Derek Klena, Jenna Leigh Green and Ariana DeBose Will Be Wunderkind Guests at the Beechman

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The next installment of Tim Realbuto's Wunderkind will be offered Oct. 13 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Derek Klena, Jenna Leigh Green and Ariana DeBose wll be among the evening's performers.

Jenna Leigh Green
Jenna Leigh Green

Realbuto and Green have also announced the next leg of submissions for their Wunderkind songwriting competition, where writers are encouraged to submit original material to be performed at each stop on the Wunderkind tour.

"As a writer myself," Realbuto said in a statement, "I know the importance of having your work performed live. Do you have any songs collecting dust in an old trunk somewhere? Do you want to test out a new song? Do you want to hear your song sung by a former Elphaba? Send me your songs and I will pick one to sing at each stop on my Wunderkind tour along with Wicked star Jenna Leigh Green."

Green will be one of Realbuto's Oct. 13 guests alongsidge Derek Klena (Dogfight, The Bridges of Madison County), DeBose (Motown, Pippin, Bring It On), Laurissa Romain (South Pacific) and Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny and Sylvia).

Rounding out the ensemble are David Colston Corris (Avenue Q), Julie D'Moure (C'est la Vie), Chris Jehnert (Hairspray), Thomas Ian Johnson, Justin Anthony Long ("City of Dreams") and Allison St. Rock (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson).

To enter the songwriting competition, send material to Mallory Schaus at Songs must be a male/female duet and three minutes maximum in length, and material must include the sheet music as well as a vocal demo. Copywritten songs are preferred. The contest deadline is Oct. 3 at noon. Winners will receive two free tickets to the Oct. 13 performance of Wunderkind at the Laurie Beechman Theatre as well as the opportunity to hear their song performed live in concert by Realbuto and Green.

For tickets, priced at $20, click here. For more information on upcoming performances of Wunderkind, visit

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