Meet Kennedy Elsnes from "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse"

Lyric Arts had a chance to talk with Kennedy Elsnes who is performing in Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Read on to hear what she has to say about her experience thus far. LA: Tell us a little bit about why this particular show interested you

KE: Because of all the cool and wacky characters.

LA: For those that are unfamiliar with Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse can you tell us about the show.

KE: It’s about a girl named Lilly who gets this purple plastic purse and can’t wait to show all her friends which causes it to be taken away.

LA: Tell us about the character that you play. How will audience members identify with this character.

KE: Garland is mean and brags sometimes. I think the audience will get a kick out of seeing how obnoxiously cute she is.

LA: What is the most challenging part of being in a production like Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse?

KE: You have to act younger then what you seem to be and you really have to get into the character.

LA: What is something that you have learned about being in this production?

KE: Lots of cool and fun warm up games.

LA: What is your favorite thing about being on stage ?

KE: Having everybody’s complete attention on you.

LA: What is your favorite play or musical? Why?

KE: Annie, because it teaches you a lesson about never giving up.

LA: What is your dream role to play on stage?

KE:  Annie in Annie the musical or Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.

LA: What is the first production you were ever involved with? What did you do in the production?

KE: I had the opportunity to play Pinocchio in the production of  Pinocchio, it was a fun role to play

LA: Tell us a little about yourself?

KE: I love to read! I play soccer and volleyball and I am going to start tennis this summer!