FSU Students Get a Chance at Broadway

It's finals week, and music theatre students took a huge exam Thursday, an audition for Broadway, and they did it in front of national news cameras.

Eyewitness News was also there with camera rolling.

Performing "There's a Fine, Fine Line" and "Riding High," FSU music theatre senior Morgan Rose auditioned for a spot on the CBS Early Show.

Morgan said, "I think it went okay. You never know, you always question yourself afterwards, but in the moment it felt really good."

The CBS Early Show is searching for stars for its program "My Broadway Debut" airing the week of May 29. It seeks help from Telsey and Company, the casting agency behind stage hits such as "Rent," "The Color Purple," and "Hair Spray."

Tiffany Little Canfield, casting director for Telsey & Co., said, "You definitely want to see someone's personality. You want to hear great singing and a great connection to the material."

CBS will pick two students from five university music theatre programs to perform live on The Early Show. That audition will land one student a one-time chorus slot on Broadway's long-running hit "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels."

Leslie Flesner said, "I’m nervous but excited at the same time. This is an amazing opportunity for our school and music theater majors here. I'm just waiting anxiously, I'm ready to go."

Winners will be notified in a couple weeks.


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