Bray Music Studio

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Fall 2019
A plentiful season of entertainment!

Mezzo-soprano Megan Moore continues to wow audiences with her stunning voice and coloratura prowess! One of her latest achievements came during this past summer when Megan performed  Rossini's "Nacqui all'affano...non piu mesta" from the opera La Cenerentola, with the Nürnberg Symphony, while attending the Internationale Meistersinger Akademie, in Germany.  


Megan began her study in Voice with teacher Carol Bray (Bray Music Studio) at age 14, and up through her high school years.


(Video courtesy of the Internationale Meistersinger Akademie
Nürnberger Symophoniker; Maestro Michael Hofstetter)

We are celebrating another new cast of MATILDA the musical. Congratulations go to Bray Studio's Claire Connell starring as MATILDA and to Leah Tennie as AMANDA, and to the rest of the fine cast at Mount Notre Dame High School, Cincinnati, Ohio!

MATILDA is a story that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. This musical has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world. 

Show dates will be November 15-17 and 21-23, 2019. 
Congratulations go out to Bray Studio’s alumna Kayla Stroud for being cast in the lead role of SALLY BOWLES (the headlining British singer at the Kit Kat Klub) in the musical CABARET, at the University of Kentucky! Kayla is in her Junior year at UK. Show dates are Oct 31, Nov 1-3, 2019.

Summer 2019
It's gonna be hot!

Bringing it in Lynchburg, Virginia, Bray Studio's Olivia Reese starred as the vivacious AIDA, in Liberty University's Acting Uncut summer performance cabaret TRUE MYTH! The show ran in July.

Get ready for another MATILDA musical now in rehearsals. Kudos to Bray Studio's Morgan Halstead cast as MISS HONEY, in this production sponsored by Performing Arts, Inc. 


MATILDA is a story that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. This musical has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.


Performance dates are September 27th & 28th, 2019, at Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton, Ohio.

Congratulations to Bray Studio's Morgan Halstead, Emily Garver, Megan Garver and Ramya Rajan in FROZEN, JR,  the musical! All were fantastic in this production sponsored by Performing Arts, Inc., in June.  Morgan Halstead and Emily Garver gave marvelous performances, both starring as ELSA, in this double cast.  Presented at Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton, OH.


To the right: view a live performance of  Morgan Halstead singing "Let It Go."

You can catch the very talented Bray Studio alumni Nancy Corsmeier, Kennedy Carstens, Brandon Cole and Erika Denny entertaining at Kings Island this summer. It's always a treat to see them perform! (Pictured here: Brandon Cole and Erika Denny.)

Applause, applause for Bray Studio's Morgan Tracy for her outstanding performance as that spunky, redheaded orphan Annie in the adored musical ANNIE! Presented by Mount Notre Dame Summer Theatre, Cincinnati, OH, on  June 7, 2019. (Here: catch a glimpse of her performance!)

Bravo to Bray Studio's Claire Connell cast as TI MOUNE, and to Leah Tennie as ANDREA DEVERAUX in the new musical production ONCE ON THIS ISLAND! Show dates are July 26th, 27th, 28th & August 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 2019. Presented by Mount Notre Dame Theatre, Cincinnati, OH.

Bray Studio’s Olivia Wiles performed a beautiful rendition of "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)," as part of a celebratory and solemn evening at her high school Baccalaureate, Lakota East High School, West Chester, OH, May 22, 2019.

There's a sassy new show that promises to catch your imagination! Congratulations to the new cast of MATILDA the musical, especially Bray Studio's Ella Jo Wright (Tina Tommy), Raegan Gochoel (Miss Honey) Mia Prasinos (Receiving Nurse #1, Cook, Ensemble) and to Gwen Cullen, Kallen Hansen, Ella Predmore and Elise Barry (Ensemble)!


MATILDA is a story that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. This musical has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world. Show dates will be in the fall of 2019. Presented by Acting Up Theatre, Mason, OH.

Spring 2019
We are budding with excitement!

The 2018-19 Cappies of Greater Cincinnati Nominations are here! Congratulations to Bray Studio's Olivia Reese - Comic Actress in a Play| Cincinnati Christian High School | The Women of Lockerbie, and to Mia Prasinos - Featured Actress in a Musical | Ursuline Academy | Les Miserables!

