Rehearsals have begun for ...Spelling Bee and we wanted to learn more about our wonderful assistant stage manager, and her life in theater!
Tell us a little about your history in theater:
I’ve loved shows since I was little but never really performed on stage. I auditioned for the high school play my freshman year and didn’t get in so I joined run crew. From there I learned to love working on shows backstage, went on to briefly study stage management to then transfer schools, but continued stage managing all through college, with brief stints in open cast musical ensembles. After a 3 year hiatus my mom brought me back to stage manage her show at Theatre III. Realizing I missed theater, on a whim I decided to audition for WFS and they miraculously let me on stage! Now it’s my home away from home!
What past WFS shows have you been involved with:
My first WFS show was Miracle on 34th Street, and since then I have been onstage in Pajama Game, Jerry’s Girls, and Annie.
What was your first Broadway show you saw? If you could work on any show, what would it be?
My first Broadway show was Lion King. If I could work on any show it would definitely be Lion King.
What made you want to be apart of ...Spelling Bee? What song is your favorite from the show, and which character do you relate to the most?
WFS is my new family! I didn’t want to miss a show!! My favorite song is probably “Pandemonium” or “My Friend the Dictionary”. And I definitely relate to Olive Ostrovsky the most.