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It Takes Two: A Broadway Musical Showcase

October 20, 2023 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Alumni Jennie Sophia and Shawn Holtgren will be performing a showcase of Broadway favorites, both Friday and Saturday during Homecoming.

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About Jennie Sophia

Jennie Sophia Grunseth has portrayed many iconic musical-theatre heroines, from Fiona/Brigadoon (Goodman Theatre) and Nellie Forbush/South Pacific (Broadway National tour, also Ogunquit Playhouse) to Fantine/Les Miserables (Drury Lane Oakbrook), Laurey/Oklahoma! (Marriot Lincolnshire), Guinevere/Camelot (Light Opera Works), Lilli-Kate/Kiss Me Kate (Circle Theatre), and Lily/The Secret Garden (Court Theatre). At the Lyric Opera she played Olga/The Merry Widow starring Renee Fleming. At the Chicago Shakespeare Theater she played Riley/How Can You Run with a Shell on Your Back?. Among her leading roles at Wagon Wheel Theatre have been Maria/The Sound of Music, Madge/Picnic, Laurey/Oklahoma!, Hope/Anything Goes!, and Fiona/Brigadoon to name a few. She has also appeared at the American Girl Theatre as Cornelia and Tia Dolores/Circle of Friends and the Round Barn Theatre as Belle/Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella/Cinderella, Katie and Hilda/Plain and Fancy, Lili/Carnival, and Hodel/Fiddler on the Roof. She resides in Wheaton, IL with the loves of her life Dan, Gavin, and Norman (the dog).

About Shawn Holtgren

Shawn Holtgren most recently played Lumiere in Bethel’s anniversary production of Beauty and the Beast. A few of his most memorable roles include Henry Higgins (My Fair Lady), Harold Hill (The Music Man), Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird) and Tevye (Fiddler on the Roof). When he isn’t bursting into song on stage, Shawn is spending time with his wonderful family or hanging out with Bethel students. He serves as the Vice President for Spiritual Life and University Affairs at Bethel University and Worship Arts Pastor at St. Mark Missionary Church.


October 20, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium
1001 Bethel Circle
Mishawaka, IN 46545 United States
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