'Princess Fiona' actress to speak at Ball State

A Tony Award-winning actress will visit Ball State University Jan. 26 through Jan. 30 and will give a free, public lecture in Sursa Performance Hall, according to a press release.

Sutton Foster, who plays Princess Fiona in "Shrek: The Musical," will teach master classes to students in the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Bill Jenkins, chairman of the Department of Theatre and Dance, said in the press release that Foster is "the pre-eminent performer of this generation" and he's ecstatic to have her visit campus.

Foster has worked with Ball State before. She has participated in the theatre department's annual New York showcase for the past four years and taught master classes to students in the program.

She won a 2002 Tony for her role as Millie Dillmount in "Thoroughly Modern Millie." She also has starred in "Little Women: The Musical," "The New Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein" and "The Drowsy Chaperone."


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