Jessica Vanek

Jessica Vanek Jessica Vanek is 18 years old and recently relocated from Las Vegas to Oklahoma where she is now attending Oklahoma City University as a Musical Theatre major. Though she loves musical theatre, she also has a deep devotion to jazz and standards. She has previously performed all across Las Vegas and has been pursuing her passion since the age of 9.


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BWW REVIEW: SISTER ACT  Takes the Audience to Heaven at Oklahoma City UniversityBWW REVIEW: SISTER ACT Takes the Audience to Heaven at Oklahoma City University
Posted: Oct. 10, 2017


BWW Previews: LORD OF THE FLIES Gets an Unexpected Makeover at Oklahoma City University's BURG THEATREBWW Previews: LORD OF THE FLIES Gets an Unexpected Makeover at Oklahoma City University's BURG THEATRE
Posted: Oct. 17, 2017


BWW REVIEW: BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical at Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music HallBWW REVIEW: BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical at Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music Hall
Posted: Oct. 6, 2017


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BWW Blog: Jessica Vanek - Santino Fontana Brings THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK to the Smith Center Cabaret Jazz RoomBWW Blog: Santino Fontana in THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
Posted: Feb. 20, 2017


BWW Preview: Upcoming Shows at Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center To Feature Broadway PowerhousesBWW Preview: Upcoming Shows at Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center
Posted: Apr. 17, 2017


BWW REVIEW: SISTER ACT  Takes the Audience to Heaven at Oklahoma City UniversityBWW REVIEW: SISTER ACT Takes the Audience to Heaven at Oklahoma City University
Posted: Oct. 10, 2017


ROAD TO THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS: The Smith Center Announces the Nominees for the 2017 Nevada High School Musical Theatre AwardsROAD TO THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS: The Smith Center Announces the Nominees for the 2017 Nevada High School Musical Theatre Awards
Posted: May. 15, 2017


BWW Previews: LORD OF THE FLIES Gets an Unexpected Makeover at Oklahoma City University's BURG THEATREBWW Previews: LORD OF THE FLIES Gets an Unexpected Makeover at Oklahoma City University's BURG THEATRE
October 17, 2017

BWW PREVIEWS: LORD OF THE FLIES Gets an Unexpected Makeover at Oklahoma City University's School of Theatre

BWW REVIEW: SISTER ACT  Takes the Audience to Heaven at Oklahoma City UniversityBWW REVIEW: SISTER ACT Takes the Audience to Heaven at Oklahoma City University
October 10, 2017

BWW REVIEW: SISTER ACT Takes the Audience to Heaven at Oklahoma City University

BWW REVIEW: BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical at Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music HallBWW REVIEW: BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical at Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music Hall
October 6, 2017

BWW REVIEW: 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical' at Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music Hall

BWW BLOG: A Newbies Guide to CollegeBWW BLOG: A Newbies Guide to College
August 27, 2017

Jess here. College is a big step for any student; whether attending a local university or traveling halfway across the country to submerge yourself in a completely new pool.

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN at The Smith CenterBWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN at The Smith Center
August 16, 2017

I've always been a fan of satire and cheesy comedy, but the Broadway smash 'Something Rotten' by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick took this art form to a whole new level. The show is currently on tour, and made a stop in Las Vegas's beautiful Smith Center. I was lucky enough to get tickets and experience this musical masterpiece.

BWW BLOG: An Evening With Burt Bacharach at the Smith Center in Las VegasBWW BLOG: An Evening With Burt Bacharach at the Smith Center in Las Vegas
August 10, 2017

An Evening With Burt Bacharach at the Smith Center in Las Vegas

BWW BLOG: Ann Hampton Callaway Presents THE ELLA CENTURY at Myron's Cabaret JazzBWW BLOG: Ann Hampton Callaway Presents THE ELLA CENTURY at Myron's Cabaret Jazz
July 24, 2017

Ann Hampton Callaway Presents THE ELLA CENTURY at Myron's Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center in Las Vegas

BWW Previews: WHEN THE PAVEMENT BENDS: A FEW SONGS BEFORE I GO at Majestic Repertory TheatreBWW Previews: WHEN THE PAVEMENT BENDS: A FEW SONGS BEFORE I GO at Majestic Repertory Theatre
July 21, 2017

WHEN THE PAVEMENT BENDS: A FEW SONGS BEFORE I GO at Majestic Repertory Theatre featuring Jessica Vanek

BWW Previews: CLINT HOLMES: RENDEZVOUS at the Golden Nugget Las Vegas ShowroomBWW Previews: CLINT HOLMES: RENDEZVOUS at the Golden Nugget Las Vegas Showroom
June 29, 2017

BWW: Clint Holmes Brings New Life to the Golden Nugget Las Vegas Stage

BWW BLOG: What I Learned From High School TheatreBWW BLOG: What I Learned From High School Theatre
June 26, 2017

Jess here. As some of you may know, I just graduated from a performing arts high school. Now that I'm on summer vacation I've taken some time to reflect upon my experiences in the high school theatre world. I thought I'd share some observations/insight with my fellow thespians, and attempt to shed a little light on topics that remain a mystery.

