Lyric Arts had the opportunity between two of the many performances of Oliver! to ask cast member Carole Conama some questions. Read on to see what she had to say about being in a production at Lyric Arts Main Street Stage! LA: Tell us a little bit about why this particular musical interested you.
CC: I had seen Bob's other work and liked what I saw. Oliver! is an interesting dark tragic/comedy. It was time to participate in what I love.
LA: For those that are unfamiliar with Oliver! can you tell us about the show?
CC: It is so Dickens.
LA: Talk about the character that you play in Oliver!. How have you developed this character?
CC: I pretend, "acting"!. I imagine I am that person in their time, I am a party woman, milkmaid and a snob.
LA: Why should people come and see the stage version Oliver!.
CC: It is highly energetic and fast paced yet dark and foreboding.
LA: Talk about your fellow cast members, how do you see their characters developing? Any that you are particularly amazed at?
CC: I am impressed that the techniques that Bob used to bring this show together work, he works in chunks'. It came together really well.
LA: What do you feel are the "wow" elements of Oliver!?
CC: I am impressed with our awesome children's chorus, they have such beautiful unaffected clear voices. Bob chose the kids well. Also Charles is a perfect little "Oliver."
LA: Tell us what is something that you are particular excited about this show coming to together?
CC: The chorus does a great job of changing the scene the set changes very rapidly. GO CHORUS!
LA: Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
CC: I have ridiculous amounts of energy!