Lyric Arts had a chance to talk with Noah Ross who is performing in Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Read on to hear what he has to say about her experience thus far. LA: Tell us a little bit about why this particular show interested you?
NR: I didn’t know the story of Lillys Purple Plastic Purse so it interested me because I wanted to know the story, I have never been in a show at Lyric Arts and I have heard good things about it.
LA: For those that are unfamiliar with Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse can you tell us about the show?
NR: The show is high energy and funny and has a very good storyline.
LA: Tell us about the character that you play. How will audience members identify with this character?
NR: I play 4 characters. Raphael, Victor and Julius and a bully. Raphael is a kid who gives a presentation on cheese with his classmates, Victor meets some of the other characters at the end of the play and wears a cool costume. I am also a bully and I only play Julius in one scene.
LA: What is the most challenging part of being in a production like Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse?
NR: Probably the tech rehearsals because we rehearse about 3 to 3 and a half hours and there is a lot of stopping and starting and doing scenes over and over again.
LA: What is something that you have learned about being in production?
NR: If you’re asking about this production I have learned the story of Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse and I have learned new ways to make my performance better on stage.
LA: What is your favorite thing about being on stage?
NR: I mostly like to perform with other people and perform for other people.
LA: What is your favorite play or musical? Why?
NR: My favorite play is probably Willy Wonka because there is always something happening and I like the characters and the different rooms that Willy Wonka shows the characters.
LA: What is your dream role to play on stage?
NR: Probably Charlie in Willy Wonka.
LA: What is the first production you were ever involved with? What did you do in the production?
The first production I was ever in was a school musical called Stone Soup when I was in first grade. I was a townsperson.
LA: Tell us a little about yourself?
NR: I’m 10 years old and I love to act and sing. I go to Oak Hill Montessori School and I have been in many productions. I also follow sports and I play football and baseball.