BY RACHEL JONES

Broadway’s big stage better get used to our little Kolette Tetlow! The 7-year-old Mt. Lebanon resident earned the role of Ivanka in the first Broadway tour of ONCE. The winner of eight Tony Awards in 2012, including Best Musical, ONCE is the inspiring story of a Dublin street musician who learns about love, music, and following his dreams. Similarly, the show is making dreams come true for Tetlow. Singing for as long as her parents can remember, Tetlow began working in print and commercials by age 3. When she started school, she branched out to local theatre and singing competitions, even landing an agent in New York City this past year. Ivanka is her first big role, and she couldn’t be more excited. The best part about the show is her homecoming performance on March 11 at the Benedum Center, with PNC Broadway Across America — Pittsburgh. The worst part, according to Tetlow, is that she isn’t in the show more!

Benedum Center, Downtown. TrustArts.org.
Kolette Tetlow, kolettetetlow.com.
ONCE, oncemusical.com.
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