ACU theatre alumna performs in Broadway musical
Posted November 05, 2008
Years of hard work are paying off for one recent ACU graduate. Theatre alumnus Lara Seibert landed a role in the Broadway production of Mel Brook's Young Frankenstein. The 2006 graduate will be a regular member of the ensemble in the production. She will also be understudying the role of "Inga," the yodeling lab assistant for Dr. Frederick Frankenstein.
"Lara is an extraordinary talent and a remarkable person. I loved having Lara as a theatre major," said Adam Hester, professor and chair of the ACU Department of Theatre. "She was not only a triple threat, meaning she could sing, dance and act, she was also enormously fun. Lara has a great sense of humor and a truly humble spirit."
As a student, Seibert played several leads, including the roles of "Lois/Bianca" in Kiss Me Kate, "Miranda" in The Tempest, "Gertrude McFuzz" in Seussical, A Grand Night for Singing.
Seibert not only acted at ACU, she was gifted in costume and set design, said Hester. She designed the sets for the main stage production of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.
After graduation, Seibert was cast in the national tour of The Producers, performing in the chorus and understudying "Ulla." She repeated that success in another professional production of The Producers in New Jersey. Shortly after the tour, Seibert auditioned and landed both the chorus and understudying role in Young Frankenstein.
"I'm confident that Young Frankenstein is only the first Broadway show I'll get to see Lara in," said Hester. "When it comes to theatre, she's the real deal. She is an amazing example of what it means to be an artist of faith."
Currently, Seibert is performing in preview showings of Young Frankenstein at the Hilton Theatre in New York City. Young Frankenstein opens on Broadway Nov. 8.