BWW BLOG: CABARET JAZZ SPRING 2017 - Good Things Always Come in Three'sBWW BLOG: CABARET JAZZ SPRING 2017 - Good Things Always Come in Three's
June 12, 2017

CABARET JAZZ SPRING 2017 - GOOD THINGS ALWAYS COME IN THREE'S

BWW BLOG: SOMEONE WILL KNOW HER NAME - CARRIE THE MUSICAL TAKES ON LAS VEGASBWW BLOG: SOMEONE WILL KNOW HER NAME - CARRIE THE MUSICAL TAKES ON LAS VEGAS
June 1, 2017

SOMEONE WILL KNOW HER NAME - CARRIE THE MUSICAL TAKES ON LAS VEGAS

THE ROAD TO THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS: And The Nevada High School Musical Theatre Award Winners Are...THE ROAD TO THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS: And The Nevada High School Musical Theatre Award Winners Are...
May 24, 2017

THE ROAD TO THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS: And The Nevada High School Musical Theatre Award Winners Are

ROAD TO THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS: The Smith Center Announces the Nominees for the 2017 Nevada High School Musical Theatre AwardsROAD TO THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS: The Smith Center Announces the Nominees for the 2017 Nevada High School Musical Theatre Awards
May 15, 2017

ROAD TO THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS: The Smith Center Announces the Nominees for the 2017 Nevada High School Musical Theatre Awards

THE ROAD TO THE 2017 JIMMY AWARDSTHE ROAD TO THE 2017 JIMMY AWARDS
May 16, 2017

THE ROAD TO THE 2017 JIMMY AWARDS

Chita Rivera and Seth Rudetsky Take The Stage At The Smith CenterChita Rivera and Seth Rudetsky Take The Stage At The Smith Center
May 8, 2017

CHITA RIVERA AND SETH RUDETSKY TAKE THE STAGE AT THE SMITH CENTER LAS VEGAS

BWW Blog: Spring Cleaning: A Few Musicals to Freshen Up the SeasonBWW Blog: Spring Cleaning: A Few Musicals to Freshen Up the Season
April 26, 2017

Jess here. Spring is all about the creation of new life and expanding your horizons, so what better way to celebrate the season than to grow your playlist with some amazing musicals! Here is a list of four of my favorite cast recordings (in no particular order) you may enjoy giving a listen to.

BWW Preview: Upcoming Shows at Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center To Feature Broadway PowerhousesBWW Preview: Upcoming Shows at Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center To Feature Broadway Powerhouses
April 17, 2017

UPCOMING SHOWS AT CABARET JAZZ AT THE SMITH CENTER

BWW Blog: Jessica Vanek - HAND TO GOD at Majestic Repertory TheatreBWW Blog: Jessica Vanek - HAND TO GOD at Majestic Repertory Theatre
April 11, 2017

Jess here. Las Vegas is known for its groundbreaking entertainment and risky performances. The production I just saw of HAND TO GOD at the newly-opened Majestic Repertory Theatre is no exception to the rule. This show was undoubtedly the funniest work I have ever seen, thanks to the actors and director, Troy Heard. HAND TO GOD follows Jason, a troubled teenage boy with a strange connection to his homemade puppet. Jason struggles to please his recently widowed mother who has put together a daily "Puppet Practice" group in the basement of a local Texas Lutheran Church. Things slowly start to spiral out of control when Jason's puppet, Tyrone, seems to develop a sinister mind of his own. Chaos and consequences ensue, as Jason and Tyrone ultimately go wild.

BWW Blog: Jessica Vanek - Audiences Applaud Cockroach Theatre's SPINNING INTO BUTTERBWW Blog: Jessica Vanek - Audiences Applaud Cockroach Theatre's SPINNING INTO BUTTER
March 27, 2017

Jess here. I recently saw my first show at Cockroach Theatre, a well-established theatre company located here in Las Vegas. SPINNING INTO BUTTER by Rebecca Gilmanexposes current social issues through an honest story that could, in reality, have taken place in Anywhere, USA. This play dealt with concepts not normally portrayed on a stage, and delivered a powerful punch that left the audience enlightened. The story is set at fictional Belmont College in Vermont, and explores racial issues that college campuses sometimes face. The show begins with Sarah Daniels, a Dean who is trying to get a student to lie about his ethnicity so he will be a stronger candidate for a scholarship. She does this with the best intentions, but it's not taken well by the student, Patrick Chibas. Meanwhile Simon (a character in name only), an African-American student attending the predominantly white Belmont College, reports a series of hate crimes being inflicted upon him. Dean Daniels along with two other Deans struggle to fix the issue, yet against Dean Daniels' better judgment, decide that a campus-wide forum is the best way to remedy the situation. Ultimately, the forum is a huge failure, and results in more of a divide than it began with. Dean Daniels continues to try to do what's right, but struggles with the process due to her subconscious racism. This story discusses the complexity of race and discrimination and how, despite the outlawing of segregation, America still struggles to treat all races equally.



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