Karla Burns

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Two Wichita State University alumni will receive awards this Sunday. Operatic mezzo-soprano and actress Karla Burns will receive an honorary doctorate, and opera star Samuel Ramey will receive the president’s award at WSU's fall commencement. Karla Burns' numerous accomplishments range from her work on Broadway to winning an Olivier Award – the British equivalent of Broadway's Tony Award. Burns was inducted into Wichita State's Fine Arts Hall of Fame earlier this year. "They say your gift...

Nadya Faulx

Side by Side Final Weekend 7-24 -- 7-26 at the Scottish Rite A couple of local Broadway stars are starring together - again - in a production by the Forum Theatre. For Ray Wills, the latest show, officially opening Friday at the Scottish Rite Center, marks his third run in "Side By Side By Sondheim ," and a reunion with Karla Burns.

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Tune in on Monday during Morning Edition for Aileen LeBlanc's full interview with the composer, writer, director and cast of A Christmas Carol , as well as some musical numbers, too. Karla Burns sings "Celebrate the Time" as the jolly Ghost of Christmas Present. Karla Burns is a Tony-nominated opera singer known for her role as Queenie in Show Boat on Broadway. Burns, who has also starred at The Met and at Carnegie Hall, is now in Wichita performing in The Forum Theatre Company's production...

Jerry Fritchman

Tony-nominated, Olivier Award-winning actress Karla Burns is starring in the title role as Dolly Levi in the Broadway classic "Hello, Dolly!" at Wichita’s Forum Theatre. Actor Huron Breaux portrays Horace Vandergelder, the object of Dolly’s affection. Wichita-native Karla Burns, well known for her Broadway performance as Queenie in Showboat, says she is thrilled to have the opportunity to star in "Hello, Dolly!" The show was made popular by several actresses back in the 1960s, including Carol...