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Knoch grad in CLO Cabaret debut

May 20, 2019 Digital Media Exclusive

Jessica Ortiz, a 2016 Knoch High School graduate, played Aurora/Spider Woman in Penn State's School of Theatre production of "Kiss of the Spider Woman."

Growing up, Jessica Ortiz watched shows at the Pittsburgh CLO with wide eyes.

Now Ortiz, 21, a 2016 Knoch High School graduate, is living one of her dreams under the theater's lights.

Ortiz, a Penn State University incoming senior, will make her debut this summer at the Pittsburgh CLO Greer Cabaret Theater, 655 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, as the female swing in the premiere of “Spamilton: An American Parody,” a musical parody of the Broadway show “Hamilton,” which opens May 23 with eight shows per week running through Aug. 25.

Read the full story in Monday's Butler Eagle