On the heels of an amazing and unexpected rise to YouTube fame, Wednesday was a night one Uintah graduate won’t soon forget. Karina (Bolton) LeBaron got her musical and theatrical start in the Uintah High Theatre program under Kevin Dickson and Chris Piner. She moved away from Vernal in 2010, attended college, married Jayson LeBaron (a fellow musical theatre lover), and is the proud mama of two kids. Upon her mother-in-law’s request, Karina was filmed last spring with the LeBaron siblings and spouses singing
One Day More
from the musical Les Miserables. Though the setting was a casual living room with the grandkids wandering in and out of the shot, the vocal delivery was stunning, at least to the 11 million YouTubers who have watched it since. 2018 turned into an unexpected fire storm of attention for the LeBarons including appearances on Good Morning America and Inside Edition. Though they likely never imagined it a year ago, the family shared the stage
on Wednesday night
during her tour stop in Salt Lake City. Karina was especially highlighted by Clarkson during the family’s introduction, with Clarkson stating that her favorite part of the viral video was Karina’s amazing talent as she belted out her part with a baby on her hip like it was totally normal. “It was a validating moment for me,” Karina shared with the Evans Family Media news team on Thursday. “We can be good parents without giving up the other parts of our life that are important to us. I was so blessed to grow up in Vernal with the awesome opportunities in theatre and I’m grateful that now, as a LeBaron, it’s something I still get to enjoy.” Congratulations Karina and the entire LeBaron family on your success and positive example to the world!
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