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Franklin Performing Arts Company to Stage NYC Cabaret

The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC), Franklin’s own professional theater company, will stage a cabaret performance on February 21st at The Green Room 42, one of New York City’s most beloved venues, at 7 p.m. 
The evening will feature FPAC performers, alums, and guests including Broadway stars Tyler Hanes, Sara Jean Ford, Emily Koch, Jim Hogan, Clay Rice-Thomson, Nyla Watson, Audrey Cardwell, Liz Byrne,  and more as they celebrate the Franklin Performing Arts Company at The Green Room 42 in NYC, hosted by Your Broadway Buddy Ben Cameron and directed by FPAC Artistic/Executive Director Raye Lynn Mercer.  In-person and live-stream tickets available. 
FPAC has a long history of bringing Broadway talent to Franklin for roles in musicals and plays, special concerts, and more. The February 21st show brings the Franklin Performing Arts Company to New York City. The Broadway stars featured in the lineup have all graced THE BLACK BOX stage in Franklin. Tyler Hanes, with 10 Broadway credits, brought his solo show to THE BLACK BOX in 2018 and has frequently taught at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts.
Sara Jean Ford, who starred as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera, also brought a solo show to Franklin and headlined FPAC’s “Broadway in Franklin Weekend.” Emily Koch (Elphaba in WICKED on Broadway) and Jim Hogan (of viral a cappella sensation T.3) starred in THE BLACK BOX Sings… WICKED with Hogan also bringing his group T.3 to perform multiple concerts. 
Clay Rice-Thomson, currently in Moulin Rouge, choreographed FPAC’s productions of Mary Poppins and Matilda and performed in Legally Blonde and Christopher Rice’s The Tappy Christmas Special: LIVE! alongside fellow February 21st headline Liz Byrne (Baby It’s You). Nyla Watson, most recently seen on Broadway in Waitress, visited Franklin last spring to sing Medda Larkin in THE BLACK BOX Sings… Newsies. Audrey Cardwell, currently in the revival of The Music Man starring Sutton Foster and Hugh Jackman, starred as Vivienne in FPAC’s production of Legally Blonde. 
For in-person and live-stream tickets, visit Follow the Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) on social media for updates on upcoming performances. FPAC’s home-venue is THE BLACK BOX, located at 15 W. Central Street in downtown Franklin.