July 02, 2013
Starlight Welcomes Broadway Actresses Home
Homecoming for Broadway actresses Haley Hannah and Lisa Karlin.
Performing at Starlight this summer is a homecoming for Broadway actresses Haley Hannah (Flashdance - The Musical) and Lisa Karlin (Disney's The Little Mermaid). Both actresses grew up in Johnson County, performed at various local theatres including Starlight, and trained at Miller-Marley School of Dance and Voice.
Haley, an ensemble member in Flashdance - The Musical, last appeared on the Starlight stage in Oklahoma. A graduate of The Barstow School, she has performed in both the Broadway and national tours of Bring It On The Musical. She's also appeared in Cutman - A Boxing Musical at the Goodspeed Opera House in Conn.; on "Good Morning America" as a back-up singer for Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers; and on the "American Comedy Awards" for Comedy Central.
Lisa, who plays a Mersister in Disney's The Little Mermaid, last appeared on the Starlight stage as a member of the community chorus in The Wizard of Oz in the '90s. A graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas, she's appeared on Broadway in Ragtime; toured nationally with The Addams Family and Cats; and has performed at the Muny in St. Louis, Sacramento Music Circus and in Portland, Oregon.
"I loved growing up in Kansas City as an active part of the thriving artistic community, and I can’t tell you how excited I am to return home and play Starlight as an adult," Lisa said.
Flashdance - The Musical will play Starlight Theatre July 9-14 and Disney's The Little Mermaid will take the stage from July 23-28. Click here for more information and tickets.