The Free Press, Mankato, MN


April 3, 2014

Versatile MSU grad touring country with Broadway musical

Wellin and 'Once' return for Orpheum performances through Sunday


For such a role, Wellin said her time at MSU prepared was beneficial in a number of ways — not the least of which was being allowed to explore her own abilities.

"One benefit I found at MSU was how much opportunity there was for creating," she said. "There were so many opportunities and I was incredibly busy. I think that served me well for the real world."

Even in the midst of a national tour, however, Wellin is still finding time to exemplify her versatility.

Apart from her acting career, Wellin also anchors the musical project, Youth in a Roman Field, that exhibits influences of jazz, folk and classical music. When the "Once" tour stops in San Francisco in June, she plans to record an EP during her days off.

Playing to mostly sold-out houses, however, Wellin said the tour still feels a bit overwhelming.

"It's especially exciting because other people are so excited about it," she said. "I feel like I'm finally in a place where I need the show and the show needs me."

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