Catch the Westlake performance of a 'Rising Star'

Hannah-Jo Weisberg, a BW "Rising Star," will perform at Porter Library on Feb. 24.

For a third year the Westlake-Westshore Arts Council is sponsoring “Catch a Rising Star … Baldwin Wallace Music Theater in Recital." Hannah-Jo Weisberg will present a musical program on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m., at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road.

No stranger to the stage, this BW senior is a music theater major with a minor in theater. Some of Weisberg's favorite roles include: Adelaide in "Guys and Dolls," Meg Brockie in "Brigadoon," Brooke/Vicki in "Noises Off," Eurydice in "Eurydice," and Kristine in "A Chorus Line." Weisberg will soon be playing Annette in "Saturday Night Fever" at Playhouse Square.

Her Westlake performance will include the songs “I Dreamed a Dream," "How are Things in Glocca Morra" and "At Last." 

“I pick music that speaks to me, music that tells a story I can relate to,” Weisberg said. “Because my parents are the most important people to me, I also like to sing music my mother enjoys hearing.” She admits her choices may also be based on who sings the song, declaring, “I love to sing anything Patti LuPone!”

Asked about her thoughts as graduation nears, Weisberg said, “It was hard and I was pushed out of my comfort zone many times, but I would not change a thing. It was at Baldwin Wallace where I learned what type of person I wanted to be and it was because of Baldwin Wallace that I got to become that person.” Although Weisberg believes her parents would love her to be at BW for another four years, she “cannot wait to get out into the world and make BW proud.”

Originally from Pittsburgh, Weisberg now calls Ohio home and is the current Miss North Coast and she will compete for the title of Miss Ohio in June. In May, Weisberg will graduate with honors and then hopes to head straight to New York City – after completing a year as Miss Ohio of course!

This unique Westlake performance, which provides an opportunity to enjoy a young, talented, trained performer, is offered free by the WWAC, embodying its mission to provide the community with an enhanced and broadened cultural life that will promote awareness, education and involvement in the arts.

Louise Seeholzer

Publicist for Westlake-Westshore Arts Council

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