Laura Osnes, star of the Tony Award-winning musical “Bandstand” on Broadway, is bringing her solo show to The 1919 Lounge at the Empire Arts Center.

Shows begin at 6 and 8:30 p.m. April 6.

Osnes will sing and share stories from throughout her colorful career, said Mackenzie Teepen, operations director for the Empire.

Originally from Eagan, Minn., Osnes is “a true talent,” Teepen said. “Many know her from ‘Grease’ or her title role in ‘Cinderella.’”

Her career took off after she won the role of Sandy in NBC’s competition “Grease: You’re the One That I Want” for the 2007 Broadway revival of the hit musical.

From there, her talent and soaring singing voice earned her two Tony Award nominations and roles in “South Pacific,” “Anything Goes” and “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.”

Joining Osnes on stage will be pianist Keith Teepen, a faculty member of the UND Music Department.

Throughout the evening, appetizers and beverages will be served by the local Helix Wine and Bites restaurant.

The 1919 Lounge, a transformed, back-stage space in the Empire, provides an intimate entertainment experience, Teepen said. The one-of-a-kind setting has featured other luminaries ranging from Broadway stars such as Liz Callaway and Shoshana Bean to Tony nominee Santino Fontana, a TV and film star.

During her visit to Grand Forks, the Empire has made arrangements for Osnes to conduct a master class for UND students April 5. The class is open to the public to observe.

Tickets for the April 6 show are $65 each. To purchase tickets or reserve a table, call the Empire box office at (701) 746-5500 or visit Seating is limited; tables are reserved on a first come first served basis.

The Empire Arts Center is located at 415 DeMers Ave.

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