Broadway Award-Winning Musical SIX Features Point Park University's Jana Larell Glover '22 Alumni Profile
Meet Jana Larell Glover '22
- Job Title & Employer
- Alternate, SIX, the North American Tour, Boleyn Company
- Musical Theatre
- Fort Myers, Fla.
- High School
- Lehigh Senior High School
"I wanted to pick a program that had the most to offer me when auditioning for a college. I visited Point Park during COPA Experience Day, and after interacting with students, taking a class and watching students perform, I felt that Point Park was exactly what I needed."
Why did you choose Point Park University for musical theatre?
I knew I had a lot to learn and I wanted to pick a program that had the most to offer me when auditioning for a college. I visited Point Park during COPA Experience Day, and after interacting with students, taking a class and watching students perform, I felt that Point Park was exactly what I needed.
Tell us about the professional experiences you’ve had since graduating last spring.
The summer after graduation I played Felicia in Memphis at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center. That was my first professional contract after graduation and it was a dream come true. Currently, I am an alternate in the award-winning Broadway musical SIX, the North American Tour, Boleyn Company.
How did you land this role and what are your key responsibilities?
I went through a very extensive audition season during my last semester at Point Park. From self-tapes to in-person auditions, I spent a lot of time learning material, traveling to New York City and working closely with directors and choreographers.
I had the best time auditioning for SIX. The team is incredible and I met the most amazing people. As an alternate, I cover three of the six queens and use so many skills I developed in college. This show was beautifully written, composed and choreographed, and as an actor, it is my job to portray that the best I can.
How have you grown professionally during this role?
The beautiful thing about this show is that it celebrates womanhood, diversity and individuality. We are able to find our own version of the queens we portray. This freedom has allowed me to find my power as a performer and I am able to offer support to others finding their power as well. I am surrounded by a beautiful community of artists and I learn from watching and working with them everyday.
What advice do you have for prospective musical theatre majors?
My biggest piece of advice would be to trust the process! By that, I mean trust that where you are in your journey is exactly where you need to be. And be okay with that. I do believe that everything happens for a reason.
Looking back on the last four years, everything that happened (good, bad and ugly) prepared me for where I am now. And everything that is happening now, is preparing me for where I will be in the next four years. You really have to take your education into your own hands and get exactly what you need out of it. Lastly, remember that you love this!