Meet Ceili Blomquist who is performing in Oklahoma!

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!