The event is set for 5:30 p.m. at 601 Main Street in Little Rock. It will be streamed live on The Rep’s Facebook page.
Emerson will be singing “Fever,” a song made famous by Peggy Lee in 1958 and since covered by Elvis Presley, Madonna, and Beyoncé among others.
“This is a big deal for The Rep. This is just a huge revival, reopening,” Emerson said.
A graduate of Wright State University with a degree in musical theater, Emerson has worked as a professional actress with Actors Equity Association, performing on national tours, cruise ships, and regional theaters. She previously worked for The Rep as an actress, performing in “White Christmas” in the fall and winter of 2012.
Growing up in Jonesboro, Ark., she developed an interest through The Foundation of Arts. She says those early lessons from theater helped shape her views on public service.
“I believe you develop empathy as a performer, studying other people and putting yourself in their shoes,” Emerson said. “It forces you to see situations through the eyes of people different from yourself. The performances on stage can help create those same changes of perspective for the audience.”
In the spring, she’ll teach classes as part of Education at The Rep, which strives to engage, inspire, and empower Arkansas students of all ages through the involvement in theatre arts.
“It’s a big, exciting night for The Rep,” Emerson said of Tuesday’s Reveal Party. “It’s one of the only Equity houses in the state of Arkansas. It’s a really cool part of our community where Arkansans can interact with professional actors, kids and adults alike.”