Congratulations to Bray Studio's Emma Holtke for being awarded the 2019 Outstanding Freshman Female Vocalist, by Lakota East High School!
Let's hear it for Bray Studio's current and former students Matthew Ho, Laurel Dobrozsi, Maliyah Gaines, Morgan Halstead, Jenna Skidmore, Addison Kennedy and Emily Garver in the new cast of MAMA MIA the musical! Performance dates are July 18-20, 2019. Sponsored by Encore Youth Theatre, Hamilton, OH.

This icy musical is going to be hot! Congratulations to Bray Studio's Morgan Halstead and Emily Garver, both cast as ELSA, and to Megan Garver (WESELTON) and Ramya Rajan (ensemble) in the double cast of FROZEN, JR! Coming June 28-30, at Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton , OH. Sponsored by Performing Arts, Inc.

Applause, applause to Bray Studio's Olivia Reese for her outstanding performance as DOLLY LEVI in the blockbuster Broadway hit musical HELLO DOLLY! Show dates were March 7-9, 2019, at Parrish Auditorium, Hamilton, OH. Presented by Cincinnati Christian Schools.

Everybody, let's dance!  Kudos to Bray Studio's Jenna Skidmore, Andrea Poole and former student Maliyah Gaines in the new cast of FOOTLOOSE the musical! Coming June 7-9, 2019. Sponsored by Royal Theatre Company, Mason, OH.

Congratulations to Bray Studio's Leah Tennie cast in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS! Coming in May 3-11, 2019, and presented by Mt. Notre Dame High School, Cincinnati, OH.

Stop the presses! It'll be criminal to miss this super cast of CHICAGO, especially Bray Studio's  Erika Smith (MAMA), Tess Brewer, Will Morris, Raegan Gochoel, and Andrea Poole! Performance dates are April 25-28, 2019. Presented by William Mason High School, Mason, Ohio.

Winter 2019
There's snow place like Bray Music Studio!

The sun will come out when Bray Studio's Morgan Tracy performs as DUFFY, in that ever adored musical ANNIE! Coming in May, 2019, at Victoria Theatre, Dayton, OH. Sponsored by Dare 2 Defy Productions.
Congratulations to Bray Studio's Emily Garver who's been cast in the starring role of LAURIE, in that outstanding Rogers and Hammerstein musical OKLAHOMA! The show date is March 8, 2019. Sponsored by Performing Arts, Inc., West Chester, Ohio.
A meddlesome matchmaker is about to cause quite a stir in Cincinnati. Hats off to Bray Studio's Olivia Reese for being cast in the title role of DOLLY LEVI, in that sensational musical HELLO, DOLLY! Coming in March, 2019. Produced by Cincinnati Christian Schools, Cincinnati, OH.
Congratulations to Bray Studio's Morgan Halstead for being cast in La Comedia Dinner Theatre's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT!!!! Show dates are February 21 - April 14, 2019, in Springboro, Ohio.
Congratulations to Bray Studio's Andrea Poole in the dual roles NARRATOR/ LADY INGRAM, in JANE EYRE the musical! Coming in spring, 2019, with Inspiring Arts Productions, Mason, Ohio.
Applause, applause for Bray Studio's Ella Predmore (YOUNG FROG), Gwen Cullen, Morgan Tracy and Leah Allman cast in A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD!  This musical was nominated for 3 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Show dates are March 15-17, 2019. Presented by Acting Up Theatre, Mason, OH.
Congratulations to all the Bray Studio singers who performed solos today at the 2019 Ohio Music Education Association Solo & Ensemble Contest for high school! Superior "1" ratings went to Tara Maine, Haley Allman, Elizabeth Gildemeister, Olivia Reese, Laurel Dobrozsi, Olivia Wiles, and Erika Smith! Excellent "2" ratings went to Andrea Poole and Annalise Longfellow! Well done, everyone.

Fall 2018
Our stars are shining!

Congratulations to the new cast of FREAKY FRIDAY the musical, especially Bray Studio’s Laurel Dobrozsi in the lead role of ELLIE,Caroline Moore (DR. EHRIN, GRETCHEN’S MOM), Maliyah Gaines (DANIELLE/ Dancer), Matthew Ho (WELLS/ Student Director), Emily Garver and Julie Marcum (Ensemble). Coming in spring, 2019, at Lakota West High School, West Chester, Ohio.

