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Stepping Out: The Wertheim Musical Theatre Ensemble Debut

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Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 7:30pm

WPAC - Wertheim Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
10910 SW 17th St., Miami, FL 33199

A Collaboration with the Hispanic-American Lyric Theatre and friend of the Wertheim School of Music, George Mattox

Free Admission. 


Join us for an evening of musical theatre, featuring music alumni Cuban-American soprano Lauren Lopez and Dominican-American tenor Edgar Miguel Abréu, along with the Wertheim's inaugural class of musical theatre students!

Directed by musical theatre artist Stephannie Moore. 


Lauren Lopez:

Lauren Cristina López is a Cuban-American actor, singer, dancer, VO/dubbing artist, and choreographer. She is proud to have received her Bachelor of Arts in Music (Classical Voice) from Florida International University.

Most recently, she was seen on stage at the Adrienne Arsht Center in City Theatre's Summer Shorts: Homegrown Edition, including 8 world premiere plays by Miami-born playwrights. She also completed her first feature film, Summoning the Spirit (Blue), which was recently released on Amazon Prime Video and various other streaming platforms. Select past theatre credits include the world premiere of Songs From the Brink (Woman 1), In the Heights (Vanessa), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Esmeralda), and 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee(Logainne). Select voice over credits include Café Con Aroma De Mujer (Maracucha) and La Ley Del Corazón (Nina).

She is currently pursuing her career in both Miami and New York, and next up, she will be on stage at the Adrienne Arsht Center originating the role of "Busy Bee" in the world premiere of The Busy Bees' Great Adventure.


Edgar Miguel Abréu:

Dominican-American tenor Edgar Miguel Abréu has appeared numerous times on stage throughout Florida since 2012, this fall he will be Tenor Soloist in Ariel Ramirez’s “Misa Criolla” with The Civic Chorale of Greater Miami. Opera credits include Cardona in Amadeo Vives’ Doña Francisquita, 1st Jew in Strauss’s Salome, Bacchus in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, Flavio in Bellini’ Norma and Rally Leader in Opera Fusion’s World Premiere of Not In My Town, where the Palm Beach Arts Paper wrote, “…as the rally leader of the LGBT rally, tenor Edgar Miguel Abréu also unleashed serious vocal power.”

Mr. Abréu is a musical theatre voice instructor at the University of Miami and New World School of the Arts Mr. Abréu holds a Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from Florida International University and his Bachelor in Music Degree in Vocal Performance from Florida Atlantic University.

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