ALADDIN's Telly Leung Visits Center Stage Theatre in Connecticut This October
Center Stage Theatre recently announced a new performance series for their education students called Broadway at Center Stage. The event brings Broadway stars to Shelton to talk about their experiences growing up in the theater, their personal journeys to Broadway, and their best advice for being successful in the world of professional theater. The evening is capped off with a Q&A, a performance, and a meet and greet with the audience.
The first guest for Broadway at Center Stage is Barrett Wilbert Weed, who is currently playing Janis Sarkisian in Mean Girls. Barrett will be performing on Monday, September 17th at 6:30pm. Next up, on October 29th at 5:00pm, is Telly Leung who is playing the title role of Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Broadway.
Telly Leung grew up in Brooklyn, NY, attending Stuyvesant High School and going on to be accepted into Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama. He made his Broadway debut in 2002 in Flower Drum Song with Lea Salonga and the two teamed back up again in 2015 in Allegiance. Telly's other Broadway credits include Pacific Overtures, Rent, Godspell, and In Transit. Glee fans will recognize him as Wes, a member of Dalton Academy's Warblers.
Tickets for the Broadway at Center Stage series are $25 each and will be available for presale to Center Stage Education students from Monday, July 30th through Friday, August 3rd before going on sale to the public. Tickets will be available at centerstageshelton.org or by calling the box office at (203) 225-6079.
Center Stage Theatre is a non-profit, 501-(c)3, organization founded in 2005 by artistic directors Gary and Francesca Scarpa. Center Stage's purpose is to enhance the cultural environment within its community; to present high quality theatrical productions at affordable prices; to encourage growth and education through the performing arts; and to provide a means for interested adults, teens, and children to experience and participate in various aspects of live theater.?