When the opportunity of a lifetime presents itself, most people jump at the chance.
That’s exactly what Hastings College junior music student, Morgan O’Neill, from Cheyenne, Wyoming, did.
In October, O’Neill’s vocal instructor, Dillon Beede, submitted O’Neill’s name for a chance to participate in a musical theatre masterclass, sponsored by the West Central National Association of Teachers Singing (NATS).
On November 29, Beede told O’Neill the news that she was selected as one of the participants — one of just seven students in the region, which Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas
The class was taught by Broadway actress Leslie Kritzer, who premiered the role of Delia and Miss Argentina in the Broadway musical, Beetlejuice.
The class was held via Zoom, and each participant was able to sing for Kritzer and then receive critiques and advice from the actress. O’Neill sang “She Used to Be Mine” from the musical “Waitress” and “Poor Wand’ring One” from “Pirates of Penzance.”
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