What is your role in this production? I play Theodore Whitman who is an ex-vaudeville performer, and owns an Arthur Murray dance studio with his wife Emily (also an ex-vaudeville performer) where they teach dance. I am also part of the men’s dance ensemble.
What is your background in theatre? I was involved with theatre throughout elementary and junior high, and then got back into as an adult with my first production being at Walterdale – The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. I have since done productions with Festival Players, Two ONE-WAY Tickets to Broadway, Foote in the Door, and of course Walterdale.
What brought you out for this production? Why did you want to be involved in this show? I love Sondheim, and I love working with Barb. Follies is also one of my bucket list musicals to do.
This show is about theatre and nostalgia – got any good theatre stories? The only good theatre story I have is having complete strangers come up to me and saying how much they enjoyed my performance in a particular show – sometimes months after the show.
What has been the most challenging part of doing the show? The choreography sessions in the “sauna” of a community hall.
What has been the best thing about doing the show? Singing (and hearing) the lovely Sondheim music, and being part of an amazing and talented team.
Follies runs July 5-15, 2017! Call 780.420.1757 or go to www.tixonthesquare.ca for tickets today!