Lyric Arts had a chance to interview Morgan Rysso, who is performing, as Holly, in A Spell of Cold Weather.Read on to hear what she has to say about her experience thus far! LA: Tell us a little bit about why this particular play interested you?
MR: This play definently interested me, because it has signing and dancing and it is not a musical. I think that is really cool. So I decided to audition and look where I am now.
LA: For those that are unfamiliar with A Spell of Cold Weather can you tell us about the show?
MR: This show is about a girl named Holly, whose mom goes to the hospital. So she has to go live with her Aunt Betty and Uncle Bob for a while. She meets a magical fairy names Tomos Trickman.
LA: Talk about the character that you play in A Spell of Cold Weather. How have you developed this character?
MR: My Character Holly is a city girl who has to go to the countryside that she has never seen before. She loves the countryside and is interested in everything. I make my character come alive by putting myself in her shoes.
LA: Talk about your fellow cast members, how do you see their characters developing? Any that you are particularly amazed at? MR:This is a great cast! Tara and Brad, who play Betty and Bob, have created such a great progression from being awkward and bummed out at the beginning of the show to being joyful and excited about life by the end. Also, Morgan has given Holly a perfect balance of innocence, vulnerabilty, curiosity, and eagerness. She’s great!
LA: What do you feel are the “wow” elements of A Spell of Cold Weather? CN: I love them all. They are all so nice and funny.
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?
MR: My favorite part of the show is the party scene. We all get to let loose and just dance and have fun.
LA: What is your favorite kids play or musical to watch (eg: Charlotte’s Web, Annie)?
MR:My favorite show to watch is Cinderella. I know I am a little old for it, but I love the story.
LA: What is your favorite thing to do around the holidays?
MR:To watch the Charlie Brown movies.
LA: To date what is your favorite role that you have played and why?
MR:I am going to be in 101 Dalmatians and I get to play Cruella DeVile
LA: What is your dream character to play on stage?
MR:I would love to be Elphaba in Wicked.
LA: Please tell us a little bit about yourself?
MR: I am 11 years old and I live in Chanhassen. I have taken acting classes at Minnetonka Community Theater and the Children's Theater. I love to sing, dance, act, and play volleyball