Lyric Arts had a chance to interview Ceili Blomquist, who is performing in Oklahoma!. Read on to hear what she has to say about her experience thus far! LA: Tell us a little bit about why this particular musical interested you?
CB: Because I have seen the movie several times and I love it and my mom was in it in college. Also I have always wanted to wear a pretty skirt and be in a show with lots of dancing and singing.
LA: Talk about the character that you play in Oklahoma!. How have you developed this character?
CB: I have developed this character by pretending this was real and this really was happening when I did that I felt like the real character.
LA: Why should people come and see Oklahoma!?
CB: Because it is an appropriate and fun thing to watch, it also has good actors and actresses.
LA: Talk about your fellow cast members, how do you see their characters developing? Any that you are particularly amazed at?
CB: Jud (Tom) because he is actually really nice, but he is so good at being mean in the play it really looks like he’s a villan. There isn’t really anything I am particularly amazed at.
LA: What do you feel are the "wow" elements of Oklahoma!?
CB: The last note of the song Oklahoma! that’s the only “wow” moment of Oklahoma!
LA: Tell us what you found to be unexpected in Oklahoma!? (It can be anything involving the show; music, script, history, etc.)
CB: I was surprised that I didn’t get more than one costume.
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?
CB: I am so excited for tecH week when we get to wear our costumes.
LA: Are musicals easier or harder then straight show? If so, why?
CB: Musicals are more easier than straight show, because it is easier to memorize which means less forgetting.
LA: What is your favorite musical to watch?
CB: Hard to decide but Oklahoma! is my favorite.
LA: Being that Oklahoma! takes place during the turn of the century, what do consider the best invention of this century? Why?
CB: Computers because you can find out a whole bunch of stuff on the internet and you have email so it takes way less time to send letters to each other.
LA: To date what is your favorite role that you have played and why?
CB: A Dickens child a Christmas Carol, because it was my first play and it had really fun actors and it was really fun to be a Dickens Child.
LA: What is your dream character to play on stage?
CB: Well really hard to decide, but I guess Annie in Annie!
LA: Please tell us a little bit about yourself?
CB: I am in 4th grade and I love to swim and hang out with friends. I am 9 and I love to act I have been in 3 plays here at Lyric Arts not including Oklahoma!