Stars of Broadway Started Out at College Light Opera Company on Cape Cod

College Light Opera Company

Cape Cod is known as anartistic community. Playhouses, art galleries, and concert halls thrive. Visitors and locals alike are able to enjoy top-rated productions put on by talent from all over the world.

Since 1969, The College Light Opera Company has been providing an intensive program of musical theater. Each summer, dozens of college students, graduate students, and recent graduates from across the country, and around the world, make their way to College Light’s Falmouth Campus for a dose of practical training in staging and preforming top-notch, professional music theater under the guidance of a trained professional staff.The intensive program yields results. With College Light Opera Company in its 49th year, they boast an impressive list of alumni who have gone on to do great things.

In 2002, Andy Einhorn was College Light Opera’s Associate Conductor and went on to earn the title of Principal Conductor in 2011. He is now the current conductor and music director for Hello, Dolly! on Broadway with none other than Bette Midler. He is also the music director and pianist for accomplished singer and actress Audra McDonald, and somehow, he finds time to guest conduct at symphonies across the country.

Another accomplished conductor who started out at CLOC is John Morris Russell. From 1990 to 1992, he served as the Associate Conductor and from 1993 to 1995 he was one of College Light Opera’s Principal Conductor. He went on to serve as the conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic and now resides in his homestate of Ohio as the Conductor for Cincinnati Pops.

Analisa Leaming joined College Light Opera Company as part of the Vocal Company in 2006. She went on to join the cast of Hello, Dolly!andstar as Anna in The King and I on Broadway. In addition to her stage work, she hosts a podcast called “A Balancing Act”for anyone in the arts desiring more.

Also currently on Broadway is Geno Carr. He was a member of the vocal company in…

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