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An Evening with Eden Espinosa offers "Wicked" and more on November 13th In Holmdel


An Evening with Eden Espinosa offers "Wicked" and more on November 13th In Holmdel

(HOLMDEL, NJ) -- Holmdel Theatre Company presents the next installment of their 2021 Broadway At the Barn series with An Evening with Eden Espinosa on Saturday, November 13 at 8:00pm. Most recognized for her critically acclaimed portrayal of Elphaba in Wicked (Broadway, LA and San Francisco), Broadway icon Eden Espinosa makes her Holmdel debut with An Evening with Eden Espinosa, an intimate, laid back, and playful event.

Inspired by the energy of the new decade and post pandemic – Espinosa has decided to shake things up and try things she’s never done before with An Evening with Eden Espinosa. Espinosa will be taking requests and encouraging spontaneous moments and off-the-cuff stories. Audiences can be sure to experience something different. Featuring songs from both of her albums, Broadway songs, pop and rock covers, songs she’s never sung before and more... Eden’s show is a conversation in her living room with the added value of a concert experience.

Most recognized for her critically acclaimed portrayal of Elphaba in Wicked (Broadway, LA and San Francisco), Broadway icon Eden Espinosa makes her Holmdel debut with this event. Espinosa will be taking requests and encouraging spontaneous moments and off-the cuff stories like reflections of her time in Wicked.

"Well I did the show on and off for 7 years. Wicked fans are so loyal and supportive, as are fans of any show. I think looking back, my fave thing is to meet people now at the stage door and having them say, 'You were my first Elphie', or 'I saw you when I was 10 years old and you made me want to do musical theater,'" said Eden Espinosa.

Featuring songs from both of her albums, Broadway songs, pop and rock covers, songs she's never sung before and more...Audiences can be sure to experience something different - an evening of high caliber entertainment filled with intimate conversation.

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In addition to Wicked, Espinosa is also known for originating the title role in Brooklyn (Drama League Award nomination), playing Maureen in the closing Broadway cast of RENT, and playing Trina in the most recent Broadway national tour of The Falsettos. She recently originated the role of Tamara in the world premiere of Lempicka at Williamstown Theatre Festival, directed by Tony winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown).

“I am over the moon to share such a phenomenal talent such as Eden with Holmdel audiences,” said Holmdel Theatre Company Executive Director Colleen Cook. “This evening of entertainment will be a true one-of-a-kind experience and I’m so grateful Eden has chosen Holmdel to present it.”

This performance will be a live in-person full capacity event INSIDE the Duncan Smith Theatre. In order to provide the safest environment for its patrons, proof of Covid vaccination will be required for entry OR proof of a recent negative Covid-19 test (within 72 hours of show) for anyone under the age of 12 and those who are unvaccinated due to a disability or religious belief. All current Covid guidelines will be followed at that time.

Tickets are $45 and are available for purchase online. Sound and lighting design by HTC Technical Director Chris Szczerbienski.

This installment of Broadway at the Barn is sponsored by Doreen DeMarco and Kimberly Ardise of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Fox & Roach Realtors, Joe and Keri Todisco, JGS Insurance Gluck & Allen, LLC, WilkinGuttenplan CPAs & Advisors.  

Holmdel Theatre Company at the Duncan Smith Theater (HTC) is a non-profit, semi-professional theatre company dedicated to presenting fresh interpretations of classic plays as well as rarely presented modern dramas and comedies. HTC is dedicated to providing opportunities for students and non-professionals to work with professional theatre artists in a collaborative, artistic and educational exchange. Making this sophisticated informality possible is The Duncan Smith Theater. Congenial and warm, this historic, 125-year-old barn has been transformed into a modern black box theatre, making a fully accessible space for actors and patrons to enjoy incredible theatre and connect with the performing artists.

originally published: 10/27/2021

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