Guys & Dolls Jr Actor Spotlight – Kade Hoilman as Benny Southstreet

photo by Rob Storrs
photo by Rob Storrs

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

KH: I’ve been acting since I was 8 and have been cast in 11 shows counting this one.

Q: What other shows might people recognize you from?

KH: Aladdin (Genie), Pirates of Penzance (Samuel), Peter Pan (Slightly Soiled), The Little Mermaid (Scuttle), Willy Wonka (Candyman), Aristocats (Thomas O’Malley).

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

KH: We are both sneaky. But I don’t gamble and I’m not old enough.

Q: What is your favorite musical?

KH: Aladdin because I loved the part I played and I was so much like him (Genie).

Q: Do you have people in your life who have never seen you perform before?

KH: Yes. My cousin Christian, my Aunt Heather and my cousin Vena.

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

KH: Yes. Some of my friends at school.

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

KH: I like singing, getting to develop my acting skills, the friends I’ve made and the people I’ve met.

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

KH: Choreography because it’s the hardest choreography I’ve ever done.

Q: How old were you when you first decided you wanted to perform?

KH: 8

Q: What is your favorite song from this show?

KH: Luck be a Lady.

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