Evynne Hollens has been involved with musical theater in Eugene since the age of nine, performing at ACE, the VLT, Rose Children’s Theatre, Sheldon High Theatre, University Theatre, and she has become a veteran of the The Shedd Institute. She began her professional career with the Oregon Festival of American Music's Crazy For You ten years ago, and has since appeared in six OFAM productions and concerts and three seasons with Steve Stone and the Emerald City Jazz Kings including two ECJK Christmas shows. Favorite roles with The Shedd Institute include Hope Harcourt in Anything Goes & Billie Smith in Babes in Arms.
Evynne is a graduate of the University of Oregon where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a minor in Music and has studied musical theatre at CAP21 in New York City. While at the University of Oregon, Evynne co-founded the U of O's award-winning premier women's a cappella group Divisi and sang with the group for 5 years.
Evynne and her husband Peter have been performing as lead singers for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines for the past four years and were pleased to return home to The Shedd last April with their own show Goodnight Rhapsody. This past December, Evynne played the role of Judy in The Shedd's White Christmas and she returns as a featured vocalist in The Jazz Kings' March-April 2011 concert, Side By Side.
"I feel blessed to live in such a thriving artistic community & I am so thankful to be able to share this show with the audience tonight. It has been a joy to work with such a talented group of musicians and many many thank yous to Jim and Ginevra Ralph for allowing this project to become a reality on the Shedd stage. Much love to my family, friends and husband Peter for their constant encouragement, love and support!" .