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NEWS

Wilde Award Nomination

July 06, 2018

Emily is thrilled to have been nominated for a Wilde Award for her portrayal of Jerusha Abbott in Daddy Long Legs.  In addition to her best actress nomination, Daddy Long Legs (The Dio) and Sweeney Todd (The Encore Musical Theatre Company) were both nominated for Best Musical and Schoolhouse Rock Live! (Hope Summer Repertory Theatre) was nominated for Best Theatre for Young Audiences.

|Read the full list of nominees|

West Side Story

May 22, 2018

Rehearsals are now beginning for West Side Story at The Encore Musical Theatre Company.  The production is directed by Encore artistic director and Broadway veteran Dan Cooney (Bonnie & Clyde, 9 to 5, Mamma Mia, Les Miserables).  Emily is overjoyed to be kicking her face as Velma and singing one of her favorite songs as Somewhere Soloist. Show runs June 20th-August 12th.

Life is a big, gay cabaret

April 04, 2018

Emily will be performing her own solo cabaret at The Flagstar Strand in Pontiac, MI.  April 9th and April 11th at 7 pm, tickets can be purchased at the door.  

The Secret of Happiness

March 21, 2018

Emily will be starring in the Michigan premiere of Daddy Long Legs as Jerusha Abbott.  Show runs April 5th - May 20th.  Purchase tickets here!

The Big, Bad Apple...

February 26, 2018

Next week, Emily and her class will travel to NYC to perform their senior showcase.  They will perform at The Samuel Beckett Theatre, March 5th, 3:30 and 6:30 in conjunction with Western Michigan University. 

Bon Voyage

November 10, 2017

Rehearsals are underway for Emily's next project: Anything Goes at The Encore Musical Theatre Company!  Emily is playing the role of Hope Harcourt.  Show runs through the holiday season, and tickets can be purchased here.

Attend The Tale

September 18, 2017

Emily will be appearing as Johanna in Sweeney Todd at The Encore Musical Theatre Company in Dexter, Michigan.  The show opens September 29th and runs through October 22nd.  Get your tickets now!

Rock the Schoolhouse all night long!

June 27, 2017

Schoolhouse Rock Live!, Emily's first production at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, opened last week and received a glowing review. "With a sharper edge, but still a winning personality, Hadick’s Dina had her special charm...Hadick had a strong voice that sparkled with energy." (Bridgette Redman, Encore Michigan). The show runs through August 10th. Read the full review here!

One Singular Sensation

April 02, 2017

After a completely sold-out run, Emily is overjoyed to have received the Irene Ryan nomination for her portrayal of Cassie in A Chorus Line.  She will compete in the Irene Ryan Scholarship Competition at The American College Theatre Festival in 2018.  

The Magic Flute

January 16, 2017

Emily made her Oakland University Opera debut in The Magic Flute!  This production was unique in that they staged the full opera in the original German language, and also staged a shortened English version for invited children's audiences.  Emily played 2nd lady in the English version and was 2nd Lady's understudy in the German version. 

Bare: A Pop Opera

November 30, 2016

Emily just finished up a sold-out run as Nadia in Bare: A Pop Opera at Oakland University.  The production was directed by Broadway veteran Don Brewer (Les Miserables, The Pirate Queen).   Check out Emily's videos page to see her sing "A Quiet Night At Home"!

A Week At The Open Jar Institute

August 11, 2016

Emily finished up an incredibly exciting week at the Open Jar Institute in New York City.  While there, she had the pleasure of learning from Jeff Whiting, James Gray, Bob Cline, Thayne Jasperson, Stacia Fernandez, and Joseph Mitchell-Parks.  Classes included audition techniques, viewpoints, improvisation, OBC dance classes as well as contemporary dance classes.  The week culminated with a performance at Pearl Theatre in the heart of the city.  

Scholarship and Feature Article

July 23, 2016

Emily has been awarded a generous scholarship from Riverwalk Theatre.  Check out this article from The Oakland Post to find out more!

Winner of 2016 Musical Theatre Intensive

January 13, 2016

Emily recently won the Region III Musical Theatre Intensive competition at the American College Theatre Festival presented by The Open Jar Institute.  In addition to a scholarship, Emily has also won an opportunity to attend the National American College Theatre Festival in Washington D.C. at the Kennedy Center.  Read this Oakland Post feature to find out more! 

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