Meet Regan Duffy who is performing in White Christmas

Lyric Arts had a chance to interview Regan Duffy, who is performing, as Susan Waverly,  in White Christmas. 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?

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!