Bionic Buzz® got to cover the LA’s Next Great Stage Star Competition Finale which was presented by Princess Cruises. The event took place at the the historic El Portal Theater in North Hollywood. LA’s Next Great Stage Star began in 2006 as a showcase for Broadway musical theatre vocalists (18 – 32 in age). However, for the first time, this year’s 12th annual event features competition in dance, acting and vocal categories. Since its beginning, 22 former contestants have made their Broadway and/or off-Broadway debuts, while another 50% (of the overall 228 contestants to date) are working professionally in musical theatre across the country, in Vegas productions and/or in lavish productions; at local and international theme parks, on board luxury liners cruising around the world, as well as landing roles in both TV commercials and episodic television.
The annual 6 week long production of LA’s Next Great Stage Star launched on Monday, July 23rd for the lucky few talented individuals selected from a long a grueling audition process. This year’s contestants include: Monica Allan, Sarah Busic, Robert Collins, Branden Holzer, Drew Lake, Kristina Meyering, Nicole Abarca Powell, Jordan Schneider, Karlee Squires and Brooke Van Grinsven. All contestants compete at each competition with no eliminations until the Finale. Check out our interviews below from the event.
Our interview with celebrity judge for the event Sam Harris. He is a multi-platinum recording artist, singer, songwriter, actor, broadway star, writer, author, producer & former winner of the first premiere season of Star Search.