The 4th in this series features only a part of the talented Wahler family — Dan and Danny. Yes, they’re playing cards at an early rehearsal waiting for their entrances. (Shhh!)
So, Dan, what made you audition to be in A Christmas Carol?
Actually, my daughter talked me into auditioning for A Few Good Men. My daughter’s a Theatre Art and English Major at App State.* She’s the one who got me into it. Then Danny and I decided to do this one. It’s another way to be involved with your kids.
You play several different roles in A Christmas Carol… Do you have a favorite?
I think the Business man, because he’s a little more crotchety.
Danny, do you give your dad any acting advice?
I actually gave him some tips on his Toper scene… you’ll see them in rehearsal today!
Do you like being in the cast with your dad?
It’s just really a lot of fun. We get to joke around and talk about it later.
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You may notice a theme emerging through this family series: you can see how much the theatre brings families together (both kids and parents say so). Being in a cast together gives them something in common to talk about and makes lasting positive memories of being/working together. Bravo! (You may also note that attending theatre productions together as a family is yet another way to accomplish the same ends. Tickets here.)
* Courtney Wahlers is the daughter Dan mentions above — who has been in many Parkway Playhouse shows over the years. You may remember her as the flashlight-wielding female lead in the 2013 world premiere of Spirited Recollections: A Personal History of Burnsville.