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velvetlolita: Theatre -- 51 questions

51 questions for actors.

LAST SHOW YOU ADDED TO YOUR RESUME:

LAST SHOW YOU AUDITIONED FOR:

DID YOU GET INTO IT?:

LAST SONG YOU USED AT AN AUDITION:

FAVORITE THEATRE (VENUE):

FAVORITE PLAY:

FAVORITE MUSICAL:

FAVORITE ROLE AND FROM WHAT SHOW?:

NAME A THEATRE SUPERSTITION:

LAST PART YOU PLAYED IN A SHOW:

YOUR GOAL IN SHOW BUSINESS:

FAVORITE DIRECTOR:

WHAT WAS YOUR VERY FIRST SHOW?:

HAVE YOU EVER HAD A DANCE SOLO?:

HAVE YOU EVER HAD A SINGING SOLO?:

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN THE LAST PERSON TO TAKE A BOW?:

NAME A SHOW YOU'VE DONE MORE THAN TWO TIMES:

HAVE YOU BEEN TO NEW YORK?:

HAVE YOU BEEN TO LA?:

WHAT'S THE SCARIEST PART OF AN AUDITION?:

WHAT'S THE BEST PART OF AN AUDITION?:

NAME A SHOW YOU WOULD NEVER DO AGAIN:

NAME A SHOW YOU COULD DO FOR YEARS:

NAME A SHOW YOU WOULD LOVE TO DO BUT HAVE NEVER BEEN IN:

NAME A PERSON YOU'D LIKE TO WORK WITH AGAIN:

WHAT ARE YOU AUDITIONING FOR NEXT?:

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PERFORMING?:

DO YOU CARRY YOUR HEADSHOTS AROUND WITH YOU?: N

DO YOU KEEP IN TOUCH WITH PAST CAST MEMBERS?:

ON A SCALE OF 1-10, HOW IMPORTANT IS GETTING PAID?:

WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE PERFORMANCE?:

WHAT'S SOMETHING EMBARRASSING OR UNEXPECTED THAT HAPPENED TO YOU WHILE ON STAGE?:

WHO IS THE MOST DIFFICULT PERSON (ON STAGE OR OFF) THAT YOU HAVE EVER WORKED WITH?:

EVER BEEN NAKED ON STAGE?:

WHO OR WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST INSPIRATION OR INFLUENCE?:

IF YOU COULD BE A RICH FAMOUS PORN STAR OR A STRUGGLING THEATRE ACTOR WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?:

BEST PROFESSIONAL SHOW(S) YOU'VE SEEN:

BEST COLLEGE SHOW(S) YOU'VE SEEN:

BEST AMATEUR/COMMUNITY SHOW(S) YOU'VE SEEN:

BEST HIGH SCHOOL SHOW(S) YOU'VE SEEN:

ONSTAGE, HAVE YOU EVER...
...BEEN KILLED?:

...BEEN DRUNK/STONED?:

...PLAYED SOMEONE HALF YOUR AGE?:

...PLAYED SOMEONE TWICE YOUR AGE?:

...CRIED?:

...FIRED A GUN?:

...DRIVEN A CAR?:

...BEEN DRENCHED?:

...BEEN IN A DREAM SEQUENCE?:

...BEEN KISSED?:

IF YOU WERE ON BROADWAY RIGHT NOW, WHAT SHOW WOULD YOU WANT TO BE IN AND WHAT ROLE WOULD YOU PLAY?:

Wed, Jun. 21st, 2006 01:25 am (UTC)
julietveiled

LAST SHOW YOU ADDED TO YOUR RESUME: Into the Woods (I'm a bit behind)

LAST SHOW YOU AUDITIONED FOR: Beauty and the Beast

DID YOU GET INTO IT?: Yes! I got Belle :D

LAST SONG YOU USED AT AN AUDITION: "Much More" from The Fantasticks.

FAVORITE THEATRE (VENUE): As an audience member, the Pantages, the LB Terrace (no bad seats, EVER) and also the Dominion (in London). As a performer, I have a soft spot for my school's theatre, of course, and I also like the - oh, I forgot the name of the hall, at South Coast Rep. Not their main stage, but a smaller one. It's a bright, fresh sort of place.

FAVORITE PLAY: Cyrano de Bergerac, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and, more recently, Ludlow Fair. I also like The Children's Hour, but I've never actually seen it, and the Mousetrap for more sentimental reasons. I also really like Wait Until Dark and The Seagull, plus of course Hamlet, Othello, Romeo & Juliet, and what have you, other Shakespeares, heh.

FAVORITE MUSICAL: Assassins, The Spitfire Grill, Cats, Sunday in the Park with George, Sweeney Todd, Les Miserables, Into the Woods, The Secret Garden, Fiddler on the Roof, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Little Night Music, and many, many, many others. But that's a pretty decent list of my favorites.

