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Every performer out there dreams of that once in a lifetime opportunity to star on Broadway. It all takes that special spark, uniqueness, and talent to get there. Little throwback to 12 years ago, the Broadway company of Shrek the Musical teamed up with Nickelodeon for their NOT YOUR ORDINARY PRINCESS contest.
For those who may not know, this contest was a once in a lifetime opportunity for 2 lucky hopefuls to win the chance to star as both the “Young” and “Teenage” versions of “Princess Fiona” (sharing the stage with Tony winner Sutton Foster) in a future performance of SHREK THE MUSICAL on Broadway for ONE NIGHT ONLY. To enter, these aspiring young leading ladies had to self-tape a video of themselves singing I KNOW IT’S TODAY (the big I WANT song for “Princess Fiona”) and upload it onto a special website. From there, fans and viewers would vote for their favorites. There would be a continuous process of elimination till the very end.
The winning Broadway newcomers consisted of….
Hannah Beatt from Sarasota, FL as “Young Fiona”
and
Laura Laureano from Ronkonkoma, NY as “Teen Fiona”.
Both talents got the full royal makeover getting to spent quality time with Sutton Foster, work with the full company of SHREK THE MUSICAL on Broadway, and more.
SHREK THE MUSICAL ran on the Great Bright Way at the Broadway Theatre for 37 previews and 441 regular performances.
Truly shows that hard work pays off and you can achieve your Broadway dreams if you put your mind to it.
How magical is that?!!!!
Mike Haber
Author: Mike Haber

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