Meet Broadway Wiz Bright Star, Sarah from NYC!
Sarah is a slightly obsessed with The Book of Mormon and she is also a talented doll maker!
On average, how many Broadway or Off-Broadway shows do you see a year?
Now that I have a job, almost 100. (I go for all of the discounts, and that includes repeat viewings.)
Favorite Broadway show:
The Book Of Mormon
All-time favorite performer:
Ooh, tough question, can I have a minute to think abou–ANDREW RANNELLS!!! <3 And literally the entire original cast of BOM. (But mostly him…see what I did?)
Songs you like to belt in the shower:
“I Believe,” “You’ll Be Back,” “Over The Moon,” “Changing My Major,” “You And Me (But Mostly Me),” “Comedy Tonight,” “The More You Ruv Someone,” “Diva’s Lament,” “Vanilla Ice Cream” (okay, that last one’s not belting, but STILL).
Favorite piece of theater memorabilia you own:
A few months ago I won the Twitter lottery for BOM and got to take my friend Jenna as a belated birthday present. My seventh time, her first. She had wanted to see it for years and the fact that I rarely shut up about it probably didn’t help. Our seats were in the front row, but on opposite sides of the stage, so we met up at intermission and at the stage door. After the show, she grabbed a small piece of something from the stage and we ripped in half so we could each take some home. This counts as having a piece of the set. Thanks, Jenna!
Most memorable performance you’ve ever seen:
Ugh, I could never pick just one, so here are a few:
*Everything I’ve seen Andrew [Rannells] do, obviously, but especially Hedwig. I was at his second performance and I had just seen Neil Patrick Harris (who was also AMAZING) in the role a few months prior, and he added a vulnerability to the performance that really stuck with me. Neil was angrier about everything while Andrew was more hurt by everything, and both portrayals were super effective. Even his “Exquisite Corpse” was heartbreaking, and don’t get me started on “Midnight Radio.” I went back and saw him four more times, including his final performance.
*Since I brought it up, Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig. I had been a fan of his for a long time, but this was my first time seeing him in person, so that was a huge deal for me. I knew he was talented, but WOW! That performance made me an even bigger fan of his than I already was. I went with my mom, who is very difficult to impress and assumed she would only get joy out of watching me watch him, but she loved it too and now she’s a big fan of his as well.
*Seeing The Book Of Mormon for the first time, not knowing what to expect, and immediately falling in love. I’m tempted to single Andrew out again, but every single one of them gave amazing performances, so it wouldn’t be fair. (Although, he was the only one to stage door that day because it was a matinee, and he was incredibly sweet to everyone, which is ultimately what won me over. Guess I singled him out anyway. Whoops.)
*Lilli Cooper in Spring Awakening, Tommy Bracco in Newsies, and Emily Skeggs in Fun Home. I had the honor of going to high school with them, and it was great getting to see them doing what they love and being wonderful at it. Especially Tommy, because we had done a bunch of shows/scenes together, so I was the closest to him out of the three.
*Kristin Chenoweth in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. I’d pretty much always known that I wanted to pursue a career in acting, but her performance is what solidified it.
*Rob McClure in Chaplin. My mom and I were at the final performance,