Themes Like Old Times (March 24, 2019 3:00p.m.)
The name says it all. We will feature as many famous classical selections and Pops favorites as we can fit into two hours. This will be the North Port Symphony’s version of “Comfort Music.” A great chance to hear many of your favorites, and we hope you will join us as we celebrate the most popular music of the ages.
Alexa Lowrey made her North Port Symphony debut in 2014 where she performed to rave reviews, and is happy and excited to make her seventh appearance with this South Florida cultural icon.
This summer, Alexa was able to attend the Broadway Dreams Foundation week-long workshop in Atlanta, where she studied with established Broadway Directors and Choreographers. She was also one of ten High School students chosen to attend a similar, two-week, intensive workshop on Staten Island, at Wagner College, gaining valuable experience and insight.
Most recently, she won the title role of 1930’s killer and thief, Bonnie Parker, the notorious partner of Clyde Barrow. This was the Fall Musical at her High School.
A native Floridian, Alexa has seemed destined for the stage since she was one year old, when selected out of 50 contestants to be the Ruskin Tomato Queen. She has been treading the boards ever since.
Now at age 17, she has many roles and titles in her repertoire. She has been a regular at the Patel Conservatory (part of the Straz Performing Arts Center in Tampa), where she has had principal starring roles in the following: Once Upon a Mattress, A Little Princess, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Miss Lowrey has also had featured lead parts in: Annie, Cinderella, Seussical the Musical, Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, The Music Man, The Little Mermaid, Oklahoma, and Into The Woods.
Alexa has performed in two professional Operas, Carmen and La Boheme, in which she was selected by the Maestro to be the featured children’s soloist in the famous Café Scene. She was also chosen to give an introduction speech for the touring Broadway show The Addams Family.
She has mastered a very difficult song, the U.S. National Anthem (Star Spangled Banner), and was asked to sing it numerous times for the Lakeland Flying Tigers minor league baseball team, as well as for many other civic events.
Alexa attends Tampa Preparatory School where she is active in all things music. Through the Tampa Prep Chorus, she has achieved multiple Superior ratings in solo competitions, and, as a Seventh Grader, she was chosen as the judges’ favorite in the high-school category. She has been in All-State chorus three years so far, and has travelled with her school chorus to take part in the famous Candlelight Concerts at EPCOT Center, as well as getting to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City. At Tampa Prep, she has had a lead role in the musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” and played a homeless drug addict in their February, 2016 production of “Rent.”. This past year she was featured in a musical version of Jane Eyre and The Addams Family, The Musical, as well as filling the pivotal role in Cabaret, portraying Fraulein Kost.
In her continuing efforts to become a “triple-threat,” Alexa also takes dance lessons (especially Tap) and studies Voice and Piano privately with acclaimed Florida teacher, Melody Feist.
In addition to her whirlwind schedule, Alexa has still been able to maintain a GPA well above 4.0, and recognizes that academic success goes hand-in-hand with all other goals and achievements.
As a senior, she has been travelling to a number of Universities, auditioning for their Musical Theatre Programs. Although she will be entering college next year, Maestro Romanski is thankful for all of the great Airlines that will be able to ensure that Alexa can return to the North Port stage, time and time again.
Pre-Concert Series Artist
March 24, 2019 2:00p.m. to 2:45p.m. North Port Performing Arts Center Courtyard.