Meet Ceanna Starr, who is performing as Ermengarde in Hello, Dolly!. Read on to learn about the rehearsal process, how she is developing her character, and why you should take a chance on this show! LA: Where are you originally from?
CS: I was born in Maplewood, Mn. but currently live in Isanti, MN.
LA: Why did this particular musical interest you?
CS: I really love doing Musical theater and wanted to try out a full length production and tryout for an older roll possibly.
LA: For those unfamiliar with Hello, Dolly! can you tell us about the show?
CS: It is a fun upbeat musical about finding love in the strangest ways and when you least expect it.
LA: Talk about the character(s) that you play in Hello, Dolly! How have you developed this character?
CS: I am cast as Ermengarde and I have watched the movie, did research, practiced whining enough to drive my mom crazy.
LA: Talk about your fellow cast. How do you see their characters developing? Any that you are particularly amazed at?
CS: Well I am closest to Vandergelder who is my uncle in the show. He has developed his character by being outgoing and caring about his role in the show. I am amazed by my other half Ambrose. He is so great to work with and a course I am going to marry him.
LA: What are some of the most impressive elements of Hello, Dolly!?
CS: Our singing as a cast is absolutely amazing and my whining.
LA: What is your favorite number of the show?
CS: I love Put on Your Sunday Clothes.
LA: What is your favorite musical (in theater) to watch?
CS: It would be a tie in between Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin or Annie.
LA: What is your all-time favorite karaoke song?
CS: Stuck Like Glue by Sugarland
LA: What was the first musical you ever saw on stage?
LA: What is your favorite thing about Lyric Arts?
CS: I love having a second family in my cast members, the location, the snack bar, the directors, the workshops, I just love everything about Lyric Arts.
LA: Please tell us a little bit about yourself?
CS: I LOVE to snowboard when I'm not on the stage and I like to travel, play soccer, photography. I am hoping to study in Paris and work at Euro Disney as Ariel.