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Command Performance Broadway Intensive returns to Hattiesburg with Broadway's Wicked divas

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This is a news release from the University of Southern Mississippi Music Department

After a triumphant first season featuring the production Hairspray, Command Performance® Broadway Intensive returns to Hattiesburg offering training to a nation-wide pool of talented Broadway hopefuls. This year, young artists will participate in a two-week camp focusing on skills necessary for a triple-threat performer: singing, dancing and acting. In addition to cabaret performances and a featured showcase at FestivalSouth®, performers will participate in a master class with Broadway vets Julia Murney and Alli Mauzey, Elphaba and Glinda respectively, from the Broadway company of Wicked.

"This is an incredible opportunity for exceptional student to work not only with our incredible Command Performance team but also to learn from incredible talents like Murney and Mauzey." Said camp director Maryann Kyle.

Auditions are currently taking place around the country and also via YouTube. For more information including how to auditions, please visit www.maryannkyle.com.

Alli Mauzey is currently starring as Glinda in the Broadway company of Wicked. Before that, she made her New York City Center Encores! debut in the role of Sydney in It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman. Other Broadway credits include Lenora in the musical Cry-Baby, for which she won a Theatre World Award and was nominated for a Drama League Award. Alli also originated the role of Lenora in the Pre-Broadway production of Cry-Baby at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego (Theatre Critics Circle Award). She played Brenda in Hairspray on Broadway and in the original company of the First National Tour. Regionally, Alli has appeared as Mallory in City of Angels for Reprise!, Snookie in 110 in the Shade at the Pasadena Playhouse, and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors at The Muny, for which she was nominated for a Kevin Kline Award. 

Alli has also had the pleasure of doing several concerts with symphonies across the country including playing the title role in Cinderella alongside the Nashville Symphony Orchestra benefiting the charity Show Hope. Recent and upcoming engagements of Wicked Divas include FestivalSouth, Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, Charlotte Symphony, Maryland Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Sarasota Symphony, Tuscan Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Arkansas Symphony, Idaho State Civic Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Flagstaff Symphony, Utah Symphony and Opera, Hamilton Philharmonic, Naples Philharmonic, Santa

Rosa Symphony, Dayton Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Orlando Philharmonic, North Carolina Symphony, Akron Symphony, and Calgary Symphony.

Among many voiceover credits, her voice can be heard as a series regular on the animated television series Alpha Teens on Machines. She has a BFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in drama and a minor in music.

Julia Murney last appeared on Broadway as Elphaba in Wicked after playing the role on the national tour for which she received an Acclaim Award. Other New York credits include Lennon, Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party (Drama Desk nomination), Falling (Drama Desk nomination), The Vagina Monologues, A Class Act, Saved, Crimes of the Heart, First Lady Suite, and Time and Again (Lucille Lortel nomination). She's been seen regionally all over the U.S.-Signature, Williamstown, Reprise!LA, Sacramento Music Circus, NCT, Lyric, Rubicon and Goodspeed, to name a few-and in concert she has performed at Joe's Pub, Feinstein's, The Kennedy Center, Caramoor, Town Hall and Birdland as well as with symphonies nationwide including Peter Nero and the Philly Pops and Steven Reineke and the NY Pops at Carnegie Hall and upcoming performance at FestivalSouth. Among her TV credits are 30 Rock, Sex and the City, Brothers and Sisters, Ed, NYPD Blue, all three Law and Orders and about a gazillion voiceovers. 

A Syracuse University graduate, her recordings include the original cast albums of The Wild Party and A Class Act, the Grammy-nominated Actor's Fund Benefit of Hair and her first solo album I'm Not Waiting, which is available on Sh-K-Boom records, itunes, and at juliamurney.com.