FAVORITE ROLE AND FROM WHAT SHOW?: That I have actually done? Shelby, from The Spitfire Grill. Even if the rest of the show and cast hadn't been as amazing as they were, that role was just a joy to get into, and there was so much there, and so much of it resonated with my own self so well, that it was amazing slipping into the character every night and finding something new in it.
That I haven't played yet but would love to - I would really, really, really love to play Roxane in Cyrano de Bergerac someday. Also Juliet in Romeo & Juliet, of course.

NAME A THEATRE SUPERSTITION: Not very superstitious, and I tend not to really believe in them even if I observe them, but I like the ghost light one.

LAST PART YOU PLAYED IN A SHOW: If you discount our class revue, and the dance concert (since I didn't exactly have a 'role' in those), Shelby in The Spitfire Grill.

YOUR GOAL IN SHOW BUSINESS: To be a big huge famous frickin' Broadway star, man. XD More realistically, to be absolutely as good as I possibly can.

FAVORITE DIRECTOR: To work with - Helen or Jim. As an audience member, Helen.

WHAT WAS YOUR VERY FIRST SHOW?: Mmm... besides playacting with my sisters and neighbor kids in our front yard... I don't remember if we did Annie first (MYART - I was a nameless orphan) or Wizard of Oz (Rainbow Kids, and I was the Munchkin Mayor) but it was one of those two.

HAVE YOU EVER HAD A DANCE SOLO?: A very tiny one in last semester's dance concert. All other dance solos I've had have come from being a lead role (which I got NOT for my dancing, but for singing/acting/whatever), as in Oliver or Charlie Brown - I don't get cast as a featured dancer, ever. XD

HAVE YOU EVER HAD A SINGING SOLO?: Oh, yes, many... well, I've had several lead roles, conceited as that sounds, ha.

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN THE LAST PERSON TO TAKE A BOW?: In Pirates of Penzance (second time, when I played Mabel). I've been next to last several more times.

NAME A SHOW YOU'VE DONE MORE THAN TWO TIMES: Wizard of Oz 3 times (Munchkin Mayor/Ozian, Aunt Em/Winky/Ozian/Optimistic Voice, Uncle Henry/Winky); A Midsummer Night's Dream twice (Moth, Hippolyta); Pirates of Penzance twice (ensemble, Mabel).

HAVE YOU BEEN TO NEW YORK?: No, sadness. :(

HAVE YOU BEEN TO LA?: Yes, but that isn't such a feat since I live in Orange County.

WHAT'S THE SCARIEST PART OF AN AUDITION?: Walking from the door to the accompanist, while everyone on the directing table is watching you and you're just trying to look smiley and confident and castable...

WHAT'S THE BEST PART OF AN AUDITION?: The actual DOING of it. Actually singing, actually reading lines or doing your monologue, actually dancing. While you're acting, and the casting people don't matter.

Wed, Jun. 21st, 2006 01:25 am (UTC)
julietveiled


NAME A SHOW YOU WOULD NEVER DO AGAIN: Li'l Abner. God, that was so awful!

NAME A SHOW YOU COULD DO FOR YEARS: The Spitfire Grill. It was new and fresh and beautiful and joyful every single night, and I never ever ever once wished I was doing something else or didn't have a show to do.

NAME A SHOW YOU WOULD LOVE TO DO BUT HAVE NEVER BEEN IN: Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Cats, Assassins, Fiddler on the Roof, The Secret Garden, Bat Boy, Pippin.

NAME A PERSON YOU'D LIKE TO WORK WITH AGAIN: Jodanna. Everyone in the Spitfire cast, really, but working with Jodanna especially was great for a thousand reasons that I've outlined before... lol. But really, I'd love to do another show with her, even if, as with Cuckoo's Nest, it was just as director/random techie.

WHAT ARE YOU AUDITIONING FOR NEXT?: I'm not quite sure, now I've got Beauty... Probably Bye Bye Birdie will be next - that's within a week of Beauty and the Beast's closing, if I decide to do it. Maybe Cyrano de Bergerac at FC or LBSC.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PERFORMING?: Forever.

DO YOU CARRY YOUR HEADSHOTS AROUND WITH YOU?: Nnno. I need new ones anyway. If I had recent ones, I would probably have one in the front of my audition book, though.


DO YOU KEEP IN TOUCH WITH PAST CAST MEMBERS?: Not very well, but some of them. Since getting on myspace, I do pretty well.

