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Powerhouse vocals, comedic timing, talent, and a booming personality are just some ways to describe Jenn Furman, performer extraordinaire! Hailing from Trenton, NJ, Jenn’s performing started out like many, doing after school plays, but for Jenn, performing became her passion! From US to International Tours to regional productions, Jenn has dazzled the world with her talent: “Fanny Brice” in “Funny Girl,” “Eva Peron” in “Evita,” “Reno Sweeney” in “Anything Goes,” “Miss Flannery” in “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “The Acid Queen” in “The Who’s Tommy,” “Miss Hannigan” in “Annie,” “Mama” in “Chicago,” and “Woman #2” in “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” Jenn spent 2009 and most of 2010 touring the country with the 2nd National Tour of “Wicked” as “The Midwife,” and understudied “Madame Morrible,” getting to perform the role several times. Jenn’s voice and talent are one to be recognized and viewed. So be sure to catch Jenn belting it out on November 29 at Birdland in NYC as part of “Bobby Cronin’s: The Roads I’m Taking.” For more on Jenn and her talent be sure to visit theBestArts.com!

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? The first time I saw the movie Hello, Dolly!, I was SMITTEN with Barbra. I was playing that role in the school play at the time, and I wanted to be just like her….only with a retainer. She was my first true inspiration; living proof that being different is a good thing.

2. What is the highest and lowest note you can sing? My range is about C below middle C to high C. Maybe I can go higher on a good day…..

3. Who is the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to? There’s a MILLION people I’d love to work with!!! But, working with Mary Testa would be pretty amazing. I think she’s hilarious!

4. Do you have any rituals that must do before a show? On most show days, I like to get a good sweat session in during the day. It gives me confidence, and warms up my lungs and voice. And, of course, the obligatory vocal warmup. How do you decompress after a show? Afterwards, it depends on the night, but some vino and good conversation is always a great way to unwind.

5. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that nobody knows about? I have always loved drawing. If I weren’t in this business, I’d love to illustrate children’s books. I can also make some pretty hideous faces.

6. Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts? What do you order? Starbucks for the Americano, Dunkin’ Donuts for the Hazelnut.

7. Favorite skin care product? I recently started using Vitamin E ointment with my normal products. You just put it on at night, and in the morning, it’s all absorbed. I swear some wrinkles have disappeared! And it’s cheap!

8. Favorite kind of shoes? I will never be without a good, sexy pair of black heels. EVER. And my sneakers!

9. Favorite website? Right now, I’m kind of addicted to cuteoverload.com.

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? Poison Ivy 😉

BONUS QUESTIONS:

11. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? Some of the best advice I’ve ever received is from my parents. They always taught me to a) love who I am, and not try to be anyone else b) be diplomatic. I still try to live by that advice every day.

12. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would ti be? My husband, Johnathan. Always 🙂

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“Adaumbelle’s Quest” has received a Kreativ Blogger Award from the Clyde Fitch Report. This award is bestowed upon blog sites by fellow bloggers who think your site is something special. (For some background information on this award, click here and while this particular blogger suggested their own ideas for rules, I’m sticking with the original). Thank you Leonard Jacobs for considering my site to be worthy of this award!

As a recipient of this award, there are some rules to follow:

1. Post an announcement on  your site and include the Kreativ Blog Logo (see above)

2. You must acknowledge the site who nominated you (see above)

3. You must list 7 things readers might not know about you

  • I took John Tartaglia’s Master Puppetry Class in 2005.
  • I like to make people laugh and put a smile on their face.
  • I’ve swam with dolphins.
  • I’ve climbed to the top of Angel’s Landing in Utah.
  • I’ve dressed up as a moose on my first day of work in radio promotion and tripped over my feet and fell into the store racks knocking everything over.
  • I’ve gotten to spend my birthday with both Olivia Newton-John and Joan Rivers.
  • One of my favorite meals is a peanut butter and cheese sandwhich.

4. You must nominate, with links, 7 other sites you feel are worthy of a Kreativ Blogger Award.

There are so many blogs out there and to just choose 7 is very difficult, but here are the 7 blogs I’m choosing:

The Temptation of Mel, inspired by Mel B’s idea to give up Facebook for 40 days during lent, here is her journey written with humor, insight, and just a bit of irony.

Just Jared, created by Jared Eng, this site gives you everything you need from pop culture gossip, fabulous celeb photo galleries and breaking entertainment news…

Stage Rush, founded by Jesse North, gives tips and insight how to enjoy theatre on a limited budget, along with interviews and reviews, Jesse has taken a topic wondered by many and propelled into a knowledgeable and lively forum.

Best of Gay New York, started by Michael Snell and Derrick Sorles, this site gives you comprehensive information regarding everything Gay and Gay-Friendly in New York, including  news, entertainment, and events with a few rare gems thrown in.

The BestArts.com, born from the brilliance of Kevin Ireland, this site compiles the best information and videos from performers in the world of theatre, music, and dance. If there is an artist or performer you like, check out this site to find video performances of them and if there is an artist or performer you like, send Kevin a link to see if he can include so others can be entertained as well.

The Aurora Nights, formed by Jackie Orlando, this event planning and promotions site lets you know everything happening in NYC nightlife!

Boxers or Briefs, developed by Johnny Underscore, this is the site for those of you who love to find out what your favorite celebrity is wearing underneath…from models to actors to athletes and those in between, Boxers or Briefs divulges it all!

Congratulations to everyone…your site deserves this award!

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