Guys! It’s almost here! Hairspray opens tomorrow. We are so excited for this big summer musical. To get you ready for it, everyone’s favorite best friend sat down to tell us a little about this show. Lyric Arts: Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? What's your favorite color? What makes you tick?
Hannah Weinberg: I am originally from a small town near Mankato, MN but I recently moved to St. Louis Park. My favorite color is probably purple. I live for theatre!! There is nothing more wonderful than being on a stage for me; and living and breathing a story with an audience is simply incredible. I also LOVE Disney and sparkly things!
LA: What brings you to Lyric Arts?
HW: This is my first show with Lyric Arts and it has been such an amazing experience! I have always heard delightful things about the theatre and have wanted to get involved. And for Hairspray to be the first show I do is just the cherry on top. They really live by their slogan "big town theatre, small town charm", and that has made the process one of the best I have been a part of.
LA: What's the best thing about being in Hairspray?
HW: I have to pick one? There is never a dull moment in Hairspray. The music is contagious and makes you want to get up and dance. The story is heartwarming and inspiring, "you gotta dream big, to be big". The cast and production staff are very talented and so much fun to be around!!! I have never laughed so much in a show before!!! We have all gotten pretty close!
LA: Is there one thing everyone should know about the show?
HW: Get ready to dance, laugh so hard you will be crying, and have one of the best times ever in seeing a live show!
LA: Tell us about the character you play.
HW: I play Penny Lou Pingleton and I guess the best word I would use to describe Penny is a"dork"able. She is the quirky best friend of our heroine, Tracy. Penny is overly sheltered by her mother and seems to always see the best in people and situations because of it. She is easily confused and kind-hearted. I am truly honored to be playing her!
LA: Sum up Hairspray in 3 words!
HW: Energetic, Happy, Fun