Guys & Dolls Jr Actor Spotlight – Levi Bradford as Nathan Detroit

leviQ: What has been your favorite part of being in this cast?

LB: Getting to work with such talented people and learn from some fantastic teachers!

Q: Who is your favorite character from Guys & Dolls, Jr?

LB: Nicely Nicely Johnson

Q: Have you made any new friends in this cast?

LB: A few but I already knew almost everybody in the cast.

Q: How many shows have you been cast in to date?

LB: Guys & Dolls, Jr. is my 6th show to date.

Q: What other shows might people recognize you from?

LB: I have been in A Christmas Carol (2013), Willy Wonka Jr., Ghost Riders, Treasure Island, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Q: What do you have in common with your character? What makes you different from your character?

LB: Nathan and I don’t have a lot in common other than the fact that we are both pretty strange and weird.

Q: What is your favorite musical?

LB: My favorite musical is The Mystery of Edwin Drood because it’s really interactive with the audience and just incredibly funny!

Q: What is it like working with Parkway Playhouse Junior instructors, directors, and/or staff?

LB: It’s Awesome! They have helped me become a better actor at every rehearsal!  They’re just great people.

Q: Do you think there will be some people in your life who are surprised to see you onstage?

LB: No. Not at all. If anything they are surprised I wasn’t involved in theatre sooner.

Q: What are some of your favorite aspects of participating in theater?

LB: I like meeting all the different kinds of people who are associated with theatre and becoming friends with them. I also like the fantastic memories that are always created while working on a show!

Q: What has been your biggest challenge so far while rehearsing this show?

LB: Working on accents has been very challenging.

Q: Why do you think folks should come and see this production of Guys & Dolls, Jr.?

LB: It’s super hilarious and has a very talented cast! They won’t regret it!

Q: Are you excited about the 2015 Junior Theater Festival?

LB: Very! I’ve never been before but I’ve heard about how awesome it is and I can’t wait to experience it first hand.

Q: What is your favorite song from the show?

LB: I’d say “The Oldest Established” is my favorite song in the play.

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