A Warsaw, Ind., native who attended Grace College and also participated in Operation Barnabas one summer, will return to her hometown next month to present a master class and perform in a benefit concert at her alma mater. Wednesday’s Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union, carries a story about Emily Behny, who has appeared in national touring shows of Beauty and the Beast and Wicked, and is beginning a career in television. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Warsaw’s Emily Behny ‘Coming Home’ For Benefit Concert
Emily Behny will present a master class to Warsaw Community High School students, and then perform in a concert Aug. 24 to benefit All Things New. Behny, a 2005 WCHS graduate, has appeared on stage from the Wagon Wheel Theatre to national tours of “Disney’s Beauty & The Beast” and “Wicked.”
She’s entertained audiences across the country on Broadway tours and made appearances in television shows like “Blue Bloods,” but now Emily Behny is coming home to Warsaw for a benefit concert.
The 2005 Warsaw Community High School graduate will perform at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 in the Warsaw Performing Arts Center. VIP tickets are $30, which includes VIP seating and after-party access, and reserved tickets are $15. Half of all ticket proceeds will go to All Things New, a Warsaw residential addiction treatment center for women. … After graduating high school, where she performed in many of the school’s musicals as well as at the Wagon Wheel Theatre, Behny attended Grace College for two years and then transferred to Ball State University. She graduated from BSU in 2010. In November 2018, she received the Young Alumni Award from the BSU Department of Theatre and Dance.
In 2011-12, seven months after moving to New York City, she was booked for 1-1/2 years as Belle in the national tour of “Disney’s Beauty & the Beast.” She was 23 years old.
After playing Belle, she did a short gig at the Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut. Then she landed the role of Nessarose in the national tour of “Wicked.” Nessarose is the Wicked Witch of the East. A big career benefit of playing Nessarose was that Behny earned her Equity Card, which is membership in the stage actors union.
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