A curious breeze is blowing in to Greater Cincinnati! Congratulations to Bray Studio's Eliana Wiseman starring as MARY POPPINS, in her home school co-op production of the musical MARY POPPINS, JR.! This will be Eliana's performance debut and we all wish her great success.
Watch out! Bray Studio's Ramya Rajan is on the rampage as the WICKED WITCH, in the classic musical THE WIZARD OF OZ!  Presented by Performing Arts, Inc, West Chester, Ohio. The show date is December 2nd.
Congratulations to Bray Studio's Claire Connell and Leah Tennie cast in Mount Notre Dame High School's fall musical comedy SISTER ACT! Show dates November 30th, December 1st, 2nd and December 6th, 7th, 8th, in Cincinnati, OH. It's divine!
What would you do with a magical giant peach the size of your house? Come see what happens as Bray Studio’s Bethany Untener makes her debut starring in the title role as JAMES, in JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, JR. Presented by Lakota East High School, West Chester, OH. Performance dates are Oct 30-Nov 4, 2018.
Congratulations to Bray Studio's Mia Prasinos for being cast as GAVROCHE in the epic musical LES MISERABLES! Performance dates are November 8-11, 2018, and presented by Ursuline Academy, in Cincinnati, OH.
Look out, Harvard! Congratulations to the new cast of LEGALLY BLONDE, JR., especially Bray Studio's Ella Jo Wright, Emily Garver, Julie Marcum, Maggie Drake, Megan Garver, Morgan Copas and Morgan Halstead! The show date is Dec. 1st and sponsored by Performing Arts, Inc., West Chester, OH.

Summer 2018
Energy and enchantment!

What awesome entertainment! Cheers to Bray Studio’s Erika Denny (CAMPBELL),Laurel Dobrozsi(BRIDGET), DuVall Jones(RANDALL), Hayden Johnson (CAMERON), Alexzandra Foitzik andMaliyah Gaines (Ensemble) in this high energy show, the musical BRING IT ON! Encore Youth Theatre, Hamilton, OH. Show dates were July 19-21, 2018.
Congratulations to the wonderful cast of BEAUTY & THE BEAST for their outstanding performance, especially to Bray Studio's Kayla Stroud (BELLE),Brandon Cole (BEAST), Morgan Tracy (CHIP), Veronica Turner (MRS. POTTS) and Andrea Poole (Ensemble)! It was fantastic!
Applause! Applause for outstanding performances by Bray Studio's  Emily Thole in the title role ALICE, and to Grace Hoffman (QUEEN OF HEARTS) in the magical adventure musical ALICE IN WONDERLAND!
A curious breeze is blowing in to Greater Cincinnati! Congratulations to Bray Studio's Emily Garver starring as MARY POPPINS, and to Megan Garver as MISS ANDREW (an overbearing and scary nanny), in the musical MARY POPPINS, JR!! Performance August 25, 2018, at Lakota East Freshman Building, W. Chester, OH. Sponsored by Performing Arts, Inc.

Spring 2018
Birds aren't the only ones singing!

Congratulations to Bray Studio's Morgan Tracy for getting cast as the loveable Chip in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Inspiring Arts Productions (July 12-15), and also getting cast in THE WIZARD OF OZ at the Covedale Center (Oct. 25-Nov. 18, a 4-week performance run), both shows in Greater Cincinnati!

Congrats also go to Bray Studio's Kayla Stroud (BELLE), Brandon Cole (BEAST), Veronica Turner(MRS. POTTS), and Andrea Poole(Ensemble/Princess)! YAY!
I am very happy to announce Bray Studio's singer Jordan DuVall Jones will be attending New York University as a Musical Theatre major, and singer Erika Denny will be attending Ball State University as a Musical Theatre major! CONGRATULATIONS and CHEERS to the Class of 2022!
Congratulations to Bray Studio's singers in the new cast of SHREK the musical: Mia Prasinos (QUEEN LILLIAN/SKELETON DANCER/RAT TAPPER), Polina Komissarova (BABY BEAR/FAIRY/FLOWER), Sarah Goecke (TINKER BELL), Andrea Poole, Sophie Rothstein(Ensemble), Leah Allman, Gwen Cullen, Ella Predmore(FAIRIES/FLOWERS), and former student Kate Shields(WHITE RABBIT/ SKELETON DANCER/RAT TAPPER)! Coming Sept. 21-23, 2018, this show is sponsored by Acting Up, Mason OH.
Rah! Rah! Rah! Cheers to the new cast of the musical BRING IT ON, starring Bray Studio's Erika Denny(CAMPBELL), Laurel Dobrozsi (BRIDGET), DuVall Jones (RANDALL), Alexzandra Foitzik and Maliyah Gaines (Ensemble)! Congratulations, everyone! This show is sponsored by Encore Youth Theatre, Hamilton, OH. Show dates are July 19-21, 2018.

