The questions are too long so I'm just going to send you the numbers, sorry! 2, 3, 5, 21, 25, 28 :)
Don’t be sorry! I didn’t expect anyone to do more than send numbers! :)
2. What do you think about breaking the fourth wall?
Depends on how it’s used and if we’re talking verbally or physically. Generally in a traditional proscenium theatre, I don’t really enjoy actors to be anywhere offstage unless they’re playing Madame Rose. There are TONS of exceptions to this naturally but in general I find it just makes it hard for most of the audience to see what’s going on. Basically you better have a good reason.
3. Pick a show. Any show. Got it? Okay, now every single character is now being played by someone of the opposite sex. So who’s in it?
Raul Esparza in Song and Dance. (Is that cheating?)
Fosca - Raul Esparza Clara - Manoel Felciano Giorgio - Laura Benanti The rest of the cast is played by Patti LuPone.
(If I did this with a huge cast, it’d take me like a week to finish this ask probably. Too much pressure!)
5. Cast one of your least favorite shows with people who would make you want to see it.
I don’t hate this show by any means, but Audra McDonald and Will Swenson in The Last Five Years.
21. Give one-sentence reviews of the last five shows you’ve seen.
I’m excluding RWU shows because I don’t think that’s fair, also excluding concerts.
A Christmas Carol at Trinity Rep – Peter Wright has ruined Fred Sullivan, Jr. (Scrooge) for me by pointing out his flaws, but his comedic chops and ability to ad lib is still unmatched.
Barefoot in the Park at Trinity Rep – Charming, hilarious comedy acted exquisitely with a disappointingly anti-feminist ending.
Allegro at Classic Stage Company – Unwieldy material expertly tamed by John Doyle and Mary-Mitchell Campbell into a sharp everyman story, in the vein of Sinclair Lewis’ Arrowsmith and John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath.
City of Conversation at Lincoln Center – Jan Maxwell is a powerhouse goddess in this riveting political drama.
Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar and Grille at the Circle in the Square Theatre – Weak material brought to resplendent life by goddess Audra McDonald.
25. If you received a full scholarship to any college with the stipulation that you must go into a field that is at least related to the performing arts, what would you study?
Going off my minimal prior research and talking about grad programs, probably directing at Carnegie Mellon. Or stage management at Yale.
28. Which shows first come to mind when you read the following song titles: “I Believe,” “Santa Fe,” “Ever After,” and why the hell not: “Overture”?
“I Believe” - Spring Awakening
“Santa Fe” – I had to google this… I really don’t know Rent or Newsies well enough for one or the other to trigger
“Ever After” – Into the Woods (Second that came to mind was “Once Upon A Mattress”)
The only reason why the world still exists is because its red-hot anger is confined by an impossibly cold ice. It is rumored that on December 21st the ice will engulf half of its body and it will go on a rampage of destruction.
5:What countries did you visit? 8:What was your biggest achievement of the year? 22:What was your favourite TV program? 25:What was your greatest musical discovery? 36:Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
5.) What countries did you visit?
England, Spain, France, Germany, and Austria
8.) What was your biggest achievement of the year?
This is a hard question - it’s been a good year. I think getting to work on a show Off-Broadway on the run crew this summer. It was such a blessing and I couldn’t have asked for nicer people to work with.
22.) What was your favorite TV program?
Parks and Recreation or Downton Abbey. Not sure if I’m supposed to pick something that started this year but I’m going to assume still running shows count.
25.) What was your greatest musical discovery?
Probably Judy Kuhn. I wasn’t a big Disney fan growing up so I didn’t get to know her through Pocahontas, but after seeing her as Fosca in Passion I’m in love with her.
36.) Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
“Unpack the luggage, la la la, Pack up the luggage, la la la, Unpack the luggage, la la la, Hi-ho, the glamorous life!”- A Little Night Music, Stephen Sondheim
Thanks for asking some questions, Cat! This was fun.
Hey cool splicers! If you had to compete against each other in the modern pentathlon (shooting, fencing, horse jumping, swimming, and cross country), what event do you think you would be best at?
I don’t even know how to swim at all… I’ll go for shooting. -Samson
I’m a varsity cross country runner, so I’ll have a go at that. -Bram
I’ve never shot anything in my life and I’ve only ridden a horse once, and I live in Texas. I also can hardly swim, and have asthma so running isn’t fun. But my brother learned fencing once and I learned from him so I can kind of do that. -Ryan
I guess cross country? I’d probably fail at everything else even harder. -Michael
O.O Fencing…? I do none of those, so yeah… Maybe shooting? I really have no idea. -Zach