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Broadway star Alice Ripley proves she is anything but ‘normal’ on the ‘What Had Happened Was’ podcast

Published: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 @ 10:09 AM

Alice Ripley onstage during the 63rd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2009 in New York City.
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Alice Ripley onstage during the 63rd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2009 in New York City.(Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Moral of the story: when Scott Ripley warns you about something, take it seriously. 

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Alice Ripley had a reputation even before she set foot in West Carrollton High School for the very first time.

Her proud older brother and stepsister had already warned everyone about the incoming junior.

>> Tony Award winner to speak at TEDxDayton

“(They said,) she’s going to get the lead in the musical so everybody get ready. My brother (Scott) told all of his friends and they were just rolling their eyes,” Alice, the high school’s first female pirate mascot, told “What Had Happened Was” podcast host Amelia Robinson.

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WINNING THEM OVER

Now a Tony Award winner and multiple award nominee famous for her roles in “Next to Normal” and “Side Show,” Alice told Amelia that she managed to not only win the role, but to win over her classmates.

She also won over the TEDxDayton organizers and will take the stage this week at the annual sold-out event. 

Amelia and Alice talk about motherhood, Alice’s 10 siblings, what it really takes to be a successful actress, how Meryl Streep helped Alice get through a very tough time in her life, why Alice stopped being friends with everyone and how yoga can stop you from going off. 

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“What Had Happened Was” is a podcast for Dayton, powered by Dayton.com. You won't believe the stories that come from right here. Host Amelia Robinson shares the best tales from the Gem City, Land of Funk and Birthplace of Aviation: Dayton, Ohio. 

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