“After 3 years as a professional singer and actress in New York City, JessAnn Smith will return to perform her self-produced solo recital Tapas! at the new Yelm High School Auditorium for one night only to raise money for a YHS Music Scholarship. You won’t want to miss it! JessAnn will be singing show tunes, art songs and operatic arias in 5 different languages as well as special pieces with YHS Alumni and current music students. Accompanying her on piano will be Dr. Eric Hung, international performer and musicologist. Proceeds from ticket sales will be awarded to a talented YHS musician to further his or her musical studies and provide opportunities in performing arts. Mark your calendar for April 18th at 7pm; tickets can be purchased at the door with any donation amount you see fit to support Yelm’s student artists. YHS students get in free with ID. This concert will be enjoyable for the whole family, with a special reception in the cafeteria to follow!
JessAnn graduated from Yelm High School in 2001. She was a regular performer (and Board Member) of the Drew Harvey Theater, most well known for her starring roles in Bye Bye Birdie and Little Mary Sunshine. She then went college in Missoula, MT and received a BA in Vocal Performance with Honors. A few weeks after her 19 th birthday, JessAnn became UM’s youngest graduate in over 40 years, and moved to New York City to sing, dance and act professionally…” quoitng the Yelm High School email from Joseph Lambert.