The New York Senior Showcase is a culminating experience for senior musical theatre and acting majors at USD. At the showcase, students perform before industry professionals during an exciting and intense week of auditions and workshops. Through the connections we've made over the years, we've been able to bring several top New York artists to campus for workshops with our students.

Many of our graduates have used the showcase as a springboard to jumpstart their careers, including:

  • Cody Strand (B.F.A. Acting, '12), who secured an agent at the showcase, and within 18 months was playing Elder Cunningham in The Book of Mormon on Broadway
  • Kendra Bolan (B.F.A. Musical Theatre, '13), who received multiple offers for representation after her showcase performance and recently toured nationally with Theatreworks USA's Freedom Train
  • Liz Wright (B.F.A. Musical Theatre '11), who is working successfully in New York City, with national commercial credits and an appearance on HBO's Boardwalk Empire

NYC Showcase 2017 Participants

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Allie Verry (Bachelor of Fine Arts, Acting)

Verry's special skill set includes familiarity with British dialect and the international phonetic alphabet, ability to play the ukulele, and experience with unarmed, quarter staff and broad sword stage combat. She has performed in a number of productions, including The Servant of Two Masters,Two Gentleman of Verona,Bus Stop,6 Characters in Search of an Author, The Importance of Being Earnest, Seussical the Musical, Mary Poppins, Terminating, The Wizard of Oz, Not Yo Momma's Shakespeare and Standoff at Highway 37.

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Allison Howe (Bachelor of Fine Arts, Acting)

Howe is an saxophonist with skills in piano, tumbling, mask, improvisational performance, mime, dance forms including tap, jazz, modern and ballet, voice (alto), set building and sewing. Her theatre experience includes Bus Stop, Six Characters in Search of an Author, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Not Your Momma's Shakespeare, Wanda's Visit, Pippin, Young Frankenstein, Seussical, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Rocky Horror Show, Robin Hood: Spirit of the Greene and In Paris, You Will Find... Love.

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Ebrin Stanley (Bachelor of Fine Arts, Musical Theatre)

Stanley's special skills include dance forms including jazz, modern and hip-hop, as well as beat boxing, writing and piano. Stanley has performed in a number of productions, including Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Misérables, Next to Normal, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Summer of Epic Adventure, Young Frankenstein, Bus Stop, Seussical, Romeo & Juliet, Spamalot, Secret Garden and Servant of Two Masters.

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Meghan Cameron (Bachelor of Fine Arts, Musical Theatre)

Cameron is an accomplished pianist with experience playing guitar and speaking in dialects (British RP, Cockney and Southern American). Cameron is also versed in costume construction and stage combat (unarmed, quarterstaff and broad sword). Her notable performances include The Winter's Tale, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Bus Stop, Not Your Momma's Shakespeare, Pippin, Les Misérables, Jesus Christ Superstar, Young Frankenstein, General O's Toenail and Stand Off at Hwy #37.

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