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In October 2013, Lipscomb Theatre hosted a Song Interpretation workshop led by Eden Espinosa, who is most recognized.for her portrayal of Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked. Her other musical theatre accomplishments include originating the title character in BKLYN the Musical from the original workshop through its Broadway run, starring as Flora in the Reprise Theater Company's production of Flora the Red Menace, and playing Maureen in the closing company of Rent. Recently she has been seen performing with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and as a featured soloist with the Shanghai Orchestra for the opening of the new Shanghai Culture Square in China. Ms. Espinosa helped Lipscomb musical theatre students cultivate their technique and color the emotional arc of their songs in a master-class atmosphere.
Professor Beki Baker brought Espinosa to Lipscomb Theatre for this workshop while Ms. Espinosa was in town to perform a staged concert of Tarzan for the National Association for Music Education/Disney Theatricals Baker directed. The production involved many Lipscomb Theatre connections, including professors, students, and alumni.