We met another of our favorite Corny Collins gals, Stephanie Wipf. She took some time out of Tech Week to tell us a little bit about herself and Hairspray. Lyric Arts: Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you from? What’s your favorite color? What makes you tick?
Stephanie Wipf: I live in Fridley but am a Wisconsin cheesehead at heart. My favorite color is purple. Some of the things that make me tick are chocolate, wedding dances, crepes, old movies, buttery popcorn, my hunky husband, and sparkly brooches!
LA: What brings you to Lyric Arts?
SW: I was in Oklahoma at Lyric Arts last season and fell in Love with this theater, it has a special little place in my heart.
LA: What’s the best thing about being in Hairspray?
SW: Getting to sing and dance so much! Plus everyone is so perfect for their role, it is really fun to watch!
LA: Is there one thing everyone should know about the show?
SW: This is a super upbeat and goofy show, but it has a lot of wonderful moments that speak to the real issues that were happening in the U.S. at that time.
LA: Tell us about the character you play.
SW: Tammy is a member of the Corny Collins cast. She loves attention...especially from the Corny Collins boys!
LA: Sum up Hairspray in 3 words.
SW: Upbeat, colorful, dance-tastic