ACU alum will be "Fantastick" on Broadway

Posted June 08, 2010

Juliette TraftonACU alumna Juliette Trafton will soon see her name in lights on Broadway. Trafton recently landed the role of Luisa in the off-Broadway production of "The Fantasticks," the longest-running musical in the world.

Trafton, who has most recently been performing nationwide with her husband on the Broadway tour of "Phantom of the Opera," has also performed with Disney Cruise Line as Ariel and Princess Aurora.

"We are really proud of Juliette and her accomplishments," says Adam Hester, chair of ACU's Department of Theatre. "She has been a very strong Christian influence in each company that she has worked with. We could not ask for a better representative of our department. I'm sure we're going to continue to see great things from her and her husband."

While at ACU, her roles included the title character in "Jane Eyre" and Sarah Brown in "Guys and Dolls." Trafton graduated in 2005 with a Stephen Traftonbachelor of fine arts degree.

She and her husband, Stephen Trafton, will be on ACU's campus in September for the 104th annual Summit, "Aliens and Light: Finding God in the Darkness." They will give a performance of Broadway music and lead several Art & Faith classes.

To learn more about "The Fantasticks," visit Read about more exceptional alumni from ACU's Department of Theatre on the ACU website.


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