Proud Mary Theatre Company’s very own Eve Begelman, who plays Small Alison in our upcoming production of “Fun Home,” will be performing at the prestigious Piccolo Spoleto Festival this weekend in Charleston.
Eve, 15, will be part of the “Piccolo Spoleto Rising Stars” program now In its 10th year that presents artistically gifted students ages 9 through 18.
The goal of the Rising Stars Series is to provide a high profile performance venue that focuses on the many artistically gifted students in the Southeast. Artistic disciplines include classical dance, creative writing, classical music, theatre, and visual arts.
Eve in the only musical theatre performer in the six-day event.
Eve Begelman has performed as vocalist, actor, and violinist since the age of seven. As a scholar in the 92nd Street Y Recanati- Kaplan program for voice, Eve appeared as a soloist with the Orchestra of St. Lukes in a NYC premiere of Maximus Musicus and as a guest soloist with the Christian McBride Trio. During her time as a member of the Manhattan Girls Chorus, she performed at Carnegie Hall with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic. In 2018, Eve performed the role of Viola in Twelfth Night at the American Shakespeare Center summer program and in the South Carolina Governor’s School Discovery drama program. Regional theater credits include Young Juliette in For What it’s Worth, Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray, Katie Spoonapple in Dear Edwina. Eve has performed in the Midtown International Theatre Festival and the Dream Up Festival in New York City. In May 2019, Eve was selected to perform at the Peace Interludes Series at the Peace Center. Eve is a rising sophomore at the Fine Arts Center and Wade Hampton High School.
Her 12-minute performance will be May 27 @ 4 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Auditorium, 1 Vanderhorst St. in Charleston. More info at http://www.piccolospoleto.com/rising-stars/.
Winner of Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score, “Fun Home” by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori is based on the best-selling graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, “Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic” and set in the Bechdel family FUNeral home.
“Fun Home” runs June 7-16, 2019 at the West Main Artists Co-Operative, 578 West Main St. in Spartanburg. Shows are Friday-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 pm. with one Thursday show June 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15-25. For more information, visit www.proudmarytheatre.com.