We got a chance to catch up with Kyler Chase, who will join us in the 2014 Cabaret variety show in just a couple short weeks. You'll recognize him as Freddie from last season's Noises Off, and if you love him in the Cabaret, you'll have to come see him perform in RENT later this summer! See what Kyler has to say about emcee Nick Menzhuber's jokes, and 'nerding out.' LA: What was the first show you were involved with at Lyric Arts? Kyler: My first role here was the wonderfully neurotic Freddie in Noises Off.
LA: How has Lyric Arts changed your life? Kyler: I’ve been introduced to some absolutely fabulous people, many of which I’ve had the pleasure of working with on other projects outside Lyric Arts as well.
LA: Best part about being in a show at Lyric Arts? Kyler: Very appreciative audiences! And not just during the show. During the meet and greet afterwards, it’s awesome to hear what everyone thought and all their favorite parts.
LA: Without giving too much away, what do you feel are the "wow" elements of the Cabaret Fundraiser? Kyler: It cannot be overstated how bad Nick Menzhuber’s jokes are.
LA: What three words best describe Lyric Arts? Kyler: First Rate Shows
LA: What is a dream show that you’d love to see produced on the Main Street Stage? Kyler: You mean besides Rent and Into the Woods? I think The 39 Steps would be a fantastic choice for this stage.
LA: What has been your favorite experience at Lyric Arts? Kyler: I could watch Neal Skoy fall down a staircase for hours.
LA: Please tell us a little bit about yourself? Kyler: Chances are if you don’t catch me nerding out over Star Wars or Doctor Who, you’ve found my evil twin… and it’s already too late…
LA: Can you give us a clue to which number you’ll be performing in the cabaret? Kyler: Just know that should you choose to visit the restroom during the number, you may be charged a fee.
LA: Do you ever get stage fright? Kyler: Stage fright has never been that much of an issue for me. I usually have a few butterflies before an improv show, but other than that, I’m normally most worried that the lights will come up!
LA: What is your biggest acting goal? Kyler: If I can wake up in the morning and only do what I love, I’ll be set.
LA: Who is your favorite actress/actor? Kyler: I love actors that can completely disappear into a role. Gary Oldman, Hank Azaria, and Tim Curry are my big three.
LA: What are your favorite plays? Kyler: Anything by Thornton Wilder. I can’t get through The Skin of Our Teeth without chills.
LA: Can you share any special ‘tricks of the acting trade?’ Kyler: Be fearless! If not, fake it!