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    My Fair Lady: Part 7

    Today’s #WeeklyWednesday returns us to my #NYU Master’s recital 💜🎓 for part seven of my character study of Eliza Doolittle from Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady”! This video also features Gabriel Song and includes portions from Act II, Scene ii: Freddy declares his love for Eliza’s, but she responds “Show Me”! We had to shorten the full version of “Show Me” for my recital, but if you’d like to see my full version, you can watch it here! If you’ve already watched my full recital performance, I hope you enjoy revisiting it (this time, edited with two camera angles and improved audio); and if you haven’t yet seen it – thanks for…

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    My Fair Lady: Part 6

    Today’s #WeeklyWednesday returns us to my #NYU Master’s recital 💜🎓 for part six of my character study of Eliza Doolittle from Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady”! This video includes portions from Act I, scene xi, and Act II, scene i: following Eliza’s triumph at the ball, she faces an uncertain future. If you’ve already watched my full recital performance, I hope you enjoy revisiting it (this time, edited with two camera angles and improved audio); and if you haven’t yet seen it – thanks for watching! If you missed the beginning, check out:  Stay tuned for the rest of “My Fair Lady” in the coming weeks – and enjoy my full recital here!…

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    My Fair Lady: Part 5

    Today’s #WeeklyWednesday returns us to my #NYU Master’s recital 💜🎓 for part five of my character study of Eliza Doolittle from Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady”! This video includes portions from Act 1, Scene vii, when Eliza is presented at Ascot. If you’ve already watched my full recital performance, I hope you enjoy revisiting it (this time, edited with two camera angles and improved audio); and if you haven’t yet seen it – thanks for watching! If you missed the beginning, check out:  Stay tuned for the rest of “My Fair Lady” in the coming weeks – and enjoy my full recital here! It was so fun to work on this with my…

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    My Fair Lady: Part 4

    Today’s #WeeklyWednesday returns us to my #NYU Master’s recital 💜🎓 for part four of my character study of Eliza Doolittle from Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady”! This video includes portions from Act 1, Scene v, through “I Could Have Danced All Night.” If you’ve already watched my full recital performance, I hope you enjoy revisiting it (this time, edited with two camera angles and improved audio); and if you haven’t yet seen it – thanks for watching! If you missed the beginning, check out:  Stay tuned for the rest of “My Fair Lady” in the coming weeks – and enjoy my full recital here! It was so fun to work on this with…

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    My Fair Lady: Part 3

    Today’s #WeeklyWednesday returns us to my #NYU Master’s recital 💜🎓 for part three of my character study of Eliza Doolittle from Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady”! This video includes portions from Act 1, Scene v, through “The Rain in Spain.” If you’ve already watched my full recital performance, I hope you enjoy revisiting it (this time, edited with two camera angles and improved audio); and if you haven’t yet seen it – thanks for watching! If you missed the beginning, check out:  Stay tuned for the rest of “My Fair Lady” in the coming weeks – and enjoy my full recital here! It was so fun to work on this with my incredibly…

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    My Fair Lady: Part 2

    Today’s #WeeklyWednesday returns us to my #NYU Master’s recital 💜🎓 for part two of my character study of Eliza Doolittle from Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady! This video includes portions from Act 1, Scenes iii and v, through “Just You Wait.” If you’ve already watched my full recital performance, I hope you enjoy revisiting it (this time, edited with two camera angles and improved audio); and if you haven’t yet seen it – thanks for watching! If you missed Part 1, you’ll find it here: Stay tuned for the rest of My Fair Lady in the coming weeks – and check out my full recital here! It was so fun to work…

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    My Fair Lady: Part 1

    Today’s #WeeklyWednesday returns us to my #NYU Master’s recital 💜🎓 for part one of my character study of Eliza Doolittle from Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady! This video includes portions from the opening of the show through “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly.” If you’ve already watched my full recital performance, I hope you enjoy revisiting it (this time, edited with two camera angles and improved audio); and if you haven’t yet seen it – thanks for watching! Stay tuned for the rest of the performance in the coming weeks – and check out the full performance here! It was so fun to work on this with my incredibly talented colleague-friends! They are: Tyler…

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    Can’t Help Falling in Love

    Today’s #WeeklyWednesday is a very special and personal one; I originally made it as our wedding Save the Date announcement 💛 Unfortunately, like so many other things, our plans for a larger celebration are postponed due to COVID-19 precautions – but I thought I’d still share this video, as it means a lot to me! Since our engagement anniversary was yesterday, the timing seems perfect 😊 “Can’t Help Falling in Love” was made famous by Elvis Presley; it was written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, and George David Weiss (according to Wikipedia, the melody is based on “Plaisir d’amour,” a 1784 composition by Jean-Paul-Égide Martini). Thanks to AcoustiClub for this…

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    In the Bulb There is a Flower

    Happy Easter! Today’s #WeeklyWednesday is a song I sang for our Zoom church service last Sunday, and I hope you enjoy it! “In the Bulb” (1986) has words and music by Natalie Sleeth. Special thanks to our wonderful director of music, Dan Shore, for recording the accompaniment! And thank you, as always, for watching – I hope this finds you well, particularly during this challenging time for our world! 💜 #AshleyWagnerArts

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    Artistic Philosophy, Background, and Goals

    One of the most meaningful experiences I’ve had as a performer – one of the times in life I’ve felt most useful – was in the hospital room of a dying man, surrounded by his family, singing his favorite Gospel songs.  I began singing and performing leading children’s roles in musical theatre as a very young child – initially because it was fun, interesting, and something I was good at (Annie was the first dream role I performed). While enjoyment is still a motivating factor, my passion for the work I do (and the way I try to live) stems more from a desire to influence people’s lives for the…