WHS freshman to perform live onstage

SPRINGFIELD  – As part of a national campaign being conducted in 20 US cities thus far, five Broadway stars gave away the chance to join them on stage in Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway at Symphony Hall in Springfield tomorrow.
One of the winners who will get a chance to show off her skills at Symphony Hall with five Broadway stars and an all-star New York band, is Julia Bussell, a 15-year-old freshman at Westfield High School.
“When I heard the news about the 100 Years of Broadway show and how my mom entered a video of me, I was really surprised and excited,” she said. “Ever since I was little I found it really thrilling to perform for others and share with them what I love to do. There is always something about Broadway and theatre that always made me feel good about myself and it kind of got me to think about my future and what I want to do – which is perform on Broadway.”
The winners were selected by the show’s panel of industry experts (including singers and managers, as well as Neil Berg himself). Contestants were asked to upload a video clip of themselves singing a Broadway favorite to YouTube or Facebook.
Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway concert features five Broadway stars of Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Sweeney Todd, Jekyll and Hyde, Fiddler on The Roof, Beauty and the Beast, Wonderful Town, Tarzan, Cats, The Woman in White, and It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues singing the finest hits songs of the last 100 Years of Broadway musicals.
Tickets are still available for Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway, presented at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Ticket prices range from $28-$59. Special discounts for groups and members are available. For information about this and other performances scheduled, contact the CityStage & Symphony Hall Box Office at 413-788-7033, or visit www.citystage.symphonyhall.com.

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