Excellent topic and one that's very near and dear to my heart!
Malakoi Wrote:What roles have you played, if any? Favorite play or trip to the theatre? Do you have stage fright?
I've been in 8 musicals and 6 plays to date. Unfortunately, it's been several years since I was in a show and I miss it a great deal. Musicals I was in include: 42nd Street (dancer & ensemble), Annie (orphan #2), Wizard of Oz (jitterbug, guard & Oz girl), West Side Story (I played Velma, Riff's girlfriend), Mame (ensemble), Titanic (steerage passenger & maid), Scarlet Pimpernel (dancer & ensemble) and Fiddler on the Roof (ensemble). Dramatic plays include: Radio Daze (I played Sadie Swindle), The Storm (I played the daughter, Suzy), Captain Fantastic (I played superhero Agnes Griddle/Girl Marvel), Cast Spell (I played the villain, Verna) and 2 others I can't for the life of me remember right now. I was also in a handful of short skits while in college including Fractured Fairytales that cast members wrote themselves.
I have also been in a movie called NightMirror (I played the wife) and was one of the voice talents (the crazy fox) for the animated movie Wolf, which is still in production.
If I could have chosen any career path, it would have been actor. However I did not want to have to choose between family and career and the salary was often questionable for lower-paid actors and I didn't want to risk it. So I took the safe career path. But given the choice of a dream job, it would have been acting for me.
My dream role would be to play Maria in the Sound of Music since that's my favorite musical. I enjoy any trip to the theatre, but seats near the front are best! And yes, I do have stage fright. Because of my bad short term memory, I was constantly afraid of forgetting my lines so up until I went on stage I was always going over them.
"All the world's a stage and men and women merely players..." - Shakespeare