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Jessie Hooker-Bailey '06 live at KCCA

Wyoming Seminary's Kirby Center for Creative Arts came alive Friday night, Jan. 24, 2020 as Sem alumna and Broadway actress Jessie Hooker-Bailey '06 entertained an enthusiastic audience with stories and music from her performing career. Her show, titled "From Wilkes-Barre to Broadway: An Evening with Jessie Hooker-Bailey," featured images and songs from her first appearance in "Annie" at Music Box Playhouse, through her performances at Wyoming Seminary, Shenandoah University and regional theater, to the national tour of "Legally Blond," and her Broadway debut in 2017 in "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical." When her most recent Broadway show, "Waitress," closed in early January, she decided to return to Sem and present a conversation and performance cabaret with her Sem teacher and drama director, Jason Sherry '91. She shared many heartfelt stories and experiences, took questions from the audience and met with fans after the show. Many thanks to Jason for leading an amazing conversation, and to Jessie for sharing her incredible voice, outstanding acting ability and warm sincerity with the audience! We'll be seeing you on Broadway again soon!