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'DIVAS Live'
standout returns
to NE CT  
WOODSTOCK — “DIVAS Live” entertainer Valerie Hauptman is set to return to northeastern Connecticut to appear at the upcoming Broadway Live The Conncert” on April 7 and 8 at the Center for the Arts at The Woodstock Academy.  “The Conncert” is a musical featuring 30 regional singers and a 16-piece orchestra.
“The Conncert” or The Connecticut Concert is a special benefit performance that features music from Broadway, Jazz, Rock & Roll, and Classical music performed by 30 regional vocalists backed by a 16 piece orchestra. The show is at 7:30 p.m. April 7 and at 2 p.m.April 8. Tickets are $20 and now available at the Hale YMCA Youth and Family Center in Putnam or on-line at www.theconncert.com
Formerly Valerie Voccio from Brooklyn, Valarie has been in a multitude of local shows over the past 10 years including High School Musical and Grease, both at the Bradley Playhouse. She was a headliner in DIVAS Live in 2011 and is a 2011 graduate of Woodstock Academy where she was a member of the band, chorus, and Hill Singers.
In 2011, Val was named “The Distinguished Young Woman of CT”, formerly known as “Connecticut’s Junior Miss” where she won top five in the talent portion during the Nationals competition this past June in Mobile, Ala.
Throughout her college years and after, she competed in the Miss Connecticut Scholarships Organization where she was a top 5 finalist as well.
She graduated from University of Saint Joseph in 2015 with her bachelor’s in nursing and has been a Registered Nurse on the cardiology unit at Hartford Hospital.
Valerie currently lives in Colchester and said, “I am so thrilled to be back on the stage with so many talented individuals and I am humbled to be a part of this incredible production.”
“Val is an incredible singer with one of the most powerful voices I have had the pleasure of working with,” said David T. Panteleakos, executive producer. “Like so many of our amazing performers, her talents are only matched by her kindness and generosity.”

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