Q: What has been your favorite part of being in this cast?
LW: I have really enjoyed the bonds that I have formed with the cast. I have known most of them for a while, but the show has forced me to get to know them better.
Q: Who is your favorite character in Guys & Dolls, Jr.?
LW: Adelaide is my favorite character. It takes a lot of skill to master the comic timing required to portray her.
Q: Have you made any new friends in this cast?
LW: I’ve known everyone in the cast for a while… I have just gotten closer to them.
Q: How many shows have you been cast in to date?
LW: A little more than 22.
Q: What other shows might people recognize you from?
LW: This season I was in Willy Wonka, Ghost Riders, The King & I and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Q: What do you have in common with your character? What makes you different from your character?
LW: I don’t think Sky Masterson and I share any traits. He is super confident, arrogant and smooth with the ladies… and I’m over here like “You’re pretty… do you maybe possibly wanna be my girlfriend” *giggles*
Q: What have you learned about yourself since participating in the Parkway Playhouse Junior program?
LW: I have learned that when surrounded with people who love what they do and who they are you just cannot help but feel at home.
Q: What is your favorite play and/or musical?
LW: My favorite straight play is probably Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. My favorite musical is Phantom of the Opera.
Q: What is it like working with the Parkway Playhouse Junior instructors, directors and/or staff?
LW: It is very professional, but never uptight….. Most of the time I am having too much fun to realize I am working.
Q: How has this show been different from previous theatrical experiences you’ve had?
LW: I feel like I have learned more about myself and how to connect with fellow actors in this show than any others I can think of.
Q: What are some of your favorite aspects of participating in theater?
LW: Geeze…this sounds like a lazy answer, but I like everything about my art.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge so far while rehearsing this show?
LW: Learning how to flirt…if you see the show you will understand.
Q: Why do you think folks should come and see this production of Guys & Dolls, Jr.?
LW: The ensemble is marvelous, the choreography is wonderful, the singing is incredible… and it’s so dog gone funny.
Q: Are you excited about the 2015 Junior Theater Festival?
LW: I am very excited, the whole thing is bittersweet though, this is sadly my last JTF… growing up isn’t fun, pretty soon I’ll have responsibility *eeeeek*
Q: How old were you when you first decided you wanted to perform?
LW: 10 years old…I was a little scamp and I loved being the center of attention.
Q: What is your favorite song from the show?
LW: My favorite song is and always will be “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ The Boat”
Q: Is there anything else you think people should know about Parkway Playhouse Junior or Guys & Dolls, Jr.?
LW: *Whispers* They are holding my family hostage and making me do this! HELP!