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‘Hamilton’ star Leslie Odom, Jr. joins 2017-18 Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Series in Kingston

‘Hamilton’ star Leslie Odom, Jr. joins 2017-18 Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Series in Kingston
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From a press release:

Now entering its second year, Wyoming Seminary’s Sem Presents! Performing Arts Series at the Kirby Center for Creative Arts in Kingston will feature three outstanding acts for 2017-18, including a Tony and Grammy Award-winning star of Broadway hit “Hamilton.”

On Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m., the New York City-based Limón Dance Company will grace the stage of the KCCA (260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston) with an unforgettable evening of modern dance. Hailed as one of the world’s greatest dance companies, the Limón Dance Company has been at the vanguard of American modern dance since its inception in 1946. The company is the living legacy of dance theater developed by José Limón and his mentors, Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman, whose innovative works revolutionized American dance. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for students.

On Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., the multifaceted performer Leslie Odom, Jr. will bring his charismatic musical show to the Sem Kirby stage. He has most recently been seen in the blockbuster Broadway musical “Hamilton,” for which he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical in the role of Aaron Burr. He is a Grammy Award-winner as a principal soloist on “Hamilton’s” original Broadway cast recording, which won the 2015 award for Best Musical Theater Album. Tickets are $35-$70.

The Philadelphia native originated the role of Burr in a sold-out run at The Public Theater in New York City in 2015, earning a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical and a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical.

On the small screen, Odom, Jr. is best-known for his portrayal of Sam Strickland in the NBC musical series “Smash” and his recurring role as “Reverend Curtis Scott” on “Law & Order: SVU.” He’s also appeared in episodes of “Gotham,” “Person of Interest,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “House of Lies,” “Vanished” and “CSI: Miami.” On the big screen, he starred in the 2012 film “Red Tails” opposite Terrence Howard; Cuba Gooding, Jr.; and David Oyelowo. As a recording artist, his self-titled debut album was part-funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign, which raised $40,971. The album was released in 2014 by Borderlight Entertainment, Inc.

Concluding the series, the ever-popular “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” is set to present a magical piece of children’s theater on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Painter and decorator by day, Mr. Popper spends his time dreaming of Antarctic adventures. He is astounded when, one day, a packing crate arrives on his doorstep and a penguin waddles out. With original songs and performing penguin puppets, this delightful, action-packed musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s popular book (also made into a Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey) is the perfect family treat. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children.

Sponsored by The Black Horse Foundation, Mountain Productions, Lewith & Freeman Real Estate, and the Petroleum Service Company, tickets for these events go on sale this Monday, June 12. Visit or call 570-270-2190 for more information.