If you’re watching the CBS Thanksgiving Day celebration tomorrow keep your eyes open for the set from the new musical BKLYN. It should showcase Eden Espinosa the latest star of the great white way. Well let me tell you that I knew her when. I first remember seeing Eden in Disneyland’s Production of Hunchback the Musical. She played one of the street performers and eventually auditioned for the leading role where she quicky rose to be one of my favorites. Meanwhile she also had a part as Pocahontas when that show opened and later a featured role in Animazement. Eden had the stage presence, the ability to connect with the audience, and the voice to carry those difficult roles with ease. We should have known at the time that she was destined for the big time. Eden’s final part at The Disney Resort was to relaunch Steps in Time in the role of the Fairy Godmother.
I can’t tell you how happy I am for Eden that she has made it to Broadway and is about to be featured on network TV. I’m sure there will be many other productions in her future.