April 19, 2021
- Apr 19 2021Monday, 6:00 PM
Meet the Artists: Adrianna Hicks
There's n-n-n-n-n-n-no way you should miss Adrianna Hicks. New York magazine critics awarded her the diva worship triple crown: “A combination of J. Lo, Jennifer Hudson, and Lemonade-era Beyoncé.” That’s the way they described her interpretation of Catherine of Aragon, the role she played in the Ordway’s pre-Broadway production of the musical SIX. Whether it’s gospel music in her church choir, American standards in concert with Michael Bublé, or musical ballads from Broadway to Bavaria, Adrianna Hicks sings every style with style. And if you ask her, she’ll sing it in German (Wunderbar, right?). While Catherine of Aragon may famously wonder, “Donde está my crown?,” Adrianna Hicks has found her crown and is already becoming a paragon of Broadway Queendom. With class and grace, she’s taking her place.
This conversation will last approximately 60 minutes, followed by a 20-minute audience Q&A session. Audience questions may be submitted throughout the program.
The event will stream live, and viewing is free, but capacity is limited—reserve your spot now!
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Meet the Artists
Meet the Artists is a series of livestreamed conversations with performers, directors, designers, and more, curated to take you inside our flagship series, Broadway at the Ordway. Join Ordway Producing Artistic Director Rod Kaats and have your very own virtual "audience" with the incredible local and national artists who make our Broadway shows so special.
About the Artists
Adrianna Hicks appeared on Broadway in Disney’s Aladdin and the Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Musical The Color Purple. She made her Twin Cities debut as Catherine of Aragon in Broadway-bound musical SIX. Her regional credits include Celie in the nationally touring company of The Color Purple, Dorothy in The Wiz at Sacramento Music Circus, Sarah in Ragtime, and Marlena in The Buddy Holly Story. Adrianna’s international credits include German productions of Sister Act and Dirty Dancing, along with an Austrian production of Legally Blonde. She worked as a background singer in concert with acclaimed recording artist Michael Bublé on his Call Me Irresistible tour. Adrianna was raised in Texas and earned her BFA in musical theater at The University of Oklahoma.
Rajané Katurah made her Ordway debut in Smokey Joe's Cafe and later appeared in Ordway Cabaret: Live at the Loading Dock. Other Twin Cities credits include Into the Woods at Ten Thousand Things, Marie and Rosetta at Park Square Theatre (and later at the Dakota Jazz Club), and For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is Enuf at Penumbra Theatre. Rajané moved to Minneapolis in 2017 and was a performing apprentice at Children’s Theatre Company, performing in Dr. Seuss's How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Wiz, and Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, which was also presented at The Old Globe in San Diego. Rajané is a 2017 graduate of Spelman College, where she majored in theater. She also studied abroad at the British American Drama Academy in London. Rajané was named one of the “Twin Cities Artist Primed for Greatness in 2019” by the Star Tribune.