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Bethany Lorentzen is a singer, dancer, actor, music director, choreographer, and voice teacher based in Dallas, TX. She is currently a front line singer for DFW's #1 party band, Emerald City Band.

 

Bethany started singing at a very young age, while growing up in a very musical household. She sang in church and school, eventually earning first chair in the Texas All-State choir and a slot in the Musical Theatre program at Arizona State University. 

 

While pursuing her degree, Bethany studied under Judy May, Robert Kolby Harper, and Dale Dreyfus. During her time in Arizona, Bethany performed with Phoenix Theatre, Arizona Broadway Theatre, and Arizona Opera. Bethany worked with the late Damon Intrabartolo to originate the role of Marissa in the workshop and demo recording of his final musical, Plop!. Along with Plop!, Bethany originated multiple roles, including Colette (Shakespeare in Vegas - world premiere) and both Princess H and Sarah (Invincible - demo recording). She also joined Phoenix Theatre and Nearly Naked Theatre as Thea in their regional premiere cast of Spring Awakening. 

 

Since moving back home to Dallas, Bethany has found a home in the local musical theatre scene as a performer, music director, and choreographer. After a few years working with theatres all over the metroplex, Bethany joined top party band Emerald City Band as a lead singer and choreographer, where she has been able to sing at venues worldwide. She recently made her debut with Funimation as Moon Princess in the English dub cast of the film Sing a Bit of Harmony.

 

Some of her favorite musical theatre roles include: Diana Morales (A Chorus Line, Uptown Players), Daisy (Side Show), Dorothy (Wizard of Oz, directed by the legendary Don Bluth of Disney and Fox Animation Studios fame), Laurey (Oklahoma! - AriZoni Winner - Best Actress in a Non-Contracted Musical), Olive (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), and Cinderella (Into The Woods).

 

Recent choreography credits include: Newsies, the Music Man, Seussical (Firehouse Theatre), 13! (Centerstage Youth Theatre), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (NTPA). Recent music/vocal directing credits include Daddy Long Legs, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Boy Friend, Grease (Firehouse), Beauty and the Beast, West Side Story, Songs for a New World (NTPA Rep), Addams Family (CORP).

 

Bethany's vocal students have been accepted into music programs such as Manhattan School of Music, Millikin, TWU, Texas Tech, and Belmont. Along with years of vocal and musical theatre training, Bethany is a trained Latin Ballroom dancer and silk aerialist. 

 
 
 

 

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