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Meet the Semi-Finalists: Crystal Ann Bennett


RAHWAY, NJ – Join the TAPinto Rahway staff as we profile the semi-finalists of Fearless Icon. The semi-finalists will be competing in the singing competition on Sunday, November 27, at the Union County Performing Arts Center Main Stage. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 732-499-8226 or online at

Name: Crystal Ann Bennett

Hometown: Rahway, NJ

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Current occupation: Operations Manager at the Union County Performing Arts Center

How you advanced: With a record number of Audience votes

Dream role if you win: Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde or JD from Heathers. I'm still deciding.

Song you sang to advance: Safer from First Date

Why you chose it? This song speaks to me and probably most people around my age. Being unsure of yourself and everything in life, and it causing such an internal crisis.

Favorite role you've played to date: Margaret White in Carrie: the Musical

Training: BFA in Theatre Performance from Kean. Classes and workshops with Thom Warren, Laura Osnes, Stephen Davis.

Favorite critique from the judges: Khy giving me two free lessons and Richard Kline saying he'll give me no lessons, cause I don't need them!

What will you do with the grand prize?: I'd use the money to try and get my feet on the ground, pay some bills and hopefully stop living paycheck to paycheck

Shout out statement: Thank you to all of my friends, family, and people who just enjoy watching me for helping me get this far, I LOVE YOU ALL! #carrieaf


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