Concert: ON BROADWAY (Smothers Theatre; Pepperdine, Malibu)

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by Connor McCormick on January 27, 2022

in Concerts / Events,Theater-Los Angeles

Broadway Stars Perform Musical Theatre Hits in Malibu

Featuring the best songs from the current New York City theatre season and sung by Broadway stars with a live band, On Broadway is an unforgettable night of music. The show includes hits from long-running favorites like The Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, and The Book of Mormon, as well as the newest sensations Wicked, Dear Evan Hansen, and even the sold-out smash, Hamilton.

Sarah Uriarte Berry has starred on Broadway as ‘Belle’ in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, ‘Eponine’ in Les Miserables, and ‘Franca’ in the Tony Award-winning The Light in the Piazza. She has also appeared in the Broadway companies of Taboo (opposite Boy George), Next to Normal, and End of the Rainbow. Selected regional credits: Bernstein’s Mass with the Baltimore Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra, The Boys From Syracuse and Tenderloin with City Center Encores!, ‘Julie Jordan’ in Carousel Royal National Theatre, Sondheim on Sondheim at the Hollywood Bowl, and A Little Night Music at the Kennedy Center.

Terron Brooks is a Broadway performer who has been seen as “Simba” in Disney’s The Lion King and “Seaweed” in Hairspray. He was also featured in the world premieres of Sleepless in Seattle: The Musical and First Wives Club: The Musical. Brooks is an  Ovation Award nominee for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for “Daddy Brubeck” in Sweet Charity at Reprise 2.0. Brooks has been featured on numerous film and TV soundtrack albums including GRAMMY- winning Hairspray (New Line), Tears from the Sun (Sony), The Adventures of Brer Rabbit (Universal), and ABC’s Gepetto. As a guest artist for the Atlanta, Colorado, and Taiwan Symphony Orchestras, Brooks has sung the classic songs of Disney. His vocals are featured on six songs from Smokey Robinson’s latest record, Smokey and Friends. Brooks starred as Coalhouse Walker Jr. in Ragtime at Musical Theatre West.

Jacob Haren starred as Elder White in the Broadway company of The Book of Mormon. His other credits include The Book of Mormon (National Tour), Rock of Ages (Las Vegas), Up Here (world premiere, La Jolla Playhouse), Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (The Old Globe) and Frank Abagnale Jr. in Catch Me If You Can (MTW, Moonlight Stage Productions). He also appeared in the TV show Alternatino. His one-man show, Pure Imagination, premiered in 2017, exploring a Disney-obsession, Broadway dreams, and the heartbreaks of reality. Haren received his BFA in Musical Theatre from UC Irvine.Haren is a Proud member of the NYCLU Artists Ambassadors Program.

Emily Jenda made her Broadway debut in the hit musical The Book of Mormon and went on to perform all three of the Schuyler Sisters in the groundbreaking musical Hamilton. Her New York stage debut as Alice in the musical Drat! The Cat! was named one of Backstage’s “Memorable NY Performances of 2010” and her other favorite credits include Caroline, or Change, The Bodyguard, and Regina Spektor’s Beauty. In addition to graduating from Yale University with distinction, she’s also completed studies at New York’s Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Chicago’s Second City, and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Jenda is the proud daughter of Malawian immigrants who settled in the unlikely town of Auburn, Alabama. Although she was born and raised in the South, she never managed to pick up the accent.

On Broadway
Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu
Thursday, February 3, 2022, at 8
for tickets ($22–$50, $10 for Pepperdine students),
call (310) 506-4522 or visit  Pepperdine Tickets

All visitors coming to Pepperdine’s campus must purchase a ticket or make a reservation prior to arrival on the Malibu campus. Patrons should be prepared to show their ticket at the Public Safety gate to enter campus.

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