Independent Press: Sophomore BFA Musical Theater Major “Amanda Braun appearing in ‘Hairspray'”

Amanda Braun stars as Amber Von Tussle in “Hairspray” at Plays-in-the-Park in Edison, NJ, July 13 – July 23. Braun, a sophomore, is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts in Pace’s musical theater program.

Amanda Braun was recently seen in the Off-Broadway show The Awesome 80s Prom, as a featured singer at Joe’s Pub in New York City and in Pace University’s production of The Who’s Tommy.

Next Up …  Braun will play Amber Von Tussle, Tracy Turnblad’s main antagonist in the Tony award-winning musical Hairspray, from Wednesday, July 13, through Saturday, July 23 at Plays in the Park in Edison, NJ.

Braun, a 2010 graduate of Watchung Hills Regional High School, studied dance at Center Stage Dance and Theater School in East Brunswick for 16 years, and was a member of their dance companies in jazz, tap, hip hop, and ballet. These dance companies are regional and national winners and she won the solo title in the Thrive nationals in Boston, reports the Independent Press.

Plays in the Park takes place in Roosevelt Park, right next to the Menlo Park Mall. The shows begin each night at 8:30 p.m. with the box office opening at 5:30pm, except Sunday when the stage is dark. Tickets can be purchased at the theater, and are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, and children under 12 are free. Audience members should bring their own lawn chairs.