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March 3, 2014

Norman’s Kerri Brackin never gets too far from a stage

NORMAN — Kerri Brackin is a Norman girl who made a name for herself in musical theater performing with national touring companies. Now, between shows, she has time to spend in her Norman home and talk about her career and upcoming opportunities.

The tall blonde, who made her talents known in “Avenue Q,” “Seussical” and “Hairspray,” first stepped on the stage in beauty pageants.

“They say that before I was speaking I was singing,” she said.

With her mom, Karen, as her chauffeur, she kept active.

“From pageants I moved to musical theater performing at the Lyric,” Brackin said.

She got a chance at a TV role in the locally produced “R U Kidding?” and the set became her sixth-grade classroom. She describes the show, filmed in Oklahoma City, as “Saved By The Bell” for younger kids. It aired locally and was shown here and there across the country, but didn’t last.

After her mother’s death when she was in her early teens, Kerri dropped out of performing. But the lure of New York and theater never left her thinking.

At Norman High she was in the production of “Oklahoma” but other than that, she was not involved in performing. Four years at the University of Oklahoma followed high school, and then she enrolled in the OU College of Law.

“After one year in law school I packed up and headed for New York.” It was a major move but not as scary for her as it might be for some. “It was always in my plans,” she said.

What followed were classes and lessons and auditions.

“I was way behind. Most actors arriving in New York had their arsenal ready,” she said.

Then there were parts here and there and work in ads and voice-overs, the voice behind the on-screen images. Children’s voices are her specialty.

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