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Broadway Performers Teach


Charlotte d'Amboise, a Tony Award-nominated performer, puts students through the paces during a recent campus visit as the inaugural guest artist of Western Carolina University's Broadway Guest Artists Series. (Courtesy photo)

If you can't go to Broadway, bring Broadway to you. Such is the thinking behind the Western Carolina University musical theater program's new initiative to bring working theater professionals into the classroom.

"They bring to Cullowhee a New York presence and a New York professionalism," said Bradley Martin, director of the musical theater program, part of the stage and screen department in WCU's College of Fine and Performing Arts.

The goal of the Broadway Guest Artist Series, which launched this semester, is to strengthen the musical theater program. The series not only enhances the expe...

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