09 Apr Drama Class Hosts Broadway Actress Laura Leigh Turner
The drama class had a very special guest this week. Mrs. Rachel Cox invited Laura Leigh Turner, a Christian Broadway actress, to speak to her students and give her testimony.
Laura Leigh Turner is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas and a graduate of Oklahoma City University. Currently, she lives in New York City, where she stars as Karen Smith in Mean Girls on Broadway. She has appeared in regional and school productions of Memphis, Hairspray, Sister Act, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Shrek the Musical. Laura Leigh was raised in the Christian faith and is passionate about her family and the arts. When she is not acting, she enjoys encouraging the younger generation. For that reason, she hosts a blog that encourages young women at lovelauraleigh.com. About her calling, she says, “I’m passionate about empowering and equipping the rising women of this generation to be women of the word and to step into their calling with boldness.”
High school drama students, the cast of the high school musical, and members of the International Thespian Society all had the chance to log on and join the class. The time also included an opportunity for students to ask her questions.