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Jason Derulo Before He Had a Hit Song

If you haven't heard, Jason Derulo is taking the world by storm with his new hit single "Whatcha Say" featuring Imogen Heap.

View his recently released single below.

What you may not know is that Jason Derulo (previously Jason Desrouleaux, I believe... I can never remember how it's actually spelled) attended the American Musical & Dramatic Academy with yours truly. :) I can't even tell you how proud I am of him, and I wish him the best in this juncture of his life.

That being said, I have a little treat for you, my readers. :) He was in my graduating class at AMDA, and we did our Final Showcase together. Well, guess what? I have the video of said showcase, and I have uploaded it here for your viewing pleasure! If you watch it, you may even see me. :) Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

Those searching for Jason-centric clips, take a look at Clip 2, Clip 8, and Clip 9.

For clips with my performances on them, check out Clips 2, 6, and 9.

Video Clip 1 has the following:
  • "Carousel" by Jacques Brel (music and lyrics) - featuring (in order of appearance) Allyson Dixon, Sylvia Batey, and John Edwards

Video Clip 2 has the following:

  • "Like Zis, Like Zat" from Dirty, Rotten Scoundrels by David Yazbek - featuring Seth Heideman, and ME, Stefanie Howerton :-D
  • "Run and Tell That" from Hairspray by Mark Shaiman and Scott Wittman - featuring Jason Derulo, John Edwards, Stevanie Williams, and Chorus (This is one of my favorite numbers. hehe So good.)

Video Clip 3 has the following:
  • "A Wicked Man" from Ernest in Love by Anne Croswell and Lee Pockriss - featuring Renee Barnett Drew
  • "A Sorta Love Song" by Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley - featuring Melina Efthimia Fotiou Sais
  • "Not While I'm Around" from Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim

Video Clip 4 has the following:
  • "All Er Nuthin'" from Oklahoma! by Rogers & Hammerstein - featuring Allyson Dixon and James Campbell
  • "His Rocking Horse Ran Away" by Betty Hutton - featuring Ellie Braverman

Video Clip 5 has the following:
  • "Some Things Aren't Meant to Be" from Little Women the Musical by Mindi Dickstein and Jason Howland - featuring Renee Barnett Drew and Sylvia Batey
  • "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel - featuring John Edwards and Chorus

Video Clip 6 has the following:
  • "The Killer Soprano" by Gerard Allesandrini - featuring ME, Stefanie Howerton! :)
  • "Vegetable Reggie" from Charlotte Sweet by Michael Colby and Gerald Jay Markoe - featuring Seth Heideman

Video Clip 7 has the following:
  • "Freddie, My Love" from Grease by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey - featuring Meg Phillips and Chorus
  • "The Secret Service (Makes Me Nervous)" originally sung by Perry Como - featuring Courtney O'Reilley & the Secret Service Guys
  • "Come Out of the Dumpster" from Wedding Singer the Musical by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin - featuring Hannah Hurd, Jimmy Campbell, & the Secret Service Guys

Video Clip 8 has the following:
  • "Wheels of a Dream" from Ragtime by Terrence McNally and Lynn Ahrens - featuring Jason Derulo
  • "Raven" from Brooklyn by Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson - featuring Stevanie Williams

Video Clip 9 (the final one, I promise!) has the closing number:
  • "Children Will Listen / Our Children," a conglomeration of 2 songs from Sondheim's Into the Woods and McNally & Ahrens' Ragtime - featuring Renee Barnett Drew, ME, Stefanie Howerton, Jason Derulo, Stevanie Williams, Seth Heideman, John Edwards, Courtney O'Reilley, Jimmy Campbell, Ellie Braverman, and Chorus

Whew! Crazy. Lots and lots of stuff, but it was a lot of fun. :)

I would like you all to know that this took HOURS of effort on my part to rip the single file from my DVD, cut the video into appropriately sized uploads, upload all of them, and then post this lovely masterpiece of blogging format. You had better appreciate this!!!

haha No, it was actually kind of fun... because I'm a dork like that.



Thanks for sharing those, Stef. Great performances and wonderful costumes.

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