Singer | Actor | Dancer | Comic

Who IS this girl?

Excitable, tomboyish, and optimistic, Emma is a 'class clown' who grew up in Bedford, New Hampshire, and is a New England girl at heart. She has one little sister, two supportive parents, and two equally supportive labradoodles. As a kid, Emma loved to perform so much that one time she sang 'The Sun'll Come out Tomorrow' at a wedding between two fourth graders, which she was also officiating. (Let the record show, they had NOT asked her to sing, and she severely annoyed the bride.) 

 

Many years later, Emma graduated from Shenandoah Conservatory with her BFA in Musical Theatre. Immediately after graduating, Emma toured the country in the ensemble of the 2nd National Tour of 'Something Rotten'. She has also been honing her act as a standup comic along the way: she's been seen at venues in Reno Nevada, Knoxville TN, Sioux Falls SD and Springfield Missouri. 

Although she is 5' 1", Emma is a determined hard worker, and a passionate feminist. She abides by a motto of 'positive leadership' when she's at the wheel. She's a breakfast loving and dessert eating 'Leslie Knope' in training, color coded binders and all.

 

HEADSHOT AND RESUME

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Ensemble (Something Rotten!)
Silly Girl (Beauty and the Beast)
Myrrhine (Lysistrata Jones)
Penny (Hairspray)
Bebe (A Chorus Line)
Thea (Spring Awakening)
Logainne (Spelling Bee)
Poppy (Noises Off)
 
 

RECENT NEWS!

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NATIONAL TOUR:

Emma will be heading on her second national tour in this grand new Christmas musical. She's thrilled to originate the role of Suzy Cupcake around the country from November-December. Catch her in a city near you!

GRAB 'EM BY THE PARODY

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NYC Cabaret debut, 

performing original parody lyrics

Comedy: Standup

While on the road with the "Something Rotten!" national tour, Emma was writing, shaping and performing standup comedy routines in cities all over the U.S. She's played clubs in Reno, Knoxville TN, South Dakota, and more. Her jokes range from the personal to the political, from realistic to absurd, and she hopes to continue touring her material as she travels around the country. She's a pint sized comic with a sailor's mouth, and soon you can find her at open mics all over NYC, trying to climb her way up the comedy ladder.

 

Comedy: Improv and sketch

Since her freshman year, Emma was been a member of Shenandoah's comedy improv troupe, The Loaf. When she graduated from Shenandoah, she was the President of the organization. The Loaf specializes in short form, long form, and musical improv. In 2018, the troupe raised $3000 to have an exclusive master class with the Upright Citizens touring company, and secured second place at the College improv tournament in Chicago. The Loaf uploads weekly content to YouTube, known as 'Crumbs' and 'Biskits'. The Loaf was Emma's favorite student group on campus, and has fueled her desire to take classes at UCB after college.

 

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'Call me beep me...'

If you want to reach Emma:
Email: emmabenson603@gmail.com
Instagram: lilmissemmab
Facebook: Emma Benson