From Newton to 'La La Land,' Kansas singer achieving big-screen dreams

  • Wichita State grad Angela Parish is a featured sololist in the Foldren Golbe-winning musical "La La Land."
  • You can hear her sing in the movie's opening track, "Another Day of Sun."
  • This is the 30-year-old's first major gig.

You can call it luck. You can call it having the right connections.

You can also call it a talented musician getting her first big break.

It's all pretty surreal for Angela Parrish right now.

The 30-year-old Newton native and Wichita State grad landed her first major gig as a featured vocalist in the widely heralded film “La La Land,” set to open in Wichita soon.

Parrish's is the first voice heard in the movie – as a soloist in the opening song, “Another Day of Sun.”

“It feels very fulfilling after a long time of working hard and trying to pursue my dream,” she said. “It's really rewarding for me to have made something that will last forever and something my parents get to see and experience.”

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