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Broadway Star Shoshana Bean returns to her alma mater, Beaverton High School, to perform alongside students and with special industry guests. Event proceeds benefit the BHS's performing arts program.
The 3rd annual Shoshana Bean and Friends: A Night of Broadway concert April 30th at Beaverton High School addresses the need for alternative arts funding due to budget cuts. To date, Bean’s Beaverton High School fundraising concerts have raised more than $50,000 for the school’s performing arts department. Funds have helped to upgrade facilities, pay for student participation, and provide scholarships for graduating seniors. This year, she hopes to raise $30,000 — beating last year’s record.
While a student at Beaverton High School, Bean was a Rhythm B, a member of the choir, and participated in school musicals under the direction of James Erickson. She went on to receive a BFA in musical theater from the University of Cincinnati College of Conservatory Music. Bean credits the school with giving her the foundation for her career. She graduated in 1995 and has since gone on to star on Broadway, release chart-topping albums, and sell out concerts around the world. She made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Hairspray and then replaced Idina Menzel as the green skinned witch, Elphaba, in Wicked. Her four solo albums have earned peak positions on the iTunes and Billboard charts. She has amassed millions of views on YouTube, lent her voice to countless ﬁlms and television shows, toured the world with Postmodern Jukebox, and performed alongside artists such as Michael Jackson, Brian McKnight, Ariana Grande, and David Foster. Her fourth album “Spectrum,” released in 2018, brought classic hits and originals backed by an 18-piece band. Her return to Beaverton High School is truly a testament to her devotion to her craft and what can happen when an interest in the arts is fostered and allowed to bloom.
Upcoming Dates & Times
- Apr. 30