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William & Mary’s actress-singer-scholar Sumié Yotsukura makes her cabaret debut with Your Best (Asian) American Girl, an intimate hour of song telling her love story with “the quintessentially American art form” of musical theatre. With songs from The King & I, Miss Saigon, Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812, Ragtime, and more, Sumié charts the journey of a girl who fell hard for American musical theatre at a young age, only to realize much later that her “perfect match” may not have been made with a girl like her in mind.  

Sumié Yotsukura is an actor, singer, dancer, & director originally from Olney, MD. She will graduate in May from the College of William & Mary with a B.A. in Theatre and Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies. This cabaret is a part of her senior honors thesis. She has starred in professional and educational productions both here in Williamsburg and in the D.C. area. Recent credits include: WILLIAM & MARY: Romeo & Juliet (Friar Laurence), Ordinary Days: A Podcast (Claire), Sense & Sensibility (Marianne), A Chorus Line (Diana), The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet), Smokey Joe’s Café (Pattie), The Whitechapel Arias (Kate, world premiere), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Marcy); DC AREA: Free Range Humans: Triangle (Sarah/Jenni); Pomegranate Room: immediatelies & immortalities (Voice/Cupid); Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theatre: Sweet Charity (Nickie), Spamalot (Mrs. Galahad/Ensemble), West Side Story (Consuela). She also made her mainstage directorial debut this past January with Sinfonicron Light Opera Company’s Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot. 

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