LA: Tell us a little bit about why this particular play interested you?
RD: White Christmas interested me because I hadn’t done a Christmas play before and I wanted more experience with auditions an acting.
LA: For those that are unfamiliar with White Christmas can you tell us about the show?
RD:It is a funny, romantic Christmas play with lots of singing!
LA: Talk about the character that you play in White Christmas. How have you developed this character?
RD: I play the part of Susan Waverly. She is nine years old and very dramatic and sassy! My parents might say she is a lot like me.
LA: Why should people come and see White Christmas?
RD:People should come to see White Christmas because it is a fun play that will get you in the Christmas spirit!
LA: What do you feel are the "wow" elements of White Christmas?
RD:The singing is amazing and the actors and actresses are really talented.
LA: What is your favorite aspect of the show?
RD: My favorite aspect of the show is the choreography.
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?
RD:I am most excited about my solo!
LA: Are musicals easier or harder then straight show or comedies? If so, why?
RD:I have no idea because I have never done a straight show!
LA: What is your favorite musical to watch?
RD: My absolute favorite musical to watch is My Fair Lady!
LA: What is your favorite thing to do around the holidays?
RD:I love playing outside in the cold snow and then going inside for some hot chocolate. I also love watching the movie Elf.
LA: Which do you like better White Christmas the movie or the stage version?
RD:They are so different it is difficult to choose but I would probably say the stage version.
LA: To date what is your favorite role that you have played and why?
RD: Besides my role in White Christmas, my favorite role has been Kate in Annie at the Children’s Theatre. It is my favorite because the experience was so amazing and overall I just really like the character.
LA: What is your dream character to play on stage?
RD: There are so many, I can’t choose one!
LA: Please tell us a little bit about yourself?
RD: I am 11 years old and I am an elite dancer at Dance Tech Studios in Forest Lake. I go to school at North Lakes Academy, also in Forest Lake. I live in Columbus, MN with my mom, dad, older brother, Quinn and older sister, Maggie. I haven’t done a lot of theater but hope that I can continue.
LA: Any other area that you would like to comment on?
RD: I am having so much fun rehearsing for White Christmas. Everyone is so talented and fun. I can’t wait for the show to open!