Cinderella is about to lose her glass slipper, again! Congratulations to Bray Studio’s Maggie Drake for being cast as CINDERELLA, in INTO THE WOODS! Sponsored by Performing Arts, Inc., West Chester, OH. Coming June 9th, 2018.


And if you want to see another presentation of this enchanting musical, you can also catch Bray Studio's alumna Isabella Rosa as CINDERELLA in the East Side Players Cincinnati production of INTO THE WOODS! Show dates for this cast are June 8, 10, 14 & 16.

Bravo! Congratulations to Bray Studio alumni Dane Morey in the title role of Candide, and Danielle Morey in the chorus, in that extraordinary Leonard Bernstein musical CANDIDE. Their performances were an overwhelming success in The Ohio State University Opera & Lyric Theater production. This show marks Dane’s final performance of his four shows in four years at OSU.  (He played Kurt Kelly in HEATHERS, Tobias Ragg in SWEENEY TODD and was Peter and one of the AC4 in CITY OF ANGELS. As Dane prepares to graduate with a his Bachelor of Science degree Double-Majoring in Industrial & Systems Engineering and Theater, with a Minor in Music we wish him well! And we look forward to more beautiful performances from Danielle at OSU!
So much excitement! CONGRATULATIONS to Bray Studio's 15 fine talents (present and former) in Acting Up's 2018 FUNraiser: Noah Carras, Haley Allman, Sarah Goecke, Annalise Longfellow, Andrea Poole, Jenna Skidmore, Anna Kinasewitz, Megan Ledford, Spencer Walsh, Michael Williams, Gerardo Contreras and Kate Shields! Bray Studio alumni behind the curtain: Director Dane Morey, Choreographers Danielle Morey and Megan Ledford, and House Manager Veronica Turner! Coming June 7-10 and June 15-17, at Lebanon Theatre Co.'s Mechanic Street Theater (10 S. Mechanic St., Lebanon, OH 45036). Wahoo!

  - "She was phenomenal!"

                                                                   -  "Oh, my goodness! She was so amazing! Such talent!"


Congratulations to Bray Studio's Grace Trainer for her magical performance as TINKER BELL in PETER PAN, JR. The show ran April 14th and 15th, and sponsored by St. Margaret of York Catholic School, Cincinnati, Ohio.

MARY POPPINS was a huge success! Congratulations to these 14 exceptional Bray Studio performers (current and former) in this wonderfully entertaining show:  Michael Williams(Bert/Willoughby), Anna Kinasewitz (Miss Lark/ Willoughby), Gerardo Contreras (Admiral Boom/Bank Chairman), Megan Ledford (Mrs. Brill), Morgan Tracy (Queen Victoria/featured dancer, jr/precocious players ensemble.), Noah Carras (Von Hussler/ensemble), Claire Connell (Teddy Bear/featured dancer),Mia Prasinos (featured dancer), Leah Allman (featured dancer, jr./precocious players ensemble), Haley Allman, Sarah Goecke, Sophie Rothstein, Tara Maine, Andrea Poole (ensemble)! Presented by Acting Up, March 16-18, 2018.
The African savannah is coming to life. Cheers to Bray Studio's Claire Connell (RAFIKI), Grace Hoffman (OLDER NALA), Leah Tennie(SCAR), Emily Thole (SARAFINA), Michelle Vallarautto, Emily Fischer (LIONESSES) and the rest of the new cast of THE LION KING, JR.! Coming April 20th. Sponsored by St. Susanna School, Mason, OH.
HATS OFF to the cast of SHREK for a spectacular show! Special kudos to Bray Studio's fabulous Erika Denny (FIONA), DuVall Jones (DONKEY), Maliyah Gaines (HUMPTY DUMPTY/DRAGON), Laurel Dobrozsi (1 of 3 BLIND MICE/HAPPY PEOPLE), and former students Emily Zigmond(PINOCCHIO) and Josh Allen(PIG)! Well done, everyone!