Meet Alex Hage who plays Georgie in Over the Tavern

Lyric Arts had a chance to interview Alex Hage, who is performing as Georgie Pazinski in Over the Tavern. Read on to hear what he has to say about his experience thus far! LA: Tell us a little bit about why this particular show interested you?

AH: Because I got to say the "S" word.

LA: For those who unfamiliar with Over the Tavern can you tell us about the show?

AH: It's about a family who tries to overcome a lot of struggles.  A lot of religious troubles and family problems.

LA: Talk about the character that you play in Over the Tavern. How have you developed this character?

AH: I play an autistic boy who tends to copy a lot of the things he has heard other people say.  He doesn't know what he's saying or what it means most of the time.  He's pretty innocent.  I worked with the director and stage manager to learn how to perform actions similar to those of autistic people.  It has been challenging and very fun.

LA: Why should people come and see Over the Tavern

AH: It's a good combination of a serious show and a comedy.

LA: Talk about your fellow cast members, how do you see their characters developing? Any that you are particularly amazed at?

AH: I think they are all doing a good job at developing their characters.  Maia does good job crying.

LA: What do you feel are the "wow" elements of Over the Tavern?

AH: The set is very good because it's pretty big.  There is a full staircase...it's quite good!

LA: Tell us what is something that you are particular excited about this show coming to together? For example, a certain scene, costumes, set, lights, etc?

AH: All of it.  It will be fun to see all the costumes, set, and lighting. 

LA: Do you have any rituals or things you do to prepare to go on stage when you are performing?

AH: Not really.  This is only my second show.  I suppose I try to channel my inner ninja.

LA: Why do you choose to spend time at Lyric Arts? 

AH: Because it is a friendly community with good directors and good actors.  It's a fun place to spend time.

LA: What is your favorite way to spend your free time? As your character in the 1950s, how would you spend your free time?

AH: My favorite way to spend free time is to play my Nintendo3DS or to read a lot of books.  If I were Georgie I would probably read books like he does in the show.

LA: Please tell us a little bit about yourself?

AH: I like reading books, playing games, and hanging out with my 2 dogs (Fred and Scruffy).  I'm in 6th grade at Anoka Middle School.  I live in Brooklyn Park and Ramsey.