LA: Why did this particular play interest you? IQ: I loved the music, and it seemed like the perfect fit for me!
LA: Talk about the character(s) that you play in Cabaret. How have you developed this character? IQ: I play a patron of the Kit Kat Klub, a Sailor and a Nazi Thug. All of them are very different from each other, and they each have their own distinct background story.
LA: Talk about your fellow cast. How do you see their characters developing? Any that you are particularly amazed at? IQ: I love this cast. Everyone is very funny, and yet very serious about making the best show we possibly can!
LA: What is your favorite number of the show? IQ: I think right now my favorite number in the show is the Kick Line. It is so full of energy and sometimes I just want to get up there with them and do it too.
LA: What is something you are particularly excited about for this show? For example, a certain scene, costumes, set, lights, etc? IQ: I am very excited for the set. I cannot wait until we get to see the theater without the curtains!
LA: Are musicals easy or harder to act than other types of theater? Why is this? IQ: I definitely think they are easier. Mostly because the basis for what you have to think about as a character is already laid out for you. Of course, the actor will make choices that differ from past productions, but everything will mostly be written for you.
LA: What is your favorite musical (in theater) to watch? IQ: Memphis. Hands down.
LA: Please tell us a little bit about yourself? IQ: I live for the theatre. During the school year, I go to class until 2:30, and then to rehearsal until I can’t handle it anymore. If anyone is ever looking for me, it is a safe bet that you will find me in the auditorium at my school, doing who knows what. I will be a senior next year, and I will also be in MMEA All-State Choir.
LA: Please tell us a little bit about yourself? IQ: The first musical I ever saw on stage was Fiddler on the Roof, when Lyric Arts was The Pocket Theatre in the old building in 2000. What a good show! I was so young, but I remember it like it was yesterday!