SCENES | Ariana DeBose | Fall 2018

Ari DeBose is effervescent, radiant, brilliant…I was smiling the entire time we hung out because her energy and light and vibes are extremely infectious! Right now she stars as Donna Summer in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical…in fact just a few days after we got together you may have seen her in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

And, pardon me in advance for this eye-roll-inducing segue, but there’s nothing like Summer in the city…which is a double reference because Ari was in the original Broadway cast of Hamilton! In fact, I actually saw her perform back in June 2016, way before I had a chance to meet her! She was the “Bullet” and her role is one of the most breathtaking in my opinion. (PS - she was also in Bring It On - check this out!) Turns out that Summer is right across the street from Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, so we were able to take some “Bullet” pictures there too (you can imagine how excited I was for those)! We also found out we grew up in the same small town in North Carolina. New York is a big city but once again I’m reminded how small the world is!

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All pictures by Karl Magnuson
Canon EOS R
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L, Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8L II, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III