Meet Ceanna Starr performing in Hello, Dolly!

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?

CS: Footloose.

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.