PJJ
—Paul-Jordan Jansen
Equity Actor & PSU grad as “Javert” in FUSE’s Les Miserables

“I would follow Richard Biever to the ends of the earth. Through FUSE, he has created a one-of-a-kind experience and countless opportunities for the community. Community actors enhance the productions ten-fold because you’re working with people who give 110 percent the entire time. For them to be able to work with actors who have been on Broadway is the experience of a lifetime. Being in Les Miserables made me step back and look at the grand scheme of things in life. It reminded me of why I do what I do—not just for a paycheck but for experiences like these.”

Seth
—Seth Tucker, Equity Actor, Star of FUSE’s Santaland Diaries and emcee for FUSE’s Cabaret

“Working with FUSE, where the majority of the performers are not full-time professionals, is incredibly exciting. Their love and devotion to the show is unlike many theaters because it all still feels exciting and new. Everyone at FUSE is the real deal. They believe in the power of theatre and the importance of telling stories to change the world. Theaters like FUSE will quietly be making the world a better place through the magic of musicals and plays.”

Thurston
–Todd Thurston
Equity Actor, “Daddy Warbucks” in FUSE’s production of Annie

“I am a huge fan of FUSE. I think it’s incredible for up-and-coming actors to be exposed to professional actors—something that was of great value to me when I was studying. As far as community actors? I at first thought that everybody raises their game when they’re around professionals, but I found that I was the one who had to raise my game! Working on Annie was one of the best times I’ve ever had in theatre because everyone worked so hard and was so giving. By maintaining its philosophy of combining professional actors, community actors, and student actors, FUSE is giving its community a professional level of theatre for a very reasonable price. I’d love to do another show with FUSE.”