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 SRU Good News for Jan. 20, 2011 






Rock graduate stars as cosmetologist in NYC


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Kelly Reed, a 1988 Slippery Rock University graduate, has become a big-time cosmetologist on Broadway. Professional companies have hired her to do the makeup for “Beauty and the Beast,” “Mary Poppins,” “The Producers,” “Phantom of the Opera,”  “The Lion King” and other shows.

She is currently working with the Roundabout Theater Company at Studio 54 on the stage production of “Brief Encounter.”

Reed told the Allied News she has also worked in costuming and as a wardrobe supervisor and has traveled to every major city in the U.S.

“From curtain up to curtain down, I’m making sure the costumes are where they need to be and the way they need to look, as well as assisting the actors,” Reed said.

Reed received a bachelor’s degree in education with a theatre minor from SRU.

After graduating, she accepted a position as a wardrobe supervisor in Hawaii. She then joined Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell, Mass., as a wardrobe supervisor. Reed also spent two seasons as a hairdresser for Saturday Night Live and did a stint with the Shakespeare Theater in Washington, D.C. 


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