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Moorhead native to star in North American tour of Broadway musical

Moorhead native Becky Gulsvig was recently announced as one of the stars for the upcoming North American tour of "Come From Away." Special to The Forum

MOORHEAD — Traveling the country while captivating audiences with dialogue, dancing and musical numbers may sound terrifying for the average person. But for Becky Gulsvig, it's all in a day's work.

Gulsvig, a Moorhead native, will join Andrew Samonsky and Megan McGinnis on the North American touring production of the Tony-nominated musical, "Come From Away." The tour kicks off at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in October and will continue in cities across North America, bringing history alive.

She participated in Trollwood Performing Arts School for three seasons while she was young and moved to New York after graduating high school early to pursue an acting career. Gulsvig has previously landed her fair share of big roles, including in Broadway productions of "School of Rock" and "Hairspray" and the national tour of "Legally Blonde."

"Come From Away" is based on the true story of the isolated community of Gander, Newfoundland, and the unexpected helpful role the townspeople there played during the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States — opening up their homes and providing food and entertainment for an international sleepover when 38 planes traveling to America were diverted to Gander's airstrip.

While there are no shows scheduled for this tour in Minnesota or the Dakotas, the production schedule runs through Sept. 1, 2019, including stops in Milwaukee, Wis., Salt Lake City, Utah, St. Louis, Mo., Vancouver and more.

For more information on shows and locations, visit comefromaway.com/tour.php.

Emma Vatnsdal

Emma Vatnsdal is a Features writer, focused on telling stories about people, places and all the interesting things that come along with it. She earned her degree in multimedia journalism from Minnesota State University Moorhead and joined the Forum Communications team in 2018. She grew up in the far north town of Roseau, Minn. and has a thick Minnesotan-Canadian accent. Follow her on Twitter @emmajeaniewenie.

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