OH: I’ve been in shows with most of the people in the cast before, but not everyone, so I’ve definitely loved making new friends and becoming closer to people I already know.
Q: How many shows have you been cast in to date?
OH: I’ve been in 6 main stage productions and 5 junior shows, all at Parkway Playhouse.
Q: What other shows might people recognize you from?
OH: I was in The King & I earlier this year as a Siamese Princess, and in 2013 I was in The Little Mermaid Jr, A Christmas Carol, Peter Pan and Mulan Jr. I was also in several other shows in previous years.
Q: What have you learned about yourself since participating in the Parkway Playhouse Junior program?
OH: I’m not as shy when I’m around people who are passionate about the same things as me! I open up a lot more.
Q: What is your favorite musical?
OH: I was in Seussical in 2011 and it was one of the funnest shows I’ve ever done, so that would have to be one. I also really love music from The Phantom of the Opera.
Q: What is it like working with the Parkway Playhouse Junior instructors, directors and/or staff?
OH: I’ve learned so much from all of the instructors over the past few years. They’re all so helpful and patient. I’m very blessed and thankful to have them teaching me.
Q: How has this show been different from previous theatrical experiences?
OH: I dance a lot more in this show. I think it’s probably the funniest show I’ve done too.
Q: What are some of your favorite aspects of participating in theater?
OH: I absolutely love being able to live in a different time period through acting. There are so many times and places I wish I could travel to but can’t, so this is the next best thing! It’s also a wonderful feeling to make the audience laugh, or cry. The reaction I get when onstage is the best feeling in the world.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge so far while rehearsing this show?
OH: Probably the accents. Even when we don’t have many lines, it’s hard to incorporate our accents into our singing. But it’s been fun and interesting.
Q: Why do you think folks should come and see this production of Guys & Dolls, Jr.?
OH: We’ve all worked so hard on it and as a result, it’s going to be a really fun and hilarious show!
Q: Are you excited about the 2015 Junior Theater Festival?
OH: I’m extremely excited. I’ve been twice before, in 2012 and this past January, and to me it just got better! I learn so much there and it’s just such a wonderful, fun experience.
Q: How old were you when you first decided you wanted to perform?
OH: I’ve always thought acting would be really fun, but I never got involved until my sister started doing things at Parkway. When I was 10, I auditioned for Miracle Worker and was cast as a blind girl. I loved it so much I kept auditioning for more shows and really just fell in love with theater!
Q: What is your favorite song from the show?
OH: Either Bushel and a Peck, or Luck be a Lady. The choreography and the songs themselves are just really fun.
Q: Is there anything else you think people should know about Parkway Playhouse Junior or Guys & Dolls Jr.?
OH: This show is one of my favorite shows I’ve done, also one of the funniest! And I have been in some funny shows, so you don’t want to miss it!!!