Westlake-Westshore Arts Council's 'Catch a Rising Star' in review

Boe Wank, of Findlay, Ohio, performed musical theatre numbers at Porter Library on Jan. 22.

Those that braved the cold on Jan. 22 at Westlake Porter Public Library were treated to a performance of Broadway proportions from a senior music theatre major of Baldwin Wallace University, Boe Wank. Westlake-Westshore Arts Council had the privilege to present this well-spoken and gifted man in music theatre as part of its "Catch a Rising Star" series. 

Boe performed eleven songs from his self-produced senior recital, “Subject to Change,” and portrayed each piece with great authenticity of emotion and character: From classics such as “A House is Not a Home,” written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, to the contemporary “I Want to Fly” from "Flight of the Lawnchair Man," composed by Robert Lindsey-Nassif. 

Boe has the ability to captivate his audience with his humble demeanor, unabashed confidence and joyous disposition. His presence is not unlike his self-proclaimed “go to” song “It’s a Lovely Day Today” from "Call Me Madam," composed by Irving Berlin, which, not so coincidentally, he sang for us all. We discover from this program that Boe has much gratitude for his family, particularly his parents. Boe shared that his mother and father as educators helped shape and develop who he is today and thanked all educators for their powerful and important role.

If you missed this wonderful occasion, look out for Boe Wank in future stage productions out east. Boe will be off to New York City this May to embark on his next adventure and will surely take hold of more wonderful opportunities to showcase his talent. Be sure to catch this rising star!

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Volume 5, Issue 3, Posted 10:24 AM, 02.05.2013