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LES MISÉRABLES
Jul 12 - Aug 9, 2014
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THE STUDENT PRINCE
Jul 11 - Aug 9, 2014
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OKLAHOMA!
Jul 10 - Aug 8, 2014
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VANESSA
Jul 9 - Aug 2, 2014
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THE PLAIN PRINCESS
May 1 - 3, 2014
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4TH ANNUAL UHSMTA
May 10, 2014
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8 HANDS 2 PIANOS
Jul 12, 2014
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INT'L OPERA COMP.
Jul 15 & 29, 2014
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PIONEERS & PATRIOTS
Jul 22, 2014
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OPERAFEST
Jul 29, 2014
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BEST OF BEETHOVEN
Aug 6, 2014
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VANESSA SCHUKIS

MADAME THÉNARDIER, LES MISÉRABLES
AUNT ELLER, OKLAHOMA!
GRAND DUCHESS ANASTASIA, THE STUDENT PRINCE

Ms. Schukis has had a multi-faceted career as a character mezzo, actress, stage director, choreographer, vocal coach, educator and administrator. She has sung a wide variety of operatic, oratorio and broadway repertoire to great critical acclaim and has performed roles with the Boston National Company of Nunsense starring Pat Carroll and Alice Ghostley, Boston Lyric Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Opera Providence, New England Light Opera, Intermezzo Chamber Opera, Raylynmoor Opera, Wheelock Family Theater; Lyric Stage Company of Boston; New Opera and Musical Theater Initiative, Opera New England, Longwood Opera Company, Northeastern Repertory Theater, Boston Publick Theater, Stoneham Theater, Old North Chamber Orchestra, Weymouth Fine Arts Chorale, Rivers Symphony Orchestra and Newton Symphony.

Ms. Schukis has been a soloist/section leader for the historic Old North Church, Boston, Massachusetts for 26 years and a soloist/cantor for 14 years at St. Paul Church in Wellesley, Massachusetts and continues to perform in theater, opera and concert engagements throughout the United States. Special performances that deserve mentioning are: National Anthem and "God Bless America" at a Boston Red Sox Game at Fenway, National Anthem on the U.S.S. Constitution (Old Ironsides) turn around, National Anthem at New England Dragway, Epping, NH and the National Anthem at Lebanon Valley Speedway, MA and a televised performance with The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Salt Lake City, UT.

In addition to being a performer, Vanessa is an award winning teacher with over thirty years experience in performing arts education focusing on students with learning disabilities and special needs.

 
 
UFOMT PAST SEASONS |

 
2013 Yente / Fruma-Sarah, Fiddler on the Roof
  Mary, The Flying Dutchman
  Catherine of Aragon, Rex
2012 Mrs. Higgins, My Fair Lady
  Hattie, Kiss Me Kate
2011 Widow Corney, Oliver!
  The Innkeeper, Boris Godunov
2010 Frau Schmidt, The Sound of Music
  General Cartwright, Guys & Dolls
2009 Mamma Lucia, Cavalleria Rusticana
  Katisha, The Mikado
2008 Jack's Mother, Into the Woods
  Mazeppa, Gypsy
2007 Parthy Ann, Show Boat
  Marie, The Most Happy Fella
2006 Mrs. Paroo, The Music Man
  Marcellina, The Marriage of Figaro
2005 Dolly Tate, Annie Get Your Gun
2003 Miss Gulch / Wicked Witch, The Wizard of Oz
  Fruma-Sarah, Fiddler on the Roof
2002 Clementina, Desert Song
  Sister Margaretta, The Sound of Music
2001 Mrs. McLean, Susannah

 
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