles," she says.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Ethos Youth Ensembles (formerly the Murfreesboro Youth Orchestra), which serves students grades two-12 from across Middle Tennessee in four youth orchestras, a jazz ensemble, and children's choir. The Ethos Philharmonic Youth Orchestra will accompany Leaming on the final two pieces of the evening from Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music and Disney's Pocahontas.

"Analisa is one of Murfreesboro's greatest ambassadors," says Brian Russell, executive director of the Ethos Youth Ensembles and Analisa's former high school choir director "She was born with talent, but her grace and dedication to excellence have made her a star. I cannot wait to hear her back in her hometown!"

Tickets ($35 for adults and $10 for students) to this one-night-only event can be purchased at the door or at For more information about Analisa Leaming, visit her website at

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