After a decade of studying and performing opera, Allison Hymel, a proud, native New Orleanian, is returning to her first performing passion, musical theatre. Allison earned her Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from Loyola University New Orleans where she performed roles including the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute, Angelina in Trial by Jury, and the title roles in selected scenes from Lakme and The Ballad of Baby Doe. After completing her undergraduate studies, Allison moved to the Boston where she performed with the Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players as Edith in the Pirates of Penzance. She debuted in Philadelphia with the Concert Operetta Theatre performing such roles as Praskovia in The Merry Widow, Hanna in The Cousin from Batavia, Gretchen in The Student Prince, and the title role in The Naughty Marietta. While in Philadelphia, she also had the pleasure of performing along side Tony nominated actress, Ann Crumb, in the Media Theatre’s production of Masterclass (Sophie DePalma). Allison was recognized by the Metropolitan National Council Auditions as a Gulf Coast Regional Finalist. She was honored to perform with THE PRIESTS of Northern Ireland on their 1st U.S. Tour. Her musical theatre credits include: Some Enchanted Evening, The Secret Garden (Martha), Honk! (Queenie), Joseph… (Reuben’s Wife), and Phantom (Fleure). Ms. Hymel is a proud member of the Jen Waldman Studio and studies voice with Matt Farnsworth.