Arielle Jacobs: A Leap in the Dark
April 9 & 30, 2017
Just returning to NYC after starring as Princess Jasmine in the Australian production of Disney’s Aladdin, Arielle Jacobs returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below in her solo cabaret debut. Arielle previously starred on Broadway opposite Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Usnavi as Nina Rosario in the final Broadway company of In The Heights, and recently starred as Nessarose in Wicked.
A story of Dreams, Hope, Faith, fighting for what you believe in, and taking chances – Arielle invites you to join her as she blends story and song to tell the tale of her adventures, her highs and lows, and the most formative moments of her life that led her to be the woman she is today. Featuring the music of Sara Bareilles, Whitney Houston, and songs from many of her favorite roles that she’s played, this is a night of storytelling and music not to be missed.
Arielle has performed around the world, starring in the original national tours of both In the Heights (as Nina Rosario) and Disney’s High School Musical (as Gabriella Montez). She has also starred in two world-premiere Off-Broadway shows by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and director Nilo Cruz; the play Sotto Voce and the one woman musical Farhad or the Secret of Being. Regionally, she has starred as The Bakers Wife in Into The Woods opposite Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) as The Witch, Mimi in RENT (Directed by Hamilton’s Lexi Lawson), and as Julia in Two Gentleman of Verona opposite 2-time Tony Award nominee Robin de Jesus and Javier Munoz (currently starring as Alexander Hamilton in Broadway’s Hamilton). She has performed with symphonies in concert halls and stadiums around the world, with music legend Chaka Khan, and recently sang on tour with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
Featuring special guests Nicholas Christopher (Miss Saigon, Hamilton) on April 9 and Javier Colon (The Voice) on April 30
A powerful voice.
The New York Times
Jacobs has sincerity in spades, with a radiant voice that brings power and poignancy.
Arielle Jacobs could sing her way to world peace.