ON A SCALE OF 1-10, HOW IMPORTANT IS GETTING PAID?: 0 -- I've never been paid to perform, sadly.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE PERFORMANCE?: Opening night of Spitfire, for being a) really recent, and b) REALLY great. Also the night of Charlie Brown that Jim came to see, because we got totally WARNED beforehand and we all freaked out for absolutely no reason whatsoever. XD

WHAT'S SOMETHING EMBARRASSING OR UNEXPECTED THAT HAPPENED TO YOU WHILE ON STAGE?: Well, let's see. During Charlie Brown one night, I had just barely gotten started on Little Known Facts when all of a sudden, the music stopped playing. I just had one moment of "Oh, jeez, fine, whatever, keep going" and I was waiting for Chris (who played Linus) to say his line, and then I was going to go on and sing it a capella or whatever. And he stared at me with this frozen face, and mouthed back "GO ON. JUST KEEP GOING!" and so I skipped his line and went on to sing the entire song a capella. ...and after the show, I ragged on him for telling ME to go on when it was HIS LINE. XD

WHO IS THE MOST DIFFICULT PERSON (ON STAGE OR OFF) THAT YOU HAVE EVER WORKED WITH?: DJ, my Bill Sykes from Oliver... Some of the kids (not the orphans, but the younger preteen dancer girls in the adult ensemble) from Annie...

EVER BEEN NAKED ON STAGE?: Nope. Scantily clad once as a statue dancer in Jungle Book, but never anything near actually nude.

WHO OR WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST INSPIRATION OR INFLUENCE?: In no particular order and for all very different reasons, Patti LuPone, Jim, Tom Pardoe, and my grandmother.

IF YOU COULD BE A RICH FAMOUS PORN STAR OR A STRUGGLING THEATRE ACTOR WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?: Struggling theatre actor.

Wed, Jun. 21st, 2006 01:25 am (UTC)
julietveiled


BEST PROFESSIONAL SHOW(S) YOU'VE SEEN: Les Miserables on tour (the first time, especially, it was the first time I'd seen it at all and it was freaking AMAZING, even from our lousy seats); Cats in London (not to disparage the tour, but it just felt a little more polished and fully realized, despite some individual performers being less); Rent on tour...

BEST COLLEGE SHOW(S) YOU'VE SEEN: How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying at Citrus College, Side Show at FCC, Cabaret and The Seagull both at our very own Cypress.

BEST AMATEUR/COMMUNITY SHOW(S) YOU'VE SEEN: A Little Night Music at Performance Riverside - not exactly amateur, I guess, but I don't go that often to community theatres, actually.

BEST HIGH SCHOOL SHOW(S) YOU'VE SEEN: I haven't seen a "high school" show in a long time. I remember seeing a really good production of The Secret Garden at a high school once...

ONSTAGE, HAVE YOU EVER...
...BEEN KILLED?: In Oliver, as Nancy, I was rather brutally beaten and stabbed, haha; in Into the Woods, as Rapunzel, I was squashed right offstage in the wings. I think that's it.

...BEEN DRUNK/STONED?: In the opening of act 2 in Spitfire Grill, as Shelby, mildly tipsy. In Oom-Pah-Pah, in Oliver, I played drunk on my ensemble nights. In Master of the House, in Les Mis, I was... not really drunk, I guess, I was a serving wench in that, but we all sort of acted it anyway. I think that's all...

...PLAYED SOMEONE HALF YOUR AGE?: Exactly half, I don't know about - but I played Lucy in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, who is definitely much younger than I was at the time (17 playing, what, five? six?).

...PLAYED SOMEONE TWICE YOUR AGE?: Again, exactly? I don't know. Roughly, yes - Doatsy Mae in The Best Little Wh0rehouse in Texas; Shelby in The Spitfire Grill; Aunt Em in The Wizard of Oz; for that matter, Uncle Henry in the Wizard of Oz! There have been other roles that were definitely older than I actually was, but where that wasn't as integral or acted out a part of the character.

...CRIED?: Almost always, lol. Most notably - Spitfire Grill, every time I sang When Hope Goes, nearly every time I sang Wild Bird and during Percy's monologue that immediately preceded it, most of the time during the finale, and, oh, during quite a lot of the rest of it as well.

...FIRED A GUN?: No, but I've had one shot at me in Oliver!

...DRIVEN A CAR?: No.

...BEEN DRENCHED?: Only in sweat. ;)

...BEEN IN A DREAM SEQUENCE?: My Blanket and Me in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown. I think that's all.

...BEEN KISSED?: Only in Pirates of Penzance, by Frederic (which meant both Andrew and Kevin, his u/s).

IF YOU WERE ON BROADWAY RIGHT NOW, WHAT SHOW WOULD YOU WANT TO BE IN AND WHAT ROLE WOULD YOU PLAY?: Sweeney Todd as Johanna!